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Last Published: 4/4/2005 10:24:11 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - KAY BARNES
Present:3 - TROY NASH, JOHN FAIRFIELD, BONNIE COOPER
 

050036
RESOLUTION - Determining that the Savoy Hotel Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the proposed time schedule for completion of the projects therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Missy Wilson, TIF, explained that thisordinance was for a 5 years update of the Savoy Hotel TIF and would allow the TIF to continue in a timely manner with out intruption and allow reimbursements to the developer, Allison Bergman, Lathrop, said that both the interior and exterior of the building have and will continue to be addressed.

050076
(Sub.)
Amending Sections 80-20, Definitions, 80-42, Accessory uses permitted in districts R-1aa and R-1bb (low density), R-1a (medium density) and R-1b, and 80-60, District R-2 (Two-family dwellings), to define and regulate carriage houses. (254-S-221)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/23/2005)"
Brian Pitts explained that the ordinance would permit carriage houses to be used by a single family residents as additional housing for the family and use as rental properties. It removes condition ten and allowing it only in specific areas and only where there was at least 12,000 square ft. of property. Basically restricting the number of rental properties with in a historic districts. Brian Pitts stated that there is support for and opposition against the ordinance. The ordinance does provide for new carriage houses to be constructed but they would have to meet the Landmarks Commission conditions of historic status. Councilman Fairfield asked if lots could be combined to create these conditions. Brian Pitts responded yes, two lots could be combined to create these conditions. Steve Mitchell, applicant, shared a survey done in Hyde Park supporting the ordinance. He stated that this is a historic preservation issue. He believed that a varied way of using these types of properties is important to Kansas City, Mo. tax base. He added that it would also improve security/safety and improve neighborhoods. He said that there are some persons in Old Hyde Park that have expressed concerns. Councilman Fairfield suggested that this item be held. Councilman Glover, spoke about the ordinance and is in favor the CPC version of the ordinance. Opponents: (6) testified….Don’t want the carriage houses, third floors or main houses to be rented at the same time, but would agree to any two of the three to be rented at once. Supporters: (6) Aggie Stackhouse and others are concerned that by allowing the change it would open the city up un-permitted construction and unregulated changes to a historic property. They would like the ordinance to remain as it was presented to the CPC restricting the uses of carriage houses. Some supporters expressed concern that it would effect neighboring housing units that while they may not be within the historic area they are impacted by their views, additional traffic and property value because rental property is not value as much owner resident homes. Hold until 2-23-04.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

050097
Annexing at the initiative of the City as owner, seven tracts of land, approximately 527.83 acres, owned by the City, generally located at the southwest quadrant of 136th Street and Nevada; on either side of 120th Street, east of I-435 and the Kansas City limits and west of both Nevada and Brightwell; and west of Brightwell, about 1,200 feet north of 104th Street, in Platte County, Missouri, and directing the City Clerk to cause three certified copies of this ordinance to be filed with the Clerk of Platte County, and one certified copy of this ordinance to be filed with the Platte County Board of Election Commissioners, upon the effective date of this ordinance. (100-AN-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/16/2005)"

Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

050114
Authorizing the Director of Codes Administration to renew a lease agreement with K.C. Partners for a term of one year for office space, janitorial services, electrical services, water, heating and cooling for facilities located at 324 E. 11th Street.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Representative from the Water Service Department, explained that this for the railway company to do a study that will look at the proper connection for water service to the project.

050121
RESOLUTION - Approving a project of the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Jackson, State of Missouri (Linda Hall Library Expansion Project), to be located within the limits of the City of Kansas City, Missouri


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Gab Okefore, stated that the resolution would approve the improvements to the Linda Hall Library.
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

050134
(Sub.)
Approving the plat of Carlton Plaza Condominiums, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of Public Works to accept certain agreement; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached agreement.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Travis Kiefer,stated that the Carlton Plaza condo's ordinance was a standard condo conversion. There is no opposition to the 60 units condo conversion. It accepts agreements and easements.
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

041273
Rezoning an area of approximately 0.59 acres generally located on the east side of State Line Road, approximately 150 feet south of Carnoustie Drive, from District R-1a to District R-3. (13179-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Virginia Walsh, explained that there had been a staff report last week and some testimony. Councilman Nash, said that the committee would allow additional testimony to be heard. Travis Kiefer, Public Works, addressed that the concerns of the resident and said that the city is required to do a study to determine if the project would adversely affect the surrounding properties said that there is a provision that would have a developer correct the problem identified in the study. Doug Stone, representative for the applicant said that his client will modify the plan to address the issues (lighting, erosion, weeds and trash) brought up by the home owner. Pricilla Shanta, is also concerned that this parking lot will change the whole atmosphere of the neighborhood. She hoped that the committee would consider not passing the ordinance and allowing the property to remain residential. Jim Mc Quire, member of the neighboring homes association is also opposed to the ordinance. They have been awaken many times by the noise created by the additional parking. Mr. Mcquire shared that he had been given violation created by the restaurant. Alex Sweizer, resident/homeowner also concerned about the same issues. Kelly Collinsworth, Maya’s Worker, supports the ordinance because it would make for a safer environment for the workers. She said that the restaurant does require them to clean them area daily. Maya’s restaurant manager said that part of the reasoning behind the additional parking was to insure the safety of the workers. Galen read the second committee sub., that adds condition 6.
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

