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Last Published: 8/4/2015 10:23:20 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ED FORD
Present:4 - JIM GLOVER, SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP, MELBA CURLS
 

150436
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Plaza East Community Improvement District regarding their proposed budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150437
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Intent to Accept the Redevelopment Contract Proposal of Walnut Creek Ranch, LLC for the 1700 Wyandotte Project in the Film Row PIEA Area.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150438
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Intent to Accept the Redevelopment Contract Proposal of Walnut Creek Ranch, LLC for the 1706-1710 Wyandotte Project in the Film Row PIEA Area.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150433
Approving the petition to establish the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District; establishing the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District, generally located at the N.E. corner of the intersection of Interstate 29 Highway and N.W. Tiffany Springs Parkway in Platte County, Kansas City, Missouri; determining the Tiffany Landing 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 Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jim Hedstrom, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. Pat Sterritt, Sterritt Consulting, presented the blight study to the Committee. This Ordinance, pursuant to the Community Improvement District Act (Act) contained in Section 67 RSMo., approves the Petition and establishes the Tiffany Landing 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 is established for the purposes set forth in the Petition, that the District shall have all the powers and authority authorized by the Petition, the Act, and by law, and shall continue to exist for a period of thirty (30) 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 exterior renovation, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of certain private improvements, and to remediate the blighted conditions within the District. A determination of blight is required.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150434
Declaring an area generally bounded by E. 62nd Street on the north, E. 63rd Street on the south, Cherry Street on the west, and Holmes Street on the east to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for the same, said plan to be known as the 63rd and Holmes Urban Renewal Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bob Long, Economic Development Corporation (EDC) on behalf of the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion to Ordinance 150445. The proponent of the 63rd & Holmes Urban Renewal Plan is UC-B Brookside, LLC. UC-B Brookside, LLC is affiliated with local developers, John Hoffman and Lance Carlton. The 63rd & Holmes Urban Renewal Plan is located within the Western 49-63 Neighborhood and is adjacent to the Astor Place Homes Association. This proposed Urban Renewal Plan would include a single parcel located at 626 E. 63rd Street, which is the northwest corner of E. 63rd & Holmes Streets. The parcel is currently an underutilized surface parking lot, but had previously been the site of a gas station. The parcel is located in the E. 63rd Street corridor, which is currently commercial and office uses. These commercial and office uses are generally only one-half block deep, with residential uses lying behind them. The proponent for the Urban Renewal Plan is proposing the construction of approximately 23 units of market-rate apartments at the northwest corner of 63rd & Holmes, 626 E. 63rd Street. The Plan’s proponents believe that this proposed redevelopment will provide for new housing opportunities in the neighborhood and will attract new residents to an area that neighbors an established single family neighborhood. The Plan’s proponents have proposed the construction of a $4.1 Million three-story multifamily building with approximately 23 market-rate apartments and approximately 33 off-street parking spaces. See Exhibit H for additional project information. The Plan’s proponents believe that this project is well-positioned to attract new residents to the E. 63rd Street corridor because of the new housing units being created and the proximity and easy access to both the Brookside neighborhood and the Research Medical Center.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150440
Rezoning a 0.5 acre tract of land generally located on the south side of W. 48th Street between J.C. Nichols Parkway and Main Street from District R-0.3 to District B2-5. (14561-P).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion to Resolutions 150441 and 150442. This Ordinance requests rezone the 0.5 acres tract of land from District R-0.3 (Residential dash 0.3) to District B2-5 (Neighborhood Business 2 dash 5). The applicant is request the zoning change to allow the existing office/ commercial use of the building to continue. No site improvements are anticipated with this rezoning. The adoption of the Zoning and Development Code in 2011 converted the R-6 (High Apartment Provisional) to R-0.3 (Residential dash 0.3). Although the transition from Chapter 80, R-6 zoning designation to Chapter 88, R-0.3 designation maintained the same general uses, lots and building standards, office and commercial uses requires a Special Use Permit in the R-03 zoning district. With this parcel, the east portion of the building is zoned commercial and the west portion is zoned residential. This makes leasing the existing building a challenge because of the different zoning designation. The proposed change in zoning will allow the developer to market the existing building to all the uses permitted under the commercial zoning district within the entire building. The residential district use table (attached) outlines the various uses that are permitted subject to a Special Use Permit or prohibited outright. The residential districts also have specific setbacks, building types and standards that differ from the commercial districts. The office/ commercial use table is also attached for reference.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150441
