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Legislation #: 990749 Introduction Date: 5/20/1999
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 5/20/1999
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Expressing the intent of the City Council to develop Richards-Gebaur into an intermodal freight facility that provides rail, truck, and air service; endorsing Kansas City Southern Railroad Company as developer of the intermodal freight facility; directing the City Manager to take all necessary steps to implement the preparation of a Master Plan that calls for the general aviation use of Richards-Gebaur, the construction of a new runway at Richards-Gebaur, compatible surrounding land uses; and implementing CouncilĀ“s intent that development of Richards-Gebaur as a rail, truck, and air intermodal freight facility be an open and public process.

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5/20/1999

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5/20/1999

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RESOLUTION NO. 990749

 

Expressing the intent of the City Council to develop Richards-Gebaur into an intermodal freight facility that provides rail, truck, and air service; endorsing Kansas City Southern Railroad Company as developer of the intermodal freight facility; directing the City Manager to take all necessary steps to implement the preparation of a Master Plan that calls for the general aviation use of Richards-Gebaur, the construction of a new runway at Richards-Gebaur, compatible surrounding land uses; and implementing Councils intent that development of Richards-Gebaur as a rail, truck, and air intermodal freight facility be an open and public process.

 

WHEREAS, on June 24, 1997, the City Council approved a resolution directing the City Manager to determine the requirements for closure of Richards-Gebaur for the purpose of constructing an International Freight center that included intermodal freight facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council approved a Memorandum of Agreement dated July 14, 1998, between the City and the Federal Aviation Administration setting forth the terms and conditions of the closure of Richards-Gebaur and affirming the potential construction of the International Freight Center; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to encourage the development in connection with the International Freight Center of an aviation facility as a component of the intermodal freight center; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires that Kansas City Southern construct the intermodal facility as now planned and contemplated under the Lease Agreement with the Port Authority and under the Development Agreement between the Port Authority and Kansas City Southern; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires that the City Manager take steps to prepare a Master Plan for general aviation at Richards-Gebaur that promotes Kansas City Southerns International Freight Center, economic development at Richards-Gebaur and compatible surround land uses; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the intent of the City Council to ensure an open and public process that allows for the development of Richards-Gebaur as a rail, truck and air intermodal International Freight Facility; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. The City Council endorses the construction of the International Freight Center by Kansas City Southern and directs the City Manager to take all reasonable and necessary actions to assure the construction of the International Freight Center in accordance with its Lease Agreement with the Port Authority.

 


Section 2. The City Manager is directed to take all necessary steps to determine the feasibility of locating and maintaining a new runway at Richards-Gebaur Airport that is integrated with the intermodal facility.

 

Section 3. The City Manager is directed to have prepared a Master Plan for general aviation at Richards-Gebaur Airport and a land use plan for the Richards-Gebaur Airport area, generally from Holmes Road to 71 Highway and Highway 150 to Highway 58, which will recommend land uses and buffer areas for the surrounding community to assure compatibility with the International Freight Center and an airport at Richards-Gebaur.

 

Section 4. That the City Manager shall take such other actions to ensure public input and comment on the plan for the new runway and the development of a Master Plan for the area and to encourage the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Works to ensure the completion of adequate and complete road infrastructure to and from the International Freight Facility.

 

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