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Legislation #: 070485 Introduction Date: 4/19/2007
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 5/27/2007
Sponsor: None
Title: Declaring the area generally bounded by Cliff Drive on the north, approximately 340 feet east of Askew Avenue on the east, Independence Avenue on the south, and Chestnut Street on the west, as a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Scarritt Renaissance I Urban Renewal Plan. (653-S)

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/18/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/19/2007 Referred to Planning and Zoning Committee
5/9/2007 Do Pass
5/10/2007 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
5/17/2007 Passed

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Other 0K Urban Renewal Plan on file in the City Clerk's Office
070485 Document Map.pdf Maps 264K Document Map
050907 No. 2.pdf Advertise Notice 26K Advertise Notice
070485.pdf Authenticated 156K Authenticated
FACTSHEET.doc Fact Sheet 58K Fact Sheet
C000653S_STAFF REPORT_03-06-07.doc Staff Report 83K staff report

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ORDINANCE NO. 070485

 

Declaring the area generally bounded by Cliff Drive on the north, approximately 340 feet east of Askew Avenue on the east, Independence Avenue on the south, and Chestnut Street on the west, as a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Scarritt Renaissance I Urban Renewal Plan. (653-S)

 

WHEREAS, the area generally bounded by Cliff Drive on the north, approximately 340 feet east of Askew Avenue on the east, Independence Avenue on the south, and Chestnut Street on the west is (1) blighted by reason of the predominance of defective or inadequate street layout, insanitary or unsafe conditions, deterioration of site improvements, improper subdivision or obsolete platting, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or any combination of such factors, retards the provision of housing accommodations or constitutes an economic or social liability or a menace to the public health, safety, morals, or welfare in its present condition and use or (2) insanitary by reason of a predominance of buildings and improvements which, by reason of dilapidation, deterioration, age or obsolescence, inadequate provision for ventilation, light, air sanitation or open spaces, high density of population and overcrowding of buildings, overcrowding of land, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or any delinquency and crime or constitutes an economic or social liability and is detrimental to the public health, safety, or welfare; and

 

WHEREAS, on February 4, 2007, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, adopted a resolution recommending that the area be declared blighted or insanitary and recommending approval of an Urban Renewal Plan for the area; and

 

WHEREAS, on March 6, 2007, the City Plan Commission reviewed this matter and recommended (1) approval of the designation of the area as blighted or insanitary area and (2) approval of the Urban Renewal Plan; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Council finds that the proposed urban renewal area identified as the Scarritt Renaissance I Urban Renewal Area generally bounded by Cliff Drive on the north, approximately 340 feet east of Askew Avenue on the east, Independence Avenue on the south, and Chestnut Street on the west, legally described as:

 

Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of Independence Avenue and Chestnut Trafficway, thence north along the centerline of Chestnut Trafficway to the centerline of Lexington Avenue, thence east along the centerline of Lexington Avenue to the centerline of Bellefontaine Avenue, thence north along the centerline of Bellefontaine Avenue to the centerline of Anderson Avenue, thence east along the centerline of Anderson Avenue to the centerline of Benton Boulevard, thence north along the centerline of Benton Boulevard to the centerline of St John Avenue, thence east along the centerline of St John Avenue to the centerline of Gladstone Boulevard, thence north and east along the centerline of Gladstone Boulevard to the centerline of Askew Avenue, thence south along the centerline of Askew Avenue to the centerline of Independence Avenue, thence west along the centerline of Independence Avenue to the point of beginning; and

 

3200-3400 Norledge Avenue That portion of the NE 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 34 Township 50 North Range 33 West beginning at a point on the north line of Norledge Avenue 260 feet west of the east line of said 1/4 1/4 thence west 103 feet thence north 200 feet thence east 561 feet thence south 200 feet to the north line of Norledge Avenue, thence west along said north line 458 feet to the point of beginning; and

 

319-331 N Indiana Avenue Lots 81 through 86 inclusive, Melrose Addition, a subdivision in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri and the north of the vacated alley lying south of and adjacent said Lot 86; and

 

315 N Indiana and 3400-3530 Gladstone Boulevard Lots 61 through 74 inclusive, and the south of he vacated alley lying north of and adjacent said Lots 61 through 64, and all vacated Bales Avenue lying east of and adjacent said Lot 67, and the west 108 feet of Lot 75 and all the vacated alley lying south and adjacent, and the south of the vacated alley lying north of and adjacent said Lot 73 and the west 40 feet of said Lot 74, Melrose Addition, and Lot 124, East Melrose, a subdivision in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, all except that portion in right of way; and

 

3600-3620 Gladstone Boulevard Lots 125, 126 127 and the west 60 feet of Lot 128, except that portion in right of way, and the south 13 feet of Lot 138, and the south 16 feet of the west 47 feet and the south 38 feet of the east 28 feet of the west 75 feet and the south 47 feet of the east 15 feet of Lot 137, and the south 47 feet of the west 85 feet and the south 13 feet of the east 5 feet of Lot 136, East Melrose, and

 

3601-3617 Gladstone Boulevard Lots 1 through 5 inclusive, except that portion in right of way, Minnie G. Wilson Place, a subdivision in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, and the north of the vacated alley lying south and adjacent said lots.

 

is a blighted or insanitary area need of redevelopment or in need of rehabilitation and is appropriate for an urban renewal project by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, pursuant to Chapter 99, RSMo.

 

Section 2. That the Council finds that the Urban Renewal Plan is feasible and in conformity with the general plan for the development of the community as a whole.

 

Section 3. That the Scarritt Renaissance I Urban Renewal Plan, a copy of which is on file in the office of the City Clerk with this ordinance and is hereby approved.

 

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I hereby certify that as is required by Chapter 99, Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended, all public notices have been given and hearings have been held.

 

 

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Secretary, City Plan Commission

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Heather A. Brown

Assistant City Attorney