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Last Published: 12/10/2012 12:11:00 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
 

120893
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 88-110-04 and 88-110-06-C and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter that modifies requirements for residential building types.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Patty Noll, explained that the substitute for this ordinance would allow the change of town-homes to multi unit housing with restrictions for the designated area. It had originally been approved for town-homes but because of changes in the area and the economy, multi unit housing needed in the area.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Glover, Wagner
Nays: 0

120915
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 "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/5/2012)"

Ayes: 3 - Ford, Glover, Wagner
Nays: 0

120949
Accepting $800,000.00 in HOME program income funds from the Housing Economic Development Financial Corporation (HEDFC) federal receivership; estimating and appropriating funds in the amount of $800,000.00 in the HOME Investment Fund; authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a contract, financing agreement and loan documents in the amount of $800,000.00 with Seven Oaks Estates, L.P., for the conversion of the Seven Oaks School into affordable housing units; and designating requisitioning authority.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Stuart Bullington, and Doug Bosart were present and testified that the ordinance before the Committee accepts $800,000.00 in HOME program income funds from the Housing Economic Development Finance Corporation (HEDFC) federal receivership.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Glover, Wagner
Nays: 0

120952
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to execute a $181,460.51 contract with The Greensman, Inc., for hardscape costs for Phase 1 of the Monarch Manor project; authorizing the Director to amend the contract without City Council approval and to expend up to a total amount of $200,000.00 for hardscape costs; and designating requisitioning authority.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Stuart Bullington, testified on the ordinance and stated that it would appropriate $250,000.00 from the unappropriated fund balance of the General Fund for Historic Northeast – Sustainable Redevelopment Project and for supporting activities which are part of a broader redevelopment effort; and designating requisitioning authority.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Glover, Wagner
Nays: 0

120956
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for Country Club Bank for the purpose of constructing, equipping, and furnishing a headquarters project located at One Ward Parkway; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and Country Club Bank; authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $13,000,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Kerrie Tyndall, City Managers Office and Dan Franchise, testified that the ordinance approves an Industrial Development Plan for Country Club Bank for the purpose of constructing, rehabilitating, and equipping a headquarters office project located at One Ward Parkway and executing various agreements between the City of KCMO and Country Club Bank.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Glover, Wagner
Nays: 0

120962
(Sub.)
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for FQ Real Estate Holdings, LLC, a limited liability company whose sole member is Freightquote.com, Inc., for the purpose of constructing, equipping, and furnishing a world headquarters project located at a site generally located south of the existing St. Joseph Medical Center at Carondelet Drive and State Line Road; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and Freightquote; authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $55,000,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Steve Renner, EDC, explained that the ordinance approves an Industrial Development Plan for FQ Real Estate Holdings, LLC a limited liability company whose sole member is Freightquote.com, Inc., for the purpose of constructing, equipping, and furnishing a world headquarters project located at a site generally located south of the existing St. Joseph Medical Center at Carondelet Drive and State Line Road and executing various agreements between the City of KCMO and FQ Real Estate Holdings, LLC relating to the project. Steve Potter, MCPL, was present and testified that he thought that the project would not bring adequate revenue to the district and that perhaps the committee should reconsider until those details had been worked out. Members of the committee acknowledged Mr. Potters concerns and stated that after review the committee determine that the project was a good compromise and good for the city has a whole.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Glover, Wagner
Nays: 0

120963
Repealing Ordinance No.120822, which authorized condemnation and taking private property in fee simple for public use for Redevelopment Project No. 87007315 (Beacon Hill); enacting a new ordinance authorizing condemnation, taking private property in fee simple for public use for Redevelopment Project No. 87007315 (Beacon Hill), all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; renewing a determination of economic blight; receiving new evidence of economic and social blight; making a determination of economic and social blight; providing for the payment of just compensation for property condemned; authorizing continued negotiations and purchase by the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department; authorizing the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney on behalf of the City; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Jackson County.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ted Anderson, Law Department, explained that the Council may find it necessary to condemn properties for the purpose of Beacon Hill project. Improvements may include street, curb, sidewalk, drive approaches, and any necessary appurtenances, and structures required thereof, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri;
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Glover, Wagner
Nays: 0

120964
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Authorizing an application to the Missouri Development Finance Board for the preliminary authorization of state tax credits in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000.00 to support fund-raising efforts for capital improvements at Union Station located at 30 West Pershing Road.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Bob Lagenkamp, City Planning and Jerry Riffle, Representative for Union Station, were present to testify. Councilman Ford opened discussion of the Union Station improvements. George Guastello, Union Station, explained that the ordinance authorized an application to the Missouri Development Finance Board. If approved the state tax credits would support the fund raising efforts for capital improvements at Union Station
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Taylor, Wagner
Nays: 0

120966
Adopting the AdvanceKC Strategic Plan as the Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Kansas City and directing the City Manager to proceed with the planning and development of the Implementation Phase of the project.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Brian Rabineau, Law Department, explained that the ordinance would adopt the AdvanceKC Strategic Plan as the Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Kansas City and directing the City Manager to proceed with the planning and development of the Implementation Phase of the project.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Glover, Wagner
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 ON AGENDA (12/5/2012)"

120817
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88 by enacting Subsection 88-445-14-B-8, to provide for the registration of outdoor advertising signs.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/5/2012)"
 
 1) There will be discussion of Council Priorities relating to economic development.
 
 2) There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues.
 
 3) Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, 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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