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Last Published: 6/3/2014 9:45:06 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ED FORD
Present:4 - JIM GLOVER, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP, MELBA CURLS
 

140362
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Intent to accept the industrial Development contract proposal submitted by Centropolis on Grand, LLC for the redevelopment of the southeast corner of 5th Street and Grand Avenue in the River market PIEA in the 4th Council District.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140365
RESOLUTION - Amending the Westport Area Plan for an approximately 0.85 acre tract of land generally located at 3720 and 3728 Gillham Road by changing the recommended land use on the Future Land Use Map from one/two family residential to multi-family residential, medium density. (132-S-40)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Sarah Anzicek, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Resolution. It was noted that this is a companion Resolution with Resolution 140366 and Ordinance 140367. Passage of the Resolution would allow an existing group living facility to remain.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140366
RESOLUTION - Amending the Main Street Corridor Plan for an approximately 0.85 acre tract of land generally located at 3720 and 3728 Gillham Road by changing the recommended land use on the Future Land Use Map from single family residential to medium density residential. (581-S-9).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Sarah Anzicek, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Resolution. It was noted that this is a companion Resolution with Resolution 140365 and Ordinance 140367. Passage of the Resolution would allow an existing group living facility to remain.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140367
Rezoning a 0.85 acre tract of land generally located at 3720 and 3728 Gillham Road, from District R-6 (Residential dash 6) to District R-1.5. (13802-P-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Sarah Anzicek, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion Ordinance with Resolution 140365 and Resolution 140366. Passage of the Ordinance would allow an existing group living facility to remain.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140368
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. (the “Company”) for the purpose of expanding, acquiring and constructing an office industry consisting of a national headquarters project located at the corner of Ward Parkway and Wornall Road; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City, the Company and 9400 Wornall, LLC (the “Lessee”); authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in two series in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $121,500,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Patty Noll, City Planning and Developmrnt, gave teh staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this Ordiannce is a companion to Ordinances 140288, 140372, 140373, and 140374. The project involves the development and phased expansion of the headquarters operations of Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. at a site adjacent to their current facility in Kansas City, Missouri, which is generally located at the corner of Ward Parkway and Wornall Road. Burns & McDonnell currently employs approximately 2,400 employees throughout the Kansas City metro area and anticipates adding up to 2,100 new jobs at a rate of 300 jobs annually between 2014 and 2020 at an average wage of approximately $126,000 in conjunction with this project. The proposed expansion involves the addition of approximately 485,000 gross s.f. of new office buildings, parking and related equipment. The total project investment, exclusive of financing costs is expected to be approximately $139.5M, of which $121.5M will be financed with the proceeds of Ch. 100 bonds. This consists of two phases. Phase 1, which is anticipated to commence operations in 2016, and Phase 2, which is anticipated to commence operations in 2019. This ordinance will approve a Plan for Industrial Development under Chapter 100; authorize the City to issue taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $121.5 million and approve and execute various documents with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. in connection with the issuance of said bonds relating to this project.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140372
