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Legislation #: 970098 Introduction Date: 1/23/1997
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FORD AND COUNCILMEMBER LOAR
Title: Approving the development plan submitted by the Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation on an approximately 1.5 acre tract of land generally located at the northeast corner of Independence Avenue and Hardesty Avenue; declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a contract with the Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation; and authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/23/1997

Prepare to Introduce

1/23/1997

Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

1/29/1997

Hold On Agenda

2/12/1997

Advance and Do Pass

2/13/1997

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 970098

 

Approving the development plan submitted by the Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation on an approximately 1.5 acre tract of land generally located at the northeast corner of Independence Avenue and Hardesty Avenue; declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a contract with the Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation; and authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area.

 

WHEREAS, the Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation, an urban redevelopment corporation organized under and pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Corporations Law and amendments thereto, did on October 25, 1996, file with the City Clerk an application for the approval of a development plan which contemplated the redevelopment of an approximately 1.5 acre tract of land generally located at the northeast corner of Independence Avenue and Hardesty Avenue; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Clerk did refer said application for a development plan to the City Plan Commission; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Plan Commission did cause to be published in The Daily Record, a newspaper doing the City's printing, on November 18, 1996, that date being not less than ten (10) days prior to the date set for the hearing, notice of the public hearing on said development plan; and

 

WHEREAS, said City Plan Commission did hold a public hearing on said development plan on January 7, 1997; and

 

WHEREAS, at the public hearing conducted by the City Plan Commission, all interested persons were given an opportunity to be heard at said public hearing; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Plan Commission has made a study and investigation of the proposed development plan and did, on January 7, 1997, recommend approval of said development plan and did recommend approval of the finding of blight and the necessity of tax abatement and did submit a report of the same, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit "A"; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the development plan for the Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation, a copy of which is on file in the office of the City Clerk under Document No. 970098, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference, is hereby approved.

 

Section 2. That the Council finds and declares that the area being described in the aforesaid development plan submitted by the Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation is a blighted area as defined by Section 353.020(2), Revised Statutes of Missouri, and Section 74-4, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the redevelopment thereof is necessary for the public convenience and necessity; and that approval of the development plan and construction of the redevelopment project are necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare.

 

Section 3. That the Director of Finance be, and she is hereby, authorized and directed on behalf of the City to enter into a contract with the Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation, a copy of which, in substantial form, is attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit "B".

 

Section 4. That the Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation is hereby granted tax abatements on land and improvements as provided in Exhibit "B".

 

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I hereby certify that all public notices and hearings required by Chapter 74, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, have been given and had.

 

 

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Secretary, City Plan Commission

 

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney