Last Published: 9/11/2015 1:59:22 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
 

150496
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Shoal Creek Valley Community Improvement District regarding their notice of replacement directors.


RECEIVED AND FILED

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

150481
Approving a development plan in District AG-R on approximately 70.648 acres generally located at the northwest corner of N. Robinhood Lane and N.W. 128th Street. (14515-P-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ashley Winchell, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The plan proposes no changes to the site; rather, the application seeks to legitimize the existing use of the land. The property is zoned AG-R (agricultural-residential). AG-R districts are primarily intended for areas of the city on the outer edge of urbanized development. Subdivision of land to higher density development is usually premature, due to lack of adequate utility services, roadways, and other transportation systems. Land use regulations and lot and building standards are primarily geared to agricultural activities and very low-density residential development. The existing business brings in dirt from an off-site location to clean and pulverize in order to make topsoil. The top soil is then sold wholesale – individuals do not come to the property to purchase top soil.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150492
(Sub.)
Authorizing a cooperative agreement with 51st and Oak, LLC for the installation of the Brookside Interceptor and certain other sewer and storm sewer improvements associated with an economic development project authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend up to $3,700,000 for the agreement; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/1/2015)"

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

150494
Approving an amendment to a previously approved Chapter 80 preliminary development plan in District B3-2 (Community Business (dash 2)) to allow an increase in permitted building floor area within a 10-acre plan area for a motor vehicle repair use generally located south of N.E. 96th Street and west of N. Oak Trafficway. (13590-P-13)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Joe Rexwinkle, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The purpose of the request is to amend the previously-approved preliminary plan to allow for an additional increase in building floor area throughout the development. The approved preliminary development plan (Case No. 13590-P-12) allows for a total building floor area of 47,582 square feet. The proposed plan calls for an increase in total building floor area from 47,582 to 51,554 square feet. The purpose for the floor area increase is to allow construction of a 6,572 square foot, 8-bay limited motor vehicle repair use on Lot 4. The previously-approved preliminary plan allowed for a 2,600 square foot restaurant with drive through on Lot 4. The increase in floor area is greater than 10% of what was approved (260 sq. ft.), therefore an amendment is necessary to increase the total floor area throughout the development. Aside from the increase in building floor area, the plan shows only minor site plan modifications to Lot 4 to accommodate the change in use from a drive through restaurant to an auto repair facility. No modifications to the use, floor area or site plan for the remaining lots within the development are proposed. The site plan changes consist of a larger building footprint, reflective of the increased floor area, and shifting the building northward on the lot. The total number of spaces on the lot will be reduced from 35 to 32; however, this still complies with minimum parking requirements (16). The developer is required to obtain final plan approval by the City Plan Commission for the proposed development on Lot 4. The final plan must comply with this plan, if approved, and include details on the site plan, landscaping, lighting, and building elevations.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150497
Determining that the Blue Ridge Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Sandra Rayford, Economic Development Corporation, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. Whereas, Section 99.865.3, RSMo, provides that five years after the establishment of a redevelopment plan and every five years thereafter, the Council shall hold a public hearing regarding those redevelopment plans and projects created pursuant to Sections 99.800 to 99.865 RSMo, for the purpose of determining if the plan/project is making satisfactory progress.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150498
Determining that the Briarcliff West Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Sandra Rayford, Economic Development Corporation, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. Whereas, Section 99.865.3, RSMo, provides that five years after the establishment of a redevelopment plan and every five years thereafter, the Council shall hold a public hearing regarding those redevelopment plans and projects created pursuant to Sections 99.800 to 99.865 RSMo, for the purpose of determining if the plan/project is making satisfactory progress.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150499
Determining that the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/8/2015)"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150500
Determining that the 87th & Hillcrest Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Sandra Rayford, Economic Development Corporation, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. Whereas, Section 99.865.3, RSMo, provides that five years after the establishment of a redevelopment plan and every five years thereafter, the Council shall hold a public hearing regarding those redevelopment plans and projects created pursuant to Sections 99.800 to 99.865 RSMo, for the purpose of determining if the plan/project is making satisfactory progress.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150501
Determining that the KCI Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Sandra Rayford, Economic Development Corporation, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. Whereas, Section 99.865.3, RSMo, provides that five years after the establishment of a redevelopment plan and every five years thereafter, the Council shall hold a public hearing regarding those redevelopment plans and projects created pursuant to Sections 99.800 to 99.865 RSMo, for the purpose of determining if the plan/project is making satisfactory progress.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150502
(Sub.)
Determining that the Prospect North Tax Increment Financing Plan is not making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/8/2015)"

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

140825
(Sub.)
Establishing a policy for identifying the amount of ad valorem real property taxes that should be utilized in furtherance of certain economic development projects, and establishing an effective date.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/8/2015)"
Katherine Carttar, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This ordinance would evaluate the amount of ad valorem real property taxes utilized to fund any LCRA, PIEA, Port Authority, TIF, Chapter 100, sale-leaseback or Chapter 353 project at a common, standard level of 50% real property tax abatements. By obtaining a financial analysis that assesses each project's viability were it to receive a 50% abatement of ad valorem real property taxes, the evaluation process will place a greater emphasis on the City Council's stated policy to "Provide incentives for real estate projects only as necessary to fill the finanical gap." The City Council would retain the right to authorize a higher level of real property tax incentives, up to the full limits contemplated by the relevant laws, if it determines that the City's economic development policies support a higher level of incentives and/or the City is at a competitive disadvantage because it's competing with a jurisdiction that isn't operating under similar restrictions. The policy would apply prospectively only.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150420
Determining that the Southtown Corridor/31st and Baltimore Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/8/2015)"

Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be a discussion regarding the future of Kemper Arena.
 
 2. There may be discussion of Council Priorities relating to economic development.
 
 3. There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues.
 
 4. 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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