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Last Published: 8/31/2015 3:39:00 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

121031
Approving the plat of Augustine S. Cameron Place, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1440)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
This is a routine final plat in need of Council approval.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0
 
 End of Consent items

121028
Estimating revenue in the amount of $34,411.42 in the Special Business District Fund; appropriating $34,411.42 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance to the Westport Special Business District Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. This ordinance would take monies collected on behalf of the Westport SBD in 2012 and move them to an account so that they can be paid to the district. The Westport Special Business District was established previously by City Council Ordinance. The revenues generated within the District are used for insuring, maintaining and operating the pedestrian lighting fixtures within the District.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

121029
Approving the petition to establish the Plaza East Community Improvement District; establishing the Plaza East Community Improvement District generally located from Paseo Boulevard on the east to Troost Avenue on the west and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard on the north to Volker Boulevard on the south in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; recognizing that the area within the District has previously been determined blighted; 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 Plaza East Community Improvement District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. This Ordinance, pursuant to the Community Improvement District Act (Act) contained in Section 67 RSMo., approves the Petition and establishes the Plaza East 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 and function in perpetuity.. The revenues generated from the sales tax will be used for the benefit of those within the District by providing funding for eligible services and the construction of certain public improvements, and the demolition, removal, renovation certain private improvements, and to remediate the blighted conditions within the District. A determination of blight has already been established by Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 951438, passed on December 14, 1995.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

121030
RESOLUTION - Amending the 2010 One Year Action Plan and authorizing submittal of a Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its consideration in order to permit a new activity to be funded and amend the budget for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program-3 funding received under the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. The NSP-3 program budget currently does not provide funding for any redevelopment activities.. This amendment would utilize $900,000 from the acquisition and rehabilitation of abandoned or fotreclosed properties for the construction of 14 housing units on the site immediately north of the to be demolished Horace Mann School .
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

121039
Authorizing the City Manager to execute certain documents with the Tax Increment Financing Commission, AI Redevelopment Corporation and Aldi Inc. (Kansas), related to the acquisition of property in connection with the 39th & Prospect TIF Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. On December 14, 2006, the Council passed Ordinance No. 061319 , approving the 39th and Prospect Tax Increment Financing (the "Plan"). The First Amendment to the Plan was approved by Second Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 120731 on September 20, 2012. On April 5, 2007, the City Council reaffirmed the findings in Ordinance No. 061319, made new findings for the authorization of the exercise of eminent domain as required by Section 523.274.1, RSMo. AI Redevelopment Corporation (the “Redeveloper”), as an agent for the City, initiated condemnation proceedings for property necessary for the redevelopment, an order of condemnation was issued for the Property, consideration for the acquisition of the property was paid as directed by the Court, and all expenses associated with the condemnation have been paid. The Commission and Redeveloper desire to acquire City’s interest in the Property to facilitate the implementation of the Redevelopment Project, which shall consist of the construction of grocery store accompanied by surface parking and other improvements. Aldi Inc. (Kansas), as parent to its affiliate, Redeveloper, has agreed to guarantee performance by the Redeveloper in connection with the implementation of the Redevelopment Project, including the Funding and Acquisition Agreement. The Funding and Acquisition Agreement was approved by the Commission on September 12, 2012.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

