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Last Published: 12/6/2006 12:47:25 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - ED FORD, TROY NASH, BONNIE COOPER, MARY WILLIAMS-NEAL
 
 
 The following item has been added to the agenda:

970376
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Project 2 (SAKS Block) of the Country Club Plaza Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.

001466
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Third Amendment to the Midtown Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing Plan, and approving the Third Amendment to the Midtown Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing Plan; stating the Council´s intention with regard to funding for the Midtown Housing Project.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold ordinance 001466 until January 24, 2001.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001581
Declaring the area of approximately 25 acres generally bounded by 51st Street on the north, Jackson Avenue on the east, 53rd Street on the south and Mersington Avenue on the west, to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for the same, said plan to be known as the Mt. Cleveland Urban Renewal Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
John Eckardt, City Development Department, gave an overview of the ordinance. He stated that the request is for a new Urban Renewal Plan (URD), the benefit of a URD plan is to grant the developer tax abatement and the right of eminent domain. The tax abatement will be in the form of freezing the assessed valuations of all of the properties within the URD area for a period of up to ten years. Approval of the URD will remove existing blighted housing stock and allow for the creation of new lots and tax abated new homes (single family). The area has been declared blighted. The proposal is to approve the URD Plan and in the future the applicant will be required to rezone the entire area from District R2b to District R1b which was a recommendation from City Plan Commission (CPC) and submit an application for a Community Unit Project (CUP) Plan. The Redevelopment Coordinating Committee and City Development staff has reviewed the area and recommended approval. Saundra Rayford, Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority, concurs with staff's recommendation. Councilman Nash, stated that approving the project will provide adequate housing and clean up the area from vacant lots.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001610
Approving the preliminary plat of Waldberg Estates on approximately a 1.28 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of East 109th Street and Holmes Road. (SD 0939)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Tim Parks, City Development Department, gave an overview of the ordinance. The preliminary plat calls for three residential lots in District R1a. Each of the lots will be approximately 80 feet of frontage. the proposed lots will be develop with new single family residential units. No private or public open space will be dedicated, therefore, the developer will be required to pay money in lieu of parkland dedication and make contribution to the I-435/103rd Street Corridor. Staff and City Development recommends approval with certain conditions.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001611
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Central Industrial District Area Plan, being that part of Kansas City bounded by the Missouri River on the north, by the Missouri/Kansas state line on the west, by 27th Street on the south and by Allen Street and the bluffs on the east, by modifying the Land Use Plan and Map for an area of approximately .25 acres generally located at the northeast corner of West 12th Street and Liberty Street to recommend "mixed uses" instead of "non-rail industry".


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Tim Parks, City Development Department testified on Resolution 001611, Ordinances 001612 and 001613. The purpose of the ordinance is to consider rezoning approximately 0.25 acres at the northwest corner of 12th & Liberty which is know as "The Stockyards". The developer is requesting to rezone from District M-2b to District PD/C3a2 to allow conversion of a building into residences. City Plan Commission recommended approval of the ordinance. Jim Bowers, Attorney, (representing the applicant) gave an overview to the committee the intent and purpose of the project. Coulter Devries, Attorney, (representing business/property owners) spoke against the project. Several persons spoke in opposition of the project indicating that the rezoning would be detrimental to the existing businesses in the west bottoms.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001612
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0326, rezoning an area of approximately .25 acres generally located at the northeast corner of West 12th Street and Liberty Street from District M-2b (Heavy Industry) to District C-3a2 (Intermediate Business, High Buildings). (12496-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
See comments for resolution 001611.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001613
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0327, rezoning an area of approximately .25 acres generally located at the northeast corner of West 12th Street and Liberty Street from District C-3a2 (Intermediate Business, High Buildings) to District PD/C-3a2 (Planned District/Intermediate Business, High Buildings), and approving a development plan for the same. (12496-PD-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
See comments for resolution 001611.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001614
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Beacon Hill/Longfellow Area Plan, being that part of Kansas City bounded by the Kansas City Terminal railway tracks on the north, Troost Avenue on the east, 31st Street on the south and Southwest Trafficway on the west, modifying the Land Use Plan and Map for an area of approximately 6.2 acres generally located at the northeast corner of 26th Street and Grand Avenue to recommend "office commercial uses" instead of "retail commercial uses". (202-S-8)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Resolution 001614, Ordinances 001615 and 001616 are related cases. Resolution 001614 is to consider approval of an amendment to the Beacon Hill/Longfellow Area plan by changing the land use designation from retail commercial to office commercial for an area located at the northeast corner of 26th & Grand. Ordinance 001615 is to rezone about sixty eight acres located between 22nd street & Gillham Road to allow construction of a twenty four story office building and up to a ten story parking structure (parking garage). The office building will be partially used for the relocation of the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Law Firm. Ordinance 001616 will rezone about 6.5 acres on the north of 26th Street east of Grand to consider rezoning the area from District M-1 to District URD for the approval of a development plan. There are four phases within the Crown Center project in which two phases have already been developed, almost 80% of the project has been built.. The Redevelopment Coordinating Committee (RCC) made four recommendations: 1) determination as a blighted area; 2) in compliance with the development plan; 3) financing is adequate and 4) the applicant (Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation) will automatically receive tax abatement. City Development staff, City Plan Commission and RCC recommended approval the these ordinances.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001616
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0328, rezoning an area of approximately 6.2 acres generally located at the northeast corner of 26th Street and Grand Avenue from District M-1 (Light Industry) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (12485-URD)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for resolution 001614.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001634
RESOLUTION - Amending the Washington Wheatley/Wendell Phillips/Downtown East Plan by amending the Proposed Land Use Plan and Map for an area generally bounded by the Kansas City Terminal Railway on the north, 24th Terrace on the south, Flora Avenue on the west and Woodland Avenue on the east by changing the recommended land uses for the area from "institutional uses", "residential uses", "open space uses", and "commercial uses" to "commercial uses", "institutional uses", "open space uses" and "residential uses".


