Last Published: 8/4/2015 10:20:30 AM
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
 

150399
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the 3-Trails Village Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


RECEIVED AND FILED

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

150400
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Kansas City International Community Improvement District (KCICID) regarding their proposed budget for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

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

150381
Approving the plat of The Village Tenth Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; 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. (SD1053M)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. He testified that this is a routine final plat that is in accordance with State Statute and City Ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150382
Approving the plat of Village at Burlington Creek, Second Plat, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; 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. (SD1447B)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. He testified that this is a routine final plat that is in accordance with State Statute and City Ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150383
Approving the plat of Hollyday/Raymond Subdivision a Replat of Lot 2, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1070C)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. He testified that this is a routine final plat that is in accordance with State Statute and City Ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150384
Approving the plat of Summit View Farms 2nd Plat, an addition in Jackson 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. (SD1504A)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. He testified that this is a routine final plat that is in accordance with State Statute and City Ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 End of Consent Items

150386
Authorizing execution of a contract in an amount not to exceed $1,320,000.00 with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, for the purpose of providing funds for certain development and redevelopment activities; the implementation of AdvanceKC; and the operations of an International Business Development Initiative.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Katherine Carttar, City Planning and Development, and Bob Langenkamp, Economic Development Corporation, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. contract between the EDC and the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The FY 2015-2016 budget provides $1,320,000 in fuding for comprehensive economic development services provided by the EDC. Substantial changes from prior year contract include a $90,000 increase in the amount for the base contract and an additional $200,000 in funding to be used by the EDC to secure membership in the Kansas City Area development Council on behalf of the City.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150391
(Sub.)
Authorizing condemnation and taking of private property located at 6101 E 87th Street, Kansas City, Missouri in fee simple for public use for reclamation of a blighted, substandard or insanitary area within the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 TIF Redevelopment Area; receiving evidence, and making a determination, that this property is not only blighted, but is also substandard and insanitary; providing for the payment of just compensation therefore; authorizing continued negotiations by the Public Works Department; consenting to the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney on behalf of the City; and authorizing the City Clerk to cause this ordinance to be recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Jackson County, Missouri.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Austin Steelman, Law Department, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. 6101 E 87th Street is located within the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 TIF Plan Redevelopment Area. The First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 TIF Plan was approved by Ordinance 140594 on August 14, 2014. Before that, the original Bannister & I-435 TIF Plan was approved on October 10, 2013, by Ordinance No. 130737. The City's goal is to clear blight located on the subject parcel based on the City's constitutional authority. The Capital Center Inn and A-1 Motel currently operate on the property. The City has attempted to negotiate with the owner of these establishments by sending notice and offer letters based on an appraisal of fair market value. Negotiations have been unsuccessful.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150395
Vacating all of Wheeling Avenue and Belmont Avenue as established by the East Center Plat from the point of beginning south to Interstate I-70, retaining a utility easement, and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1704-V)


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 applicant, May Technologies, wishes to vacate these rights-of-way in order to extend an access drive from Fremont Avenue to their main facility. Access to the site is available through private Fremont Avenue and E 29th Street. A previously approved plan required that the site be accessed via Fremont to limit the impact on the surrounding residential properties. Vacating these rights-of-way will clean up the area and remove unusable right-of-way from City ownership.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150233
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88, Code of Ordinances by repealing Table 120-1 of Section 88-120-03 and 88-805-05-B.1, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, and enacting a new Section 88-318, to allow certain artisanal food and beverage production uses in certain commercial districts.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Patty Noll, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This Ordinance was introduced by Councilmembers Taylor and Sharp after they had been contacted by several members of the community requesting such a change.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150342
Approving the Block 140 Chapter 353 Development Plan on the southern half of a tract of land generally bound by E. Fourteenth Street on the north, Grand Boulevard on the east, Truman Road on the south, and Walnut Street on the west, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; reaffirming and declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area; authorizing certain tax abatements and providing for the payment of certain payments in lieu of tax; authorizing the execution of certain agreements in connection with the foregoing; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/3/2015)"

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

150360
(Sub.)
Approving the Frontage at Executive Park Area General Development Plan on approximately 60 acres generally located on either side of N. Corrington Avenue, north of E. Front Street, and declaring the area an Undeveloped Industrial Area in need of development pursuant to The Planned Industrial Expansion Law. (718-S)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
John Eckardt, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. Passage of this Ordinance would allow for tax abatement of expected industrial development.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 1. A hearing to determine if the following TIF redevelopment plans/projects are making satisfactory progress: Americana Hotel; Brush Creek; Performing Arts; Southtown Corridor/31st & Baltimore; Summit.
 
 Chairman Ford reminded the Committee of the process surrounding the determination hearings for TIF redevelopment plans/projects. The Ordinances for these reports will be introduced at tomorrow's Legislative Session to be acted upon at next week's Committee meeting. Sandra Rayford, Economic Development Corporation (EDC), gave the staff report on the Ordinance. She began her presentation with a request to hold off on the report for the Southtown TIF project. The following TIF Plan reports were presented by Ms. Rayford: Americana Hotel, Summit, Performing Arts and the Brush Creek. Due to unanswered questions, the Americana Hotel TIF plan report was also held for one week for an opportunity to attain the answers to those unanswered questions.
 
 2. There may be a discussion regarding the future of Kemper Arena.
 
 3. There may be discussion of Council Priorities relating to economic development.
 
 4. There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues.
 
 5. 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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