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Legislation #: 130443 Introduction Date: 5/30/2013
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 6/6/2013
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FORD AND COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON
Title: Supporting the formation of the Twin Creeks KC task force.

Legislation History
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5/30/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/30/2013 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
6/5/2013 Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute
6/6/2013 Adopted as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 130443

 

Supporting the formation of the Twin Creeks KC task force.

 

WHEREAS, the First and Second Creek Watersheds cover approximately 15,000 acres of prime development area and are generally located between I-29 and 169 Highway, north of 152 up to the north city limits; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri approved a complex infrastructure investment in sanitary sewers for this area which are under construction; and

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Transportation partnered with the City of Kansas City to improve the intersections on 169 at 96th and 108th Street to help serve this area; and

 

WHEREAS, the First and Second Creek Watersheds are covered in the KCI Area Plan, Nashua Area Plan and the Line Creek Valley Area Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Platte County Economic Development Council through its KCI Area Development Committee has been holding monthly informational and planning meetings for approximately 3 years; and

 

WHEREAS, the marketing committee and the board of the Platte County EDC, after due deliberation and community input, adopted “Twin Creeks KC” as the name for the development area known as First and Second Creek Watershed; and

 

WHEREAS, once developed, this large area has the potential to house 70,000 residents and create a “city within a city”; and

 

WHEREAS, there are infrastructure and capital needs in this area for it to see its potential, including projects related to schools, parks, roads, and public safety facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, this development area is an excellent opportunity to implement the City’s plans and policies related to parks, parkways and boulevards, stream buffers, the Major Street Plan, the Trails Plan, natural resources and flood mitigation, and the interceptor sewer; and

 

WHEREAS, the City’s interests would be best served by a joint task force to be formed by the City and the Platte County EDC to plan for this development area; and

 

WHEREAS, the task force will include five City representatives, one from the City Council, one from the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners, one from the City Plan Commission, one from PIAC, and one from the KCI Corridor TIF Advisory Committee, with these representatives to be appointed by the Mayor; will include three to five private citizens to be appointed by the Platte County EDC; and will include one representative from each of the following, to be appointed by that organization: the Platte County Commission, the Clay County Commission, the Platte County EDC, the Northland Chamber, and the Platte County R-3 School District, and

 

WHEREAS, the appointing authorities will appoint one alternate for each position, except that the Platte County R-3 School District’s alternate will be a representative of the North Kansas City School District to be appointed by the NKCSD; and

 

WHEREAS, the task force will have co-chairs, one from the public sector, and one from the private sector, to be chosen by the task force; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council support the formation by the City and the Platte County Economic Development Council of the Twin Creeks KC development area task force, and direct the City Manager to provide staff support for the task force including, but not limited to, representatives of the departments of Public Works, City Development, Parks, and Fire, and to invite the Mayor’s Office, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Kansas City Economic Development Corporation and the Mid-America Regional Council to provide representatives for technical support.  

 

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