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Last Published: 8/2/2016 2:41:19 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - LEE BARNES JR.
Present:3 - HEATHER HALL, QUINTON LUCAS, KATHERYN SHIELDS
Excused:1 - SCOTT TAYLOR
 

160494
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and Council from the City Clerk declaring Tuesday, August 16, 2016 an election to elect successor directors for the Antioch Center Community Improvement District.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160495
(Sub.)
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the Mayor and Council from the City Clerk declaring Tuesday, September 13, 2016 an election to elect successor directors for the Oak Barry Community Improvement District.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160482
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Greater Downtown Area Plan for an area of approximately 1.5 acres generally located east of Troost Avenue, north of E. 24th Street and south of Bruce R. Watkins Drive, by changing the recommended land use from Residential Low Density and Residential Medium Density to Downtown Residential. (675-S-6)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
John Eckardt, City Planning and Development gave the staff report on the Resolution. It was noted this is a companion to Ordinance 160490. The applicant requested and received Urban Renewal status through the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and the City Council with Ordinance No. 001637 on January 25, 2001. This action determined the area to be blighted, authorized eminent domain and granted tax abatement through the freezing of assessed valuations for 10 years. The area of this approved Urban Renewal Plan is nearly the same as the now existing “353” plan. The southwest corner of 27th Street and Troost Avenue has been added. Portions north of 22nd Street have been removed. With the authorization of the LCRA project, the applicant proceeded to purchase homes and lots in the area. The approved LCRA project accomplished the following: Added 120 parcels in two areas and one parcel in a third area to the Hospital Hill URP. Created the Beacon Hill Project area, and placed 345 parcels within the acquisition category and award the redevelopment project to a redeveloper. This case was continued by the City Plan Commission on August 4, 2015, September 1, 2015, October 6, 2015, October 20, 2015, November 3, 2015, November 17, 2015 and December 1, 2015 without testimony, to allow the applicant time to meet with neighborhood representatives regarding changes to the plan. Since that time, the applicant states that they have added a Coffee Bar and service area and 2660 Square Feet of Retail space to the original proposal.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160489
Rezoning an irregular tract of about two acres generally located between W. 9th Street on the north, Liberty Street on the east, St. Louis Avenue on the south and Wyoming Street on the west, from District M 3-5 to District DX-7. (14676-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/13/2016)"

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160490
Approving an amendment to a previously approved development plan in District UR (Urban Redevelopment District) on about 94 acres generally bounded by 22nd Street on the north, Bruce R. Watkins Drive and The Paseo on the east, 27th Street and about 100 feet south of 27th Street at Troost Avenue on the south and Troost Avenue and about 150 feet west of Troost Avenue at 27th Street on the west specifically to revise the plan on about 1.5 acres generally located east of Troost Avenue and north of E. 24th Street and south of Bruce R. Watkins Drive to allow for a hotel (with a commercial component) and further to add single family homes in lieu of townhomes in select locations. (12708-UR-3)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
John Eckardt, City Planning and Development gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted this is a companion to Resolution 160482. The applicant requested and received Urban Renewal status through the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and the City Council with Ordinance No. 001637 on January 25, 2001. This action determined the area to be blighted, authorized eminent domain and granted tax abatement through the freezing of assessed valuations for 10 years. The area of this approved Urban Renewal Plan is nearly the same as the now existing “353” plan. The southwest corner of 27th Street and Troost Avenue has been added. Portions north of 22nd Street have been removed. With the authorization of the LCRA project, the applicant proceeded to purchase homes and lots in the area. The approved LCRA project accomplished the following: Added 120 parcels in two areas and one parcel in a third area to the Hospital Hill URP. Created the Beacon Hill Project area, and placed 345 parcels within the acquisition category and award the redevelopment project to a redeveloper. This case was continued by the City Plan Commission on August 4, 2015, September 1, 2015, October 6, 2015, October 20, 2015, November 3, 2015, November 17, 2015 and December 1, 2015 without testimony, to allow the applicant time to meet with neighborhood representatives regarding changes to the plan. Since that time, the applicant states that they have added a Coffee Bar and service area and 2660 Square Feet of Retail space to the original proposal.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160491
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to a previously approved URD Plan in District UR (Urban Redevelopment) on approximately 63 acres generally bounded by I-70 on the north, Blue Ridge Boulevard on the east, E. 43rd Street on the south and 750 feet west of Sterling Avenue on the west, to allow for the existing Wal-Mart store and a new gas station. (12884-UR-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The request is to amend the currently approved URD Plan in District UR (Urban Redevelopment), to allow for the existing Wal-Mart store to remain and a new gas station. The applicant would like to create two commercial lots by subdividing Lot 1, Blue Ridge Crossing into two lots to allow for a new gas station. The proposed plan amendment also serves as a preliminary plat for the site. The preliminary plat straddles jurisdictional boundaries as Lot 1 does not have frontage on E. US 40 Hwy. This will require the The existing Wal-Mart store is about 204,000 square feet with ample parking to the north and east. The applicant is proposing to eliminate about 50 parking spaces leaving 72 parking spaces for the existing store within the east parking lot. The existing parking spaces exceed the 4 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft. required by the Zoning Code (Chapter 80). No new access drive is proposed off any public street for the new lot. Access will be off the existing Wal-Mart interior drives. Staff recommends that the applicant provide a cross access easement between Lots 1 and Lot1B. Staff recommends that the sidewalk be constructed and integrated with the proposed gas station.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160123
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to develop and implement a program, to be denominated the Shared Success Fund, for the purpose of furthering economic development in severely distressed census tracts within the City.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/3/2016)"

