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Legislation #: 160697 Introduction Date: 9/8/2016
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, LUCAS AND SHIELDS
Title: Declaring certain real property generally located at 2000 Vine Street, surplus to the City's needs; authorizing the Director of General Services to offer the sale of the City’s interest in this real property in accord with City regulations, to later convey it, and execute related documents to complete the transfer of the real property; and directing the City Clerk to record this Ordinance with the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Jackson County, Missouri.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/7/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/8/2016 Referred to Finance and Governance Committee
9/28/2016 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
9/29/2016 Councilmember Justus (Second by Reed) Move to Amend
9/29/2016 Passed as Substituted and Amended

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 160697, AS AMENDED

 

Declaring certain real property generally located at 2000 Vine Street, surplus to the City's needs; authorizing the Director of General Services to offer the sale of the City’s interest in this real property in accord with City regulations, to later convey it, and execute related documents to complete the transfer of the real property; and directing the City Clerk to record this Ordinance with the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Jackson County, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, the City owns rights in certain real property generally described as 2000 Vine St. (currently being Jackson County Tax Parcel No. 29-620-24-01-00-0-00-000) as more fully described below (the “Property”); and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri passed Ordinance No. 50555 on August 2, 1979 which approved a development plan and a Contract to be entered into with Eighteenth and Vine Redevelopment Corporation, which Contract was executed and then recorded December 27, 1979, as Document No. K432925, in Book K980 at Page 574; the perimeter description of the area determined to be blighted and approved for redevelopment in the Contract included the Property, which Contract has been supplemented and revised multiple times; and

WHEREAS, the Property is and will remain subject to the Development Plan, submitted by the Eighteenth and Vine Redevelopment Corporation, an urban redevelopment corporation of Missouri, initially approved by the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, as Ordinance No. 50555, as amended from time to time thereafter (“353 Plan”) and which may be amended in the future; and

WHEREAS, further amendments to the 353 Plan will require future ordinances allowing the continuing oversight and approval by the City Council of the City; and

WHEREAS, the Property is within the geographical area covered by the Greater Downtown Area Plan adopted by the City Council of the City on March 11, 2010 (“GDAP”) and such GDAP as amended provides a guide to the future redevelopment of the Property, including the primary goals of increasing employment by fostering development by leveraging unique qualities, such as access to transportation and cultural amenities, retaining and promoting safe, authentic neighborhoods by maintaining unique character of neighborhoods, including identifying and protecting iconic features and buildings, and promoting sustainability.  

 

WHEREAS, two structures exist on this Property which was previously declared dangerous as evidenced by that certain Certificate of Existence of Dangerous Building recorded October 25, 2004, as Instrument No. 2004K0071920 and which declaration has been re-evaluated and it has been determined that both structures continue to be dangerous, and the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department has issued on September 21, 2016, Dangerous Building Certificates of Existence individually for the north and south buildings and caused such Certificates to be recorded September 22, 2016, respectively as Instrument Nos. 2016E0088361 and 2016E0088362 so that the condition of the structures are fully understood and disclosed those individuals or entities considering submitting proposals as a part of the surplus property process to enable the General Services Department to evaluate whether responses adequately address the structures’ condition; and

 

WHEREAS, a request has been received by the Department of General Services to declare the real property as surplus and make it available through the City’s request for proposals process for private development consistent with the purposes of the 353 Plan and the GDAP, all City departments have been notified that this real property is not needed by the City and no interest has been expressed in retaining the real property for future public use, and no objections have been received, provided, however certain recorded easements affecting the real property, but benefitting the City, shall remain in effect and any conveyance out of the City shall be specifically subject to existing 353 Plan, and recorded easements and encumbrances, and established road rights of way for public streets, which shall be deemed retained by the City, as more fully set forth in the Special Warranty executed as a part of the subsequent transfer; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the parcel described below, is hereby declared surplus to the City’s needs.

