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Last Published: 12/8/2006 2:32:32 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - KEN BACCHUS, JIM GLOVER, MARY WILLIAMS-NEAL, ED FORD
 

980379
COMMUNICATION - Notice received by the City Clerk regarding Petition of Protest of Zoning Change regarding Ordinance Nos. 980227 and 980233 received March 30, 1998.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
George Sharp, Assistant City Attorney, stated that the communication indicates a petition of protest has been received by the City Clerk. There are two property owners who did not properly sign the petition and without these two properties being included the petition will not reach the 30% that is required. The communication was received and filed by the committee.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980257
Approving an amendment to the Troost Hill Apartments Urban Renewal Plan by expanding the boundaries thereto and declaring additional properties along the east side of Troost Avenue, south of 82nd Terrace, 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 "DO PASS"
John Eckardt, City Development gave an overview of the ordinance. The ordinance is a modification of the Troost Hill apartments Urban Renewal Plan, located on the west side of Troost at 82nd Terrace, Lydia on the east and 83rd Terrace on the south. The reason for the project is to grant an urban renewal status to the President Garden Apartments and the adjacent commercial tract. The complex consists of 450 units within 36 structures. There are two things that are needed for an urban renewal plan: 1) to be found blighted; 2) the area needs to be approved as the additional urban renewal plan area. The Redevelopment Coordinating Committee and City Plan Commission requested and found it to be a blighted area. Don Moore, Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority stated that the developer has met with the Center School District and several neighborhood organizations. Councilmember Ford ask how does this project differ from a "353" project. John Eckardt explained to the committee the difference in the projects. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980308
Accepting various easements and deeds in Clay and Platte Counties; releasing an easement in Jackson County; and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980350
Approving the plat of Stoneridge Square Third Plat, an addition in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department gave an overview of the ordinance, stating all of the grades and closures have been checked and recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980352
Accepting a quit claim deed from Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious and charitable corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Missouri, and having its principle place of business in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, conveying land to the City for public use purposes as part of the White Oak Creek, Detention Basin Project, and directing the City Clerk to file same.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Planning & Development stated the ordinance will accept a quit claim deed from Little Sister's of the Poor. The land is being donated to the city for construction a detention basin at 89th & Booth. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980355
Authorizing execution of a Personal Services Contract with Patti Banks for the provision of management services for the implementation of the FOCUS Northland Plan for a period of one year for $45,000.00 plus $3,443.00 in FICA payments.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Richard DeHart, City Development testified in support of the ordinance. He stated the ordinance will authorize the execution of a personal service contract with Patti Banks for the FOCUS project. The contract is an extension of an existing contract. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980356
Approving the sale of Old Fire Station No. 31 located at 4518 Troost and authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a deed therefor.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Planning & Development, gave overview of the ordinance. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980377
(Sub.)
Authorizing execution of an Implementation Agreement, in the amount of $1,155,000.00, with the Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation and the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, for acquisition of property and development of housing for public housing purposes subject to appropriation of funds.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
George Sharp, Assistant City Attorney, passed out a committee substitute. Stan Barrett, Housing Community Development, stated the contract will provide services through Housing & Economic Development Financial Corporation ( HEDFC) for replacement of 77 public housing units for the Guinotte Manor cooperative agreement. The total amount is 6.5 million.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980178
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0122, rezoning an area of approximately 6.56 acres generally located at the northwest corner of Missouri Highway 152 and N. Oak Trafficway from District RA (Agricultural) to District CP-2 (Local Planned Business Center), and approving a preliminary plan for the same. (12009-CP-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Ordinances 980178, 980179 and 980180 are companions. Don Gustafson, City Development gave an overview of the ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance to rezone from RA to CP-2. The project is proposing a five retail/commercial buildings, a drive-in bank, convenience store and a fast food restaurant. City Plan Commission recommended a monument sign instead of a pylon sign. Staff recommended approval of the ordinance subject to certain conditions. Ordinances 980178 will rezone from RA to CP-2; ordinance 980179 will rezone from RA to R4 and 980180 is approving a community unit plan for the apartments and single family to allow a clubhouse and pool for the apartments. Jim Bowers, Polsinelli, White, stated that the applicant has met with neighbors. He stated that the ordinances were heard in committee several weeks ago. The ordinance were held to allow applicant to meet with neighbors. When the plan was originally submitted to the city in August it was a project for commercial development. Since meeting with the neighbors on numerous occasions the plan has been revised and should meet the city's approval. The commercial development from the northern boundary and placed it on the south side of 94th Street. The apartment complex is to be built in two phases. The changes were made as a result of complaints and comments that the original plan received. Councilmember Bacchus spoke in support of the revised plan. Councilmember Ford stated that he appreciated the developers willingness to go back and redo the plan. He also expressed concerns regarding landscaping and signage. Two committee substitutes was submitted to the committee for ordinances 980178 and 980180. Committee recommended approval of the ordinances.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980179
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0123, rezoning an area of approximately 29.26 acres generally located at the southwest corner of N.E. 95th Terrace and N. Oak Trafficway from District RA (Agricultural) to District R-4 (Low-Apartments). (12009-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 970178.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980180
(Sub.)
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 29.26 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest corner of N.E. 95th Terrace and N. Oak Trafficway. (12009-CUP-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 970178.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980227
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 generally located on the east side of Harrison Avenue, between 29th Street and 30th Street, to recommend retail commercial uses instead of low density residential and mixed residential uses.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Committee recommended approval of the resolution. See comments for ordinance 980233.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980233
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0124, rezoning an area of approximately 3.9 acres generally bounded by Harrison Street on the west, Troost Avenue on the east, 29th Street on the north, and 30th Street on the south from Districts R-5 (High Apartments), R-2b (Two-Family Dwellings) and C-3a2-p (Intermediate Business, High Buildings - Limited District) to District C-3a1-p (Intermediate Business, Low Buildings - Limited District), and approving a preliminary plan for the same. (9849-P-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilmember Bacchus stated that during the past weeks there have been several discussions regarding the ordinance. John Eckardt, City Development stated there are a number of issues regarding the Nazerene Publishing House. The ordinance will rezone to C3a-2p. There was a meeting held on March 25th and on March 30th a meeting was held between City Development and members of the neighborhood, developers and applicants. Several design changes were made. As a result of the meetings an agreement was reached. John Eckardt gave a thorough overview of the changes. Area residents spoke in support of the plan. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0