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Resolution 001634, ordinance 001635 and 001636 are related cases. John Eckardt, City Development Department stated the cases are in relation to the 18th & Vine "353" Redevelopment Corporation case which was originally approved in 1979. There have been a number of amendments. Resolution 001634 will amend the Washington Wheatley/Wendell Phillips/Downtown East Neighborhood Planning Study Plan. Ordinances 001615 is to consider approval of the fifth amendment to the 18th & Vine "353" Development Plan by adding 42.1 acres south of 23rd Street to a total of 96 acres. Ordinance and 001616 is to consider rezoning the area from District R-4, District C-2, M-1 and District URD to District URD and the approval of the development plan. The applicant is requesting to expand the existing 18th & Vine area to the south from 22nd Street to 25th Street, on either side of Vine and to redevelop the area into residential, office and commercial uses. The applicant is requesting the continuance of eminent domain. The area (42 acres) has been declared blighted, due to multiple ownership, insanitary and unsafe conditions. The whole project is to be completed in five phases. Most of Phases I & II are completed. Phase I is Basie Court which is completed and Phase II is the remaining area north of the KCT (Kansas City Terminal) Railway. The revised plan allows for the expansion of Fautless Laundry, United Beverage Co. and a new neighborhood retail building at the corner of 19th & Vine. Construction is expected to be completed by the year 2005. Phase III is located at the site of the old Municipal Stadium located at 22nd & Brooklyn. The proposed land use is between 40-60 single family lots with the possibility of 30-40 townhouses which may be located along Brooklyn Ave. Phase III is expected to be completed by the year 2004. Phase IV is located south of KCT Railway the plan allows for 150 attached rental townhouses. This residential property will extend from Vine to Woodland also part of Phase IV will be townhouses and 50 attached rental townhouses located south of 24th Street for single family. This phase is scheduled to be completed by the year 2005. Phase V is a plan for 30-40 attached rental/owner townhouses located on the west side of Vine Street north to Bruce R. Watkins Highway. Phase V is scheduled to be completed by the year 2005. Financing for each phase is as follows: Phase III $13 million; Phase IV, $21 million and Phase V $8 million. The Redevelopment Coordinating Committee made four determinations: 1) that the area be found blighted; 2) recommends approval of the development plan; 3) financing is adequate the plan and 4) tax abatement is necessary for the plan Payment in lieu of taxes (PILOTS) are proposed to only be paid for industrial uses. City Development staff, City Plan Commission and RCC recommended approval with certain conditions.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001636
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0329, rezoning an area of approximately 96 acres generally bounded by The Paseo on the west, 19th Street on the north, Brooklyn Avenue and Woodland Avenue on the east and 25th Street on the south, from Districts R-4 (Low Apartments), C-2 (Local Retail Business), M-1 (Light Industry) and URD (Urban Redevelopment District) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (11134-URD-4)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for resolution 001634.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001637
Approving an amendment/modification to the Hospital Hill No. 2 Urban Renewal Plan by expanding the boundaries to include two additional areas generally bounded by 21st Street, Bruce R. Watkins, Forest and The Paseo and bounded by 25th Street, West Paseo, 27th Street and Bruce R. Watkins, along with a parcel at 27th and Troost and adding additional parcels for acquisition and the Beacon Hill Urban Renewal Project; and declaring the additional areas to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Law subject to certain findings and conditions.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold ordinance until January 24, 2001.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001646
Authorizing execution of a Consent, Attornment and Estoppel Certificate applicable to certain premises containing thirty-six parking spaces located at McGee Street and 21st Street, Kansas City, Missouri.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Don Hodges, City Development Department, testified on behalf of the ordinances (001646 and 001647)
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001647
Authorizing execution of a Consent, Attornment and Estoppel Certificate applicable to certain premises containing parking spaces located at Grand Avenue Viaduct, Kansas City, Missouri.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Don Hodges, City Development Department, testified on behalf of the ordinances (001646 and 001647)
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001657
