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Legislation #: 190767 Introduction Date: 9/19/2019
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Code of Ordinances, by enacting Section 2-886 entitled Commercial Encroachments, which dispenses with the requirement that certain improvements erected or to be erected upon land belonging to the City be approved by the Municipal Arts Commission.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/16/2019 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/19/2019 Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee
9/25/2019 Hold On Agenda (10/23/2019)
10/23/2019 Hold On Agenda (11/20/2019)
12/4/2019 Hold On Agenda (12/18/2019)
12/18/2019 Hold On Agenda (1/8/2020)
1/15/2020 Hold On Agenda (2/12/2020)
2/12/2020 Hold On Agenda (3/18/2020)
3/18/2020 Hold On Agenda (4/8/2020)
4/8/2020 Hold Off Agenda

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ORDINANCE NO. 190767

 

Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Code of Ordinances, by enacting Section 2-886 entitled Commercial Encroachments, which dispenses with the requirement that certain improvements erected or to be erected upon land belonging to the City be approved by the Municipal Arts Commission.

 

WHEREAS, Section 1137 of the City Charter provides that the City Council may dispense of the requirement that arches, bridges, structures and approaches which are the property of any corporation or individual and which extend upon any street, avenue, highway, park or property belonging to the City be approved by the Municipal Arts Commission; and

 

WHEREAS, the Municipal Arts Commission is charged with additional powers and duties as the principal advisory arm of the city in matters of design and visual elements of major public buildings, structures, and art objects and in matters of promoting, fostering and encouraging cultural activities of all kinds, including the fine arts and performing arts; and

 

WHEREAS, the Municipal Arts Commission wishes that the Council dispense with the Commission’s approval of certain structures encroaching upon City property so that the Commission may focus its attention on those powers and duties stated above; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Department, pursuant to Section 18-26 of the City’s Code, is delegated with the authority to review and approve encroachments onto City property;

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Article VI, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by enacting Section 2-882, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2-886. Commercial Encroachments.

 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, and pursuant to Section 1137(b) of the City Charter, blade signs with a face area not exceeding twelve square feet, awnings, balconies, fire escapes, accessibility ramps, and any doors which shall extend upon any street, avenue, highway, park or property belonging to the City shall not be subject to the approval of the municipal arts commission.

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Dustin E. Johnson

Assistant City Attorney