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Legislation #: 150823 Introduction Date: 10/1/2015
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER WAGNER
Title: Authorizing the City Manager to enter negotiations with Hy-Vee, Inc. to further the implementation of the Municipal Farm Sustainable Reuse Plan, the Sustainable Cities Designs Final Report recommendations and various urban agriculture activities at Municipal Farm and citywide.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/29/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/1/2015 Referred to Finance and Governance Committee
10/7/2015 Be Adopted
10/8/2015 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
10/15/2015 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 150823

 

Authorizing the City Manager to enter negotiations with Hy-Vee, Inc. to further the implementation of the Municipal Farm Sustainable Reuse Plan, the Sustainable Cities Designs Final Report recommendations and various urban agriculture activities at Municipal Farm and citywide.

 

      WHEREAS, Kansas City owns a 441 acre parcel of real property located in the Eastwood Hills neighborhood that can be generally described as being bounded by Eastern Avenue and Raytown Road on the north, Ozark Road on the east and the south and Eastern Road on the west and containing in excess of 6.45 million square feet that is often referred to as the “Municipal Farm”; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City desires to find new uses for portions of the Municipal Farm parcel and to implement its “Municipal Farm Sustainable Reuse Plan”; and

 

WHEREAS, as part of that “Municipal Farm Sustainable Reuse Plan”, Kansas City desires to promote corporate and community interest in urban farming and community gardening by causing the utilization of portions of the Municipal Farm parcel for urban agriculture; and

 

WHEREAS, portions of the Municipal Farm parcel are currently being used for community gardening by the Eastwood Hills Community Garden; and

 

WHEREAS, portions of the Municipal Farm parcel are currently being used by Bright Farms, Inc., BoysGrow and Kansas City Community Gardens for the growing of local produce; and

 

WHEREAS, Hy-Vee, Inc. shares Kansas City’s interest in promoting urban farming and community gardening of healthy, locally grown produce; and

      WHEREAS, the City and Hy-Vee, Inc. wish to pursue a partnership whereby additional resources can be provided to further the redevelopment of Municipal Farm as the City, Eastwood Hills Community Association, and other stakeholders intend as expressed through the Municipal Farm Sustainable Reuse Plan, Sustainable Cities Designs Final Report recommendations and future amendments to those plans; and

 

      WHEREAS, Hy-Vee, Inc. is committed to pursuing such a partnership and gives generously to projects and organizations that focus on health care, education, the arts, leisure and recreation, the environment, economic opportunity, and civic improvement; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council goals align closely with Hy-Vee’s stated commitments; and

 

      WHEREAS, Hy-Vee, Inc. has demonstrated their commitment to the redevelopment of Municipal Farm by providing assistance to current Municipal Farm leases, BoysGrow and Kansas City Community Gardens; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. The City Manager is authorized to enter into negotiations with Hy-Vee, Inc. to attempt to reach an agreement whereby the City and Hy-Vee, Inc. can partner to implement redevelopment activities at Municipal Farm and develop a branding plan for Municipal Farm that would incorporate the Hy-Vee, Inc. logo/name either in conjunction with individual projects at Municipal Farm or site-wide which is based on the level of investment by Hy-Vee, Inc.

 

Section 2. If the City and Hy-Vee, Inc. execute an agreement as described in Section 1, Hy-Vee, Inc. may have representation on the Municipal Farm Coordinating Committee.

 

Section 3.  The City may assist Hy-Vee, Inc. in identifying other partnership opportunities, in order to assist Hy-Vee, Inc. in pursuing its corporate commitment to focus on the support of organizations that provide for the general well-being of children in regard to their physical, emotional, educational and cultural needs.


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