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Legislation #: 100049 Introduction Date: 1/14/2010
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 3/21/2010
Sponsor: None
Title: Approving the Greater Downtown Area Plan, as amended, as a guide for the future development, redevelopment and public investment within the area bounded generally by the city limits of North Kansas City on the north, the state line on the west, 31st Street on the south and Woodland Avenue on the east; and amending the Garfield-Independence Plaza Area Plan, the Downtown East Area Plan, the Santa Fe Area Plan, the Main Street Corridor Land Use and Development Plan, and the Washington Wheatley/Wendell Phillips/Downtown East Neighborhood Planning Study by deleting the portion of these plans covered by the Greater Downtown Area Plan; and repealing and replacing the Beacon Hill/Longfellow Area Plan, the Central Industrial District Area Plan, the Columbus Park Area Plan, the Downtown Industrial Area Plan, the Downtown Land Use and Development Plan, the Market Square Area Plan, and the Westside Area Plan. (Case Nos. 675-S, 201-S-9, 242-S-6, 214-S-6, 581-S-6, and 413-S-10)

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/14/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/14/2010 Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee
1/20/2010 Hold On Agenda (2/10/2010)
2/24/2010 Hold On Agenda (3/3/2010)
3/3/2010 Be Adopted as a Committee Substitute
3/4/2010 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
3/11/2010 Adopted as Substituted

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Exhibit 0K The Greater Downtown Area Plan Document- on file in the City Clerk's Office
legal ad.doc Advertise Notice 25K Advertise Notice
675-S_Resolution.doc Request for Ordinance 46K Resolution
S675_factsheet.xls Fact Sheet 126K FactSheet
675-s GDAP staff report.doc Staff Report 2856K Staff Report

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 100049

 

Approving the Greater Downtown Area Plan, as amended, as a guide for the future development, redevelopment and public investment within the area bounded generally by the city limits of North Kansas City on the north, the state line on the west, 31st Street on the south and Woodland Avenue on the east; and amending the Garfield-Independence Plaza Area Plan, the Downtown East Area Plan, the Santa Fe Area Plan, the Main Street Corridor Land Use and Development Plan, and the Washington Wheatley/Wendell Phillips/Downtown East Neighborhood Planning Study by deleting the portion of these plans covered by the Greater Downtown Area Plan; and repealing and replacing the Beacon Hill/Longfellow Area Plan, the Central Industrial District Area Plan, the Columbus Park Area Plan, the Downtown Industrial Area Plan, the Downtown Land Use and Development Plan, the Market Square Area Plan, and the Westside Area Plan. (Case Nos. 675-S, 201-S-9, 242-S-6, 214-S-6, 581-S-6, and 413-S-10)

 

WHEREAS, on July 15, 1976 the City Council by Resolution No. 46714 adopted the Beacon Hill/Longfellow Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 48098 on August 18, 1977; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 951661 on January 11, 1996; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 970897 on August 14, 1997; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 971679 on December 22, 1997; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 980227 on April 9, 1998; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 980905 on August 13, 1998; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 980988 on September 10, 1998; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 990353 on April 8, 1999; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 001614 on January 4, 2001; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 020440 on May 23, 2002; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 021301 on November 14, 2002; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 021502 on January 9, 2003; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 031194 on November 20, 2003; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 041017 on September 30, 2004; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 050098 on February 17, 2005; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 050246 on April 7, 2005; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution Number 051105 on September 29, 2005; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 060331 on April 13, 2006; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 071094 on December 6, 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 27, 1976 the City Council by Resolution No. 46558 adopted the Central Industrial District Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 53893 on June 18, 1982; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 001611 on February 20, 2001; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 031368 on January 29, 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, on January 7, 1999 the City Council by Resolution No. 961290 adopted the Columbus Park Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 060059 on February 2, 2006; and

 

WHEREAS, on June 15, 1978 the City Council by Resolution No. 49188 adopted the Downtown Industrial Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 980549 on June 25, 1998; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 991627 on January 13, 2000; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 020942 on August 29, 2002; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 030117 on February 20, 2003; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 040576 on July 1, 2004; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 050413 on April 28, 2005; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 050825 on July 28, 2005; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 051467 on January 5, 2006; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 060533 on June 8, 2006; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 070208 on March 29, 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, on March 27, 1984 the City Council by Resolution No. 56871 adopted the Downtown Land Use and Development Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 031126 on October 23, 2003; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 040858 on August 26, 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, on September 13, 1984 the City Council by Resolution No. 56871 adopted the Market Square Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 63985 on May 18, 1998; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 011285 on September 27, 2001; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 040419 on May 6, 2004; and the City Council further amended said plan by Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 050483 on August 4, 2005; and

 

WHEREAS, on September 22, 1971 the City Council by Resolution No. 40166 adopted the Westside Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 971137 on September 4, 1997; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 021193 on October 24, 2002; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 030839 on August 14, 2003; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 041186 on April 14, 2005; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 050414 on April 28, 2005; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 051462 on January 5, 2006; and

 

