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Legislation #: 170255 Introduction Date: 4/6/2017
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS TAYLOR, WAGNER, LUCAS, JUSTUS, BARNES JR., CANADY, JAMES, JR., MCMANUS AND REED
Title: Approving an amendment to a development plan in District UR on approximately a 3 acre tract of land generally bounded by Truman Road on the north, 16th Street on the south, Baltimore Avenue on the east and Wyandotte Avenue on the west to allow development of the Hyatt Regency Kansas City Convention Hotel. (9728-UR-5)

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/6/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/6/2017 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
4/12/2017 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
4/12/2017 Failed
4/12/2017 Do Pass
4/13/2017 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
4/20/2017 Passed

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170255 Plan.pdf Plan 19320K Development Plan
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170255 Staff Report.pdf Staff Report 182K Staff Report
170255 Fact Sheet.pdf Fact Sheet 209K Fact Sheet

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ORDINANCE NO. 170255

 

Approving an amendment to a development plan in District UR on approximately a 3 acre tract of land generally bounded by Truman Road on the north, 16th Street on the south, Baltimore Avenue on the east and Wyandotte Avenue on the west to allow development of the Hyatt Regency Kansas City Convention Hotel. (9728-UR-5)

 

WHEREAS, on July 23, 2015, the City council adopted Ordinance No. 150597 (the “Ordinance”) approving among other things, the Truman & Wyandotte Urban Renewal Plan, and approved entering into a Master Financing Agreement and transferring property to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, a Missouri public body corporate and politic and instrumentality of the state (the “Authority”), all for the purpose of constructing the Hotel Project to be owned by the Authority; and

 

WHEREAS, The Hotel Project includes a connector walkway connecting the Hotel Project to the Grand Ballroom facility of the Bartle Hall Convention Center, which walkway is to be owned by the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ordinance authorized the formation of the Kansas City Convention Center Headquarters Hotel Community Improvement District with the Authority to impose special assessments to fund certain costs of the Hotel Project improvements to be owned by the Authority and the City, as to the aforementioned connector; and

 

WHEREAS, this Ordinance approves an amendment to the relevant development plan to allow the project to move forward; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That an amendment to a development plan in District UR (Urban Redevelopment) on approximately a 3 acre tract of land bounded by Truman Road on the north, 16th Street on the south, Baltimore Avenue on the east and Wyandotte Avenue on the west, and more specifically described as follows:

 

TRACT 1: 1500-34 Baltimore, 1523-29 Wyandotte, J H McGees Add, Lots 10 thru 18, Blk 2 exc prt in st & all vac alley ly w & adj also s 13.5 ft of Lot 24 & all Lots 25 thru 27, Blk 2, exc prt in st.

 

TRACT 2: 1521 Wyandotte/vac lot, J H McGees Add n 36.5 ft Lot 24, Blk 2.

 

TRACT 3: 517 Wyandotte /vac lot, J H McGees Add s 45 ft Lot 23, Blk 2.

 

TRACT 4: 1501 Wyandotte, J H McGees Add, Lots 19 thru 22 & n 5 ft of Lot 23, Blk 2.

 

to allow the development of the Hyatt Regency Kansas City Convention Center Hotel, is hereby approved, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.                  The developer shall secure approval of a final development plan as required by 88-260-05 prior to building permit. Said plan shall include the following:

 

a.                   Detailed and fully dimensioned site plan and floor plans.

 

b.                  Sign plan conforming to Condition 2 and 88-445.

 

c.                   Lighting plan including:

 

                                                               (1)                        A photometric study demonstrating compliance with 88-430.

 

                                                               (2)                        The location of building mounted and freestanding lighting poles and fixtures including fixture type.

 

d.                  Color building elevations addressing the following:

 

                                                               (1)                        Provision of a simplified arrangement of design elements and materials along that portion of the east elevation below the guest room tower.

 

                                                               (2)                        Pictorial inventory of actual proposed materials or rendering that more closely represents the color and texture of proposed materials.

 

                                                               (3)                        Provision of a more cohesive design of the façade around the delivery, trash and mechanical yard area along Baltimore. Such design should be integrated to the overall building design.

 

                                                               (4)                        Extend the off-set window pattern present at the west end of the south elevation around to the south end of the west elevation.

 

                                                               (5)                        Garage opening screening. Utilization of creative material and design or artistic design is encouraged.

 

                                                               (6)                        Consider revised approach to the scale of the design elements around main lobby entrance. Consider a more monumental or grand design feature around the entrance, porte-cochere, and at the bottom of the south side of the guest room tower adjacent to the entrance.

 

                                                               (7)                        Work with staff on design of guestroom tower.

 

e.                   Streetscape plan including:

 

                                                               (1)                        The full width of all abutting rights-of-way including existing and proposed conditions.

 

                                                               (2)                        All proposed vertical and horizontal obstructions in or encroaching into the right-of-way and their dimensions. Such features include but are not limited to streetlights, curbs, walls, ramps, signs, inlets, bollards, landscaping, street furniture, utilities below and above-grade, etc.

 

                                                               (3)                        Provision of adequate clear, unobstructed pedestrian zone along all street frontages complying with 88-450 and including direct paths across drop-off drives, curb cuts, and driveways.

 

                                                               (4)                        Provision of additional sidewalk width at certain choke points along Baltimore and Wyandotte frontages, particularly near drop-off drives, in front of outdoor electrical and transformer yard, and near building entrances.

 

                                                               (5)                        Provision of alternative surface material and/or design and above-surface design elements in the streetscape at and across all curb cuts to define the space as primarily a pedestrian zone and secondarily a vehicular access and satisfy the intent of accommodating the expected large increases in pedestrian traffic and reducing potential conflict between pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

 

                                                               (6)                        Show any physical modifications in abutting right-of-way which may be recommended by the walkability analysis.

 

                                                               (7)                        A street tree planting plan as a separate document to be reviewed and approved by the City Forester concurrent with review and approval of the streetscape plan. Said plan shall conform to the requirements of 88-425-03 to the extent possible. If not able to fully conform the streetscape plan shall propose alternative landscaping in lieu.

 

2.                  That the sign regulations of Section 88-445 apply except as otherwise noted below.

 

a.                   Monument signs:

 

                                                               (1)                        Shall be limited to one sign each along Baltimore Avenue and Wyandotte Street.

 

                                                               (2)                        Shall be placed on a solid base that is as wide as the sign itself. The base shall be constructed of a material complimentary to the building.

 

                                                               (3)                        Shall be limited to six feet in height above adjacent grade and 125 square feet in area including sign base unless approved by the Director of City Planning and Development.

 

                                                               (4)                        Shall not have an electronic, digital or motorized display.

 

                                                               (5)                        Monument signs identifying only subtenants shall not be permitted.

 

                                                               (6)                        May be located anywhere on private property so long as it does not encroach a sight triangle or otherwise conflict with or impair visibility for pedestrians or drivers.

 

b.                  Projecting signs:

 

                                                               (1)                        Shall be limited to one sign per tenant.

 

                                                               (2)                        Shall not exceed 100 square feet per sign face.

 

                                                               (3)                        Shall be located no higher than 75 feet above grade.

 

                                                               (4)                        Shall provide a minimum of 10 feet of clearance below.

 

                                                               (5)                        Shall not have an electronic, digital or motorized display.

 

c.                   Wall signs:

 

                                                               (1)                        Signs for the primary (hotel) tenant shall not exceed 10% of the area of the building façade upon which it is located.

 

                                                               (2)                        Subtenant signs shall not exceed 1% of the area of the building façade upon which it is located or 12 square feet, whichever is greater.

 

                                                               (3)                        Subtenant signs shall not be located higher than 75 feet above grade.

 

                                                               (4)                        Shall not have an electronic, digital or motorized display.

 

                                                               (5)                        Shall not extend beyond the top of the parapet.

 

d.                  Incidental signs:

 

                                                               (1)                        Shall be limited to those required to direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

 

                                                               (2)                        Shall be a wall sign or monument sign with solid base.

 

                                                               (3)                        Shall not exceed 8 feet in height above grade or 30 square feet in area (including base).

 

                                                               (4)                        May be located anywhere on private property so long as it does not encroach a sight triangle or otherwise conflict with or impair visibility for pedestrians or drivers.

 

                                                               (5)                        Shall not have an electronic, digital or motorized display unless approved by the Director of City Planning and Development.

 

3.                  The developer shall submit a walkability analysis prior to or concurrent with the final development plan and any modifications or improvements recommended by the analysis shall be made prior to certificate of occupancy.

 

4.                  The developer shall relocate existing 12” sanitary sewer that runs along the south end of the property.

 

5.                  The developer shall provide sewer easements as required by the Water Services Department.

 

6.                  The development shall conform to the fire flow requirements for the proposed structure(s). (IFC-2012 § 507.3)(IFC-2012 Appendix B & C)

 

7.                  An operable fire hydrant shall be within 100 feet of the Fire Department Connection(s). (FDC) (IFC-2012 § 507.5.1.1)

 

8.                  The high-rise requirements of IBC-2012 and IFC-2012 shall be met, including water fire protection lines from at least two water mains located on different streets (IFC-2012 § 914.3.1.1).

 

9.                  The developer shall cause the area to be platted and processed in accordance with Section 88-535 of the Zoning and Development Code.

 

10.              The developer shall submit a Storm Drainage analysis from a Missouri-licensed civil engineer to the Land Development Division evaluating proposed improvements and impact to drainage conditions. Since this project is within a "Combined Sewer Overflow" (CSO) district, the project shall be designed to retain rainfall of 1.5 inch depth over the entire site to simulate natural runoff conditions and reduce small storm discharge to the combined sewer system and manage the 10-year storm and 100-year storm per currently adopted APWA standards. The analysis shall be submitted prior to issuance of any building permits, and the developer shall secure permits to construct any improvements required by the Land Development Division prior to issuance of any certificate of occupancy.

 

11.              The developer shall submit verification of vertical and horizontal sight distance for the drive connection to public right-of-way to the Land Development Division and make improvements to ensure local jurisdiction and/or minimum AASHTO adequate sight distance standards are met, prior to issuance of any certificate of occupancy.

 

12.              The developer shall submit a letter to the Land Development Division from a licensed civil engineer, licensed architect, or licensed landscape architect, who is registered in the State of Missouri, identifying sidewalks, curbs, and gutters in disrepair as defined by Public Works Department's "OUT OF REPAIR CRITERIA FOR SIDEWALK, DRIVEWAY AND CURB revised 4/8/09" and based on compliance with Chapters 56 and 64, Code of Ordinances, for the sidewalks, curbs, and gutters where said letter shall identify the quantity and location of sidewalks, curbs, and gutters that need to be constructed, repaired, or reconstructed to remedy deficiencies and/or to remove existing approaches no longer needed by this project. The developer shall secure permits to repair or reconstruct the identified sidewalks, curbs, and gutters as necessary along all development street frontages as required by the Land Development Division and prior to issuance of any certificate of occupancy permits including temporary certificate occupancy permits.

 

13.              The owner/developer shall submit plans for grading, siltation, and erosion control to the Land Development Division for review and acceptance, and secure a site disturbance permit for any proposed disturbance area equal to one acre or more prior to beginning any construction activities.

 

14.              The developer shall submit an analysis to verify adequate capacity of the existing sewer system as required by the Land Development Division prior to issuance of a building permit to connect the private system to the public sewer main and depending on adequacy of the receiving system, make other improvements as may be required.

 

15.              The developer shall restripe the southbound approach of Wyandotte Street at 16th Street to include a left-turn lane with a minimum of 65’ of storage plus taper.

 

16.              Appropriate signing and marking should be provided at the intersection of 16th Street and Wyandotte Street to meet criteria outlined in the MUTCD. The intersection should provide signage for all four approaches as a result of the recommendation that the intersection be modified to an all-way stop-controlled intersection under Existing + Approved conditions.

 

17.              The developer shall provide a minimum of 20’ spacing between the proposed site access drives and on-street parking.

 

18.              The developer shall work with Public Works to provide a mid-block crosswalk on Wyandotte Street between the proposed Convention Center Hotel development and the Convention Center.

 

A copy of said development plan is on file in the office of the City Clerk with this ordinance and is made a part hereof.

 

Section B. That the Council finds and declares that before taking any action on the proposed amendment hereinabove, all public notices and hearings required by the Zoning and Development Code have been given and had.

 

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I hereby certify that as required by Chapter 88, Code of Ordinances, the foregoing ordinance was duly advertised and public hearings were held.

 

 

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Secretary, City Plan Commission

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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M. Margaret Sheahan Moran

Assistant City Attorney