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Legislation #: 140519 Introduction Date: 6/26/2014
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: MAYOR JAMES, JR., COUNCILMEMBERS REED AND WAGNER
Title: Directing the City Manager to engage in a comprehensive process, utilizing appropriate resources including community outreach, multi-agency and multi-departmental coordination and employing appropriate city policy strategies to provide guidance to the Mayor and City Council so the city can identify, prioritize and implement effective development strategies which are complementary to the success of the preferred Phase II Streetcar Expansion corridors, the Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor and the associated TDD expansion area.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
6/26/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/26/2014 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
7/9/2014 Immediate Adoption
7/10/2014 Passed

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RESOLUTION NO. 140519

 

Directing the City Manager to engage in a comprehensive process, utilizing appropriate resources including community outreach, multi-agency and multi-departmental coordination and employing appropriate city policy strategies to provide guidance to the Mayor and City Council so the city can identify, prioritize and implement effective development strategies which are complementary to the success of the preferred Phase II Streetcar Expansion corridors, the Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor and the associated TDD expansion area.

 

WHEREAS, the City, working in collaboration with numerous community stakeholders, the Mid-America Regional Council, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, and Jackson County, Missouri conducted the consultant assisted Phase II – Streetcar Expansion Analysis project and presented recommendations to City Council; and

 

WHEREAS, on March 27, 2014 the City Council adopted Resolution 140227 recommending adoption of the City’s preferences for the Phase II Streetcar Expansion Project including the potential extension of the Prospect MAX BRT; advancing Phase II to Advanced Conceptual Engineering (ACE) and Environmental Analysis (EA); authorizing the submission of a New/Small Starts grant application upon certain conditions; requiring continued stakeholder engagement; requiring Phase II to be implemented in keeping with the spirit and intent of the adopted Boulevard and Parkway Standards; expressing the City Council’s continued commitment to regional transit system improvements; and authorizing the filing of a First Amended Petition for the Formation of the Proposed Kansas City Urban Rail Transportation Development District; and

 

WHEREAS, the City recognizes the potential long-term positive impacts of a complementary streetcar/BRT system including but not limited to increasing population and economic density in the urban core, supporting existing residential and commercial activity, developing under-utilized or vacant properties, connecting existing activity centers, and providing efficient, reliable and effective transit service; and

 

WHEREAS, the City conducted an extensive community outreach process and has expended substantial resources to identify the preferred extension corridors; and

 

WHEREAS, the City recognizes the need to identify potential opportunities and create appropriate strategies to address impediments associated with the context of each preferred streetcar/BRT corridor and the associated TDD expansion area; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to encourage development and redevelopment along each preferred streetcar/BRT corridor and within the associated TDD expansion area that will preserve the ability for existing residents and businesses to remain in their neighborhood; and

 

WHEREAS, the City will explore the availability of state, federal and all other non-City funding sources and pursue appropriate incentives and rebates deemed applicable to achieving both potential long-term positive impacts of an expanded streetcar/BRT system and the retention of existing residents and businesses along each preferred streetcar/BRT corridor and within the associated TDD expansion area; and

 

WHEREAS, the City shall coordinate the implementation of an expanded streetcar/BRT system with the recommendations of existing and ongoing community planning efforts including but not limited to Area Plans, the Major Street Plan, the Parks and Boulevard Master Plan, the Consolidated Housing Plan and Transit Oriented Design (TOD) concepts; and

 

WHEREAS, the City is actively crafting a comprehensive Transit Oriented Development (TOD) strategy that can be implemented in stages and follows models of national best practices to establish overall TOD policy goals and identify required elements for the development of transit corridor and specific station area planning documents; tools to implement TOD policies including but not limited to overlay districts, design guidelines, parking requirements and in-right-of-way parking management strategies; funding alternatives for capital improvements including streetscape amenities and pedestrian/bicycle facilities; and regulatory incentives; NOW, THEREFORE;

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. It is the goal of the City to foster economic development and preserve affordable housing along the Phase II transit lines and within the entirety of the TDD expansion area.

 

Section 2. The City Manager shall commence a comprehensive process utilizing appropriate resources including community outreach, multi-agency and multi-departmental coordination, outside expertise and employing appropriate city policy strategies to provide guidance to the Mayor and City Council so the city can identify, prioritize and implement effective development strategies which are complementary to the success of the preferred Phase II Streetcar Expansion corridors, the Prospect MAX BRT corridor and the associated TDD expansion area.

 

Section 3. The City will initiate this process by conducting an internal analysis within a 60 day time frame to provide guidance for the Mayor and City Council in their assessment of the appropriate methodologies to address issues related but not limited to:

·         Promoting Transit Oriented Development

·         Neighborhood revitalization and sustainability

·         Blight remediation

·         Appropriate pro-active incentive utilization, including but not limited to Tax Increment Financing and tax abatement tools

·         Community and stakeholder input throughout all planning and implementation stages

·         Sustaining and creating affordable housing options

·         Enhancing pedestrian connectivity and bicycle facilities

·         Parking requirement and management policies

·         Expedited development review and permitting.

 

Section 4. The process will take into consideration current existing plans and current legal and financial obligations of the City along the preferred Phase II Streetcar Expansion corridors, the Prospect MAX BRT and the associated TDD expansion area, as well as the future needs of the area.

 

Section 5. Consistent with the practices of the Downtown Streetcar Starter Line and the Phase II Streetcar Expansion Project, extensive stakeholder engagement shall continue to be incorporated into all future activities.

 

Section 6. The City reaffirms its commitment to work to integrate the City’s rail transit system and subsequent expansions with all modes of local and regional transit, including pedestrian, bicycle, bus and commuter rail services, so that all forms of transit work in conjunction with each other to move people to and from their neighborhoods and a variety of activity and employment centers.

 

Section 7. The City is committed to expanding its rail transit system in accordance with Federal Transit Administration requirements.

 

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