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Last Published: 12/7/2006 3:10:42 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - ED FORD, TROY NASH, JIM ROWLAND, BONNIE COOPER
 

000287
Approving the development plan submitted by the Swope Parkway and 51st Street Redevelopment Corporation on a tract of land of approximately 4 acres generally located on the south side of 51st Street between Swope Parkway and Cleveland Avenue; declaring the 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 contract with the Swope Parkway and 51st Street Redevelopment Corporation; authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area; and authorizing the Mayor to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing the Swope Parkway and 51st Street Redevelopment Corporation to acquire certain property by the exercise of eminent domain.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Ordinances 000287 and 000288 are companion cases. John Eckardt, City Development Department, said the proposed 353 is south of 51st Street between Cleveland Avenue and Swope Parkway. The request is for a 353 approval for tax abatement and eminent domain. The proposal is for twenty five residential senior apartments. The application was filed on September 17, 1999. The plan also requests a twenty five year, 100% tax abatement for complete rehabilitatation of a three story building and new construction of approximately 43,200 square foot building. The new building will provide for forty two residential senior citizens apartment units for a total of 67 units. The building renovation plan proposes interior work for the project. The building is declared blighted and repair to be completed by December 2001. The total cost of the project will be 6.5 million dollars. The Redevelopment Coordinating Committee, City Plan Commission and Staff recommended approval of the ordinances with certain conditions. Donna Wilson, Polsinelli & White, Attorney (representing Swope Parkway Redevelopment Corporation), stated that they are very excited about the project. The project has received support from the City/State and residents. The project will be a compliment to the neighborhood. The reason for the eminent domain is to condemn the long time easement that exist and concurs with staff's recommendation. Committee recommended approval of the ordinances.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000288
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0265, rezoning an area of approximately 4 acres generally located on the south side of 51st Street between Swope Parkway and Cleveland Avenue from Districts R-2b (Two-Family Dwellings) and R-4 (Low Apartments) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (1360-URD)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 000287,
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000289
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District M-1-p (Light Industry - Limited District) on an approximately 18 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of N.E. Cookingham Drive (Missouri Highway 291) and N.E. 108th Street. (6093-P-12)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Larry Stice, City Development Department, gave an overview of the ordinance. He said the ordinance will amend an existing M-1-p (light industrial limited district) located at NE Cookingham Dr. Portions of the area are ready developed. The currently approved plan has a 3200 sq. feet convenience store with a car wash attached and a canopy with five gasoline pumps. This amendment removes the car wash and will allow ten gasoline pumps. City Plan Commission and staff recommends approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000290
Declaring the area of approximately 48 acres generally bounded by 75th Street on the north, 77th Street on the south, Prospect Avenue on the west and Cleveland Avenue on the east, 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 Fairyland Park Urban Renewal Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Ordinances 000290 and 000291 are companion cases. Larry Stice, City Planning & Development Department, testified on the ordinances. Ordinance 000290 will approve the Fairyland Park Urban Renewal Plan. The plan includes sites for the Alphapointe Association for the Blind. The area has been declared blighted due to vacant buildings and over grown trees and illegal dumping. Ordinance 000291 will rezone 13 acres located at the corner of 77th Street & Bruce R. Watkins Dr. The plan calls for 74 duplex and multi-family units and a shelter for battered women and children. City Plan Commission and staff recommended approval of the ordinance. John Yacos, DST Realty, spoke in support of the plan and concurred with staff's report.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000291
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0264, rezoning an area of approximately 12.95 acres generally located at the northeast corner of 77th Street and Bruce R. Watkins Drive from District R-2a (Two-Family Dwellings) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (8489-URD-3)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 000290.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000389
Authorizing execution of a Personal Services Contract with Lisa K. Sturgeon for the provision of providing management coordinator services for the Central Business Corridor fixed-guideway transit study for a period of twenty-one weeks for $17,716.00 plus $1,356.00 in FICA payments.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Joe Perry, City Development gave an overview of the ordinance. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000411
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0279, rezoning an area of approximately 7 acres generally located south of 77th Street between Holmes Road and Campbell Street from District R-5-p (High Apartments - Limited District) to District R-5 (High Apartments).


CITY PLAN COMMISSION recommends "REFERRED CITY PLAN COMMISSION"
Patricia Jensen, Assistant City Attorney, stated that ordinances 000411 and 000412 should be referred to City Plan Commission, and referred back to committee on April 19, 2000.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000412
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0280, rezoning an area of approximately 15 acres generally located south of 77th Street between Holmes Road and Campbell Street from Districts R-4 (Low Apartments) and R-5 (High Apartments) to District PD/R-4, R-5 (Planned District/Low Apartments, High Apartments); approving a development plan for the same; and authorizing the execution of a Termination Agreement with Shalom Plaza, Inc. and Shalom Geriatric Center, Inc. for the termination of certain deeds of restriction.


