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Legislation #: 170600 Introduction Date: 8/10/2017
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SHIELDS AND COUNCILMEMBER JUSTUS
Title: Imposing a moratorium until April 13, 2018, on the approval of development plans, rezonings, project plans, right-of-way vacations, and the issuance of demolition permits in the Westport area, as outlined in red on the attached map.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/10/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/10/2017 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
8/16/2017 Hold On Agenda (10/4/2017)
10/4/2017 Hold On Agenda (10/18/2017)
10/18/2017 Hold Off Agenda
7/18/2018 Release
7/24/2018 Released

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ORDINANCE NO. 170600

 

Imposing a moratorium until April 13, 2018, on the approval of development plans, rezonings, project plans, right-of-way vacations, and the issuance of demolition permits in the Westport area, as outlined in red on the attached map.

 

WHEREAS, Westport is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City, as evidenced by the historic buildings and architecture located in the area; and

 

WHEREAS, new developments have been recently proposed for the Westport area that will greatly increase the residential density and potentially change the historic character of the area; and

 

WHEREAS, Historic Kansas City intends to conduct a historic resources survey to provide an inventory and assessment of Westport’s built environment; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council believes it is necessary that no development plans, rezonings, project plans, or right-of-way vacations be approved or demolition permits be issued until the historic resources survey is completed, so that the results of the survey can be used to help guide future development in Westport that will preserve the area’s unique history; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Mayor and Council hereby declare that there is a moratorium until April 13, 2018, on the approval of development plans, rezonings, project plans, right-of-way vacations, and the issuance of demolition permits in the Westport area as outlined in red on the attached map, with the exception of demolition permits issued pursuant to Chapter 56 of the City’s Code of Ordinances necessary to protect the life, health and safety of the public.

 

Section 2. That Historic Kansas City will present a status update to the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee every 90 days.

 

Section 3. That the Mayor and City Council direct the City Planning and Development Department to assess the results of the survey and integrate those results into a community planning process lead and completed by the Department by the conclusion of the moratorium.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Sarah Baxter

Assistant City Attorney