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Last Published: 2/1/2019 4:09:40 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - SCOTT TAYLOR, LEE BARNES JR., QUINTON LUCAS, KATHERYN SHIELDS
Out:1 - HEATHER HALL
 

180803
COMMUNICATION - Notice from the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri (“Commission”) that the Commission closed its public hearing on the proposed West Government District Tax Increment Financing Plan (“Plan”) on October 10, 2018. The application for the proposed Plan was withdrawn by the developer.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180804
COMMUNICATION - Notice received to the City Clerk regarding a Petition to establish the 15th Street Community Improvement District and authorize special assessments.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 Beginning of consent items

180809
Approving the plat of Bristol Commercial – Lot 1, an addition in Clay County, Missouri, on approximately 2.25 acres generally located at 10899 N. Summit Street, creating 1 lot for a commercial purpose; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (CLD-FnPlat-2018-01208)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Christopher Hughey, City Planning, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This plat approves the plat of Bristol Commercial – Lot 1, an addition in Clay County, Missouri, on approximately 2.25 acres generally located at 10899 N. Summit Street, creating 1 lot for a commercial purpose. This is a routine final plat that is in accordance with City Ordinance and State Statute.
Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 End of consent items

180629
RESOLUTION - Accepting the recommendations of the MLK Advisory Group; and declaring the Council’s intent to select one of these recommendations and to direct staff to develop an implementation plan for the chosen recommendation.


PZ&ED COMMITTEE AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
This ordinance was not presented by staff but was open for public testimony in favor and in opposition of this ordinance. This ordinance accepts the recommendations of the MLK Advisory Group and declares the Council’s intent to select one of these recommendations and to direct staff to develop an implementation plan for the chosen recommendation. This ordinance was held off the agenda with the expectation of being released on the Semi-Annual Docket.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180828
(Sub.)
Changing the name of The Paseo Boulevard to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd; waiving certain requirements of the City’s Zoning and Land Development Code; appropriating revenues in the amount of $60,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This was a public hearing and not staff presented on this ordinance. This ordinance proposes changing the name of The Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK). This proposal would waive certain requirements of the City’s Zoning and Land Development Code and reduce and appropriate revenues in the amount of $50,000.00. Councilmembers Lucas and Shields stated that during their campaigns they asked if they would support an effort to rename The Paseo after MLK both Lucas and Shields said they would support a name change of Paseo to MLK. There was public testimony in favor of this ordinance: Rev. Scott Myers, Donald Maxwell, Sam Mann and Ken Bacchus. Those that spoke against this ordinance included: Eric Wesson, MLK Advisory Board member advised that the Advisory for MLK recommendations based on public hearings was that the airport be named after MLK, 63rd Street and lastly The Paseo. Dave Mecklenburg, Parks & Recreation Board, stated that the board recommends 63rd Street be renamed for MLK.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180801
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the City’s commitment to assist the Child Protection Center and Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s co-location project at 4400 E. Blue Parkway and giving the City Manager directives that accompany such a commitment.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/31/2018)"
Claude Page, City Planning and Development, provided the staff presentation for the ordinance. This ordinance recognizes the City’s commitment to assist the Child Protection Center and Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s co-location project at a site that the City controls at 61st and Prospect, to assist in that area’s development. This item was held to allow more discussion on funding for this project.

180802
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a sales tax reimbursement agreement for the purpose of blight removal near and around the J. Rieger & Co. Distillery expansion project, located at 2700 Guinotte Avenue.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
James Ryan, City Manager’s Office and Andy Rieger, represented the developer provided the report for this ordinance. This ordinance authorizes the City Manager to execute a sales tax reimbursement agreement for the purpose of blight removal near and around the J. Rieger & Co. Distillery expansion project, located at 2700 Guinotte Avenue. This project will include: 44,000 square foot facility and new additions of production equipment, event space, historical exhibits, and catering space. This will create 40 new jobs and is planned to open late spring, 2019.

