Armour Theatre in N. Kansas City gets abatements from city

posted by RobbKCity on October 30, 2007 at 2:40 pm

KANSAS CITY, MO — The Kansas City Star reported on Oct. 27 that the historic Armour Theatre in North Kansas City, Missouri will receive a tax abatement of $600,000 for renovation of the building—almost half the cost of the restoration.

The Star article reported:

The North Kansas City Council this week approved a redevelopment plan for the Armour Theatre building.

The redevelopment agreement calls for building owner Butch Rigby to receive property tax abatements over a 10-year period to help pay for the restoration. To allow the issuance of those tax abatements, the council officially declared the building a blighted property.

The Armour Theatre was also known as various times as the Centre and Paradise Theater. It seated between 650 and 700 people. It was most recently used as a live performance theater for a country and western music show called the Northland Opry.

Read more in the Kansas City Star.(link could close soon)

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