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Legislation #: 080567 Introduction Date: 5/29/2008
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FUNKHOUSER
Title: Expressing support for the redevelopment of the historic Horace Mann School by the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council and recommending that the Economic Development Corporation explore the feasibility of a 353 Urban Redevelopment Plan therefor.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/29/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/29/2008 Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee
6/4/2008 Hold On Agenda (6/25/2008)
6/25/2008 Hold On Agenda (7/16/2008)
7/16/2008 Hold On Agenda (7/30/2008)
7/30/2008 Hold On Agenda (8/13/2008)
8/13/2008 Hold On Agenda (8/20/2008)
8/20/2008 Hold On Agenda (9/3/2008)
9/3/2008 Hold Off Agenda
7/15/2009 Release
7/16/2009 Released

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RESOLUTION NO. 080567

 

Expressing support for the redevelopment of the historic Horace Mann School by the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council and recommending that the Economic Development Corporation explore the feasibility of a 353 Urban Redevelopment Plan therefor.

 

WHEREAS, the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council ("INC") has prepared a redevelopment plan for the historic Horace Mann School located at 2008 E 39th Street (the "Horace Mann") in Kansas City for rehabilitation for affordable senior housing; and

WHEREAS, Horace Mann is a historic structure which is in a highly visible location along the east side of Bruce R. Watkins Drive at 38th Street and is a prominent building in the City's east side neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, Horace Mann has stood for many years as a neglected, vacant and blighted structure; and

WHEREAS, the City wishes to avoid the potential for Horace Mann to fall into the hands of speculators, and avoid the potential for the building to continue to be neglected and severely blighted; and

WHEREAS, Horace Mann is an important element and gateway building to the City's east side and its rehabilitation and reuse is critical to the construction and development of new and rehabilitated housing in the Ivanhoe neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, the provision of affordable elderly housing is critical to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood population; and

WHEREAS, the redevelopment of Horace Mann will provide an economic stimulus for the local economy through the investment of millions of dollars in project costs; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to support INC in its efforts related to Horace Mann and to urge the Economic Development Corporation to explore the feasibility of a 353 Urban Redevelopment Plan for Horace Mann; NOW, THEREFORE;

  BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the Council hereby expresses its support to INC in its efforts to rehabilitate the Horace Mann School; and


Section 2. That the Council hereby recommends that the Economic Development Corporation explore the feasibility of a 353 Urban Redevelopment Plan for the historic Horace Mann School and report back to the Council.

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