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Legislation #: 090293 Introduction Date: 4/9/2009
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 5/3/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SANDERS BROOK
Title: Authorizing the Director of the City Development Department to enter into a $175,000.00 contract with Collins Noteis and Associates for the Black Heritage Economic Development Plan for an area generally bounded by 29th Street on the south, 9th Street on the north, Prospect Avenue on the east and Troost Avenue on the west.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/9/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/9/2009 Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee
4/15/2009 Hold On Agenda (4/22/2009)
4/22/2009 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
4/23/2009 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 090293

 

Authorizing the Director of the City Development Department to enter into a $175,000.00 contract with Collins Noteis and Associates for the Black Heritage Economic Development Plan for an area generally bounded by 29th Street on the south, 9th Street on the north, Prospect Avenue on the east and Troost Avenue on the west.

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 071090 passed on October 11, 2007, the Council recognized the area from Troost Avenue to Prospect Avenue and E. 9th Street to E. 29th Street as Kansas Citys African American Heritage Area; and

 

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 080517 passed on May 22, 2008, the Council expressed its support for the establishment of an urban renewal plan for this area and the recognition of the Black Heritage District as a duty free zone in accordance with Senate Bill 1012 and House Bill 1957 from the just-concluded session of the Missouri General Assembly, expressed its support for approval of the concept of a Duty Free Zone for the Black Heritage District from the 95th Missouri General Assembly in 2009, stated its intention to designate only one such area, and instructed the City Manager to work cooperatively with the Intra Urban Council to create a master focus plan for the designated area; and

 

WHEREAS, sixty years of decline, disinvestment and blight have led to this 20 block long urban area becoming one of the most economically distressed areas in the City; and

 

WHEREAS, this two square mile section of the City represents only 0.6 percent of the Citys geographic land base and 1.5 percent of the citys population; and

 

WHEREAS, this area represents one of the highest poverty rates, lowest median housing value rates, highest foreclosure rates, and highest unemployment rates in the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Black Heritage District Economic Development Plan will result in an economic analysis and general development strategy for the District which will:

 

         Identify development projects within the District and provide strategies to insure implementation;

 

         Create strategies for future investment and economic development in the District.

 

         Identify future development opportunities, new destinations, and connections (physical and programmatic) between the 18th & Vine Jazz District, the Crossroads and Downtown.

 

         Define and position the area to capture the attributes of the unique identity of the Black Heritage District, including the cultural hubs at 12th Street and 18th & Vine.

 

         Build consensus among various entities and stakeholders with an interest in a vibrant District in order to speak with one voice on the priorities for the District.

 

         Promote collaboration among the stakeholders and community members to enhance the collective capacity to implement this Plan.

 

         Analyze and bring forward any existing relevant plans in the District;

 

         Follow the associated recommendations within the Greater Downtown Area Plan (in progress).

 

         Identify opportunities for small business development, expansion and sustainability as a primary vehicle for driving the economic stability of the area;

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Director of City Development Department is hereby authorized to execute a contract for Project No. 08036, Black Heritage Economic Development Plan, for an area generally bounded by 29th Street on the south, 9th Street on the north, Prospect Avenue on the east and Troost Avenue on the west with Collins Noteis and Associates. A copy of the contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

 

Section 2. That the Director of City Development Department is hereby authorized to expend $175,000.00 heretofore appropriated to Account No. 09-2540-642310-B for work to be performed under the aforesaid contract.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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Jeffrey A. Yates

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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M. Margaret Sheahan Moran

Assistant City Attorney