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160383
Repealing Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 150571; enacting guidelines on the use of abated and exempted real property taxes in funding economic development projects; establishing the Shared Success Fund to further economic development in severely distressed census tracts within the City; and establishing an effective date.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/3/2016)"

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160415
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Platte Purchase Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Platte Purchase Tax Increment Financing Plan; and designating the Redevelopment Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dan Moye, Development Services Specialist, Economic Development Corporation testified that the existing Wal-Mart store is about 204,000 square feet with ample parking to the north and east. The applicant is proposing to eliminate about 50 parking spaces leaving 72 parking spaces for the existing store within the east parking lot. The existing parking spaces exceed the 4 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft. required by the Zoning Code (Chapter 80). No new access drive is proposed off any public street for the new lot. Access will be off the existing Wal-Mart interior drives. Staff recommends that the applicant provide a cross access easement between Lots 1 and Lot 1 B. Staff recommends that the sidewalk be constructed and integrated with the proposed gas station.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160416
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City as to the Sixteenth Amendment to the KCI Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the Sixteenth Amendment to the KCI Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dan Moye, Development Services Specialist, Economic Development Corporation gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The Sixteenth Amendment, if approved, provides (a) for a modification to the description of the Redevelopment Area and (b) for the elimination of all improvements contemplated by or funded with tax increment financing generated by Redevelopment Project Area 21. It is Staff’s recommendation that the 16th Amendment does not alter the previous required statutory findings made by the Commission and the City.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160417
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project A of the Platte Purchase Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


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

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160418
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project B of the Platte Purchase Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


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

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160419
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project C of the Platte Purchase Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


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

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160420
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project D of the Platte Purchase Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


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

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160421
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project E of the Platte Purchase Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


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

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160422
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project F of the Platte Purchase Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


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

Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160423
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City as to the Third Amendment to the Barry Towne Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the Third Amendment to the Barry Towne Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dan Moye, Development Services Specialist, Economic Development Corporation gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted this is a companion to Ordinances 160424 and 160425. The Third Amendment, if approved, provides (a) for a modification to the legal description of the Redevelopment Area, (b) the elimination of all improvements contemplated by or funded with tax increment financing generated by Redevelopment Project Areas: VIII and IX, (c) for a modification to the legal description of Project Area VI, and (d) for a modification to the legal description of Project Area X. It is Staff’s recommendation that the 3rd Amendment does not alter the previous required statutory findings made by the Commission and the City.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160424
Amending Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 960309 by repealing and reenacting Sections 2 and 4 for the purposes of revising the legal description of Redevelopment Project No. X of the Barry Towne Tax Increment Financing Plan, as amended and making the text consistent with the governing statute; and directing the City Clerk to transmit a copy of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dan Moye, Development Services Specialist, Economic Development Corporation gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted this is a companion to Ordinances 160423 and 160425. The Third Amendment, if approved, provides (a) for a modification to the legal description of the Redevelopment Area, (b) the elimination of all improvements contemplated by or funded with tax increment financing generated by Redevelopment Project Areas: VIII and IX, (c) for a modification to the legal description of Project Area VI, and (d) for a modification to the legal description of Project Area X.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160425
Amending Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 960313 by repealing and reenacting Sections 2 and 4 for the purposes of revising the legal description of Redevelopment Project No. VI of the Barry Towne Tax Increment Financing Plan, as amended and making the text consistent with the governing statute; and directing the City Clerk to transmit a copy of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dan Moye, Development Services Specialist, Economic Development Corporation gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted this is a companion to Ordinances 160423 and 160424. The Third Amendment, if approved, provides (a) for a modification to the legal description of the Redevelopment Area, (b) the elimination of all improvements contemplated by or funded with tax increment financing generated by Redevelopment Project Areas: VIII and IX, (c) for a modification to the legal description of Project Area VI, and (d) for a modification to the legal description of Project Area X.
Ayes: 4 - Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0
 
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