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Legislation #: 050351 Introduction Date: 3/31/2005
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the First Amendment to the Country Club Plaza Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the First Amendment to the Country Club Plaza Tax Increment Financing Plan.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/30/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/31/2005 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
4/6/2005 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
4/7/2005 Passed

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050351.pdf Authenticated 147K Authenticated
cc plaza amd1 w-exhibits 6_7.pdf Exhibit 1212K amendment 1 w/exhibits
cc plaza ord fact sheet.pdf Fact Sheet 520K fact sheet
Request for Ordinance--Country Club Plaza TIF (00047017).DOC Other 48K ordinance request

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ORDINANCE NO. 050351

 

Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the First Amendment to the Country Club Plaza Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the First Amendment to the Country Club Plaza Tax Increment Financing Plan.

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, by Ordinance No. 54556, passed on November 24, 1982, and thereafter amended in certain respects by Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 911076, as amended, passed on August 29, 1991, created the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri (the Commission); and

 

WHEREAS, on April 27, 2004, the City Council passed Ordinance No. 970374, which accepted the recommendations of the Commission as to the Country Club Plaza Tax Increment Financing Plan (the Redevelopment Plan) and designated the Redevelopment Area therein to be a blighted area; and

 

WHEREAS, a first amendment to the Redevelopment Plan entitled the First Amendment to the Country Club Plaza Tax Increment Financing Plan (the First Amendment) was proposed to the Commission; and

 

WHEREAS, said 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 9, 2005, adopted Resolution No. 03-32-05 (the Resolution) recommending that the City Council approve the First Amendment; and

 

WHEREAS, the First Amendment revises the estimates in the Redevelopment Plan for project costs, reimbursable project costs and sources of funds; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

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

 

Section 2. All terms used in this ordinance, not otherwise defined herein, shall be construed as defined in Section 99.800 to 99.865 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended (the Act).

 

Section 3. The Council hereby finds that:

 

(a) Good cause has been shown for amendment of the Redevelopment Plan, and that the findings of the Council in Ordinance No. 970374 with respect to the Redevelopment Plan are not affected by the First Amendment and apply equally to the First Amendment;

 

(b) The Redevelopment Area, as amended, is a conservation area, as a whole, and 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, as amended, and the First Amendment;

 

(c) The Redevelopment Plan, as amended, confirms to the comprehensive plan for the development of the City as a whole;

 

(d) The areas selected for Redevelopment Projects include only those parcels of real property and improvements therein which will be directly and substantially benefited by the Redevelopment Project improvements;

 

(e) 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 Redevelopment Plan, as amended, and are not more than 23 years from the adoption of any ordinance approving a Redevelopment Project within the Redevelopment Area, as amended;

 

(f) A plan has been developed for relocation assistance for businesses and residences;

 

(g) A cost benefit analysis showing the impact of the First Amendment on each taxing district which is at least partially within the boundaries of the Redevelopment Area has been prepared in accordance with the Act;

 

(h) The First Amendment does not include the initial development or redevelopment of any gambling establishment.

 

Section 4. The Commission is authorized to issue obligations in one or more series of bonds secured by the Country Club Plaza Account of the Special Allocation Fund to finance Redevelopment Project Costs within the Redevelopment Area, as amended, 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 stake all such further actions as are reasonably necessary to achieve the objectives of the Redevelopment Plan, as amended, 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 and 99.865, which recital shall be conclusive evidence of their validity and of the regularity of their issuance.

 

Section 5. Pursuant to the provisions of the Redevelopment Plan, as amended the City Council approves the pledge of all funds generated from Redevelopment Projects that are deposited into the Country Club Plaza Account of the Special Association Fund to the payment of Redevelopment Project Costs within the Redevelopment Area, as amended, 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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Heather A. Brown

Assistant City Attorney