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Legislation #: 120142 Introduction Date: 2/9/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FORD
Title: Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-212, Distance from churches and schools, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which allows the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services, or a person designated by the Director, to approve a sales-by-drink or sales-by-package liquor licensed premise to be located within 100 feet of a church or school as long as the managing authority from the church or school submits a written and notarized statement to the Director stating they have no objection to a liquor-by-the drink or liquor-by-the package premise obtaining a liquor license, upgrading the current liquor license or expanding the current premise.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/8/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/9/2012 Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee
2/22/2012 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
2/23/2012 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 120142

 

Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-212, Distance from churches and schools, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which allows the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services, or a person designated by the Director, to approve a sales-by-drink or sales-by-package liquor licensed premise to be located within 100 feet of a church or school as long as the managing authority from the church or school submits a written and notarized statement to the Director stating they have no objection to a liquor-by-the drink or liquor-by-the package premise obtaining a liquor license, upgrading the current liquor license or expanding the current premise.

 

WHEREAS, there are managing authorities at some churches and schools who do not object to some liquor licensed businesses to be located between 100 and 300 feet of their church or school; and

 

WHEREAS Missouri State Statute currently allows a liquor licensed business to be located within 100 feet of a church or school; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 10-212, Distance from churches and schools, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 10-212. Distance from churches or schools.

(a) No alcoholic beverage license shall be issued for any location when the premises are within 300 feet of a school or church, measured from the nearest point of the enclosing wall of the premises to the nearest point of a church or school as defined in this chapter. However, if a dwelling is the site of a proposed catered function, occasion or event, the requirements for the distance from any school or church is reduced to within 100 feet from the church or school. This provision shall not prohibit a church or school, meeting the requirements of this chapter, from holding a catered function, occasion or event on the property of the school or church.

 

(b) No alcoholic beverage license shall be issued for the expansion of any existing premises within 300 feet of a school or church, measured from the nearest point of the enclosing wall of the premises to the nearest point of the church or school as defined in this chapter.

 

(c) The property for a licensed premises situated thereon, legally established within 300 feet of a church or school prior to the adoption of this chapter, shall remain eligible for the location of a licensed premises within 300 feet of the church or school under the following conditions:

 

(1) The licensed premises must have been legally established within 300 feet of a church or school prior to the adoption of this chapter, and

 

(2) An application for a new license for the premises must be filed within 120 days from the latter date that:

 

a. The licensee surrenders the license, or

 

b. The date that the license is canceled, terminated or revoked by the city, or

 

c. The date that the licensee cancels, terminates or abandons the lease, and

 

(3) A relocation of the original premises to another location on the property shall not be permitted; and

 

(4) Changes from an existing retail sale-by-drink license to any other license classification, or from an existing sale-by-package license to any other license classification, or from any other classification of license issued under this chapter to another license classification shall not be permitted, and

 

(5) All other requirements for licensing a premises under this chapter are met.

 

(d) The provisions of section 10-212(a) shall not apply for the location of a proposed premises for a restaurant-bar sale-by-drink establishment if the proposed premises is located in an area of the city zoned C3a2 as of the effective date of the ordinance enacting this subsection.

 

(e) The provisions of section 10-212(a) relating to the distance from churches but not schools shall not apply for the location of a proposed premises in a planned district defined in sections 80-272 through80-281 of the Code of Ordinances, which includes a church as part of a development plan approved by the city.

 

(f) The provisions of section 10-212(a) relating to the distance from churches but not schools shall not apply for the location of a proposed premises in a general planned development district defined in chapter 80 of the Code of Ordinances:

 

(1) Which is zoned either GP2 or GP3 and is also zoned either GP-4 or GP-5 and which has been merged into a single zone on the basis of an appropriate integrated design plan; and

 

(2) Which includes a church as part of a development plan approved by the city council.

 

(g) The provisions of subsections 10-212(a) and (b) shall not apply to a liquor licensed premise that is currently or is proposed to be located between 100 feet and 300 feet from a church or school as measured from the nearest point of the enclosing wall of the proposed or current liquor licensed premise to the nearest point of the church or school as defined in this chapter provided that the managing authority from the church or school submits a written and notarized statement to the director stating they have no objection to a liquor-by-the drink or liquor-by-the package premise obtaining a liquor license, upgrading the current liquor license or expanding the current premise.

 

(h) No alcoholic beverage license shall be issued within 100 feet of a church or school, as measured from the nearest point of the enclosing wall of the proposed or current liquor licensed premise to the nearest point of the church or school as defined in this chapter unless the following conditions have been met:

 

(1)               The location has five or more buildings located together and is managed and marketed as a single mixed use development.

 

(2)               The applicant must provide, to the director, a written and notarized statement from the managing authority from the church or school stating they have no objection to a liquor-by-the drink or liquor-by-the package premise obtaining a liquor license, upgrading the current liquor license or expanding the current premise.

 

(3)               The director must provide written notice to all property owners within one hundred feet of the current or proposed licensed premises that an application for a liquor-by-the drink or liquor-by-the package premise has been submitted and the director shall not approve any application for an alcoholic beverage license until at least ten days' has passed from the date the notice was sent.

 

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Approved as to form only:

 

 

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Kathy Adams

Assistant City Attorney