City records show Scientology is barely doing any renovation work at 1801 Grand (or they may be doing it without a permit) - 2015-04-22
The Church of Scientology has told Jackson County over the years that they're working hard at renovating the building at 1801 Grand it purchased in 2007. But city permit records indicate that local Scientologists are hardly working.
In the current edition of The Pitch, which hit the streets on Wednesday, we examined how scant work appears to have been done on the stately downtown Kansas City building since Scientology bought it in 2007 for a shade more than $5 million.
The apparent inactivity begged the question: Does Scientology deserve to have a property tax exemption at a piece of real estate valued at $3.5 million if it's not doing much of anything with it?