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Legislation #: 100965 Introduction Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 12/19/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS MARCASON, SHARP, CIRCO, JOLLY, CURLS AND GOTTSTEIN
Title: Requesting the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) conduct a study on the feasibility of relocating to the West Bluffs that portion of I-35 between the downtown loop and the state line.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/17/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/18/2010 Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
12/9/2010 Immediate Adoption
12/9/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100965

Requesting the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) conduct a study on the feasibility of relocating to the West Bluffs that portion of I-35 between the downtown loop and the state line.

WHEREAS, that portion of I-35 between the downtown loop and the state line largely separates the Westside area from its neighbors to the east; and

WHEREAS, the current location of the highway has, in some manners, impacted the growth and development that might be expected to occur had the separated areas been kept intact; and

WHEREAS, MoDOT is currently evaluating various changes to I-35 for purposes of meeting future transportation and safety needs; and

 

WHEREAS, any analysis and preparation of long-term plans should include the option of relocating portions of the highway; and

 

WHEREAS, thoughtful consideration should particularly be given to whether it is in the City’s and its residents’ best interests to relocate to the West Bluffs that portion of I-35 between the downtown loop and the state line, and thereby reconnect those neighborhoods currently separated by the highway; and

WHEREAS, any such planning should take into account the needs of the affected neighborhoods and the City as a whole; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby request the Missouri Department of Transportation conduct a study on the feasibility of relocating to the West Bluffs that portion of I-35 between the downtown loop and the state line, such study to take into account the following factors, in addition to any others that MoDOT deems relevant:

● The long-term costs of rehabilitating, maintaining and reconfiguring the existing route versus the long-term costs of acquiring, constructing and maintaining a relocated West Bluffs route.

● The economic development opportunities and costs associated with each option.

● The impact on property tax revenue to the affected taxing jurisdictions under each option.

● The opportunities for green space development created by each option.

● The environmental impacts created by each option.

● The effect on local transportation and mass transit opportunities under each option.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be sent to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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