Approving the sale of property at 3401 Harrison and authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a deed therefore and directing the City Clerk to file same.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Don Hodges, City Development, stated that the project area was advertised as a vacant tract of land at 3401 Harrison and staff accepted proposals for the sale of land to a private owner. Approval of the ordinance will authorize the sale.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001661
Approving the plat of Villa D´Este Condominiums, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached agreement.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, stated that the development site is located at 51st & Walnut for12 units of condominiums. All of the grades and closures have been checked and he recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001662
Approving the plat of Rose Brooks Center, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; recommending and establishing grades on public ways.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, stated that the ordinance is for a two lot development (74 units) for an emergency shelter for battered women known as "Rosebrook Center". The developer was required to submit a storm drainage study and an application for land disturbance permit. All of the grades and closures have been checked and he recommended approval. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001663
Approving the plat of Zonarosa 1st Plat, an addition in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri; accepting and releasing various easements; recommending grades on public ways.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold ordinance 001663 for one week.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001688
Authorizing execution of an STP-Transportation Enhancement Program Agreement with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission to assist in the improvement and enhancement of the Northland gateway to downtown Kansas City at the U.S. 169 and Missouri Highway 9 Interchange and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Gabriel Okafor, City Development, stated that the contract will authorize a grant agreement with Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission to assist in improvements in the Northland to provide a gateway to the city from the airport. The project is to be located at Highway 169. The total project cost is estimated at $515,000.00.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001689
Authorizing execution of an STP-Transportation Enhancement Program Agreement with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission to assist in the improvement and enhancement of that part of downtown Kansas City between 5th Street and 6th Street and Broadway Boulevard and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Gabriel Okafor, City Development Department, stated that the contract is with missouri Highway and Transportation Commission to assist in the improvements for a major entrance into downtown Kansas City. The project will be located at the bridge over I-70 along the Broadway Corridor. The project will include installation of monuments and landscaping. The total project cost is $691,000.00.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001706
Authorizing execution of a $55,000.00 contract with Hammer Siler George Associates for the purpose of providing professional services for an economic development study in the Troost Corridor and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Claude Page, City Development Department, stated that approval of the contract will allow an Economic Development Study for the Troost Corridor area. The City has been focusing on the area as part of the FOCUS planning for the neighborhoods that abut Troost between 22nd Street and 47th Street.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001710
Estimating revenue in the amount of $16,506.00 in the Recoveries of Prior Year Expenditures/Encumbrances account of the General Fund; appropriating it to the LUT1 - CDC-Northland account; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing execution of a $38,677.00 contract amendment with Northland Neighborhoods, Inc., for funds for support services.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
No testimony was given. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001615
Approving the Fourteenth Amendment to the Development Plan submitted by the Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation and authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a Fifteenth Supplemental Contract with the Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for resolution 001614.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001635
(Sub.)
Approving the Fifth Amendment to the Development Plan submitted by the Eighteenth and Vine Redevelopment Corporation; declaring the additional area included in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a Fifth Supplemental Contract with the Eighteenth and Vine Redevelopment Corporation; and authorizing the Mayor to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing the Eighteenth and Vine Redevelopment Corporation to acquire certain property by the exercise of eminent domain. (Case No. 251-S-10)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for resolution 001634.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a closed session to discuss a Real Estate Transaction pursuant to RSMo Section 610.021(2).