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Legislation #: 140620 Introduction Date: 7/31/2014
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Creating the Independence Avenue Special Review Districts’ Joint Design Review Committee.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
7/31/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/31/2014 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
8/13/2014 Hold On Agenda (8/20/2014)
8/20/2014 Hold On Agenda (9/3/2014)
9/3/2014 Hold Off Agenda
1/13/2016 Release
12/9/2016 Released

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140620 Addt'l Doc.pdf Other 79K Combination of Independence Avenue East and West Special Review Committee Oversight Boards
140620 Fact Sheet.pdf Fact Sheet 107K Fact Sheet

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ORDINANCE NO. 140620

 

Creating the Independence Avenue Special Review Districts’ Joint Design Review Committee.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Independence Avenue Special Review Districts’ Joint Design Review Committee is hereby created, which will replace the design review committee that was created in Ordinance No. 981058 for the Independence Avenue West Special Review District, and the design review committee that was created in Ordinance No. 981059 for the Independence Avenue East Special Review District, subject to the following administrative and application procedures:

 

ADMINISTRATION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

 

1. Composition of the Committee:

 

A. Each voting member shall be either an owner or lessee of property within the Independence Avenue Special Review Districts (“Districts”) or the employee of an owner or lessee of property within the Districts, except as provided herein, and shall be appointed by the Mayor, provided that the majority of the Committee shall be owners, or their employees, within the Districts.

 

B. In the event that an owner of property is a partnership, a partner or employee of a partner of same shall be eligible for membership; for a corporation, a member of the board of directors, officer, or employee of same shall be eligible for membership.

 

C. Non-voting members, which include representatives of adjacent residential neighborhoods, may be appointed by the Mayor, said members being representatives of the City and the community.

 

D. Independent contractors employed by an owner or lessee shall not be voting nor non-voting members.

 

E. Insofar as practicable, members of the Committee shall be familiar with matters of design. At least one person should have a background in architecture, urban design, or city planning. The Mayor may appoint any such person as a voting member or non-voting member of the Committee; provided that the Mayor should appoint a maximum of only one such person as a voting member who is not an owner, lessee, or their employee within the Districts.

 

2. Appointment of Committee Members: The Committee shall have five voting members appointed by the Mayor. The Committee may have two nonvoting members which may be appointed by the Mayor.

 3. Selection of Chairman:

 

A. The members of the Design Review Committee shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman of the Committee by a majority vote of the members of the Committee, for a term of one year.

 

B. No Design Review committee member shall succeed himself/herself as chairman and/or vice-chairman for more than three consecutive terms.

 

4. Terms of Service: The terms of service of the voting members on the Design Review Committee shall be for four years, except that one of the first five appointees shall serve for two years, two for three years, and the remaining two for the full four year term. The terms of service of the nonvoting members shall be for two years.

 

5. Removal: Removal shall be by the Mayor, but only for good cause.

 

6. Rules and Regulations - Adoption: The Design Review Committee shall have the power to develop and shall adopt its own rules and regulations. These rules and regulations shall be based on Roberts Rules of Order and shall be approved by the City Plan Commission. On approval and after having been filed with the Director of City Development, the rules and regulations shall become effective. Amendments to the rules and regulations shall be made in the same manner.

 

Section 2. 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 and Development Code have been given and had.

 

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I hereby certify that as required by Chapter 88, Code of Ordinances, the foregoing ordinance was duly advertised and public hearings were held.

 

 

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Secretary, City Plan Commission

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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M. Margaret Sheahan Moran

Assistant City Attorney