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Last Published: 6/22/2017 2:46:29 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - SCOTT TAYLOR, LEE BARNES JR., HEATHER HALL, QUINTON LUCAS, KATHERYN SHIELDS
 

170366
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Performing Arts Community Improvement District regarding their proposed amended budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2018.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 Beginning of Consent Items

170350
Approving the plat of Barry Pointe Plaza Second Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri, on approximately 3.58 acres generally located at N. Flintlock Road and N.E. 82nd Terrace, creating 2 lots for the purpose of office/business uses; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and directing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0447X)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning read the ordinance and advise it was a consent item. It has been filed according to City Code and State Statute.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 End of Consent Items

170348
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for Hy-Vee, Inc. for the purpose of the acquisition and installation of machinery and equipment for a project for industrial development consisting of a distribution facility located at the Three Trails Industrial Park site, expected to be in Three Trails Building III, 8701 Elmwood, Kansas City, Missouri; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and Hy-Vee, Inc.; authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $17,000,000.00; 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"
Jim Erickson, Economic Development Corporation, stated this is an introduction to Project Cart which is Hy-Vee Inc. This project will be located on approximately 136,000 square feet of property in one the buildings at the Three Trails Industrial Park. The job count will be a moving target but currently there is a target of 127 jobs within the first 2 years and should expand to 200 by year 10. The average salary is about $30,000, with a lot of entry level jobs which has been determined to be a need in south Kansas City. Total investment is about $29 million with $15.5 of that amount being for machinery and equipment. The request today is for a 10 year 50% personal property tax exemption through the Chapter 100 programs. Staff believes the request is consistent with City Council policy on Chapter 100 program. Michael Smith, with Hy-Vee and Mike White Attorney for Hy-Vee were present to speak in favor of this ordinance. Hy-Vee offers a program for customers to buy their groceries online this facility would be the fulfillment center for those orders. In addition, this facility will provide meals for area stores. This is a first for Hy-Vee, therefore a lot of the estimates are first time estimates. For the fulfillment Center it estimated that there will be 10 managers and assistant managers, 4 clerks, 14 drivers, 18 order selectors, 1 specialty person that does a variety of jobs and 1 director. The Central Kitchen facility is a separate division and will have several supervisors, maintenance persons, several lab workers, a lot of personnel handling material, supplies and production and 5 persons in sanitation. The Council stated their support for this project. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170356
Rezoning a 1.7 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest corner of Walnut Street and E. 19th Street from District DX-15 to District UR, and approving a development plan which also serves as a preliminary plat, to allow for a mixed use development. (14271-UR-3).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Joe Rexwinkle, City Planning, and Development Department, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This is the City Club project that Council previously approved a tax incentive plan for the property. This ordinance is the UR Zoning and the preliminary development plan. This property is exempt from the minimum parking requirement; however, the developers are proposing an underground parking garage that would contain about 315 parking spaces. There is an alley connected to the property that has to be vacated at some point and a request will come before the committee when that becomes necessary. The project will retail vender on the ground level and above it will consist mainly residential units. A copy of the staff and the developer’s presentation are on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170357
(Sub.)
Approving the preliminary plat of Rezen Ranch in District R-80 on about 19 acres generally located on the north side of N.E. 112th Street, approximately 1,600 feet east of N. Stark Avenue, creating two (2) residential lots. (SD 1552)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/7/2017)"
Request to be held by applicant.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170358
(Sub.)
Finding and determining the Emanuel Cleaver II Senior Living Facility at 7620 East 79th Street shall provide a public benefit to the City by meeting a demonstrated affordable housing need, providing housing for low-income persons and families, and leveraging tax credit funding from the State of Missouri; and authorizing one hundred percent, real property tax abatement for a period of twenty-five years, subject to payments-in-lieu of taxes as set forth herein, pursuant to Section 9 of Second Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 160383, as amended.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/7/2017)"
This item was requested to be held by Councilwoman Canady.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170360
Amending Chapter 88, Zoning and Development Code, through revisions, clarifications, and other administrative changes throughout the chapter in accordance with the Zoning & Development Code periodic review. (254-S-325)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/7/2017)"

Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170362
(Sub.)
Authorizing the City Manager to execute certain agreements with Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation for the purposes of providing financial assistance in the renovation of the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center and The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center Hotel; obtaining financial assistance to facilitate new economic development in distressed areas of the City; and approving the petition to establish the Pershing and Grand Community Improvement District.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Councilman Taylor advised that this was the second hearing on this ordinance. Kerrie Tindall, City Manager's Office, provided testimony stating that this ordinance authorizes a cooperative, funding, and a community benefit and agreement with Crown Center Development Corporation; this is in conjunction with $30 million for proposed renovations to the Sheraton and Westin in Crown Center. This will provide approximately 1400 new or newly renovated rooms. These upgrades will help to promote and attract new convention business and help make Kansas City a premier convention destination. The corporative agreement provides finance assistance to the redevelopment corporation using approximately 30% or $1 million annually whichever is less of hotel/motel taxes that are generated by the properties. Effectively, new revenues are being taken and a portion is being reinvested in the property for up to 25 years to offset the cost of the upgrades. The city’s contribution under this funding agreement is capped at $15 million plus interest for 50% of the renovation or whichever is less. In addition, to the funding agreement this project provides 250,000 over a 7 year period to the shared success fund. This helps to facilitate new economic development activity in distressed areas of the city. Jim Hedstrom, City Planning Department, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This ordinance also establishes the Grand and Pershing Community Improvement District. The district will have the authority and power to impose a sales tax of not more than 1% on retail sales within the district and will continue to operate up to 30 years. The revenue generated will benefit those in the district as it will go toward funding a master plan and implementation of that plan. Stacy Payne a representative from Crown Center stated that the goal of Crown Center is to help make Kansas City a prime location for conventions by ensuring that they have some of the best hotel rooms that will attract some of the larger conventions. This ordinance will help to fund all the rooms at both the Sheraton and Crown Cente,r which is about 1500 rooms. A copy of the full agreement is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170365
Amending Chapter 88, the Zoning and Development Code, to add a new residential zoning district R-0.75 and to add a colonnade building type and further, revising other sections which reference residential zoning districts to add the new district. (254-S-322)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Patty Noll, City Planning and Development, provided the staff report for this ordinance. The purpose of this ordinance is to add a new zoning district. This was discussed with the Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Council (KC NAC) also with the Midtown Plaza Implementation Committee. The reason for this proposal is because there is a gap between the minimum lot requirement of district R1.15 and R .05, the addition of R0.75 is a placement for the gap. There was public testimony in favor for this ordinance.

