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Last Published: 10/7/2016 4:12:06 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SCOTT TAYLOR
Present:3 - HEATHER HALL, QUINTON LUCAS, KATHERYN SHIELDS
Excused:1 - LEE BARNES JR.
 

160657
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Martin City Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160658
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 4840 Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160659
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 5050 Main Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160660
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Greenway Fields Neighborhood Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160661
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Villages Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160669
(Sub.)
Approving the petition to establish the InterContinental Community Improvement District; establishing the InterContinental Community Improvement District generally located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Ward Parkway and Wornall Road in Jackson County, Kansas City, Missouri; determining the InterContinental Community Improvement District to be a blighted area; determining that certain actions are reasonably anticipated to remediate blighting conditions and will serve a public purpose; requiring the annual submission of certain records; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the InterContinental Community Improvement District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION AS A SUBSTITUTE"
Jim Hedstrom, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This Ordinance, pursuant to the Community Improvement District Act (Act) contained in Section 67 RSMo., approves the Petition and establishes the InterContinental Community Improvement District as a political subdivision in the State of Missouri. The District has the powers and authority to impose a sales tax in an amount not to exceed one percent (1.00%) upon all eligible retail sales within the District. The District shall continue to exist until the earlier of the satisfaction of the CID Debt or for a period of twenty (20) years, provided however that the District may be automatically continued for successive ten year terms without having to submit a new petition, subject to the condition precedent that the City Council shall not have adopted a resolution disallowing such continuation prior to the date upon which any successive term would have commenced. The revenues generated from the sales tax will be used for the benefit of those within the District by providing funding for interior and exterior renovation of the Hotel and structural improvements to its parking garage, in order to remediate the blighted conditions within the District. A determination of blight was required.
Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 1 - Hall

160670
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Eighth Amendment to the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the Eighth Amendment to the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Heather Brown, TIF Commission, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The Eighth Amendment provides for modifications to the budget of Redevelopment Project Costs and the Project Improvements to include: The acquisition/rehabilitation of the former YMCA at 1101 NE 47th Street ($450,000). The N. Troost Trail from Vivion Rd to Englewood Park ($300,000) Walkability study focusing on areas near Crestview and Briarcliff Schools ($100,000) Neighborhood Improvment and Grant Program for businesses along North Oak ($100,000) The Amendment also expands the boundaries of the Area to include the YMCA properties and the N. Troost Trail, modifies the specific objectives of the Plan, supplements the Conservation Study to include the new areas, and supplements portions of the Plan and Exhibits to reflect the new project improvements and costs.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160675
Rezoning a 93 acre tract of land, generally bounded by Metro North Drive on the north, N.W. Barry Road on the south, N. Wyandotte Street on the east and Highway 169 on the west, from District B3-2 to District UR, and approving a development plan that allows for redevelopment of the existing Macy’s building and construction of 1.2 million square feet of mixed use commercial, hotel, theater and 150 residential units. (6460-UR-15)


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 proposed UR development plan also served as a preliminary plat. The plat proposed 23 lots and two tracts. The two tracts consist of a detention tract and a future KCATA tract. The plan proposed a 10 foot building and parking setbacks allowing for a more urban development. The plan maintains the current road access points with slight modifications to the internal network, and provides an east-west drive with pad sites. This design creates 10 super blocks and pad sites.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160682
RESOLUTION - Expressing the City’s support for construction of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s new downtown campus for the Conservatory of Music and Dance; expressing the City’s intent to contribute $7 million in land and public infrastructure costs towards the $96 million project; and once the State of Missouri has funded its $48 million obligation for the project, directing the City Manager to identify funds to meet the City’s contribution.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Troy Schulte, City Manager, provided a brief history on the Resolution. Peter Witte, UMKC, addressed the Committee. This Resolution directed the City Manager to locate a source of funding for the City's $7 million contribution after the State of Missouri fulfills its $48 million obligation.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160683
(Sub.)
Amending Ordinance No. 140375 by repealing and reenacting Section 1 thereof for the purpose of updating the scoring system for evaluating economic development projects.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/21/2016)"

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, 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 (10/5/2016)"

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160376
Rezoning a 1 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest corner of 17th Street and Madison Avenue from Districts B1-1 and R-2.5 to District UR, and approving a preliminary development plan to allow for the a mixed use development. (14653-UR)


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

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160377
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Greater Downtown Area Plan for an area of 0.4 acres generally located at 1724 Madison Avenue by changing the recommended land use designation from residential low (urban) to residential high. (675-S-7)


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

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

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


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilman Lucas, 3rd District at-Large, addressed the Committee. This Ordinance would repeal Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 150571. It would enact guidelines on the use of abated and exempted real property taxes in funding economic development projects, and establish the Shared Success Fund to further economic development in severely distressed census tracts within the City.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160426
Approving the 17th and Madison PIEA General Development Plan on approximately 1 acre generally located at the southwest corner of 17th Street and Madison Avenue, and declaring said area to be blighted and insanitary and in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Planned Industrial Expansion Law. (718-S)


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

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160516
Vacating E. 47th Terrace from the east line of Benton Boulevard to the west line of Cleveland Avenue all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, Section 33, Township 49, Range 27 West; reserving an easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ashley Winchell, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The subject site is an existing apartment complex located on the north side of Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard between Benton Boulevard to the west and Cleveland Avenue to the east. E 47th Terrace bisects the complex with apartments homes located on both the north and south sides of E 47th Terrace. The property owner of the apartment complex is proposing the vacation of E 47th Terrace from Cleveland Avenue of the east and Benton Boulevard on the west. Once the street is vacated the property owner plans to construct a fence around the properties and over E 47th Terrace to better secure the site. The fencing height has been approved by the Board of Zoning Adjustment. E 47th Terrace begins east of Benton Boulevard and continues past Cleveland Avenue. Both Benton Boulevard and Cleveland Avenue provide connections to the north and south. Due to the nearby connectivity this vacation is not anticipated to have a major effect on the surrounding area. Several utility companies have facilities in the right-of-way proposed to be vacated. A full width utility easement is required or the applicant shall relocate the facilities at their own expense. The applicant must also remove and return any streetlights along E 47th Terrace. The Fire Department requires that the gates have an approved means of emergency operations and that the existing fire hydrant be maintained.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160607
Amending Chapter 88, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Subsection 88-615-05-J, Penalties, and enacting in lieu thereof a new subsection of like number and subject matter that reduces the penalties for zoning violations.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Patty Noll, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The City of Kansas City amended several ordinances within the Code to ensure compliance with Missouri Senate Bill 572.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 1. There will be a presentation on Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development objectives.
 
 Kerrie Tyndall, Office of Economic Development, Oscar McGaskey, Convention and Entertainment Facilities, and Rick Usher, City Manager's Office, addressed the Committee. The Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Council goal was to develop a vibrant economy where there is opportunity for job creation, entrepreneurship, and growth, particularly in historically underdeveloped areas; all citizens have opportunities for creating wealth and prosperity; and visitors continue to consider Kansas City a desirable destination. Ms. Tyndall presented the 10 departmental strategic objectives and the 2015-2016 citizen priorities. She also presented the various measures of success with regard to meeting these goals and objectives.
 
 2. There may be informational presentations and discussions on Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development policy issues.
 
 3. There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues.
 
 4. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneysof Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: , 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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