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Last Published: 2/24/2012 1:59:17 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - ED FORD, JIM GLOVER, SCOTT TAYLOR, SCOTT WAGNER, CINDY CIRCO
 

110925
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District UR on an approximately 251 acre tract of land generally bounded by the south side of Interstate 29 on the north, the Clay/Platte County Line on the west, the Missouri River on the south, and a line located east of N. Jarboe Court on the east. (10579-UR-13)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Sarah Anzicek, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Mike McKeen, Briarcliff Development Co., was present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will amend a previously approved development plan so as to increase the square footage of multifamily residential and office space development, and other revisions in District UR on about 251 acres bounded by the south side of Interstate 29 on the north, the Clay/Platte County Line on the west, the Missouri River on the south, and a line located east of N. Jarboe Court on the east.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

110952
RESOLUTION - Replacing the Gashland Area Plan, and Nashua-Newmark Area Plan with the Gashland-Nashua Area Plan for an area bounded by the city limits of Smithville and portions of the unincorporated areas of Clay County, Missouri on the north, the city limits of Gladstone, Missouri on the south, Woodland Avenue/Maplewoods Parkway and Indiana Avenue on the east and the Clay-Platte County boundary on the west.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Kyle Elliott and John Debauche, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance will approve the Gashland - Nashua Area Plan by replacing the Gashland Area Plan, and Nashua-Newmark Area Plan for an area bounded by the City Limits of Smithville and portions of the unincorporated areas of Clay County, Missouri on the north, the City Limits of Gladstone, Missouri, on the south, Woodland Avenue/Maplewoods Parkway and Indiana Avenue on the east and the Clay-Platte County boundary on the west.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

110953
RESOLUTION - Adopting the North Oak Corridor Streetscape Plan, which will serve as a comprehensive guide for future streetscape improvements within the planning area, which extends one-half block to the east and west of N. Oak from N. 32nd Street to Englewood Boulevard.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Kyle Elliott, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Chris Kline, Confluence, was present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will adopt the City’s streetscape policy document for the study area along North Oak Corridor one-half block to the east and west of North Oak from North 32nd Street to Englewood Boulevard. Testimony: Jim Rice, Northland Neighborhoods
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

110967
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the Cultural Heritage District, a guide for future development for that part of Kansas City, Missouri, that is generally bounded by 41st Street to the north, Volker Boulevard to the south, Gillham Road to the east and Main Street to the west.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Tom Coyle, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. John Debauche, City Planning, was present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance adopts this as a policy document that will provide a guide for future development and redevelopment of the area. The area generally bounded by 41st Street on the north, Volker Boulevard on the south, Gillham Road on the east, and Main Street on the west. Testimony: Jim Wanser, Rockhill Homes Association Toni Wood, Nelson Atkins Museum Councilwoman Marcason
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

110976
RESOLUTION - Approving the Truman Plaza Area Plan as a guide for the future development, redevelopment and public investment within the area bounded generally by the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks on the north, Interstate 35, The Paseo and Woodland Avenue on the west, Interstate 70 on the south, and the Big Blue River, BNSF Railroad Tracks, and Belmont Avenue on the east; amending the Independence Avenue Corridor Plan, Truman Road Corridor Redevelopment Study, Blue Valley Industrial Plan by deleting the portion of these plans covered by the Truman Plaza Area Plan; and repealing and replacing the St. John Corridor Infrastructure and Land Use Plan, Garfield-Independence Plaza Area Plan, East 23rd Street Area Plan, and the Budd Park Area Plan. (693-S, 427-S-1, Ord. 001549, 517-S-2, 221-S-6, 622-S-1, 201-S-11, 216-S-5, 207-S-6)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Councilman Reed testified on behalf of this ordinance. Randy Dunn and Kelly Johnston, City Planning, were present to answer quesitons from the committee. This ordinance will approve the Truman Plaza Area Plan. This plan will amend the Independence Avenue Corridor Plan, Truman Road Corridor Redevelopment Study, Blue Valley Neighborhood Plan and the Blue Valley Industrial Plan. It will also repeal the St. John Corridor Infrastructure and Land Use Plan, Garfield-Independence Plaza Area Plan, East 23rd Street Plan and the Budd Park Area Plan. Testimony: Gary Marsk, KC Museum Advisory Board Micah Kubic, LISC Billie Robleado, Pendleton Heights resident Katie Grier, Indian Mound Association Michael Seward, NE HELP
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

110983
Approving an amendment to a previously approved development plan in District UR on approximately 14.7 acres generally located at the northwest corner of Elmwood Avenue and Blue Parkway. (12250-UR-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
John Eckardt, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Art Chaudry and Shannon Hestenburg, Swope Community Builders, were present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will allow for the construction of a Mazuma Credit Union, H&R Block parking and future commercial building to be generally located at the northwest quadrant of Elmwood Avenue and Blue Parkway-- generally Brush Creek (Lake Eight) on the north, Elmwood Avenue on the east, Blue Parkway on the south and Jackson Avenue (extended) on the west.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

110984
Vacating a portion of W. 4th Street, east of Madison Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents in Jackson County. (1624-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Tom Coyle, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance will secure and clean up the area of the West Bottoms generally located on the southwest quadrant of I-70 and I-35.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0
 
 1. There will be discussion of Economic Development Priorities. There was no Economic Development Priorities discussion. 2. Frank Lenk, MARC, will make a presentation on the Chamber's 2012 Economic Forecast. Frank Lenk, MARC, gave this presentation to the committee. Trends at the beginning of last year were strong, but dropped dramatically in the last 4 months. Housing is still the most lagging area in the City. Because of the unknown's with Europe's financial stability this drives up interest rate on sovereign debt. Higher interest rates increase deficits. All of this causes Stock Market volatility which causes businesses to pull back on investments. We're seeing more profit than investment. So the forecast he has made is that the economy will grow steadily, with about a 4% growth. Mr. Lenk wanted to remind everyone that this is only a forecast not a prediction. 3. There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues. There was no general discussion. 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. There was no Closed Session. The City Clerk's Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver's License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.