CITY PLAN COMMISSION recommends "REFERRED CITY PLAN COMMISSION"
Patricia Jensen, Assistant City Attorney, stated that ordinances 000411 and 000412 should be referred to City Plan Commission, and referred back to committee on April 19, 2000.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000414
(Sub.)
Authorizing acceptance of the Brownsfield Economic Development Initiative Grant in the amount of $1,250,000.00 for the Beacon Hill Development Project and execution of documents; estimating revenue in the sum of $1,250,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating it to the Beacon Hill Development - BEDI account of the Capital Improvements Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and providing for the effective date.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
A committee substitute was submitted on the ordinance. John Tangeman, Housing Community & Development Department gave testimony on the ordinance. He explained to the committee the intent and purpose of the ordinance. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

951487
Approving and designating New York Life Redevelopment Project No.3 of the New York Life Tax Increment Financing Plan, as amended, as a Redevelopment Project and adopting Tax Increment Financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance 951487 for one week.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

991274
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 80-20, Definitions, 80-111, Uses permitted in CP district, 80-140, District C-2 (local retail business), and 80-212, Conditional uses permitted for limited time, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters.


CITY PLAN COMMISSION recommends "REFERRED CITY PLAN COMMISSION"
Patricia Jensen, Assistant City Attorney, stated that Councilwoman Cooper has been working with both the neighborhood and the industry regarding this ordinance. A second committee substitute was presented to create a new category. Committee recommended to refer ordinance to City Plan Commission for review and bring back to committee on May 3, 2000.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

991296
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0235, rezoning an area of approximately 55 acres generally located on the north side of Bannister Road and approximately 600 feet east of Valley Garden Drive from District RA (Agricultural) to District R-1a (One-Family Dwellings). (11975-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Ordinances 991296 and 991297 are related cases. Mike Burke, Attorney, stated that an agreement has been reached which has been incorporated a number of changes within a committee substitute (ordinance 991297) such as: height, landscaping, maintenance of the detention basin and storm drainage improvement including providing to the city a 15 year, 5,000.00 maintenance bond to cover the inspection maintenance and mowing of the storm water basin improvements. All of the parties involved are in agreement with these changes. Don Cofran, Attorney, concurred with Mr. Burke's comments and was glad to get things worked out.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

991297
(Sub.)
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 55 acre tract of land generally located on the north side of Bannister Road and approximately 600 feet east of Valley Garden Drive. (11975-CUP-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 991296.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000144
Approving the preliminary plat of Furlong Estates on approximately a 2.76 acre tract of land generally located on the north side of Red Bridge Road, approximately 400 feet west of Holmes Road. (SD 0892)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
Moshin Zaidi, Public Works Department, Traffic Engineer, stated he has reviewed the traffic study and saw no problems along Red Bridge Road from the traffic entering and exiting the project, however, traffic problems on Red Bridge Road could arise from stacking of vehicles from the car wash facilities. He also suggested a right hand turning lane along Red Bridge. One of the concerns was the stacking of cars exiting and entering the car wash. Sherwin Epstein, Attorney, stated that Virginia Walsh has the correct drawing of the plan, in which the building permit was issued. Councilwoman Cooper made a motion to go into closed session to discuss a legal matter; seconded Councilman Rowland. Councilman Cooper made a motion to come out of closed session; seconded Councilman Rowland. Christine Bushyhead, Polsinelli & White, (representing Wendy's Restaurant) stands in disagreement whether Section 66.130 (Code of General Ordinances) gives the authority to request a traffic study for this particular case. The stacking issue is a planning matter that belongs in a zoning process and not the subdivision process. John Loss, Center Planning Development Council, spoke in opposition of the project because of the stacking of vehicles on Red Bridge and traffic issues. He said there are several flaws within the traffic report. Area residents stood in opposition of the project. Councilman Eddy stated that additional traffic to the area would create problems. Committee voted to hold ordinance off the agenda; Councilman Ford voted nay.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000257
Designating and selecting certain lands in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri, to be acquired for park purposes as an expansion of Tiffany Springs Park in the North Park District; condemning and taking private property in fee simple for public use for park purposes; and providing for the payment of just compensation therefor.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance 000257 for one week.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000340
COMMUNICATION - Notice received by the City Clerk regarding Petition of Protest of Zoning Change regarding Ordinance No. 991590 received March 1, 2000.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
Patricia Jensen, Assistant City Attorney, stated that the communication was heard in committee two weeks ago. The petition of protest file against ordinance 991590. The petition is legal and sufficient. The communication was received and filed.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0
 
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