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Legislation #: 060365 Introduction Date: 3/30/2006
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER COOPER
Title: Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Appendix A, Section 2.8, GP-8, Airport and conservation uses, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, which expands the allowable uses in GP-8 zones to include billboards and other commercial uses compatible with airport operations.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/29/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/30/2006 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
4/19/2006 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
4/20/2006 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE NO. 060365

 

Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Appendix A, Section 2.8, GP-8, Airport and conservation uses, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, which expands the allowable uses in GP-8 zones to include billboards and other commercial uses compatible with airport operations.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Appendix A, Section 2.8, GP-8, Airport and conservation uses, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2.8. GP-8 Airport and Conservation Uses.

 

I.       Purpose.

 

GP-8 zone is intended to promote airport and/or conservation uses in the immediate vicinity of KCI Airport and to limit housing and certain commercial uses which are incompatible with the use of the airport and related airport uses. This is a commercial zone which allows commercial uses that support the airport operation.

 

II. Permitted uses. The following uses shall be permitted.

 

A. Principal uses.

 

1. Airports, public, including passenger and freight terminals, aircraft storage, maintenance and related services for aircraft and air passengers.

 

2. Manufacturing, processing, storage, packaging, or assembling of aircraft.

 

3. Hotels and accessory uses, including but not limited to, bars, restaurants, gift shops and hair salons.

 

4. Railroad right-of-way.

 

5. Utility rights-of-way, substations and pressure control stations.

 

6. Water treatment plants or water storage.

 

7. Sewage treatment plants.

 

8. Cemeteries.

 

9. Governmental services.

 

10. Golf courses.

 

11. Playgrounds, playfields and athletic fields.

 

12. Swimming beaches.

 

13. Boat rentals and boat access sites and marinas.

 

14. Camping or picnic grounds.

 

15. Group or organized camps for recreation.

 

16. Parks, public.

 

17. Farms for raising of all crops.

 

18. Orchards.

 

19. Truck gardening.

 

20. Poultry farms.

 

21. Farms for the raising of livestock.

 

22. Dairy farms.

 

23. Apiary farms.

 

24. General farms, ranges and pastures.

 

25. Grist milling, cornshelling, hay baling and threshing services.

 

26. Horticultural services.

 

27. Nurseries for trees, plants, and shrubs including retail sale when grown on the premises.

 

28. Fish hatcheries.

 

29. Quarrying and other extraction of minerals (subject to section 4.4).

 

30. Churches.

 

31. Other commercial and industrial uses that are compatible with airport operations.

 

32. Outdoor advertising signs, subject to the following restrictions:

 

a. The sign must be located within six hundred and sixty feet and on the south or west side of I-29, and only between NW 104th Street on the south and the intersection of I-29 and Mexico City Avenue on the north;

 

b. No revolving or rotating beam or beacon of light that simulates any emergency light or device shall be permitted as part of any sign. No flashing, intermittent, or moving light or lights will be permitted except scoreboards and other illuminated signs designating public service information, such as time, date, or temperature, or similar information, will be allowed; projection and LED digital signs shall not be allowed. Tri-vision technology shall be allowed;

 

c. External lighting, such as floodlights, thin line and gooseneck reflectors are permitted, provided the light source is directed upon the face of the sign and is effectively shielded so as to prevent beams or rays of light from being directed into any portion of the main traveled way and the lights are not of such intensity so as to cause glare, impair the vision of the driver of a motor vehicle, or otherwise interfere with a driver's operation of a motor vehicle;

 

d. No sign shall be so illuminated that it interferes with the effectiveness of, or obscures, an official traffic sign, device, or signal;

 

e. The maximum height of a sign, including its supporting structure, shall be eighty feet.

 

f. The maximum area for any one sign shall be eight hundred square feet with a maximum height of fifteen feet and a maximum length of fifty feet, inclusive of border and trim but excluding the base or apron, supports, and other structural members. In determining the size of a sign structure, temporary cutouts and extensions installed for the length of a specific display contract shall not be considered a substantial increase to the size of the permanent display; provided the actual square footage of such temporary cutouts or extensions may not exceed thirty-three percent of the permanent display area.

 

g. The maximum size limitations shall apply to each side of a sign structure, and signs may be placed back to back, double faced, or in V-type construction with not more than two displays to each facing, but such sign structure shall be considered as one sign.

 

h. Two or more displays may not be stacked one above the other. Structures displaying more than one display on a horizontal basis shall be allowed, provided that total display areas do not exceed the maximum allowed square footage for a sign structure pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (f) of this subsection.

 

i. No sign structure shall be erected within one thousand four hundred feet of an existing outdoor advertising sign on the same side of the highway; and

 

j.                    No sign shall be located in such manner as to obstruct or otherwise physically interfere with the effectiveness of an official traffic sign, signal, or device or obstruct or physically interfere with a motor vehicle operator's view of approaching, merging, or intersecting traffic.

 

k. The sign applicant must comply with the provisions of Chapter 18 of this Code and must obtain a permit from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

 

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 Ordinance have been given and had.

 

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I hereby certify that as required by Chapter 80, 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