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Legislation #: 920469 Introduction Date: 4/30/1992
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 5/7/1992
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ZCLEAVER(OLD) AND COUNCILMEMBER BACCHUS
Title: Endorsing a site bounded by 8th Street, 9th Street, McGee Street and Locust Street for location of the new Federal Courthouse and expressing an intention to pursue development of a Government/Civic Mall.

Legislation History
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4/30/1992

Prepare to Introduce

4/30/1992

Referred Plans And Zoning Committee

5/6/1992

Immediate Adoption

5/7/1992

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 920469

 

Endorsing a site bounded by 8th Street, 9th Street, McGee Street and Locust Street for location of the new Federal Courthouse and expressing an intention to pursue development of a Government/Civic Mall.

 

WHEREAS, the General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that a new United States Courthouse and Federal Building will be constructed in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, the building will contain approximately 600,000 square feet and is estimated to cost approximately $100 million; and

 

WHEREAS, the GSA has publicly announced that it will conduct an investigation of possible sites for the Courthouse; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, has worked with the GSA for the last year to determine its site criteria and has encouraged its selection of a two-block site bounded by 8th Street, 9th Street, McGee Street and Locust Street which lies directly east of the existing Courthouse at 811 Grand; and

 

WHEREAS, this site and a Government/Civic Mall concept would solidify a significant commitment to the northeast quadrant of Downtown, reinforce the governmental nature of the east side of Downtown, provide a prominent visible site on the north edge of Downtown for a symbolic and significant building and is compatible with the City's long range plans for the area; and

 

WHEREAS, the Downtown Council adopted a resolution of support for this site and concept; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Mayor and Council endorse the site for the new Federal Courthouse between 8th Street, 9th Street, McGee Street and Locust Street and encourage the GSA to select this site as the best location for such a significant addition to Downtown.

 

Section 2. That the Mayor and Council intend to pursue the long term development of a Government/Civic Mall between 9th Street, 11th Street, Oak Street and Locust Street which will provide a major civic axis of open space between the new Courthouse, City Hall and the Jackson County Courthouse.

 

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