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Last Published: 10/6/2014 1:47:39 PM
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
 

140509
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Intent to accept the Industrial Development Contract Proposal submitted by Seven 301 Holding Co., LLC for the redevelopment of the Seven 301 Phase I Project at 7301 Tiffany Springs Road in the Seven 301 PIEA Area in the 2nd Council District.


RECEIVED AND FILED

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

140510
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Intent to accept the Industrial Development Contract Proposal submitted by Walnut Creek Ranch, LLC for the redevelopment of 1706 Baltimore in the Film Row PIEA Area in the 4th Council District.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 Beginning of Consent Items

140502
Approving the plat of Kinsley Forest Apartments First Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1473)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Bob Langenkamp, City Manager's office, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This is a routine final plat that has passed all required checks.
Ayes: 5 - Glover, Ford, Curls, Sharp, Taylor
Nays: 0

140516
Approving the plat of Benson Place Replat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0934U)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Bob Langenkamp, City Manager's Office, gave the staff report. This is a routine final plat.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 End of Consent Items

140441
Approving the First Amended and Restated Troost Rockhill PIEA General Development Plan on about 20 acres generally bounded by E. 65th Street on the north, E. 68th Street on the south, parts of Rockhill Road on the west and Troost Avenue on the east, and declaring that area a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) Law 100.300-100.620. (683-S-1)


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 and Resolution 140454 are comapnion legislation. The purpose of the First Amended and Restated Troost Rockhill General Development Plan is to assist in the redevelopment of the vacant building.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140454
RESOLUTION - Amending the Country Club Area Plan by changing the recommended land use on about 4.1 acres in an area generally located at the northwest corner of E. 68th Street and Troost Avenue by changing the recommended land use from office to mixed use neighborhood. (260-S-9).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Resolution. It was noted that this and Ordinance 140441 are comapnion legislation. The purpose of the First Amended and Restated Troost Rockhill General Development Plan is to assist in the redevelopment of the vacant building.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140504
(Sub.)
Approving the 14th & Baltimore Redevelopment Area (PIEA) General Development Plan for an area of approximately 1.42 acres generally bounded by Baltimore Avenue on the east, by 13th Street on the north, the alley bisecting Baltimore Avenue and Wyandotte Street on the west, and 14th Street to the south.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Joe Rexwinkle, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The applicant intends to renovate the existing Power & Light building and to construct a parking garage wrapped with apartments and retail on Tract 2 in one phase with construction commencing this fall and concluding the Fall 2015. The Power & Light building will be renovated for 220 residential units on the 3rd throught 34th floors and 6,569 sq. ft. of retail space on the 1st and 2nd floors. The applicant is seeking tax abatement. Consequently, the applicant is seeking a finding of blight and adoption of the 14th and Baltimore PIEA General Development plan in addidtion to rezoning of the property and a preliminary develpment plan which also acts as a preliminary plat. Approval applications is a prerequisite o obtaining the requested abatement.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140506
Declaring certain real property in the Oak Point Project surplus to the City’s needs; authorizing the Director of the General Services Department to convey these surplus parcels to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri; and further authorizing the execution of related documents.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Stuart Development, Neighborhood and Housing Department, gave the staff report on the Ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140512
Rezoning 0.3 acres generally located at the northwest corner of Fremont Avenue and Stadium Drive, from District B4-5 to District M4-1. (14476-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. The rezoning is necessary because the Zoning and Development Code allows for Solid Waste Separation Facilities and Transfer Stations within the M4 district subject to a Special Use Permit and the provisions of Chapeter 88-380. Staff recommends approval of the request to rezone the parcel as this is consistent with the Sports Complex Area Plan land use designation.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140517
(Sub.)
Approving the I-35 and West 13th Street PIEA General Development Plan on approximately 6.85 acres generally bounded by 10th Street on the north, Washington Street on the east, 13th Street on the south, and Interstate 35 on the west in Kansas City, Missouri, and declaring the area as an obsolete, decadent, blighted, substandard and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) Law Sections 100.300-100.620, RSMo.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
John Eckardt, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report. This PIEA plan is comprised of the site of two recent rezonings. On June 19, 2014, the City Council passed Ordinances 140470 and 140474. These two ordinances rezoned each of the two locations to District UR (Urban Redevelopment District) because the developer was anticipating the applications to receive approval through the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority for tax abatement. The City along with PIEA require tax abated areas be rezoned to District UR to allow the City Plan Commission and City Council the ability to review the site plans of projects seeking tax incentives. The two rezoning sites have been combined into one parcel for this PIEA plan, totaling 6.85 acres and containing 44 property parcels.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140518
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 74, the Kansas City Redevelopment Ordinance, by adding a new Article VII, Public Mass Transportation Benefit Plan, for the purpose of requiring that certain public mass transportation benefits be provided to employees as a requirement of any economic development project utilizing tax increment financing, receiving tax abatements or financed with tax-exempt instruments.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/13/2014)"

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

140519
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to engage in a comprehensive process, utilizing appropriate resources including community outreach, multi-agency and multi-departmental coordination and employing appropriate city policy strategies to provide guidance to the Mayor and City Council so the city can identify, prioritize and implement effective development strategies which are complementary to the success of the preferred Phase II Streetcar Expansion corridors, the Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor and the associated TDD expansion area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Councilman Reed testified on behalf of the Resolution. He discussed the importance of this Resolution as it pertains to the overall success of the Streetcar project. Jeffrey Williams and Kyle Elliott, both of City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Resolution. Mr. Williams testified that this Resollution opens the door for the communities on the transit corridors to participate in the Streetcar development.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140396
Amending Chapter 88 by amending subsection 88-445-06-D, Signs in Residential Districts, Institutional Uses, to allow public schools and churches to install digital signs.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/20/2014)"

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

140398
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88 by enacting a new subsection 88-570-02-K, Applicability; Authorized Administrative Adjustments; Signs, and amending 88-445-08-C to allow an administrative adjustment for certain signs.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Diane Binkley, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. Currently, no wall signage, regardless of the zoning, may be electronic, digital, or motorized (88-445-08-C. 3). The purpose of the text amendment is to allow digital wall signage for businesses, where the signage is directed toward the interior of the site and therefore not visible from the public right-of-way. This would, for example, allow a digital wall sign to be placed on the rear of a commercial building facing inward toward the remainder of the center, so as to be visible to patrons within the development.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140480
(Sub.)
Rezoning an approximately 119 acre tract of land generally located south of N.E. 108th Street and east of future Shoal Creek Parkway from Districts R-80 and R-7.5 to District R-7.5 and approving a development plan which will serve as a preliminary plat. (14471-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/23/2014)"

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

140481
Approving an amendment to a previously approved 361 acre Community Unit Project Plan in District R-7.5 by removing about 57 acres generally located south of N.E. 106th Street and east of future Shoal Creek Parkway from said plan and leaving in place the Community Unit Project Plan for the remaining 304 acres in the Pine Grove subdivision. (12209-P-10)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/23/2014)"

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