170376
Repealing Ordinance No. 170270 and enacting a new ordinance in lieu thereof for the purpose of more accurately reflecting the City Council’s intent in approving the extension of real property tax abatements to enhanced business enterprises on real property located on 139.18 acres at the Hunt Midwest Business Center in Kansas City, Missouri, within Enhanced Enterprise Zone 1; and directing the City Clerk to provide a copy of this Ordinance to the Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jim Bowers, White Goss Firm, representing Hunt Midwest, provided testimony of the ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to provide longer and deeper abatement for this project. This will allow Hunt Midwest to compete with the adjacent property. The previous ordinance 170270 did not completely reflect the intention of the Committee; this ordinance repeals and replaces that ordinance. Drew Solomon, Economic Development Commission, stated that during previous conversation on this matter and reading the language in the ordinance there was contradictory wording and could be problematic, therefore, they are presenting this ordinance for cleanup and to make sure it appropriately addresses any concerns. It was noted that once this ordinance is passed this becomes an administrative process for these parcels. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170377
(Sub.)
Approving the Paseo Gateway PIEA Development Plan on about 1.5 acres generally located at the northeast corner of Paseo and E. 9th Street and a 0.6 acres generally located at the northwest corner of Woodland and East 9th Street; declaring the area blighted and insanitary and in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Law, Sections 100.300-100.620, RSMo; and authorizing abatement to the full extent authorized by applicable law pursuant to Section 9 of Second Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 160383, as amended. (743-S).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Ashley Winchell, City Planning and Development, provided the staff report for this ordinance which is a PIEA proposal for 2 sites at the corner of 9th and Paseo. One site would be developed with an apartment building having a total of 57 units called the Century Apartments. The 2nd site would be developed with 22 townhomes which would be called Century Townhomes. This development is part of the Paseo Gateway Project. Scott Belke, Belke Appraisal, went over the blight study. He advised that blight study shows that the current buildings are worn out and are pulling away from the side walls, therefore, the roofs are collapsing into the buildings. The buildings have no economic life to them. The current land is owned by the land bank. A 100% of the land area and buildings qualify as blighted. Todd Leberman, a developer on this project stated that this project, is part of the Paseo Gateway project which is in partnership with the City of Kansas City, the Housing Authority, United Way and about 20 other partners to revitalize the Paseo West Neighborhood, Independence Plaza, Pendleton Heights and Chouteau Courts into mixed income communities. At Chouteau Court a third will be affordable housing and a third will be market rate. There was public testimony in favor of this project. A copy of the presentations are on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170378
(Sub.)
Rezoning an area of approximately 0.46 acres generally located at the northeast corner of Independence Boulevard and Park Avenue from District B1-1/ICO to District UR/ICO, and approving a development plan allowing for construction of a four-story mixed-use building with ground floor commercial uses and 38 residential units. (14405-UR-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Ashley Winchell, City Planning Department, provided the staff report for this ordinance. This is part of the Paseo Gateway Project, namely the Pendleton Arts Block project. This proposal is for a 4 story project, 38 unit apartment building with parking in the rear. There will be ground floor commercial leases and 3 stories above will be the apartment units. The project will be high transparency in conformance with Independence corridor overlay and rear podium parking will be screened. There will be a total of 36 off street parking spaces that are being included although 42 are required for this development. Staff is ok with the parking deviation because the zoning and development code states the parking regulation promote flexibility and recognizes that excessive off street parking conflicts with the City’s policy related to transportation, land use, urban design, historic preservation and sustainability. The plan is to make this a more pedestrian friendly area and because it is in a historic district to add more parking creates the possibility of losing a building, therefore staff is supportive of less parking. Todd Leberman, a developer on this project stated that this project was birthed from a successful project that they done in Chicago.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170383
Authorizing an application to the Missouri Development Finance Board for the authorization of state tax credits in the amount not to exceed $4,000,000.00 to make possible the development of a YMCA in downtown Kansas City to be located at 1029 Central Street, Kansas City, Missouri, formerly the site of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a tax credit agreement in the event that the application is approved.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/7/2017)"
Requested to be held by the applicant.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170384
(Sub.)
Rezoning about 17.65 acres generally bounded by N.E. Vivion Road on the north, Chouteau Trafficway on the east, N.E. 50th Street on the south and N.E. Antioch Road on the west from Districts B2-2 and B3-2 to District UR and approving a UR Development Plan for the same which also functions as the preliminary plat. (5642-UR-28).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/7/2017)"
Requested to be held by the applicant.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170385
Approving and designating the Vivion Point Redevelopment Project of the Vivion Point Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/7/2017)"
Requested to be held by the applicant.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

170386
(Sub.)
Accepting, in part, the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Vivion Point Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Vivion Point Tax Increment Financing Plan; designating the Redevelopment Area; providing for the inclusion of a community benefit provision in the redevelopment agreement; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/7/2017)"
Requested to be held by the applicant.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues.
 
 2. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: , 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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