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Bannister & Wornall Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Bannister & Wornall Tax Increment Financing Plan; designating a Redevelopment Area; requiring certain provisions be included in the Redevelopment Agreement; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Patty Noll, City Planning and Developmrnt, gave teh staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this Ordiannce is a companion to Ordinances 140288, 140368, 140373, and 140374. The project involves the development and phased expansion of the headquarters operations of Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. at a site adjacent to their current facility in Kansas City, Missouri, which is generally located at the corner of Ward Parkway and Wornall Road. Burns & McDonnell currently employs approximately 2,400 employees throughout the Kansas City metro area and anticipates adding up to 2,100 new jobs at a rate of 300 jobs annually between 2014 and 2020 at an average wage of approximately $126,000 in conjunction with this project. The proposed expansion involves the addition of approximately 485,000 gross s.f. of new office buildings, parking and related equipment. The total project investment, exclusive of financing costs is expected to be approximately $139.5M, of which $121.5M will be financed with the proceeds of Ch. 100 bonds. This consists of two phases. Phase 1, which is anticipated to commence operations in 2016, and Phase 2, which is anticipated to commence operations in 2019. This ordinance will approve a Plan for Industrial Development under Chapter 100; authorize the City to issue taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $121.5 million and approve and execute various documents with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. in connection with the issuance of said bonds relating to this project.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140373
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area A of the Bannister & Wornall Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140374
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area B of the Bannister & Wornall Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140375
Adopting a scoring system for the purpose of ranking economic development projects and determining the level of incentives to be offered.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/21/2014)"
Kerrie Tyndall, City Manager's Office, gave the Staff Report on the Ordinance. Pete Fullerton, Economic Development Corporation (EDC) also testified on behalf of the Ordinance. The proposed scorecard is comprised of five (5) major scoring components: 1. Jobs/Wages- which includes points for the number of jobs and averages wages dependent on the demographics of the proposed project location 2. Capital Investment – which is comprised of both real and personal property investment for a project 3. Target Sector – which provides points for projects in industry sectors that the City and EDC have identified for additional focus 4. Geography – which provides points for projects located in distressed or historically underinvested in areas of the city, and projects which locate in areas previously designated for the use of incentives 5. Project Enhancements – which provides additional points for other policy factors related to jobs and site based projects that further the City Council’s priorities as identified in their adopted Economic Development and Incentives Policy. The total score possible for any project (non-housing) is 300 points comprised of up to 150 points for Jobs/Wages; up to 70 points for Capital Investment, up to 15 points for being in a Target Sector, up to 20 points for Geographic location, up to 27 points for Jobs related project enhancements and up to 18 points for Site related project enhancements. The proposed scorecard also provides an aggregate Community Impact Score which ranges from 0-300 points. This score is to be used in the determination of the level of incentives that would be appropriate for projects based on policy factors only. A fiscal analysis and but for analysis would still be conducted for site-based projects and as otherwise required by policy or state statute. Based on this CIS score, projects receiving under 30 points would not be considered eligible for assistance and would not be recommended for the use of incentives, projects between 30-60 points would be categorized as Low Impact and would be recommended for less than standard levels of incentives, projects between 61-150 points would be considered Standard Impact and recommended for up to standard levels of incentives, and projects scoring greater than 150 points would be considered High Impact and recommended for standard or higher levels of incentives. Projects which do not meet the threshold for eligibility or which desire a higher use of incentives that otherwise recommended would require further policy review by EDC staff, the EDC’s Transactional Committee, or the City Council, as appropriate or required by city policy.

140381
Establishing the streetcar station place location names for the Downtown Streetcar system.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Councilman Russ Johnson testified on behalf of the Ordinance. He testified that the Streetcar station names had to come from actual locatoins. The City does not have the liberty to simply choose names without that stipulation. All and all the City will maintain the rights to the names of the station stops.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140382
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to engage in an appropriate planning process, including outreach to business owners, to provide information to the Mayor and City Council for the prioritization of needs in the West Bottoms, including future use of the American Royal and Kemper Arena.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilwoman Jan Marcason gave testimony in support of this Resolution. She explained that there have been several efforts to build the West Bottoms. This Resolution specifically deals with the process by which the plans for the West Bottoms take place.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140288
(Sub.)
Rezoning an area of about 16.7 acres generally located at the northwest corner of W. Bannister Road and Wornall Road and on the south side of Ward Parkway from District R-7.5 to District UR, and approving a development plan for office buildings, structured parking, and surface parking lots. (13827-UR-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Patty Noll, City Planning and Developmrnt, gave teh staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this Ordiannce is a companion to Ordiannces 140368, 140372, 140373, and 140374. The project involves the development and phased expansion of the headquarters operations of Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. at a site adjacent to their current facility in Kansas City, Missouri, which is generally located at the corner of Ward Parkway and Wornall Road. Burns & McDonnell currently employs approximately 2,400 employees throughout the Kansas City metro area and anticipates adding up to 2,100 new jobs at a rate of 300 jobs annually between 2014 and 2020 at an average wage of approximately $126,000 in conjunction with this project. The proposed expansion involves the addition of approximately 485,000 gross s.f. of new office buildings, parking and related equipment. The total project investment, exclusive of financing costs is expected to be approximately $139.5M, of which $121.5M will be financed with the proceeds of Ch. 100 bonds. This consists of two phases. Phase 1, which is anticipated to commence operations in 2016, and Phase 2, which is anticipated to commence operations in 2019. This ordinance will approve a Plan for Industrial Development under Chapter 100; authorize the City to issue taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $121.5 million and approve and execute various documents with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. in connection with the issuance of said bonds relating to this project.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140352
(Sub.)
Rezoning a 5.4 acre tract of land generally located south of E. 69th Street, west of Richmond Avenue from District R-7.5 to District R-80, subject to a condition that only residential uses will be allowed. (14454-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/21/2014)"
Sarah Anzicek, City Planning and Development, clarified that the applicant had not contacted the Councilpersons representing the area affected. For this reason, Chairman Ford infomred the Committee that this Ordinance would be held for one week in order for those meetings to take place.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140358
(Sub.)
Authorizing execution of a contract in an amount not to exceed $1,030,000.00 with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of providing funds for certain development and redevelopment activities, the implementation of AdvanceKC, and the establishment of an International Business Development Initiative.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Kerrie Tyndall, City Manager's Office gave the Pete Fullerton, Economic Development Corporation (EDC) also testified on behalf of this Ordinance. This ordinance will authorize execution of the annual contract between the EDC and the City. The FY 2014-2015 budget provides $1,030,000 in funding for comprehensive economic development services provided by the EDC. Substantial changes from prior year contract include: 1. Due to budget cuts the base contract amount was reduced from $1 million in FY 2013-2014 to $910,000 in FY 2014-2015. 2. This year’s scope of service continues to provide staff support for on-going business retention, expansion and attraction related activities and staff support for the statutory redevelopment agencies. 3. This year’s contract provides staff support for an International Business Development Initiative. $120,000 in additional funding was appropriated from the Mayor’s Office budget for this purpose, is specifically earmarked for the hiring and work of a Coordinator of International Business Development Initiatives, and for program related expenses. In addition, upon request, once the initiative has been established, the Mayor’s Office may, at its discretion, provide funding to support program related expenses, upon request by the EDC. The EDC’s annual budget for International Business Development Initiatives (IBDI) shall be approved by the Mayor’s Office prior to reimbursement of any IBDI expenses, including salaries, benefits, and program related expenses. 4. Commencing with the start date of this contract all project revenues and project fees of the Economic Development Agencies will be recognized as revenues of the City and utilized to fund all operations and services of the EDC. 5. The International Business Development Initiative will: ¿ Work with allied agencies within Kansas City and Missouri to advance international business development issues; ¿ Work with existing KCMO businesses to explore export opportunities for their businesses; ¿ Work with allied agencies to bring foreign direct investment “FDI” to KCMO ¿ Work with partners involved in the EB-5 Program to bring investment opportunities to Kansas City, MO and work towards establishing an EB-5 visa regional center to facilitate sourcing and deploying equity capital from foreign investors to Kansas City; ¿ Work with the Mayor’s Office to assist and coordinate international visitor protocol activities 6. As part of this year’s contract, the EDC will also assume and provide support for the City’s Chapter 353 Advisory Board and Urban Agricultural Zone activities.
Ayes: 5 - Glover, Ford, Curls, Sharp, Taylor
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be discussion of Council Priorities relating to economic development.
 
 2. There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues.
 
 3. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
 
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