KC’s Metro North Mall redevelopment moves forward with tax incentive endorsement

Metro North Mall will close its doors on April 15. | Courtesy of Mike Kalasnik/Flickr
Kansas City’s Metro North Mall closed its doors in 2014 but is poised to get a facelift through a tax incentive deal. | Courtesy of Mike Kalasnik/Flickr

A proposed $186 million plan to transform the struggling Metro North Mall in Kansas City with retail, apartments, a hotel and cinema got a green light Wednesday from a key Kansas City Council committee and is headed for final approval.

The council’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee unanimously endorsed a tax increment financing deal to partially demolish and redevelop the mall, which has been on a downward spiral for about 15 years. The full council will vote on the financing package Thursday.

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