RESOLUTION - Amending the Plaza Urban Design and Development plan for the future development and redevelopment of the 0.5 acres area generally located on the south side of W. 48th Street between J.C. Nichols Parkway and Main Street, by changing the recommended land use from “No Recommended Rezoning” to “Limited Redevelopment with Specific Guidelines.” (225-S-25)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion to Ordinance 150440 and Resolution 150442. The purpose of the Resolution is to amend the Plaza Urban Design and Development Plan, by changing the recommended land use on about 0.5 acres from "No Recommended Rezoning" to "Limited Redevelopment with Specific Guidelines". This parcel is within two planning areas, the Country Club Area Plan and the Plaza Urban Design and Development Plan. The Country Club Area Plan was approved by Resolution 51866 on August 28, 1980. The Plaza Urban Design and Development Plan was approved by Resolution 95550 in November 1995.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150442
RESOLUTION - Amending the Country Club Area Plan by changing the recommended land use on about 0.5 acre, generally located on the south side of W. 48th Street between J.C. Nichols Pkwy and Main Street, from Office to Mixed Use Neighborhood. (260-S-10).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion to Ordinance 150440 and Resolution 150441. The purpose of the Resolution is to amend the Country Club Area Plan by changing the recommeded land use on about 0.5 acres from Office Commercial to Mixed Use Neighborhood. This parcel is within two planning areas, the Country Club Area Plan and the Plaza Urban Design and Development Plan. The Country Club Area Plan was approved by Resolution 51866 on August 28, 1980. The Plaza Urban Design and Development Plan was approved by Resolution 95550 in November 1995.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150443
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to a previously approved Preliminary Development plan in District MPD on about 77 acres, generally located north of E. 63rd Street, on the north and east sides of Citadel Drive (between Brooklyn Avenue on the east and Blue Hills Road on the west) to allow for the creation of up to 4 single family lots. (6469-P-9)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The request is to amend the existing Chapter 80 approved CUP plan in District MPD to allow for the deletionof 1.31 acres from the Community Unit Plan. The applicant has stated that the reason for deletion is to allow for the creation of 3 single family residential lots. The removal of this area from the existing plan will result in the loss of 8 units within 4-duplex building. Staff is concerned about deleting the plan without a proposed use since the underlying zoning district is R-0.5. The R-0.5 districts allows for a minimum lot area of 3,000 sq. ft. per lot or 350 sq. ft. per unit. If the plan is deleted without specific restrictions, the applicant can develop up to 19 single family lots or 163 multifamily residential units on 1.31 acres. Staff recommends that the plan be amended to show four (4) single family residential lots. The development plan and data shall be updated and submitted to Development Management Division prior to ordinance request. The original condition of approval for the overall Citadel Center development shall be carried forward. The main access to The Woodlands at Citadel senior apartment is via this parcel. Staff recommends that the cross access easements document for the properties to the west and south be granted and shown on the revised plan as approved by the existing CUP plan.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150444
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88, Section 88-445, Signs, to make revisions regarding the size, location and abandonment of signs.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/8/2015)"

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150445
Rezoning a 0.5 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of E. 63rd Street and Holmes Road from District B3-2 to District UR, and approving a preliminary development plan for a 23-unit residential building. (14562-UR).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Joe Rexwinkle, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion to Ordinance 150434. Concurrent with the rezoning request, the applicant has submitted a preliminary development plan which proposes construction of a three-story, 23-unit apartment building and associated parking lot on the subject property. The plan depicts the building located in the south portion of the site adjacent to 63rd St and Holmes Rd and the parking to the north between the building and east/west alley. The parking lot contains 33 parking spaces, 19 of which are standard size spaces with the remaining being small car parking. Access to the parking lot is planned from Holmes Rd. The building will be constructed on the property line adjacent to both Holmes Rd and E 63rd St while the parking lot will be setback approximately 1 foot off the alley right-of-way line and 2 to 3 feet of the Holmes Rd right-of-way line. The building is laid out with internal access to each unit with two entrances to the building on the north and two on the south. A sidewalk provided along the south side of the parking lot will provide a connection from the public sidewalk along Holmes to two building entrances along the north side of the building. The two entrances on the south side of the building will have direct connections to the public sidewalk along E 63rd St. The building is proposed to be constructed mainly of vertical standing seam metal siding in a light grey color with dark grey brick around portions of the ground level. Upper level units will each have a balcony while ground level units will have patios at the ground level surrounded by horizontal wood fence for screening.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140823
