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Last Published: 12/8/2006 2:08:14 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - ED FORD, TROY NASH, JIM ROWLAND
Excused:1 - BONNIE COOPER
 

991277
Accepting various easements and deeds in Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties; releasing various easements in Clay and Platte Counties; and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, stated that the ordinance is a monthly easement, its purpose is to accept/release easements that are no longer required for the location and maintenance of public infrastructure. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991278
Approving the sale of approximately 11.66 acres of vacant land located south of I-470 and west of View High Drive and authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a deed therefor.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Development Department, stated the ordinance will approve a sale for approximately 11.66 acres in the amount of $56,200.00. The property is a remnant of land that was left as a result of reconstruction of View High Dr. The proceeds from the sale will be distributed on a prorate basis to the State, Jackson County and the City. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991294
Authorizing execution of a $65,000.00 Cooperative Agreement with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of providing for business and marketing services; and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Carrie Flack, City Development Department, gave an overview of the ordinance. She stated that the ordinance will authorize staff to execute an agreement with Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $65,000.00. The contract will provide for business and marketing services through the Kansas City Area Development Council. Bob Marcos, Kansas City Area Development Council, stated that the funds are matched by those from 30 other units of government on both sides of the State Line and from 200 corporations. The resources were pulled together to compete nationally for major investments that can locate within Kansas City. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991295
Changing the name of N.W. 86th Court from the east line of N.W. 85th Terrace, east and north approximately 600 feet, to N.W. 85th Court.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Don Gustafson, City Development Department, gave an overview of the ordinance, explaining to the committee the reason of the street name change. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991305
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Mayor to apply for a U.S. Economic Development Administration Public Works Grant for the Lewis and Clark Redevelopment Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
John Tangeman, Housing Community and Development Department, stated that a project was put together with business in the area for a proposal in the amount of one million dollars from Economic Development of the Federal Economic Development Administration to assist in the redevelopment of the site located at 1100 W. 8th street and surrounding areas. Approval of the grant will clean up the site to make the site available for redevelopment. Jerry Riffle, Lathrop & Gage, spoke in support of the resolution, stating that the grant is necessary for the area.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991307
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Prospect North Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan approving the Prospect North Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan, subject to certain revisions; and designating a Redevelopment Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance 991307 for two weeks.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991308
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 1 of the Prospect North Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance 991308 for two weeks.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991309
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 2 of the Prospect North Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance 991309 for two weeks.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991310
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 3 of the Prospect North Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance 991310 for two weeks.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991311
RESOLUTION - Stating the support of the Council for the Longfellow Heights III housing project located at the northwest corner of 27th Street and Troost Avenue and directing the City Manager to explore alternatives for funding the capital needs of Longfellow Heights III, including in-district PIAC funds from the 2nd District.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Robert Hernandez, gave background information regarding the project which is for 306 units of affordable housing. He stated the city has participated in financing as well as public improvements for the first two phases. Phase III is the final phase and $450,000.00 is needed for public improvement and environmental mediation. Councilman Nash asked Mr. Hernandez about other partners involved in phase III of the project. Mr. Hernandez stated that there were tax credits from MHDC and Hallmark has contributed some funds for the project. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991160
(Sub.)
Approving the preliminary plat of U.S.P.S. Facility on approximately a 41.8 acre tract of land generally located on both sides of Cleveland Avenue, south of Truman Road. (SD 0872)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Larry Stice, City Development, gave an overview of the ordinance. The ordinance will approve a preliminary plat for the Post Office located at Truman Road and Cleveland. Larry stated that improvements for infrastructure will be done in the area. A revised plan and committee substitute was submitted. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0

991251
Approving the development plan submitted by the Mark Twain Redevelopment Corporation on a tract of land of approximately 0.33 acres generally located at the northwest corner of 11th Street and Baltimore Avenue; declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a contract with the Mark Twain Redevelopment Corporation; and authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Patricia Jensen, Assistant City Attorney, stated that there's a revised contract for the project. Councilman Ford , stated that the developer for the Mark Twain 353 is the same developer for the professional building downtown that is an eyesore to the area. He also expressed concerns stating that proposals have been worked out to take the first three years of the PILOTS (payment in lieu of taxes) totaling $141,000.00 and authorizing the developer to spend it on the Professional Building, which has some immediate and glaring needs because of the blight; also regarding the sprinkled system being installed before the year 2015 which will now be a part of Phase I & II to be completed by 2008 and immediately implementation of the tax abatement in order to make the professional building part work. Patricia Jensen, explained to the committee the changes that were made in the contract. The committee approved of the changes in the contract and recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Rowland
Nays: 0
 
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