Last Published: 1/25/2017 10:59:06 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SCOTT TAYLOR
Present:4 - LEE BARNES JR., HEATHER HALL, QUINTON LUCAS, KATHERYN SHIELDS
 
 
 Ordinance 160735, Veterans Community Project Village will be heard at 1:30pm.
 
 Economic Development 101 But/For analysis will be heard at 2:00pm.
 
 The rest of business will be at 2:30pm.

160690
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from Port KC regarding the submission of the Annual Report for Port Improvement District No. 1 for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas
Nays: 0

160691
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from Port KC regarding the submission of the Annual Report for Port Improvement District No. 2 for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas
Nays: 0

160692
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Brywood Centre Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas
Nays: 0

160693
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the North Oak Village Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas
Nays: 0

160704
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Tiffany Landing Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2016.


RECEIVED AND FILED

Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Hall, Lucas
Nays: 0
 
 Beginning of Consent Items

160749
Approving the plat of North Oak Business Park, 5th Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri, generally located on the west side of N. Oak Trafficway, approximately 600 feet north of NE 50th Terrace; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0122G)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This is a routine final plat that is in accordance with City Ordinance and State Statute.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160750
Approving the plat of Tiffany Woods Reserve Third Plat, an addition in Platte County, Missouri, generally located northeast of N.W. Old Tiffany Springs Road and N. Ambassador Drive; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1068J)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This is a routine final plat that is in accordance with City Ordinance and State Statute.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160751
Approving the plat of Disabled American Veterans-Chapter 2, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri, generally located at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 40 and Logan Road; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0412A)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This is a routine final plat that is in accordance with City Ordinance and State Statute.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0

160752
Approving the plat of North Broadway Center – Second Plat, an addition in Clay County, Missouri, generally located east of N. Pennsylvania Avenue and south of NW 71st Street; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1542A)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This is a routine final plat that is in accordance with City Ordinance and State Statute.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 End of Consent Items

160745
(Sub.)
Approving the petition to establish the 46th & Wornall Community Improvement District #1; establishing the 46th & Wornall Community Improvement District #1 generally located on the south side of W. 46th Street between Broadway Boulevard on the west and Wornall Road on the east and extending to W. 46th Terrace on the east side of the block in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jim Hedstrom, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. John McGurk, Polsinelli, also addressed the Committee. Mr. McGurk briefly discussed the project informing the Council that the project density has been reduced by 40% from its conception due to negotiations with neighbors and other groups with reference to the Midtown/Plaza area plan. Project specifics included: 175 hotel rooms, 132 apartment units and a total value of approximately $130M. CID details included a 2.1% add-on Sales Tax and no need for a blight finding because the garage is considered a public improvement. Mr. McGurk explained that each CID is estimated to provide $3.55M towards the $130M overall cost of the project. The 2.1% sales tax alleviates the need to request property tax abatement on the project. The Council inquired about the reason for two CIDs in the exact same area, prevailing wages on the property, the EDC analysis, and the setting of property taxes on the hotel.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Shields
Nays: 0

160746
(Sub.)
Approving the petition to establish the 46th & Wornall Community Improvement District #2; establishing the 46th & Wornall Community Improvement District #2 generally located on the south side of W. 46th Street between Broadway Boulevard on the west and Wornall Road on the east and extending to W. 46th Terrace on the east side of the block in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jim Hedstrom, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. John McGurk, Polsinelli, also addressed the Committee. It was noted that this is a companion to Ordinance 160745. Mr. McGurk briefly discussed the project informing the Council that the project density has been reduced by 40% from its conception due to negotiations with neighbors and other groups with reference to the Midtown/Plaza area plan. Project specifics included: 175 hotel rooms, 132 apartment units and a total value of approximately $130M. CID details included a 2.1% add-on Sales Tax and no need for a blight finding because the garage is considered a public improvement. Mr. McGurk explained that each CID is estimated to provide $3.55M towards the $130M overall cost of the project. The 2.1% sales tax alleviates the need to request property tax abatement on the project. The Council inquired about the reason for two CIDs in the exact same area, prevailing wages on the property, the EDC analysis, and the setting of property taxes on the hotel.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Shields
Nays: 0

160755
(Sub.)
Rezoning 35 acres generally located on the south side of E. 87th Street and the east side of Bruce R. Watkins Drive (US Highway 71), from District UR to MPD, and approving a development plan which also serves as a preliminary plat, to consolidate the existing MPD and allow for 500,000 square foot of general industrial development on one lot. (10390-MPD-15).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This is a companion to Ordinance 160756. The request is to amend the current approved URD plan to delete the 35 acres at the southeast of E. 87th Street and Elmwood Avenue to allow for construction of office/ warehouse. The area to be deleted has been reclaimed and preliminary graded. The proposed amendment to the existing plan raises some questions about the existing conditions of approvals as it relates to outdoor advertising signs and traffic conditions.
Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall
Nays: 0

