Last Published: 12/16/2014 9:52:45 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
 

140997
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Ward Parkway Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2014.


RECEIVED AND FILED

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

141000
COMMUNICATION - Notice of Intent to accept the Industrial Development Contract Proposal submitted by Building 106 LLC for the project at 106 SW Blvd. in the Crossroads Arts PIEA Area.


RECEIVED AND FILED

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

141014
Approving the plat of Overland Ridge Second Plat, an addition in Platte 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. (SD1252A)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning and Development, testified that this is a routine final plat in need of Council approval.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 End of Consent Items

140949
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to enter into a negotiation process with the American Royal Association to structure a public-private partnership for redevelopment of the American Royal complex and demolition of Kemper Arena, a draft plan of finance and a plan to divest the City of its current and future capital maintenance and lease obligations for both Kemper Arena and the American Royal complex facilities for consideration by the City Council.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

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

140996
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the Troost-Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard Redevelopment & Implementation Plan as a guide for future redevelopment in the Troost-Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard area.   (712-S)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/14/2015)"

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

141002
RESOLUTION - Approving the preparation and submission of an application to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for a brownfields assessment coalition grant in the amount of $600,000.00, authorizing the City to enter into a coalition with Jackson County, Missouri and the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Agreement amongst the coalition members establishing the terms of the coalition activities.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Andrew Bracker, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Resolution. A $600,000 grant is requested for assessment of hazardous waste and petroleum brownfield properties. Kansas City, through the Department of City Planning and Development, will submit the application and administer the grant as the lead coalition member. The Brownfield Assessment Coalition Grant will benefit eligible sites located anywhere within Kansas City or Jackson County, Missouri.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

141007
Vacating 155.16 feet of sidewalk immediately south of W. 21st Street and west of Central Street; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1694-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ashley Winchell, City Planning and Developent, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The vacation of this alley would allow the property owner to extend a patio on the north side of the building. The vacation would also bring the portion of the basement extending under the sidewalk out of the right-of-way. The property owner intends to use the building for office, residential, retail or mixed uses. The vacation will remove a portion of the sidewalk from the public infrastructure. A 4 foot wide portion of the sidewalk will remain accessible for pedestrian use. The applicant is the only property owner to gain right-of-way from this vacation. A utility easement will be retained to protect any existing facilities.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

141008
(Sub.)
Rezoning a 12 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest corner of Hillcrest Road and E. Bannister Road, to consider rezoning from District UR to District MPD, and approving a preliminary development plan which also acts as a preliminary plat, creating three (3) lots. (6720-MPD-17).


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 plan proposes converting the existing building into an storage facility (indoor and outdoor) and national retail with small expansion areas for both and the construction of two restaurants in outparcel buildings between the main building and Bannister Rd. One of the two restaurants is proposed to have a drive through. A tenant for the indoor storage facility has been identified; however no tenants have been selected for the remainder of the proposed uses.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

141016
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a public infrastructure funding agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission to expend up to $400,000.00 for improvements to North Brighton Avenue between Pleasant Valley Road and Soccer Drive.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/17/2014)"
Jeffrey Williams, City Planning and Development, testifed that there has been communication during the meeting with Public Works and TIF. It was agreed that this Ordinance is no longer necessary and can therefore be held off the Docket. Chairman Ford stated that he would feel better speaking with the1st District Councilpersons to ensure this Ordinance is truly not necessary. Thus, he would prefer to hold the item for one week to give him the opportunity to speak with those Councilmembers.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

141022
Amending Chapter 75, Vacation of Streets, Alleys, Plats and Easements, to improve the process for vacating streets and unneeded rights of way when initiated by the City.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Diane Binkley, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The City wishes to review the streets and unneeded right of way throughout the City and to vacate those which are not no longer needed. This ordinance streamlines the process to vacate streets and unneeded right of way when initiated by the City, by waiving the fee charged by City Planning and Development, waiving the City Planning Commission hearing, and reducing the publication and notification to only the adjacent property owners and utilities.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

141027
Approving an amendment to the 353 Redevelopment Contract by and between Beacon Hill Redevelopment Corporation and the City to exclude certain property owned by the Curators of The University of Missouri from the Beacon Hill 353 project and extinguish all master development rights of Beacon Hill Redevelopment Corporation to such property of the Curators; and authorizing the Director of Finance to execute an amendment to the 353 Redevelopment Contract between Beacon Hill Redevelopment Corporation and the City.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Allison Bergman, on behalf of Beacon Hill Redevelopment Corporation, addressed the Committee. This Ordinance would remove the Student Housing portion of the project from the 353 Redevelopment Contract.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140595
Approving a signage plan for an existing apartment complex on an approximately 1.73 acre property south of W. 46th Street between Jefferson Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Districts R-0.5 and B4-5. (8488-P-5)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ashley Winchell, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. She offered the revisions of the proposed signs on the project.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140771
Vacating E. 46th Street between The Paseo and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1683-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
Chairman Ford reminded the Committee that this Ordinance has been heard on at least two seperate occasions. Ms. Winchell read into record a summation of conversations with two police officers. The applicant is requesting the vacation “because the members of Brush Creek Village would like to offer better safety and protection to the residents of Brush Creek Village…Vacating the street will allow us to have security gates and guards regulating who is allowed into the apartment complex. Only residents, guests and of course city, emergency and utility services will be allowed onto the property.”
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140987
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Line Creek Valley Area Plan for an area generally located at the southeast corner of N.W. 64th Street and N. Klamm Road from Office to Residential Medium High. (686-S-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
John Eckardt, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Resolution. It was noted that this is a companion with Ordinance 140988. The plan proposes the construction of 291 units in seven buildings along with parking, a clubhouse, storm water detention and a new public roadway. The sole access to the site is from the existing NW 64th Street/N Klamm Road intersection. The plan shows a minimum 60 foot of right of way for N Klamm Road extending south from the intersection generally along the existing N Klamm alignment. Although the N Klamm right of way extends south to the southern project the actual roadway construction proposes to stop short of the southern boundary. Staff in the Land Development Division has requested that the road be constructed to the end of the property ownership.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140988
(Sub.)
Rezoning a 32 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of N.W. 64th Street and N. Klamm Road from District R-80 to District MPD, and approving a development plan that serves as a preliminary plat for seven apartment buildings and clubhouse with a total of 291 dwelling units on one lot. (14506-MPD)


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 on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion with Resolution 140987. The plan proposes the construction of 291 units in seven buildings along with parking, a clubhouse, storm water detention and a new public roadway. The sole access to the site is from the existing NW 64th Street/N Klamm Road intersection. The plan shows a minimum 60 foot of right of way for N Klamm Road extending south from the intersection generally along the existing N Klamm alignment. Although the N Klamm right of way extends south to the southern project the actual roadway construction proposes to stop short of the southern boundary. Staff in the Land Development Division has requested that the road be constructed to the end of the property ownership.
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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