WHEREAS, on January 28, 1977 the City Council by Resolution No. 46636 adopted Garfield-Independence Plaza Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 930263 on April 15, 1993; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 981092 on September 24, 1998; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 990382 on April 15, 1999; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 991463 on December 16, 1999; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 020273 on April 4, 2002; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 060096 on February 23, 2006; and

 

WHEREAS, on October 19, 1978 the City Council by Resolution No. 49636 adopted the Downtown East Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 63757 on April 13, 1989; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 920054 on February 13, 1992; and

 

WHEREAS, on January 14, 1977 the City Council by Resolution No. 47288 adopted the Santa Fe Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 61470 on October 15, 1987; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 64818 on November 22, 1989; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 940972 on September 1, 1994; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 020441 on May 23, 2002; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 020913 on August 15, 2002; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 030187 on March 6, 2003; and

 

WHEREAS, on January 9, 2003 the City Council by Resolution No. 021500 adopted the Main Street Corridor Land Use and Development Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 030570 on May 29, 2003; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 031372 on January 22, 2004; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 070314 on April 5, 2007; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 071097 on December 6, 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, on March 5, 1992 the City Council by Resolution No. 920198 adopted the Washington Wheatley/Wendell Phillips/Downtown East Neighborhood Planning Study; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council amended said plan by Resolution No. 960082 on March 14, 1996; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 980754 on July 23, 1998; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 001634 on January 4, 2001; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 010066 on January 25, 2001; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 020439 on May 23, 2002; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 041161 on November 18, 2004; and the City Council further amended said plan by Resolution No. 070305 on April 5, 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, the stakeholders of the Greater Downtown Area in conjunction with the City Development Department have conducted a study delineating the characteristics of the Greater Downtown Area; and

 

WHEREAS, legal notice for the public hearing before the City Plan Commission was published on June 16, 2009, in conformity with State and local laws; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Plan Commission considered such repeals and amendments of existing plans and approved the new plan on December 15, 2009; and

 

WHEREAS, after all interested persons were given the opportunity to present testimony, the City Plan Commission did on December 15, 2009, recommend approval of the proposed repeals and amendments of existing plans and approval of the Greater Downtown Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Greater Downtown Area Plan has incorporated the policies of the FOCUS Kansas City Plan and other appropriate planning documents; and

 

WHEREAS, the policies within the Greater Downtown Area Plan, which will serve as the plan of record for this area, are consistent with the policies of the FOCUS Kansas City Plan. Any future amendments to the Greater Downtown Area Plan should be guided by and comply with the policy direction set forth in the FOCUS Kansas City Plan, adopted by Resolution No. 971268 on October 30, 1997; and

 

WHEREAS, as a result of the study, the City Development Department has proposed a framework for the orderly development and redevelopment within the Greater Downtown Area; and

 

WHEREAS, said framework provides a guide for future development and redevelopment of the area, for specific and general policies to guide future decisions, and for identification of public and private needs throughout the community and possible solutions to those needs; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Development Department has incorporated its findings in the Greater Downtown Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, after considering additional testimony, the Council has determined it appropriate to modify certain select portions of the Greater Downtown Area Plan related to the height of buildings along 17th Street; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That the Greater Downtown Area Plan is hereby adopted as a guide for the future development and public investments for that area generally bounded by the City Limits of North Kansas City on the north, the State Line on the west, 31st Street on the south and Woodland Avenue on the east. A copy of the Greater Downtown Area Plan is attached hereto, in substantial form, and is hereby approved subject to the following modifications:

 

1.               Pages 17 and 18 shall be modified to increase the height limitation from 35 feet to 55 feet along 17th Street between Baltimore and Central.

 

2.                  Add two footnotes to left hand margin of page 18 as follows:

 

a.                   On 17th Street between Baltimore and Central, all signage should be below the maximum height of the building.

 

b.                  On 17th Street between Baltimore and Central, the roof top of all buildings should not include any habitable structure exceeding the maximum height limitation (i.e., penthouse).

 

 

Section B. That the Beacon Hill/Longfellow Area Plan, the Central Industrial District Area Plan, the Columbus Park Area Plan, the Downtown Industrial Area Plan, the Downtown Land Use and Development Plan, the Market Square Area Plan, and the Westside Area Plan are hereby repealed and replaced by the Greater Downtown Area Plan.

 

Section C. That the Garfield-Independence Plaza Area Plan; the Downtown East Area Plan; the Santa Fe Area Plan; the Main Street Corridor Land Use and Development Plan; the Washington Wheatley/Wendell Phillips/Downtown East Neighborhood Planning Study are hereby amended by deleting the portion of these plans that are covered by the Greater Downtown Area Plan.

 

Section D. That the Greater Downtown Area Plan is consistent and complies with the FOCUS Kansas City Plan, adopted on October 30, 1997, by Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 971268, and is adopted as a supplement to the FOCUS Kansas City Plan.

 

Section E. That the Council finds and declares that before taking any action on the proposed Greater Downtown Area Plan hereinabove, all public notices have been given and hearings have been had as required by law.

 

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