Don’t let the Lyric Theater be another Kemper Arena

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  • The Lyric Theater can’t be allowed to sit fallow.

The redevelopment of the building that formerly housed the Lyric Opera took a potential step forward yesterday as the Kansas City Council signed off on a tax-increment financing request for a $27 million rehab of 1029 Central.

As the Kansas City Business Journal reported, DST Realty Inc., a division of DST Systems Inc., is hoping to turn the space into a training facility for the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA is still considering whether it will relocate the Center for Management and Executive Leadership from Palm Coast, Florida, to one of seven cities (Kansas City among them) vying for the project.

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