Last Published: 8/4/2015 10:15:36 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
 

150414
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Troost Avenue 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

150415
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Brookside 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

150416
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Waldo 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

150403
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Revised Commerce Tower Village Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Revised Commerce Tower Village Tax Increment Financing Plan; designating a Redevelopment Area; expressing the City Council’s intent with regard to future amendments to the Revised Commerce Tower Village Tax Increment Financing Plan; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bob Long, Economic Development Corporation (EDC), on behalf of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion to Ordinances 150412 and 150413. The development contemplated by the Plan includes the historic rehabilitation of the 31-story Commerce Tower building located at 911 Main Street, and the adjacent parking garage located at 921 Main Street, and such development shall include approximately 90,000 sq. ft. of commercial/retail uses, including an early childhood learning center, a private elementary school and a graduate school, approximately 342 market-rate apartments on floors 7-30, an indoor dog park and outdoor greenspace, along with all necessary infrastructure and public improvements.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150407
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 88, Zoning and Development Code, to add Section 88-317, Art, allowing for Artboards to be approved through a Special Use Permit in the Greater Downtown Area, and adding two related definitions. (254-S-307)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/10/2015)"
The Committee discussed this Ordinance in Closed Session. Ashley Winchell, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. This new section of the code will provide regulations for artboards. The provisions for artboards will only apply within the area defined as the Greater Downtown Area. The Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts makes the following recommendation: “Artists can often activate and enliven spaces in the urban landscape that would otherwise be vacant or undersigned. These un-tended spaces, public and private, are both a missed opportunity and can contribute to blight. The City can facilitate artists’ temporary and opportunistic use of such spaces and venues as vacant walls, store-fronts, empty buildings, open spaces, unused billboards, etc.” Additionally, the Greater Downtown Area Plan promotes public art but recommends “existing billboards should be removed whenever possible.” The addition of regulations for artboards in the zoning and development code would create standards for which existing outdoor advertising signs (whether currently in or out of compliance) to be converted to an artboard. The provisions include standards for maintenance and removal, size limitations, and the approval process. Property owners wishing to convert an existing outdoor advertising sign to an artboard would be required to receive a special use permit. The special use permit process, which involves two public hearings before the City Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment, with decision by the latter, will allow each sign proposal to be evaluated based upon the provisions of 88-525-09.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150408
Rezoning a .523 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of N.E. Vivion Road and N. Elmwood Avenue, from District B1-1 and R-6 to District B2-1. (3557-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 request is to rezone the property from B1-1 and R-6 to B2-1 in order to properly zone a drive-thru and allow for the expansion of an existing Church’s Chicken with drive-thru. A majority of the lot is zoned B1-1. The southern length of the lot about 30 feet deep is zoned R-6. District B1 does not allow for drive-thru restaurants and therefore the existing drive-thru is not allowed. The rezoning will rezone the entire site to B2-1 which results in one zoning district for the property, legalizes the drive-thru and allows for the expansion of the existing use.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150409
RESOLUTION - Amending the Blue Ridge Corridor Project Plan by amending the Proposed Land Use Plan and Map for an area of approximately 3 acres generally located at the northwest corner of E. 87th Street and Fremont Avenue from residential to commercial. (403-S-5)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Resolution. It was noted that this is a companion to Ordinance 150410. This Resolution is a request to amend the Blue Ridge Corridor Plan by changing the recommended land use on about 3 acres from Residential to Commercial. The Blue Ridge Corridor Plan adopted by Resolution No. 900404 on passed by City Council October 25, 1990, allowed the existing commercial uses on E. 87th Street to serve as buffer to the residential uses north of E. 87th Street. The Blue Ridge Corridor Plan recommends residential low density, residential medium density residential land use at this location.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150410
Rezoning a 3 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of E. 87th Street and Fremont Avenue to consider rezoning property from Districts R-7.5 and UR to District B2-2, and approving a development plan to allow for a gasoline and fuel sales use. (6720-P-18 & 6720-P-19).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Resolution. It was noted that this is a companion to Resolution 150409. The Ordinance porposes to rezone the 2.66 acres tract of land from R-7.5 (Residential dash 7.5) and UR (Urban Redevelopment) to District B2-2 (Neighborhood Business dash 2. The site is zoned URD because it was within the 2007 Three Trails URD plan and Tax Incremental Financing District. The 2014 Cerner Trails Campus Plan removed this site along with other adjoining parcels from the plan, but did not rezone the properties. Staff supports the request to rezone this parcel as there is no accompanying incentive plan to warrant the UR zoning. Staff also recommends that the City explore the possibility of rezoning the existing UR zoned parcels within the abandoned Three Trials URD Plan. The Ordinance also requests the Council to consider approval of a development plan in lieu of a Special Use Permit, in District B2-2 (Neighborhood Business dash 2), to allow for gasoline and fuel sales at this location. Per Section 88-517-12-D, if a use is approved on a development plan that would have required special use approval, no separate special use review will be required. The applicant proposes to construct a new 5,773 square foot generation-3 Quik Trip Store. The gas station/ convenience store is proposed with 10 islands (20 pumps) and 61 parking spaces.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150412
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 1 of the Revised Commerce Tower Village Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
Bob Long, Economic Development Corporation (EDC), on behalf of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion to Ordinances 150403 and 150413. The development contemplated by the Plan includes the historic rehabilitation of the 31-story Commerce Tower building located at 911 Main Street, and the adjacent parking garage located at 921 Main Street, and such development shall include approximately 90,000 sq. ft. of commercial/retail uses, including an early childhood learning center, a private elementary school and a graduate school, approximately 342 market-rate apartments on floors 7-30, an indoor dog park and outdoor greenspace, along with all necessary infrastructure and public improvements.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150413
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project 2 of the Revised Commerce Tower Village Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
Bob Long, Economic Development Corporation (EDC), on behalf of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion to Ordinances 150403 and 150412. The development contemplated by the Plan includes the historic rehabilitation of the 31-story Commerce Tower building located at 911 Main Street, and the adjacent parking garage located at 921 Main Street, and such development shall include approximately 90,000 sq. ft. of commercial/retail uses, including an early childhood learning center, a private elementary school and a graduate school, approximately 342 market-rate apartments on floors 7-30, an indoor dog park and outdoor greenspace, along with all necessary infrastructure and public improvements.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150417
Determining that the Americana Hotel 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 (6/10/2015)"