Section 2. That the Director of General Services Department is hereby authorized to offer and sell in accord with City regulations, and made available through an open and public competition, the City’s rights in the property located at 2000 Vine St., generally described as follows:

 

All that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 9, Township 49 North, Range 33 West in Kansas City, Jackson County Missouri, more particularly described as follows:

 

Commencing at the Southeast Corner of Block 2 of WHITEHEAD PLACE, being also a point on the Westerly right-of-way of Vine Street, as now established; thence North 2 degrees 20 minutes 15 seconds East, along said Westerly right-of-way line, a distance of 81.31 feet to the Point of Beginning of the tract of land to be herein described also known as the Northeast corner of Block 2 of WHITEHEAD PLACE; thence North 87 degrees 33 minutes 10 seconds West, along North line of Block 2 of WHITEHEAD PLACE, a distance of 246.60 feet to the East Right-of-Way line of Paseo Boulevard as established by Ordinance No. 13067 approved by the Mayor and the Common Council of Kansas City, Missouri on October 3, 1899; thence North 2 degrees 25 minutes 39 seconds East along said East Right-of-Way line of Paseo Boulevard, a distance of 283.43 feet to the South Right-of-Way line of the Kansas City Terminal Railway Company as established by Ordinance No. 2336 approved by the Mayor and the Common Council of Kansas City, Missouri on July 7, 1909, as modified; thence South 87 degrees 30 minutes 45 seconds East, along said South Right-of-Way line of the Kansas City Terminal Railway Company, a distance of 246.16 feet to a point on the Westerly Right-of-Way Line of Vine Street as established by Ordinance No. 41474 approved by the Mayor and the Common Council of Kansas City, Missouri on April 13, 1888, as modified by subsequent acquisitions now evidenced by existing monuments for Vine Street as now in place as of September 15, 2016 as shown on the Certificate of Survey as of that date prepared by Timothy L. Johannes, Mo. PLS #2133 for SKW, Inc.; thence South 2 degrees 20 minutes 15 seconds West, along said Westerly Right-of-Way line of Vine Street, a distance of 283.26 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 69,810.1 square feet or 1.603 acres, more or less.

 

Subject to building lines, easements, reservation, restrictions, covenants and conditions of record;

 

Subject to the obligations to either demolish or renovate in a timely manner the structures designated as dangerous pursuant to the Dangerous Building Certificate of Existence for the north building dated September 21, 2016, and recorded September 22, 2016 as Instrument No. 2016E0088361 and the Dangerous Building Certificate of Existence for the south building dated September 21, 2016, and recorded September 22, 2016 as Instrument No. 2016E0088362;

 

Subject to the terms and provisions as set forth in the Contract, by and between the City of Kansas City, Missouri, a municipal corporation, through its Director of Finance, and Eighteenth and Vine Redevelopment Corporation, an urban redevelopment corporation, recorded December 27, 1979, as Document No. K432925, in Book K980, Page 574, as amended from time to time.

 

Section 3. That the Director of General Services Department authorized an ALTA survey to determine the above metes and bounds description for the Property, which was acquired by the City in 1872 as a larger parcel, and has not been platted since it was acquired; and such survey has evidenced that it is appropriate for the Director to obligate a successful proposer to plat the Property to take into account the established road rights-of-way for Paseo and Vine St. and the Director is authorized to impose such platting obligation as a condition of a proposal being selected.

 

Section 4. That certain easements or other encumbrances of record are being retained on behalf of the City and will be expressly listed as retained on the Special Warranty Deed to be executed by the City so as to subject such conveyance to such easements and encumbrances.

 

Section 5. That as a part of the request for proposal process, the General Services Department staff shall require a proposer (1) to commit to undertake further evaluation of suspected environmental conditions, establish a timeline to remediate environmental conditions once evaluation completed, including enrolling in a state sanctioned clean-up, if allowable under applicable law, identify sources of funding for the probable environmental remediation, and implement such remediation necessitated by the proposed future use of the Property, to the satisfaction of governmental regulators, and (2) to submit a scope of work to renovate the structures or incorporate some portion of the structures into the façade in conformance with the 353 Plan and the GDAP, as may be amended, establish a renovation and construction timeline commencing upon satisfactory completion of environmental remediation which will not be deemed to occur until acceptance by appropriate governmental regulators, and identify sources of funding for such renovation and construction, with the General Services Department staff obtaining security for the completion of such remediation and renovation commitments in a form determined appropriate by such Director, including without limitation a performance deed of trust.

 

Section 6. That the Director of General Services and his designated staff will consider in the determination of which proposal is selected, whether that proposed use reasonably complies with the development guidelines of the GDAP, and parks, boulevard and parkway standards as the Property is adjacent and within 150 feet of a boulevard, in consultation with the City Planning and Development Department staff.

 

Section 7. That the Director of General Services is hereby authorized to execute any real estate or other documents needed to effectuate the transaction described herein.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Amelia J. McIntyre

Assistant City Attorney