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Legislation #: 970799 Introduction Date: 5/29/1997
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 6/5/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SIMMONS
Title: Directing the City Manager to evaluate the financial feasibility of renovating the City building located at 4900 Swope for purposes of utilizing it as a Family Resource Center in partnership with Swope Health Center and authorizing the City Manager to engage in negotiations with the State to lease part of the building to the State Department of Social Services.

Legislation History
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5/29/1997

Waive Charter Requirements City Council

5/29/1997

Referred Neighborhood Development Committee

6/4/1997

Immediate Adoption

6/5/1997

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 970799

 

Directing the City Manager to evaluate the financial feasibility of renovating the City building located at 4900 Swope for purposes of utilizing it as a Family Resource Center in partnership with Swope Health Center and authorizing the City Manager to engage in negotiations with the State to lease part of the building to the State Department of Social Services.

 

WHEREAS, since March 31, 1978, the City has been leasing the building known as 4900 Swope Parkway to Model Cities Health Corporation d.b.a. Swope Parkway Health Center; and

 

WHEREAS, the City building located at 4900 Swope Parkway is currently vacant but is being "mothballed" at Swope Parkway Health Center's expense; and

 

WHEREAS, Swope Parkway Health Center has been serving the Kansas City community for over twenty-five (25) years; and

 

WHEREAS, the City and Swope Parkway Health Center desire to implement a family-centered, community-based service delivery system; and

 

WHEREAS, the City building known as 4900 Swope Parkway could be the perfect location to have such a family-centered, community-based service delivery system; and

 

WHEREAS, the City and Swope Parkway Health Center are interested in utilizing the City building known as 4900 Swope Parkway as a "one-stop" shopping center to house various non-profit agencies as well as governmental agencies to provide a wide range of social, health and educational services to the surrounding neighborhood (the "Family Resource Center Project"); and

 

WHEREAS, in these times of limited resources, the State and City must partner with non-profits to deliver services in the most effective and cost efficient manner; and

 

WHEREAS, the Family Resource Center Project is the continuation of a long-standing partnership between the City, Swope Parkway Health Center and community residents; and

 

WHEREAS, the Family Resource Center Project is in keeping with both parties philosophy of community responsiveness; and

 

WHEREAS, the design of the Family Resource Center Project's services is intended to be family-focused and customer driven implemented through an integrated model of service deliveries; and

 

WHEREAS, by locating agencies together, the Family Resource Center will foster relationships among them and promote a shared commitment to families through coordination and collaboration around services; and

 

WHEREAS, the State of Missouri, Department of Social Services has expressed a desire to collaborate and partner with the City and Swope in this Family Resource Center Project; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to this desire, the Department of Social Services has expressed an interest in leasing space from the City in 4900 Swope Parkway; and

 

WHEREAS, the City needs to do a feasibility study to pursue this Family Resource Center Project, including a financial analysis and develop estimates to renovate the building to meet its new use; and

 

WHEREAS, if the community objectives and the financial analysis favor the pursuit of this Family Resource Center Project, it would be the interest of this Council to pursue this Family Resource Center Project, including authorizing the City to lease space in this building to the State of Missouri, Department of Social Services; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the City Manager is directed to evaluate the financial feasibility of renovating the City building located at 4900 Swope for purposes of utilizing it as a Family Resource Center in partnership with Swope Health Center and authorizing the City Manager to engage in negotiations with the State to lease part of the building to the Department of Social Services.

 

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