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Legislation #: 030022 Introduction Date: 1/9/2003
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 1/26/2003
Sponsor: None
Title: Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to and approving the Second Amendment to the Chouteau I-35 Tax Increment Financing Plan and designating an amended Redevelopment Area.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/16/2003

Waive Charter Requirements City Council

1/9/2003

Prepare to Introduce

1/9/2003

Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

1/15/2003

Advance and Do Pass

1/16/2003

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 030022

 

Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to and approving the Second Amendment to the Chouteau I-35 Tax Increment Financing Plan and designating an amended Redevelopment Area.

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, Sections 99.800 to 99.865 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1986, as amended (the "Act"), the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, by Ordinance No. 54556, passed on November 24, 1982, and thereafter repealed and amended in certain respects by Committee Substitute to Ordinance No. 911076, as amended, passed on August 29, 1991, created the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri (the "Commission"); and

 

WHEREAS, the Commission has been duly constituted and its members appointed; and, after all proper notice was given, the Commission met in public hearing and after receiving the comments of all interested persons and taxing districts, closed said public hearing on March 25, 1998 and on March 25, 1998 approved Resolution No. 3-8-98 recommending to the City Council the approval of the Chouteau I-35 Tax Increment Financing Plan (the "Redevelopment Plan"); and

 

WHEREAS, on April 23, 1998, the Council passed Ordinance No. 980426 accepting the recommendations of the Commission as to and approving the Redevelopment Plan and designating a Redevelopment Area; and

 

WHEREAS, on June 12, 2002, the Commission recommended approval for the first amendment to the Redevelopment Plan (the First Amendment) by adoption of Resolution No. 6-9-02 (the Resolution), after proper notice was given and public hearings were held; and

 

WHEREAS, the First Amendment provides for the separation of Project 3 into two new project areas, improvements of N. Chouteau Trafficway between I-35 and Highway 210 and Winn Road as well as a neighborhood housing and infrastructure improvement program; and

 

WHEREAS, on July 18, 2002, the Council passed Ordinance No. 020784, accepting the recommendations for the Commission as to and approving the First Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, on December 11, 2002, the Commission recommended approval for the second amendment to the Redevelopment Plan (the Second Amendment) by adoption of Resolution No. 12-13-02 (the Resolution), after proper notice was given and public hearings were held; and

 

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment provides for the expansion of the boundaries of the Redevelopment Area to include the Winnwood-Sunnybrook and Chaumiere Neighborhoods and allow the establishment of a housing program in those neighborhoods; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 


Section 1. The recommendations of the Commission concerning the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan as set forth in the Resolution attached hereto as Exhibit "A" are hereby accepted and the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan, a copy of which is attached hereto t as Exhibit "B", is hereby approved and adopted as valid and the Redevelopment Projects contained therein are hereby authorized.

 

Section 2. All terms used in this Ordinance shall be construed as defined in Sections 99.800 to 99.865 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended.

 

Section 3. The following-described tracts are hereby designated as the Amended Redevelopment Area:

 

All that part of Sections 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Township 50, Range 32, of Township 51, Range 32, in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri, described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the southerly right of way line of Interstate 35 and the westerly right of way line of N. Brighton Avenue; thence southerly along the westerly line of N. Brighton Avenue to the northerly right of way line of Parvin Road; thence westerly along the northerly right of way line of Parvin Road to the easterly right of way line of Antioch Road; thence northerly along the easterly right of way line of Antioch Road to the southerly right of way line of Interstate 35; thence easterly along the southerly right of way line of Interstate 35 to the point of beginning.

 

Section 4. In accordance with the recommendations of the Commission as set forth in the Resolution, the City Council hereby finds that:

 

(a) The Amended Redevelopment Area as a whole is a conservation area;

 

(b) The following factors are hereby found to exist in the Amended Redevelopment Area, to-wit:

 

(i) The median age of 50% of the structures in the census tracts within the area is 35 years or older.

 

(ii) There is evidence of dilapidation, obsolescence, illegal use of structures, excessive vacancies and other potentially blighting factors referenced in Section 99.805(3), RSMo.

 

(c) The Amended Redevelopment Area as a whole has not been subject to growth and development through investment by private enterprise and would not reasonably be anticipated to be developed without the adoption of the Redevelopment Plan and such fact is acknowledged in an affidavit included in the Plan as Exhibit 15 thereto;

 

(d) The Amended Redevelopment Area includes only those parcels of real property directly and substantially benefitted by the proposed Redevelopment Projects;

 

(e) The Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan conforms to the Briarcliff-Antioch-Davidson Area Plan and to FOCUS, the comprehensive plan for the development of the City as a whole;

 

(f) The estimated dates of completion of the respective Redevelopment Projects and retirement of obligations incurred to finance Redevelopment Project Costs, have been stated in the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan and are not more than 23 years from the adoption of any ordinance approving a Redevelopment Project within the Amended Redevelopment Area;

 

(g) A plan has been developed for relocation assistance for businesses and residences.

 

(h) A cost benefit analysis showing the economic impact of the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan on each taxing district at least partially within the boundaries of the Redevelopment Area has been prepared.

 

(i) The Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan does not include the initial development or redevelopment of any gambling establishment.

 

Section 5. The Commission is authorized to issue obligations in one or more series of bonds secured by the Chouteau I-35 Account of the Special Allocation Fund to finance Redevelopment Project Costs within the Amended Redevelopment Area and, subject to any constitutional limitations, to acquire by purchase, donation, lease or eminent domain, own, convey, lease, mortgage, or dispose of, land or other property, real or personal, or rights or interests therein, and grant or acquire licenses, easements and options with respect thereto, all in the manner and at such price the Commission determines, to enter into such contracts and take all such further actions as are reasonably necessary to achieve the objectives of the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan pursuant to the power delegated to it in Ordinance No. 54556. Any obligations issued to finance Redevelopment Project Costs shall contain a recital that they are issued pursuant to Sections 99.800 to 99.865, which recital shall be conclusive evidence of their validity and of the regularity of their issuance.

 

Section 6. Pursuant to the provisions of the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan, the City Council approves the pledge of all funds that are deposited into the Chouteau I-35 Account of the Special Allocation Fund to the payment of Redevelopment Project Costs within the Amended Redevelopment Area and authorizes the Commission to pledge such funds on its behalf.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney