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Legislation #: 030568 Introduction Date: 5/8/2003
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 6/8/2003
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER GLOVER AND COUNCILMEMBER ROWLAND
Title: Approving a General Development Plan for the Ellison-Knickerbocker Planning Area for an area of approximately 5.6 acres generally bounded by Knickerbocker Place between Pennsylvania Avenue and Broadway at the southeast corner of Broadway and Armour Boulevard on the south, Armour Boulevard between Central Street and Broadway on the north, Central Street on the east and Wyandotte Street 150 feet north of Armour Boulevard on the west, declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area, insanitary or undeveloped industrial area and its redevelopment necessary and approving the ad valorem tax benefits.

Legislation History
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5/7/2003

Prepare to Introduce

5/8/2003

Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

5/28/2003

Advance and Do Pass

5/29/2003

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 030568

 

Approving a General Development Plan for the Ellison-Knickerbocker Planning Area for an area of approximately 5.6 acres generally bounded by Knickerbocker Place between Pennsylvania Avenue and Broadway at the southeast corner of Broadway and Armour Boulevard on the south, Armour Boulevard between Central Street and Broadway on the north, Central Street on the east and Wyandotte Street 150 feet north of Armour Boulevard on the west, declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area, insanitary or undeveloped industrial area and its redevelopment necessary and approving the ad valorem tax benefits.

 

WHEREAS, the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri did prepare or cause to be prepared a General Development Plan for the Ellison-Knickerbocker Planning Area and recommended that the Council approve the finding of blight and approve the General Development Plan for the area; and

WHEREAS, the City Plan Commission has reviewed and recommended approval of the finding of blight and of the General Development Plan for the Ellison-Knickerbocker Planning Area on May 6, 2003, as evidenced by its resolution and has found said plan to be in conformance with the general plan for the development of the community as a whole, a copy of which resolution is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit "A"; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 100.400, RSMo, authorizes the Council to approve a general development plan and a designation of blight if the Council finds that the plan is feasible and in conformity with the general plan for the development of the community as a whole; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council has determined that ad valorem tax exemption benefits as authorized in Section 100.570, RSMo are necessary to attract developers in the area; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the Council declares the area of approximately 5.6 acres generally bounded by Knickerbocker Place between Pennsylvania Avenue and Broadway at the southeast corner of Broadway and Armour Boulevard on the south, Armour Boulevard between Central Street and Broadway on the north, Central Street on the east and Wyandotte Street 150 feet north of Armour Boulevard on the west, and more specifically described as follows:

The southern 40 feet of Lot 7, the southern 20 feet of Lot 17 and all of Lots 8, 15 and 16, Block 5, Hyde Park, a subdivision in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and the southern 16.66 feet of Lot 5 and all of Lots 6-16, Block 6, Hyde Park, a subdivision in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and all of Lots 4, 17, 18 and 19 and the western 130 feet of Lots 20-22, Block 7, Hyde Park, a subdivision in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and all of Lot 18 and the southern 38.9 feet


of Lot 19, Vinewood Addition, a subdivision in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri and more specifically described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of Knickerbocker Place and Broadway as now established, thence south along the west right of way line of Broadway a distance of 138.9 feet to the south line of said Lot 18, thence west along said south line a distance of 580.5 feet to the east right of way line of Pennsylvania Avenue as now established, thence north along said right of way line a distance of 141.3 feet to the south right of way line of Knickerbocker Place, thence east along said right of way a distance of 580.5 feet to the point of beginning at said intersection.

 

to be a blighted, insanitary or undeveloped industrial area in need of industrial development as defined in Section 100.310, RSMo, which constitutes an economic or social liability or a serious and growing menace, which is injurious to the public health, safety, morals, economy and welfare of the residents of Kansas City, and finds that the elimination or prevention of the detrimental conditions in such area by the commercial development of such area is necessary and in the interest of the public health, safety, morals, economy and welfare of such residents.

Section 2. That the General Development Plan for the Ellison-Knickerbocker Planning Area being that area of approximately 5.6 acres generally bounded by Knickerbocker Place between Pennsylvania Avenue and Broadway at the southeast corner of Broadway and Armour Boulevard on the south, Armour Boulevard between Central Street and Broadway on the north, Central Street on the east and Wyandotte Street 150 feet north of Armour Boulevard on the west, is hereby approved. A copy of said plan which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Document No. 030568, and is on file in the office of the City Clerk, is hereby approved.

Section 3. That the Council has duly made the findings necessary for compliance with Section 100.300-100.620, RSMo.

Section 4. That said General Development Plan is hereby found to be feasible and in conformance with the general plan for the development of the community as a whole.

Section 5. That the ad valorem tax exemption benefits as authorized in Section 100.570, RSMo, are hereby extended to the plan area to the extent and in the manner as provided for in said General Development Plan.

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I hereby certify that as required by Chapter 100, RSMo, as amended, all public notices have been given and public hearings held, as required by law.

 

 

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Secretary, City Plan Commission

 

Approved as to form and legality:

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Assistant City Attorney