121042
Approving the sale of property at 5005 Swope Parkway; authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a deed; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance with the Recorder of Deeds for Jackson County, Missouri.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. This sale will get this property back on the tax rolls and promote small business. The proposed purchaser Mr. Larry Smith has plans to use the property to start up a wholesale bakery and include a residence. He has discussed this with Zoning.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120121
Terminating Redevelopment Projects 1 and 4 in the West Edge Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. The purpose of this hearing is to consider the termination of Redevelopment Project Area 1 and Redevelopment Project Area 4 identified by the West Edge Tax Increment Financing Plan. The West Edge TIF Plan was approved by the City Council by Ordinance No. 030397 on April 17, 2003. Redevelopment Project Area 1 was approved by the City Council on December 6, 2007 by Ordinance No. 071212. Redevelopment Project Area 4 was approved by the City Council on June 30, 2005 by Ordinance No. 050776.
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 OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120915
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88, Zoning and Development Code, Section 88-810-992, Nonconforming Sign, Routine Maintenance, to allow the replacement of digital signfaces.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. The City Council, staff, the billboard industry and Residents Against Billboard Blight have been working toward an ordinance amendment that brings greater understanding to the repair section of the non-conforming sign section. The purpose is to clarify the difference between maintenance and structural alterations. This clarification gives the industry and the community an understanding of what is included in common maintenance as well as, what constitutes structural repair.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120939
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88, Zoning and Development Code, to revise the notice and procedural requirements for rezoning, text amendments, development plan review, site plan review, special use permits, and other related provisions.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. Essentially, the text amendments proposed by ordinance 120939 revert to procedures followed prior to 2011. All preliminary and amended development plans, most recently referred to as a “major site plan”, will be reviewed by the City Plan Commission and then a recommendation will be forwarded to the City Council. The Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee will then review the case, likely to be placed on a consent agenda. (88-517-10 of ordinance within this report).
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120959
RESOLUTION - Approving the Municipal Farm Sustainable Reuse Plan as a guide for the future development and public investment within the area bounded generally by the Blue River and Raytown Road on the north; Ozark Road on the east and south; and the Blue River on the west. (699-S)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. This Resolution approves the Municipal Farm Sustainable Reuse Plan as a guide for the future development and public investment within the area bounded generally by the Blue River and Raytown Road on the north; Ozark Road on the east and south; and the Blue River on the west.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

121013
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Expressing support for the use of sale-leasebacks by the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, and Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, for the purposes of promoting economic development and eliminating and preventing blight.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. 1. Much of the recent use of property tax abatement via a Chapter 100 bond is due to the Missouri Quality Jobs Program. The Missouri Quality Jobs program (QJ) has a stipulation to leverage increased amounts of state incentives of redirected state payroll tax (from apx. 3% base, with an additional potential of up to 6% total) if local incentives equal 50% of new direct local revenue (excluding earnings tax) to redirect at a 6% level. This added amount (particularly for high wages and large employee counts) often is multimillions of dollars in state incentives and can be crucial in winning the project. The QJ program is a very popular program in recruiting new businesses to the state, and KCMO has consequently usually exempted 50% of new local tax revenue via Chapter 100 bonds. 2. Chapter 100 bonds by standard City incentive policy are usually only employed for recruitment projects in excess of $10 million or local expansion projects in excess of $5 million of investment. Many of our recent projects have not had these minimum investment amounts, but have been large job creators (e.g., --$2.2 million of investment with 378 jobs, $6 million of investment with 270 jobs; $7.8 million of investment with 145 jobs) but had small investment amounts (largely due to the business taking an existing facility with a small amount of personal property). 3. Chapter 100 bonds are expensive and time consuming. It often takes 3+ months to complete a Chapter 100 bond, and the legal fees are expensive. 4. The LCRA and the PIEA have both used sale-leaseback contracts successfully for real and personal property tax exemption. It is anticipated that this mechanism can be greatly standardized and will avoid the time consuming document preparation and costs associated with a Chapter 100 bond. 5. Sale-leaseback incentive will also be effective for smaller, growing businesses that may only have personal property tax issues due to a lack of resources to invest in real property but often can use the property tax abatement to help offset investment costs.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

121016
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 18, Article II, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 3201.1.1, 3201.5, 3201.5.1, 3201.5.2, 3201.5.3, 3201.5.4, 3201.6, 3201.7 and 3201.8, and enacting new Sections 3201.1.1 and 3201.1.2 in said chapter and article, and enacting a new Section 18-25 in Article I of Chapter 18, to amend the regulations regarding encroachments.  


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/16/2013)"

121018
Authorizing condemnation and taking private property interests in fee simple for public use; receiving evidence of economic and social blight; making a determination of economic and social blight; providing for the payment of just compensation therefore; authorizing continued negotiations by the City Planning and Development Department; consenting to the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney on behalf of the City; and authorizing the City Clerk to cause this ordinance to be recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
City Planning and Development staff addressed the Committee. This ordinance is pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 523 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1994, as supplemented or amended by Section 86.01 to 86.10 of the Rules of Civil Procedure. The properties being condemned for public use shall be used by Kansas City for said construction and improvements therein including any necessary appurtenances , or structures to it; and Kansas City shall have the right to enter in or authorize the entry in and upon for the purpose of constructing, and maintaining said facility. That the properties be used by the Kansas City for redevelopment.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0
 
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