180806
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of City Development to execute an amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri dated April 1, 2012 in connection with the Midtown Housing Program.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Claude Page, City Planning, provided the staff reported for this ordinance. This ordinance authorizes the Director of City Development to execute an amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission (TIF) of Kansas City, Missouri dated April 1, 2012, in connection with the Midtown Housing Program. This ordinance allows for a time extension between the City and TIF Commission this contract will allow for funding of the Town House Funding Project.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180807
Approving the Fourteenth Amendment to the 11th Street Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Heather Brown, Tax Increment Financing Commission, provided the report for this ordinance. This ordinance approves the Fourteenth Amendment to the 11th Street Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan and direct the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180810
Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the Chapter 353 Redevelopment Contract for the Second and Delaware Chapter 353 Development Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Councilman Taylor stated that this project was stopped due to a construction issue which has now been resolved. This ordinance authorizes the City Manager to execute an amendment to the Chapter 353 Redevelopment Contract for the Second and Delaware Chapter 353 Development Plan. Johnathan Arnold, 2nd Delaware LLC, advised that the plan is coming to a close. This amendment allows for a new close date for 2020.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180813
Vacating a portion of Donnelly Avenue from the south right-of-way line of Wilson Avenue to the east/west alley next south of Wilson Avenue, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining an easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (CD-ROW-2018-00102)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Zach Nelson, City Planning Department, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance vacates a portion of Donnelly Avenue from the south right-of-way line of Wilson Avenue to the east/west alley south of Wilson Avenue.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180814
Vacating the alley next south of E. Truman Road in between Wabash Avenue to the west and Prospect Avenue to the east; retaining an easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (CD-ROW-2018-00109)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Zach Nelson, City Planning Department, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance vacates the alley next south of E. Truman Road in between Wabash Avenue to the west and Prospect Avenue to the east and retains an easement.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180815
Vacating the north/south alley north of E. Linwood Boulevard in between Campbell Street to the west and Harrison Street to the east; retaining utility and access easements; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (CD-ROW-2018-00104)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Zach Nelson, City Planning Department, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance vacates the north/south alley north of E. Linwood Boulevard in between Campbell Street to the west and Harrison Street to the east.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180819
Approving an amendment to the Blue Valley Urban Renewal Plan for the purpose of extending its duration for an additional fifteen year term.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Councilman Reed and Amelia McIntyre, Law Department, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance approves an amendment to the Blue Valley Urban Renewal Plan for the purpose of extending its duration for an additional fifteen year term. The contractor for this project is Blue Nile Contractor and they are also looking to move their corporate headquarters to this site. Greg Flisram, Economic Development Corp, advised that this is asking to extend the life of the existing Urban Renewal Area that was created in 1998 and is about to expire but is still blighted. This will bring 115 jobs with an average salary of $75,000.00, as well as being a nice addition to this part of the city. This request is for an additional 15 years. Public testimony: Nancy Simmons spoke in favor of this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180820
(Sub.)
Amending a previously approved URD Plan in District UR (Urban Redevelopment), on approximately 15 acres generally bounded by Knickerbocker Place on the north, W. 39th Street on the south, Central Street just south of W. 37th Street on the east and Pennsylvania Avenue (up to Valentine Road) and Wyoming Street partially on the west, to allow for deletion of a 5 acre tract; rezoning the 5 acre tract generally located at the northwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Valentine Road, from District UR (Urban Redevelopment) to District UR (Urban Redevelopment) and approving a development plan to allow for mixed use development in two phases; approving the 36th & Broadway PIEA General Development Plan on a 5 acre tract generally located at the northwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Valentine Road, and declaring such areas to be blighted and insanitary and in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Law, Sections 100.300-100.620, RSMo; authorizing tax abatement; estimating and appropriating the sum of $10,000.00 for neighborhood communication; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date (CD-CPC-2018-00156; CD-CPC-2018-00157; CD-CPC-2018-00160).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Olafu Agbaji, City Planning Department, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance amends a previously approved URD Plan in District UR (Urban Redevelopment), on approximately 15 acres generally bounded by Knickerbocker Place on the north, W. 39th Street on the south, Central Street just south of W. 37th Street on the east and Pennsylvania Avenue (up to Valentine Road) and Wyoming Street partially on the west, to allow for deletion of a 5 acre tract. It will rezone a 5 acre tract generally located at the northwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Valentine Road, from District UR (Urban Redevelopment) to District UR (Urban Redevelopment) and approve a development plan to allow for mixed use development in two phases. Further this approves the 36th & Broadway PIEA General Development Plan on a 5 acre tract generally located at the northwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Valentine Road, and declares such areas to be blighted and insanitary and in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation. This is a multi-family plan and will approve 223 apartments units, 5500 square ft. of retail space on the first floor and about 780 parking spaces. Scott Belke, Belke Appraisal, stated it has been determined that 4 out of the 5 blight study criteria was present.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180821
Approving an amendment to a previously approved URD Plan in District UR on approximately 430 acres generally bounded by E. 87th Street on the north, Interstate 435 on the east, Bannister Road on the south, and Bruce R. Watkins Drive (U.S. Highway 71) on the west, to allow for the deletion of 15 acres from said UR development plan. (CD-CPC-2018-00145)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Olafu Agbaji, City Planning Department, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance approves an amendment to a previously approved URD Plan in District UR on approximately 430 acres generally bounded by E. 87th Street on the north, Interstate 435 on the east, Bannister Road on the south, and Bruce R. Watkins Drive (U.S. Highway 71) on the west, to allow for the deletion of 15 acres from said UR development plan. This will delete acres that do not fit into this plan. The project will be known as the LEDS Sports Mall. This plan calls for 8 ball fields inside, fitness area, retail shops, coffee shops and medical offices. There will also be batting cages outdoors. Public testimony: John Sharp, spoke in favor of this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180822
Rezoning a 15 acre tract of land, generally located at the northwest corner of I-435 and E. Bannister Road, from District UR to District B2-2, and approving a development plan to allow for an entertainment and spectator sport facility. (CD-CPC-2018-00113 & CD-CPC-2018-00112)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Olafu Agbaji, City Planning Department, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance rezones a 15 acre tract of land, generally located at the northwest corner of I-435 and E. Bannister Road, from District UR to District B2-2, and approves a development plan to allow for an entertainment and spectator sport facility. The project will be known as the LEDS Sports Mall. There will be modifications to the parking lot. This plan calls for 8 ball fields inside, fitness area, retail shops, coffee shops and medical offices. There will also be batting cages outdoors. Public testimony: John Sharp, spoke in favor of this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180823
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to a previously approved development plan which also serves as a preliminary plat in Districts B3-2 and R-5, on approximately 12 acres generally located at the northeast corner of N.W. 68th Street and N. Ames Avenue, to allow development of 84 multi-family units in 7 buildings. (12389-P-5)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Shawn E. Stewart, Stewart Law Firm, provided the report for this ordinance. This ordinance approves an amendment to a previously approved development plan which also serves as a preliminary plat in Districts B3-2 and R-5, on approximately 12 acres generally located at the northeast corner of N.W. 68th Street and N. Ames Avenue, to allow development of 84 multi-family units in 7 buildings.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180824
Rezoning a 6 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of E. 65th Street and Rockhill Road from District UR to District UR for the purpose of amending the existing UR plan to allow the units to increase from 162 multi-family units to 210 units within three buildings. (CD-CPC-2018-00132)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning, provided the report for this ordinance. This ordinance rezones a 6 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of E. 65th Street and Rockhill Road from District UR to District UR for the purpose of amending the existing UR plan to allow the units to increase from 162 multi-family units to 210 units within three buildings.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