160756
Amending a previously approved UR Plan on approximately 403 acres generally bounded by E. 87th Street on the north, Interstate 435 on the east, Bannister Road on the south, and Bruce R. Watkins Drive (U.S. Highway 71) on the west, to allow for the deletion of 35 acres from said UR development plan. (Case No. 10390-UR-16)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This is a companion to Ordinance 160755. The request is to amend the current approved URD plan to delete the 35 acres at the southeast of E. 87th Street and Elmwood Avenue to allow for construction of office/ warehouse. The area to be deleted has been reclaimed and preliminary graded. The proposed amendment to the existing plan raises some questions about the existing conditions of approvals as it relates to outdoor advertising signs and traffic conditions.
Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall
Nays: 0

160123
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to develop and implement a program, to be denominated the Shared Success Fund, for the purpose of furthering economic development in severely distressed census tracts within the City.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/12/2016)"

Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Shields
Nays: 0

160683
(Sub.)
Amending Ordinance No. 140375 by repealing and reenacting Section 1 thereof for the purpose of updating the scoring system for evaluating economic development projects.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Katherine Carttar, City Planning and Development, addressed the Committee. The changes that were made during last week's discussion were highlighted and there was discussion about the score for job creation.
Ayes: 3 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall
Nays: 0

160714
Approving the petition to establish the Creekwood Commons Community Improvement District; establishing the Creekwood Commons Community Improvement District generally located at the southwest corner of the intersection of N. Oak Trafficway and N.E. Englewood Road in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; requiring the annual submission of certain records; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jim Hedstrom, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This Ordinance, pursuant to the Community Improvement District Act (Act) contained in Section 67 RSMo., approves the Petition and establishes The Creekwood Commons Community Improvement District as a political subdivision in the State of Missouri. The District , in accordance with the CID Act, would have the power and authority to impose a sales tax in an amount not to exceed one percent (1.00%) upon all eligible retail sales within the District. The District shall continue to exist and function for a period of twenty (20) years unless otherwise terminated in accordance with the Act.
Ayes: 4 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Shields
Nays: 0

160735
Rezoning approximately 4.14 acres generally located at 1201 E. 89th Street from District R-80 to District MPD and approving a development plan (also serving as a preliminary plat) to allow a 50-unit residential development and a structure for associated office/administrative uses. (14721-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Patty Noll, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The proposed project was located South Development Area Plan, adopted in 1970. The Plan recommends residential for this area. Specific goals of this project align with goals and objectives outlined in the South Development Area Plan, including providing equal opportunities in housing, increasing the supply of housing in various cost ranges, and increasing the variety of types of housing units. As required for MPD zoning, the allowed use and residential density has been determined to be consistent with the approved area plan. The project would be built in four phases, with homes built during the first three and a community/office/administration building in Phase 4. A six-space parking lot, accessed from E. 89th Street, will be built during the first phase.
Ayes: 5 - Taylor, Barnes Jr., Hall, Lucas, Shields
Nays: 0
 
 1. There will be an Economic Development 101 But/For Analysis presentation.
 
 Kerrie Tyndall, Office of Economic Development, addressed the Committee. Fran Lefor Rood, SB Friedman Development Advisors, was teleconferenced into the meeting for this presentation. The purpose of the But/For Analysis is to verify project financials to see if they fall within a market return range A test for financial feasibility with/without incentives The But/For Analysis demonstrates to other taxing districts, elected officials, and the general public that are being judiciously used. Benefits of a But/For Analysis included improved transparency, a rigorous independent confirmation of developer assumptions and market drivers, better negotiating basis for the city, and it provides a guard against over-subsidizing projects and right-sizes incentives. The But/For Analysis is used Statutorily, as defined in the TIF Statute. It is used in accordance with Ordinance 140031 in order to: promote good stewardship of the City’s resources, provide incentives for real estate projects only as necessary to fill the financial gap, limit the use of incentives to reasonable and appropriate project expenses which have a public benefit and are essential to the successful completion of projects, and to maximize private investment. The general project evaluation process is a project application is received by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC). It is then sent to be evaluated by the AdvanceKC Scorecard. A financial analysis is then conducted (if greater than $2M, by a third party, and if less than $2M in-house). The EDC then evaluates the project recommending which incentive tool and level of incentive to be used. The project is then passed to the relevant agency board to made a positive or negative recommendation to Council. The City Council approves or denies the project.
 
 2. There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues.
 
 3. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneysof 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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