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Legislation #: 180665 Introduction Date: 8/30/2018
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JUSTUS AND COUNCILMEMBER SHIELDS
Title: Authorizing an application to the Missouri Development Finance Board for the authorization of state tax credits in the amount not to exceed $4,000,000.00 to make possible the restoration and renovation of the Kansas City Museum in downtown Kansas City to be located at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a tax credit agreement in the event that the application is approved.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/30/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/30/2018 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
9/12/2018 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
9/13/2018 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 180665

 

Authorizing an application to the Missouri Development Finance Board for the authorization of state tax credits in the amount not to exceed $4,000,000.00 to make possible the restoration and renovation of the Kansas City Museum in downtown Kansas City to be located at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a tax credit agreement in the event that the application is approved.

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum’s mission is to preserve, interpret, and celebrate Kansas City through collections, exhibitions, and bold programs that reflect the City’s evolution and spirit and engage visitors in unfolding stories about Kansas City’s vibrant history, cultural heritage, and pride; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum’s vision is to be a hub of learning, creativity, and collaboration where individuals and communities innovate and inspire engagement and civic unity; and

 

WHEREAS, for the purpose of fulfilling the mission and vision of the Kansas City Museum, the museum seeks to partner with the City of Kansas City and other organizations to educate and preserve the rich cultural history of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum is an integral part of developing Kansas City into a true cultural hub of the Midwest, in conjunction with other nationally recognized museums located within the City limits, including but not limited to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and the American Jazz Museum; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum provides vast historical and cultural education to the greater Kansas City area as well as Western Missouri as a whole, serving up to 150,000 visitors annually in previous years; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum renovation will continue the City’s efforts to revitalize the Historic Northeast area of Kansas City, a historically distressed region of the city currently targeted my numerous city, state, and federal initiatives for improvement; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum renovation will further remediate blight and provide neighborhood stabilization for the Historic Northeast area of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum will serve as a draw for additional tourism into the downtown area, increasing revenue flows into not only the Historic Northeast region, but the City and Western Missouri as a whole; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum is committed to creating at least 10 new high-paying jobs within the museum, in addition to over 200 jobs created through the construction and renovation process; and

 

WHEREAS, the location of the Kansas City Museum within a distressed census tract has the potential to motivate and educate generations of future leaders, committed to improving their communities, their city, their state, their nation, and their world, whom may otherwise not have had opportunities afforded by the Museum; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has committed $14 million generated through a combination of GO Bonds and a Museum Mill Levy to assist with the renovation of the Kansas City Museum; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners has authorized the Director of Parks and Recreation or his designee to proceed with obtaining City Council approval to submit an application with the Missouri Development Finance Board; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to instruct the City Manager to file an application for contribution tax credits in the amount not to exceed $4,000,000.00 with the Missouri Development Finance Board for financing the Kansas City Museum renovation through the State’s Tax Credit for Contribution Program; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to authorize the City Manager to execute a tax credit agreement in connection with the issuance of state tax credits, in the event that the City’s application is approved; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. The City Council expresses its intention to support the Kansas City Museum renovation.

 

Section 2. The City Council states that the Kansas City Museum renovation will serve to achieve its vision of acting as a hub of learning, creativity, and collaboration where individuals and communities innovate and inspire engagement and civic unity for the residents of Kansas City and all of Western Missouri.

 

Section 3. The City Council states that the Kansas City Museum renovation will greatly benefit the residents of downtown Kansas City and the surrounding neighborhoods of Western Missouri by expanding and generally improving the Kansas City Museum and aid in the cultural education and community involvement programs carried on by the Museum.

 

Section 4. The City Council states that the Kansas City Museum will encourage Kansas City and Western Missouri youth to develop a greater understanding of the importance of history and education in their daily lives.

 

Section 5. The City Council instructs the City Manager to work with the Kansas City Museum on the preparation of an application to be filed with the Missouri Development Finance Board that, subject to receipt of contribution tax credits, makes possible the financial feasibility of the Kansas City Museum renovation.

 

Section 6. The City Council then instructs the City Manager to file the completed application with the Missouri Development Finance Board in the amount of $4,000,000.00 for financing of the Kansas City Museum renovation through the State Tax Credit for Contribution Program.

 

Section 7. The City Council authorizes the City Manager to execute a tax credit agreement in connection with the issuance of state tax credits, in the event that the City’s application is approved. Such agreement is approved in such form as the City Manager shall determine to be appropriate for the purposes contemplated by this ordinance.

 

Section 8. That the City Council finds and determines that the project will significantly benefit the City and the State and the project would not proceed without the assistance provided by the MDFB.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Brian T. Rabineau

Assistant City Attorney