041274
(Sub.)
Rezoning an area of approximately 0.59 acres generally located on the east side of State Line Road, approximately 150 feet south of Carnoustie Drive, from District R-3 to District PD/R-3, and approving a development plan for the same. (13179-PD-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
See companion ordinance 041273
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

050027
Rezoning an area of approximately 45.58 acres generally located between Prospect Avenue and Benton Boulevard south of 27th Street and north of Linwood Boulevard, and along the south side of 31st Street from Agnes Avenue to Waldron Avenue from Districts R-4 and C-2 to District R-2b. (13242-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/16/2005)"
Larry Stice, City Planning, explanned that the ordinance was for the rezoning of an area of approximately 45.58 acres generally located between Prospect Avenue and Benton Boulevard south of 27th Street and north of Linwood Boulevard, and along the south side of 31st Street from Agnes Avenue to Waldron Avenue from Districts R-4 and C-2 to District R-2b.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

050032
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to a previously approved development plan in District GP-3/4 (Regional Business/High Density Residential) on approximately a 39 acre tract of land generally located in the northwest corner of N.W. Barry Road and I-29. (12652-GP-17))


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Larry Stice, City Planning, explained that the ordinance was for NAU that would have 300 students and 30 employees and hours of operation would be from 8am to 10pm and they are looking into additional parking issues. Patricia Jensen, White Goss,representative for the applicant said that there is a substitute that addresses the parking issues.
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

050046
(Sub.)
Authorizing execution of a $125,000.00 Cooperative Agreement with the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of providing funds for streetscape improvements in connection with the Blackstone Redevelopment located generally at the intersection of 8th Street and Cherry Street.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
This item was held off the agenda
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

050061
Approving real property tax abatement for improvements on property located generally at 210 Highway and N.E. 40th Street within the Enterprise Zone; authorizing a cooperative agreement with FedEx Ground Package System, Inc, and the North Kansas City School District in regard to the project; and directing the City Clerk to provide a copy of this ordinance to the State Director of Economic Development


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Masoud Patel, EDC, and the legal representative for FEDX andproject manager for FEDX all testified and requested that there be tax abatement for the project for 25 years. There is a 37 million dollar investment from FEDX for the project. It would create jobs, revenue for the city and have a positive impact on the North Kansas City School District.
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

050071
Authorizing a $62,303.00 agreement with Kansas City Terminal Railway Company to perform an optimal route study for the Riverfront Heritage Trail, Segment 4f; authorizing the Director of Public Works to expend $62,303.00 for the project


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"

050093
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Sixth Amendment to the Briarcliff West Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the Sixth Amendment to the Briarcliff West Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Massoud Patel, EDC, testified about the Briar Cliff TIF, Mayor Barnes, abstained. This is a standard TIF excepting the sixth amendment.
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper
Nays: 0

050103
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 1 of the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Massoud Patel, TIF, The North Oak TIF, this is a proactive TIF that would help to prevent further property decay. It would create jobs, improvement property and create a housing project similar to the Chouteau project that provides low to moderate income housing. Project area 1 would begin as earlier as this spring. Patel stated that the councilperson of the district support the TIF as do the school districts, clay county and the neighbors. The funds would go primarily for home rehab. Mr. Ward from the North KC school district supports the project. Robert Batemen, shared a handout about blight in the area and one about defending your property. He believes that the area is not blighted. Mr. Bateman is concerned that private property may be taken if the TIF were to take effect. Staff and the Committee assured Mr. Bateman that it is not the intent or the purpose of TIF to take property, but to improve it. Councilman Nash, explained further that this is a proactive TIF that would attract development and that just compensation must be given in the event that eminent domain were to go into effect. Robin Corbit, testified regarding the North Oak TIF. Andy Bracker, EDC, Staff and the Committee explained that Cerner the prospective developer could move forward without the TIF but the city would reduce its benefit by not moving forward at this time and added that only in the event that public improvements were considered would eminent domain be an issue. Mr. Corbit said that this was not a blight issue but that of code violations which could be addressed more simply. Andy Bracker agreed to meet with anyone who still has concerns. Jim Cascone stated that the terms (blight) is scary to seem and would like to see the term and the title revamp to specify that it is the outer most part of the northland and not northland. Bill Shive, asked how the blighted status would affect his property that he believes is not blighted.
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

050104
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan; and designating a Redevelopment Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
See companion ordinance 050103
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0

041238
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Blue Ridge Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Blue Ridge Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan; and designating a Redevelopment Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (2/23/2005)"

Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, Barnes
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a Closed Session to discuss a Real Estate Transaction pursuant to RSMo. 210.021 (2).