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 74, Code of Ordinances, by repealing and reenacting Section 74-57, Delegation of Authority, for the purpose of requiring that development agreements contain a provision allowing the assignment to and assumption by City of certain rights, duties, interests and obligations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri; enacting new Sections 74-62, Administrative Costs, and 74-63, Special Allocation Fund, for the purposes of addressing administrative costs to be reimbursed and the housing of the special allocation fund within the City; and estimating and appropriating $250,000 for the purposes of funding the existing accounting and financial reporting services through the end of the current fiscal year.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Dan Bagunu, Finance Department, and Brian Rabineau, Law Department, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion to Resolution 140826.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140825
(Sub.)
Establishing a policy for identifying the amount of ad valorem real property taxes that should be utilized in furtherance of certain economic development projects, and establishing an effective date.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/24/2015)"
Katherine Carttar, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. Chairman Ford informed the Committee that his intent is to take public testimony on the Ordinance and then hold it for a couple of weeks to allow the Council as a whole to consider the Committee Substitute and decide whether or not this is a good policy to pursue
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140826
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to work with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri and the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri to develop and implement a plan for transferring to the City the accounting and financial reporting services provided to the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri subject to certain conditions; and authorizing the execution of certain agreements.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Dan Bagunu, Finance Department, and Brian Rabineau, Law Department, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion to Ordinance 140823. The services to be transferred are currently being provided by the EDC. By resolution adopted on September 26, 2014, the EDC called for the transfer of the accounting and financial services to the City. The resolution directs the City Manager to begin working on transitioning those services, and identifies January 1, 2015 as the implementation target date. It also authorizes the City Manager to execute agreements with TIF and amend the City's agreement with the EDC as required to implement the transition.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150331
(Sub.)
Approving the Second and Delaware Chapter 353 Development Plan on a tract of land generally bounded by the railroad right-of-way on the north, Main Street on the east, W. Second Street on the south, and the Market Station apartment complex on the west, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area; authorizing certain tax abatements and providing for the payment of certain payments in lieu of tax; estimating and appropriating revenues in the amount of $2,900,000.00 for the purposes of funding certain public infrastructure improvements; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the execution of certain agreements in connection with the foregoing.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Bob Long, Economic Development Corporation (EDC) on behalf of the 353 Advisory Board, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The proposed Second & Delaware Chapter 353 Redevelopment Plan provides a blight study and for redevelopment of a vacant and blighted parcel into a 275-unit multifamily project . Approximately 55 units will be available to only low-income residents. The Second & Delaware project will be built to "Passive House" standards, thus ensuring energy-efficiency and long-life. At its March 25, 2015 meeting, the Chapter 353 Advisory Board made the following recommendation: Approval of a Finding of Blight and the Second & Delaware Chapter 353 Redevelopment Plan with a $20,000 per year PILOT contingent upon unanimous support of the taxing jurisdictions.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150407
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88, Zoning and Development Code, to add Section 88-317, Art, allowing for Artboards to be approved through a Special Use Permit in the Greater Downtown Area, and adding two related definitions. (254-S-307)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/1/2015)"

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150417
Determining that the Americana Hotel Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Josh Messer, President of Americana addressed the Committee. The amended Plan provided for the rehabilitation of an existing hotel which includes 496 guest rooms and a 330 car parking garage.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0
 
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