COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 961596
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances of the City of
Kansas City, Missouri, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, by repealing
Sections 80-170, Purpose and intent of URD district, 80-171, Conditions for
establishment of URD district, 80-172, Application for establishment of URD
district, and 80-176, Amendments to development plan for URD district, and
enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
Section A. That Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances of
the City of Kansas City, Missouri, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, is
hereby amended by repealing Sections 80-170, Purpose and intent of URD district,
80-171, Conditions for establishment of URD district, 80-172, Application for
establishment of URD district, and 80-176, Amendments to development plan for
URD district, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and
subject matters, to read as follows:
Sec. 80-170. Purpose and intent of URD district
(urban redevelopment district).
(a) The purpose of the urban redevelopment district
is to encourage and accommodate development and redevelopment of underdeveloped
and blighted sections of the city and to encourage the latitude and flexibility
in design to ensure the stated purposes of a redevelopment plan.
(b) Planned districts are intended to facilitate
the following development objectives:
(1) Encouragement of a more efficient and effective
relationship among land use activities.
(2) Preservation and enhancement of natural
phenomena and or architecturally significant features.
(3) Enhancement of redevelopment areas to
accommodate effective redevelopment.
(4) Assurance of a redevelopment project that will
integrate full development of the property and maintain harmonious
uses within and without the district.
Sec. 80-171. Conditions for establishment of URD
a. No urban redevelopment district shall be
established unless and until a property has been designated as a blighted area,
a conservation area, or an economic development area and a redevelopment plan
has been approved by the City Council which includes the property subject to
the rezoning as a part thereof. However, designation of a blighted area, a
conservation area, or an economic development area and approval of a
redevelopment plan may occur simultaneously with the rezoning to district URD
which is in conformance with a redevelopment plan approved pursuant to a
declaration of a blighted area, a conservation area, or an economic development
area. For purposes of this district, the declaration of a blighted area,
conservation area, or an economic development area shall be pursuant to the
provisions of the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Law (RSMo 99.300), Real
Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment (RSMo 99.800), Urban
Redevelopment Corporations Law (RSMo ch. 353) or Planned Industrial Expansion
Authority (RSMo 100.300). Further, the redevelopment plan as referenced in this
section shall be that plan required by such statutory sections.
b. An application for an urban redevelopment
district under the declaration as a blighted area, a conservation area or an
economic development area under the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation
Redevelopment Act may only be filed with the City after the Tax Increment
Financing Commission has provided the 45 day notice of public hearing provided
for under Section 99.830.3, RSMo. The City Plan Commission shall conduct a
public hearing on the application for an urban redevelopment district but shall
not vote on said application until a recommendation has been made to the City
Council from the Tax Increment Financing Commission regarding approval of the
Tax Increment Financing Plan or the designation of a developer to implement a
redevelopment plan affecting the property.
Sec. 80-172. Application for establishment of URD
(a) Any governmental agency or corporation having
the power of eminent domain or an owner or owners of assembled properties or
successors in interest or designated developers or an applicant for designation
as a developer under Section 99.800, RSMo, may submit an application for an
urban redevelopment district subject to the procedure set forth in Sections
80-350 and 80-360.
(b) An application for an urban redevelopment
district shall be accompanied by a development plan. The plan shall include
the following information:
(1) Name of development.
(2) Name, address and phone number of person or
firm that prepared the plan.
(3) Date plan prepared and any revision dates.
(4) Graphic and written scale of one inch equals
10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, or 100 feet. A scale of one inch equals 200
feet may be used for applications consisting of over 200
(5) A legal description of the property.
(6) A general plan for landscaping, signage,
lighting and architectural features, if such architectural features
are critical to the development of the project site.
(7) North arrow.
(8) Location map identifying boundaries of property
in relation to major streets.
(9) Existing property lines identifying point of
beginning and distances and bearings of property lines, consistent
with the submitted legal description of the application.
