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Legislation #: 061289 Introduction Date: 11/16/2006
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Expressing support for a single point urban interchange as part of proposed improvements to Front Street and the I-29/I-35/Paseo Bridge interchange and authorizing the City Manager to identify and recommend potential funding sources for City contribution to help defray the costs of designing and constructing such interchange.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/16/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/16/2006 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
11/29/2006 Immediate Adoption
11/30/2006 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 061289

 

Expressing support for a single point urban interchange as part of proposed improvements to Front Street and the I-29/I-35/Paseo Bridge interchange and authorizing the City Manager to identify and recommend potential funding sources for City contribution to help defray the costs of designing and constructing such interchange.

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) proposes to make improvements to Interstate Routes 29 and 35 (I-29/35) in Jackson and Clay Counties, Missouri, including a new crossing structure over the Missouri River and reconstruction of the interchange between I-29/35 and East Front Street, with East Front Street being relocated south of its present location (Front Street Interchange Improvements); and

 

WHEREAS, East Front Street is a public street running north and east from North Lydia Avenue and passing by and through property leased by the City to the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, a portion of which is subleased by the Port Authority to IOC-Kansas City, Inc., d/b/a the Isle of Capri Casino (IOC-KC) located generally east of I-29/35 and south of the Missouri River;

 

WHEREAS, the City supports that the new interchange of I-29/35 and East Front Street be designed and constructed as a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI), with East Front Street relocated south of its present location to an alignment that is an approximate extension of present East Levee Road further to the east and abutting on the south the present IOC-KC parking lot lying south and west of existing East Front Street; and

 

WHEREAS, MHTC is willing to incorporate the SPUI into the East Front Street Interchange Improvements, but has asked that the City contribute $10 million to help defray the costs of designing and constructing the SPUI as part of the East Front Street Interchange Improvements; and

 

WHEREAS, MHTC is willing to advance the $10 million contribution on the Citys behalf and be reimbursed by the City pursuant to a Reimbursement Agreement to be negotiated between the City Manager, on behalf of the City, and MHTC; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City supports construction of the SPUI as a part of the East Front Street Interchange Improvements.

 

Section 2. That the City requests and encourages MHTC to include the SPUI as a part of the plans for the East Front Street Interchange Improvements.

 

Section 3. That the City is willing to consider contributing $10 million to the East Front Street Interchange Improvements project to help defray the costs of designing and constructing the SPUI.

 

Section 4. That the City Manager is authorized and directed to work with the Port Authority to explore and identify potential funding sources to reimburse MHTC for the proposed $10 million contribution, including, but not limited to, potential revenue bonds, a transportation development district, and other financing methods.

 

Section 5. That the City Manager is directed to recommend within 60 days from the date of adoption of this Resolution potential funding sources that would accommodate the needs of the City, MHTC and the Port Authority to the City Council.

 

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