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Last Published: 9/11/2015 1:48:21 PM
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
 

150210
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the River Market Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2014.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

150211
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Downtown Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2014.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

150207
(Sub.)
Rezoning a 0.52 acre tract of land generally located south of 21st Street between Wyandotte Street and Fort Scott Street from District M1-5 to District UR, and approving a preliminary development plan for a mixed use building to contain residential and retail uses. (14535-UR).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Joe Rexwinkle, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The plans propose a 12-story, 135 ft tall, mixed use building consisting of 125 residential units (increase from 116 at time of City Plan Commission), 2,005 sq. ft. of ground-level commercial space, and a four-level parking garage with between 125 and 163 spaces. The building and parking garage are connected and extend to each property line, providing a zero setback. Four of the residential units are proposed for the street-level adjacent to 21st St, while the remainder will all be located on floors 2 through 12. The retail space is proposed for the street-level at the northeast corner of the building adjacent to the intersection of 21st and Wyandotte, occupying a portion of both frontages. A resident lobby is proposed at street level along Wyandotte south of the retail space. Resident entrance to the top three levels of the parking garage is located to the south of the lobby along Wyandotte St. The parking garage occupies the remainder of the property extending to the south and west property lines. The south side of the garage lies adjacent to a surface parking lot located on the adjacent property while the west side lies adjacent to Fort Scott St. An entrance to the short-term/customer parking spaces (25 spaces) in the ground-level of the garage is provided from Fort Scott St as is a service entrance for trash pick-up, etc.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150212
Rezoning a 50 acre tract of land generally located on the south side of N.E. 108th Street between I-435 on the west and N.E. Reinking Road on the east from District R-10 to District AG-R, and approving a development plan to allow for the existing single family residence and a landscaping business. (10997-P-1 & 10997-P-2).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The applicant uses a portion of the buildings and grounds to store equipment and vehicles used in the owner’s landscaping business. The applicant has stated that all vehicles, trailers and miscellaneous junk and trash will be removed from the property. The applicant is proposing to construct 3 new buildings to store equipment for the landscaping business south of the existing home. The plan shows one 30’ x 60’ foot building and two 20’ x 40’ at the terminus of the westerly driveway. The plan also proposes a gravel parking/ work between the storage buildings. The storage buildings The proposed plan of operation is to operate a full service landscape company that provides design, installation, on-going lawn care, plants and trees. They applicant will also provide sod installation, boulder wall construction, paver patio installation, sprinkler installation/ maintenance and snow removal. The proposed hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The applicant anticipates about 8-10 employees.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150217
(Sub.)
Enacting a new Article IV, Chapter 38, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Minimum Wage” to establish a municipal minimum wage of $8.50 per hour on August 24, 2015, to increase that municipal minimum wage to $13.00 per hour by January 1, 2020, to be increased or decreased by the cost of living January 1, 2021 and each year thereafter.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/8/2015)"
Bill Geary, City Attorney, offered testimony on behalf of this Ordinance. His testimony offered that the City is pre-empted from raising the minimum wage above that madated by the state. It is the Legal Department's belief that this Ordinance is not legal. The Missouri State Statute states clearly, 'No city shall...' Councilman Reed also testified on behalf of this Ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150161
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to a previously approved Chapter 80 preliminary development plan in Districts R-1.5 (formerly GP-4), R-6 (formerly GP-5) and R-7.5 (formerly GP-6) to allow the development of a residential community (consisting of single family units and multi-family units) and modifications of phasing, building types and other changes within a 246 acre tract of land generally located at the northeast corner of N. Green Hills Road and N.W. Tiffany Springs Road. (10633-P-15)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/8/2015)"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
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