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

150418
Determining that the Brush Creek 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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Chairman Ford reminded the Committee that at last week's Committee hearing staff made a presetnation regarding this TIF Plan, but at that time the Ordinances had not been introduced. This Ordinance reflects the report given at last week's Committee hearing.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

150419
Determining that the Performing Arts District Tax Increment Financing Plan did not make satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Chairman Ford reminded the Committee that at last week's Committee hearing staff made a presetnation regarding this TIF Plan, but at that time the Ordinances had not been introduced. This Ordinance reflects the report given at last week's Committee hearing.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, 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 (6/17/2015)"

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

150421
Determining that the Summit Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Chairman Ford reminded the Committee that at last week's Committee hearing staff made a presetnation regarding this TIF Plan, but at that time the Ordinances had not been introduced. This Ordinance reflects the report given at last week's Committee hearing.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

130914
Rezoning an area of approximately 5.2 acres generally located at the terminus of E. 100th Terrace, at the northwest corner of I-435 and 71 Highway, from District R-7.5 to MPD and approving a development plan which also serves as a preliminary plat, for a Bed and Breakfast for up to eight (8) guest rooms and parking. (6932-MPD-5)


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

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

150151
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City as to the Third Amendment to the Downtown Library Tax Increment Financing Plan and approving the Third Amendment to the Downtown Library Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/17/2015)"

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

150294
Determining that the Downtown Library 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 (6/17/2015)"

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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Joe Egan, Economic Development Corportation (EDC), gave the staff report on the Ordinance. On April 30, 2015, the 353 Advisory Board (Board) recommended approval of this 353 development plan. The Board recommended a 25-year abatement of 100%, with a 50% fixed PILOT payment to the affected taxing jurisdictions. The proposed project includes the approval of a 353 development plan for tax abatement. The project consists of a 24 story luxury apartment building, including 300 one and two bedroom apartment units raging in size from 590 square feet to 1,500 square feet, 499 parking spaces in a 6 story garage. There will be an amenity level above the garage with a club room, management office, theater room demonstration kitchen and pool. Total project costs are estimated at $110 million.
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.
 
 Chairman Ford informed the Committee that the Special Committee created by the Mayor to deal with Ordinance 140825 has completed its' work and they are ready to present their findings. He did make note that they have created a Committee Substitute to the Orginal Ordinance. He requested that Ordinance 140825 be added to next week's agenda to proceed with the proposed Committee Substitute.
 
 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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