180570
Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, entitled Buildings and Building Regulations, by repealing Sections 18-19 and 18-21 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters for the purpose of addressing the impact of any new regulations on previously issued permits and establishing parameters for re-inspections.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/14/2018)"
Held without discussion.

180687
(Sub.)
Approving the Petition to establish the Truman Plaza Community Improvement District; establishing the Truman Plaza Community Improvement District generally located on the north and south sides of Truman Road, commencing on the south side of Truman Road with Highland Lot 8 and continuing east along Truman Road to Winchester Avenue and continuing west along Truman Road to White Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development. ***Truman Plaza CID will be held until a hearing is first held in Business Session.***


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/14/2018)"
Held without discussion.

180780
(Sub.)
Approving a development plan in District M1-5 amending a previously approved development plan on approximately a 1.8 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of E. 75th Street and Prospect Avenue to allow for the construction of a transit mobility hub. (8489-P-6)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Justin Peterson, City Planning, provided the report for this ordinance. This ordinance approving a development plan in District M1-5 amending a previously approved development plan on approximately a 1.8 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of E. 75th Street and Prospect Avenue to allow for the construction of a transit mobility hub. This project includes a partnership with Alphapointe, 1,600 s.f. Bldg., a drop off area, 6 bus routes, park & ride and more. An electronic copy of this presentation is on file with the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0
 
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