(10) Identification and written dimensions of the
width from centerline and total width of existing perimeter and
interior streets, other rights-of-way, and existing easements.
(11) Identification and written dimensions of the
total width of pavement of existing streets.
(12) Identification and written dimensions of
additional street right of way to be dedicated and width of any
proposed interior streets and easements.
(13) Location and written dimensions of the widths
of existing or proposed private vehicular access into the property
from perimeter streets and location of existing or
approved accesses on properties adjacent or
opposite the property, with off-set
dimension from the centerlines of such streets
and private access.
(14) Name of adjacent platted subdivision and
identification of lot number and tracts.
(15) Location, identification and dimension of
proposed lots and tracts.
(16) Location of proposed buildings and structures
and existing buildings and structures to remain, with written
dimensions of setback from proposed street right-of-way and
adjacent property lines, dimensions of building
width and length, number of floors,
gross floor area per floor, and total building
area. Residential buildings shall
identify, in addition, the number of dwelling
units per floor and the total number of
(17) Identification of proposed or existing use or
uses within each building, building entrances and exits, docks or
other service entrances, outdoor storage and sales areas,
and other paved areas.
(18) Location of proposed or existing parking
spaces, aisles, and drives with written setback dimensions from
proposed street rights-of-way and adjacent property lines;
typical width and length of parking spaces;
number of parking spaces per row; and
width of parking aisles.
(19) Location and identification of proposed and
existing signs to be retained, with written setback from proposed
street right-of-way, and type, height, and area of sign.
Elevations of freestanding signage to portray
this information may be provided on the
(20) Location and identification of boundaries and
phase numbers of the development if proposed to be platted or
developed in phases, including the buildings, structures,
access, and parking areas in each phase.
(21) Existing and proposed topography with contours
at an interval of not less than 5 feet and with approximate first
floor elevations of buildings.
(22) Location and identification of any proposed and
any existing site features to be retained, including detention areas,
retaining walls, and other pertinent site features.
(23) A written legend which utilizes numbers or
letters to allow cross reference and includes the following
information in the following order:
a. Existing zoning of property and proposed
zoning, including type of planned
b. Total land area in square feet or acre.
c. Land area or acres for existing and
proposed street right-of-way.
d. Net land area or acres.
e. Proposed use or uses of each building and
f. Height above grade of buildings and
structures and number of floors of each
g. Gross floor area per floor and total of
each building. Residential buildings
shall also include type of dwelling units,
number of dwelling units per floor,
and total number of dwelling units.
h. Building coverage and floor area ratio.
i. Residential development shall, in
addition, identify gross and net density.
j. Ratio of required number of parking spaces
for each use and amount of
required proposed parking spaces.
k. Commencement and completion dates for each
l. Applications for amendments to development
plans shall include a written
description of the changes to the approved
development plan, including any
changes in use, phases, parking, signage,
or site arrangement.
(24) Any other information necessary for a
determination as to the suitability of the plan for the site.
Sec. 80-176. Amendments to development plan for URD
(a) In the course of carrying out any part of the
development plan for a URD district, the developer may submit a revised
development plan which, for purposes of Section 80-355, shall be considered a
(b) If any development plan covering all or a
portion of the land so rezoned to district URD shall be abandoned, or if any
stage thereof shall not be completed within the time therein provided and is no
longer feasible for the proposed development, or if the declaration of a
blighted area, a conservation area, or an economic development area required by
Section 80-171 is declared null and void by any court of competent
jurisdiction, the director of city development may recommend that the area be
rezoned to its former or other appropriate classification. No such amendment,
however, shall be effective until approved by the city council after
recommendation by the city plan commission.
Section B. That the Council finds and declares that
before taking any action on the proposed amendment hereinabove, all public
notices and hearings required by the Zoning Ordinance have been given and had.
I hereby certify that as required by Chapter 80,
Code of Ordinances, the foregoing ordinance was duly advertised and public
hearings were held.
Secretary, City Plan
Approved as to form and
Assistant City Attorney