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Last Published: 8/31/2015 12:32:32 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ED FORD
Present:4 - JIM GLOVER, SCOTT TAYLOR, SCOTT WAGNER, CINDY CIRCO
 
 
 BEGINNING OF CONSENT ITEMS:

120900
Approving the plat of 51 Main, First Plat, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting and releasing various easements; establishing grades on public ways; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1449)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
There was no testimony on this item.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0
 
 END OF CONSENT ITEMS

120874
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Blue Valley Industrial Area Plan by amending the Proposed Land Use Plan and Map on about 37 acres generally located south of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, west of the Gulf Mobile Ohio Railroad, north of Wilson Avenue and Morrell Avenue and east of Marsh Avenue, by changing the recommended land use from Low Density Residential (1-8 Units Per Acre) to Heavy Industrial. (221-S-7)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Doug Stone, Polsinelli Shughart Law Firm, explained that the Ordinance and the companion Resolution allow for a rezoning and improvements for an area that would become the Teamsters Apprenticeship Program Training Area. The area was designated for 40 acres but has been reduced to 37 acres. The rezoning would rezone the property from residential to industrial and allow it to be used for the new purpose. Objections from the neighborhood have been addressed. There will now be only one entrance into the property instead of two and a larger distance between neighboring homes and the site has been achieved by reducing the site acreage.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120875
Rezoning an area of approximately 37 acres generally located south of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, west of the Gulf Mobile Ohio Railroad, north of Wilson Avenue and Morrell Avenue and east of Marsh Avenue from Districts R-2.5 and M 3-5 to District MPD, and approving a preliminary development plan for a Teamsters Apprenticeship Training area, which also serves as a preliminary plat. (14313-MPD)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Doug Stone, Polsinelli Shughart Law Firm, explained that the Resolution and the companion Ordinance allow for a rezoning and improvements for an area that would become the Teamsters Apprenticeship Program Training Area. The area was designated for 40 acres but has been reduced to 37 acres. The rezoning would rezone the property from residential to industrial and allow it to be used for the new purpose. Objections from the neighborhood have been addressed. There will now be only one entrance into the property instead of two and a larger distance between neighboring homes and the site has been achieved by reducing the site acreage.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120890
Appropriating $535,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Development Services Fund for Special Capital needs and service delivery enhancements.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bob Langenkamp and Greg Frantzen were both present to testify on the Ordinance. Mr. Lagnenkamp explained that the ordinance would allow needed improvements to the Auditing and Permitting Sections. The areas haven't had any cosmetic improvements in sometime. The improvements will include new carpet, paint and furniture. These areas are the face of the City's Planning Department and should reflect a positive image and a good work environment. These improvements will go a long way toward that end. He added that funding had been allocated but not used. There was brief discussion from the Committee about the improvements and funding allocations. The Committee moved to "Do Pass" the item rather than Advance.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120914
Authorizing the acceptance of a $167,512.00 Fair Housing Assistance Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the purpose of investigating discriminatory housing complaints; estimating and appropriating $167,512.00 in the General Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Phillip Yelder, Human Relations, stated that the Ordinance before the Committee accepts a grant from the US Department of Urban Development for investigating discriminatory housing complaints. The Committee moved to "Do Pass" the ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120605
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Establishing the City’s policy for approval of new community improvement districts, repealing Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 060255, and directing the City Clerk to docket certain communications on the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee’s agendas.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/7/2012)"
Councilman Ford explained that there was a 2nd committee substitute with suggested changes from the developer. Councilman Sharp testify on the ordinance stating that he has concerns with subsection "C" and "E". He said having the requirement that there be a City Representative on the CID Board doesn't add to the value of the ordinance. He says that adding to many restriction will hender the process of CID's. Councilman Ford says that there are currently 33 CID's and that there seems to be a trendtoward using them and we need to regulate it in someway before it gets out of hand. Councilman Glover and Councilman Wagner both commented on the cooperative agreement portion of the ordinance. Briefly stating that the agreements would be different for each CID but would ensure that certain conditions are meet by the CID. There were further comments from the committee and it was decided that there would be a work-session scheduled tentatively for November 7, 2012 to further discuss the issues related to cooperative agreements for CID's.

120817
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88 by enacting Subsection 88-445-14-B-8, to provide for the registration of outdoor advertising signs.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/7/2012)"
This item was held until Novemeber 7, 2012.

120845
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District UR (Urban Redevelopment), on a 12.2 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of Troost Avenue and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, to allow for the elimination of the 10 residential units and approval of 75,500 square feet of existing and future retail/commercial development. (12034-UR-3)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning, testified and gave a powerpoint presentation regarding the Ordinance that would approve a site plan change to the Gates Plaza project. The original plan called for residential housing. However the area has changed and residential use of the area is not in the best interest of the neighborhood. He now proposes that the area be used for retail/commercial use which is a better fit. Lynn Scott, the architect for the project was present and showed a rending of the proposed project. Several Committee members had positive things to say about Mr. Gates and his dedication to the area and the City. Stating that Mr. Gates has invested his own money, time and efforts toward improving the area and the City in addition to providing great places to eat.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0
 
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