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Legislation #: 140750 Introduction Date: 9/4/2014
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FORD, CIRCO AND BROOKS
Title: Approving the Amended and Restated Hillside Development Plan including an expanded declaration of blight for the additional 39.1 acres contained therein, approving an assignment of development rights from Hillside Redevelopment Corporation to Quality Redevelopment Corporation, and authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a contract for implementation of the Amended and Restated Plan.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/5/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/4/2014 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
9/10/2014 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
9/11/2014 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 140750

 

Approving the Amended and Restated Hillside Development Plan including an expanded declaration of blight for the additional 39.1 acres contained therein, approving an assignment of development rights from Hillside Redevelopment Corporation to Quality Redevelopment Corporation, and authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a contract for implementation of the Amended and Restated Plan.

WHEREAS, Hillside Redevelopment Corporation, an urban redevelopment corporation organized under and pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Corporation Law, Chapter 353, RSMO and amendments thereto and having been incorporated, on December 21, 2007, filed with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, an application for approval of a Development Plan which contemplated the redevelopment of the Redevelopment Area; and

WHEREAS, the City Clerk referred said application for a Development Plan to the City Plan Commission; and

WHEREAS the City Plan Commission caused to be published in the Daily Record, a newspaper doing the City’s printing, on February 18, 2008, notice of the public hearing on a finding of blight for the Redevelopment Area not less than 10 days before the hearing; and

WHEREAS the City Plan Commission reviewed and recommended approval of the finding of blight at the public hearing on March 4, 2008, at which all interested parties were given the opportunity to be heard; and

WHEREAS the City Council passed Ordinance 080173 finding the Redevelopment Area to be blighted on March 6, 2008; and

WHEREAS the City Plan Commission caused to be published in the Daily Record, a newspaper doing the City’s printing, on March 11, 2008, notice of the public hearing on said Development Plan not less than 10 days before the hearing; and

WHEREAS the City Plan Commission reviewed the proposed Development Plan and recommended approval of the proposed Development Plan at the public hearing on April 1, 2008, at which all interested parties were given the opportunity to be heard; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council passed Ordinance No. 080291, As Amended, approving the Development Plan on May 22, 2008; and

 

WHEREAS, Hillside Redevelopment Corporation and Quality Redevelopment Corporation jointly filed an application to amend and restate the Development Plan with the Kansas City Chapter 353 Advisory Board on May 30, 2014 (the "Amended and Restated Development Plan"); and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Chapter 353 Advisory Board caused to be published notice of the public hearing on said Amended and Restated Development Plan not less than 10 days before the hearing; and

WHEREAS, the proposed Amended and Restated Development Plan would (1) expand the residential tract of the development to the north (within the proposed Residential Tract Phase IX) to include the former Raytown Sports Complex ball fields (39.1) acres and construct thereon 64 single family homes, ( the "Expansion Tract"), (2) reduce the total number of single family homes proposed to be constructed from 206 to 185 and eliminate the previously approved 9 villa homes and 74 bungalow style homes, (3) modify the proposed development of the commercial tract to reflect the construction of 227,600 square feet of retail/office space in lieu of the previously approved 223,600 square feet, (4) update and modify the development schedule, (5) and conform the plan to the City’s recently revised ordinances governing Chapter 353 developments; and

 

WHEREAS, the area within the Expansion Tract is a blighted area, the redevelopment of which is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals welfare, public convenience and necessity; and

 

WHEREAS, Hillside Redevelopment Corporation has proposed to assign its development rights to Quality Redevelopment Corporation, an urban redevelopment corporation organized under and pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Corporation Law, Chapter 353, RSMo and amendments thereto and having been incorporated, on March 17, 2014, and which has indicated its desire to assume such rights; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Chapter 353 Advisory Board reviewed the proposed Amended and Restated Development Plan and adopted its Resolution No. 08-01-14 on August 27, 2014, by which it recommended approval of the Amended and Restated Development Plan and the abatements contemplated thereunder, the determination of blight for the Expansion Tract and the assignment of development rights to Quality Redevelopment Corporation; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the Amended and Restated Development Plan, a copy of which is on file in the office of the City Clerk with this ordinance and incorporated herein by reference is hereby approved.

Section 2. That approval of the Amended and Restated Development Plan and construction of the Redevelopment Projects set for the therein are necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare.

 

Section 3. That the City Council finds and declares that: (i) the Amended and Restated Development Plan does not change any of the findings and determinations made by the City Council in Ordinance No. 080173 and Ordinance No. 080291, As Amended, which findings and determinations are hereby reaffirmed; and (ii) the Amended and Restated Development Plan contains all required information; and (iii) the Amended and Restated Development Plan complies with the provisions of Chapter 74 of the Code of Ordinances of the City and other applicable provisions.

Section 4. That the assignment of all of the rights, title, duties, obligations and interest of Hillside Redevelopment Corporation under the Development Plan and the Amended and Restated Development Plan to Quality Redevelopment Corporation is approved subject to the execution of a development agreement in such form as is acceptable to the Director of City Development for such purposes.

 

Section 5. That the Director of City Development is authorized to enter into a development agreement with Quality Redevelopment Corporation for implementation of the Amended and Restated Development Plan for the redevelopment of the Development Area, a copy of which agreement is on file, in substantial form, with the Director of City Development.

 

Section 6. That Quality Redevelopment Corporation is granted such tax abatements and for such terms as are provided in the Amended and Restated Development Plan, subject to the execution of the development agreement.

 

Section 7. That the Expansion Area described in the Amended and Restated Development Plan not previously determined to be blighted by Ordinance No. 080173 is hereby found and declared to be a blighted area as defined by Section 353.020(2) RSMo, and the implementation of the Amended and Restated Development Plan is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, property, healthy, safety, morals and welfare.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

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Brian T. Rabineau

Assistant City Attorney