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Legislation #: 200285 Introduction Date: 4/16/2020
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a contract with UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, in the amount of $39,994.95 from funds previously appropriated in the General Fund to prepare a survey of housing stock in an effort to remediate blight, to assist the CCED Board with strategic planning and to subcontract with a neighborhood or community-based group to facilitate neighborhood input in the selection of development opportunities for affordable multi-family housing units.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/14/2020 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/16/2020 Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee
4/22/2020 Hold On Agenda (4/29/2020)
4/29/2020 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
4/30/2020 Passed as Substituted

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200285.pdf Authenticated 76K Authenticated Ordinance 200285
200285 FN- Housing Survey (002).pdf Fiscal Note 39K Fiscal Note
200285 FS - housing survey.pdf Fact Sheet 80K Fact Sheet

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 200285

 

Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a contract with UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, in the amount of $39,994.95 from funds previously appropriated in the General Fund to prepare a survey of housing stock in an effort to remediate blight, to assist the CCED Board with strategic planning and to subcontract with a neighborhood or community-based group to facilitate neighborhood input in the selection of development opportunities for affordable multi-family housing units.

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City’s central city neighborhoods have numerous multi-family apartment buildings that comprise their housing stock, many of which were built in the pre-World War II era and have changed ownerships over the years; and

 

WHEREAS, many of these structures have suffered from deferred maintenance and have fallen into a state of disrepair and are uninhabitable, thus requiring rehabilitation; and

 

WHEREAS, repair and improvements of these properties, due to age and obsolescence, are difficult to finance through traditional financial means, and this survey will be the initial step to identifying where these properties are located, who owns them, what the property conditions are, and the potential costs of repair, which would be the basis for identifying longer term sources and uses for repair and returning these properties back into service as livable units; and

 

WHEREAS, this survey process includes the mobilization and engagement of neighborhood leaders and grassroots organizations to participate in this process and to prioritize the housing needs in their neighborhoods, including the identification of housing assets and opportunities intended to stabilize the existing housing stock; and

 

WHEREAS, the UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design will form a steering committee to guide the research and provide input and feedback from neighborhoods, landlords, tenants-rights organizations, and other interested stakeholders; and

 

WHEREAS, the survey will develop new research on housing conditions and opportunities for affordable housing in the area of the Central City Economic Development (“CCED”) Sales Tax and such research will assist the strategic planning of the CCED Board; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services is authorized to enter into a contract with UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design to complete a survey of 2- to 14-unit rental properties in the amount of $39,994.95 from funds appropriated to Account No. 20-1000-572349-B.

Section 2. That the aforementioned contract contain a requirement that contractor execute a subcontract with a neighborhood or community-based organization to facilitate neighborhood input in the selection of development opportunities for affordable multi-family housing units.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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Tammy L. Queen

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Joseph Guarino

Assistant City Attorney