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Last Published: 12/7/2006 3:46:06 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 items have been added to the agenda:

911388
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Phase V of the Briarcliff West Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project Area and adopting Tax Increment Financing therein.

970731
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project No. XXXIII of the Briarcliff West Tax Increment Financing Plan, as amended, as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Laura Whitener, Economic Development Corporation, gave a thorough overview of the TIF plan. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001332
Vacating the north-south alley next west of Main Street and south of 51st Street from a line drawn parallel to and 9.8 feet south of the north of Lot 11, Block 8, "Marlborough" to the westerly prolongation of the north line of Lot 15, Block 8, "Marlborough" and all utility easements over, under, along and across said alley, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. (1360-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Larry Stice, City Development Department, presented the ordinance to the committee. He stated the purpose of the vacation is to allow the expansion of the parking/playground area for the Visitation School located at 51st & Main. Two residential structures to the east of the area will be removed and the paved area extended across the vacated alley to Main Street. Donna Wilson, Attorney, Polsinelli & White, concurs with staff's recommendation and requested that the committee advance the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001421
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0317, rezoning an area of approximately 198.22 acres generally located on the east side of N. Flintlock Road and on both sides of N.E. 90th Street (extended) from District RA (Agricultural) to District R-1a (One-Family Dwellings). (12434-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Ordinances 001421 and 001422 are companion cases. Ordinance 001421 will rezone 198.32 acres and ordinance 001422 will approve the Community Unit Project (CUP). Don Gustafson, City Development Department, stated the rezoning will allow the creation of 470 single-family residential lots and 31 acres of private open space. The project area is located at N. Flintlock Road at NE 90th Street. He also gave a thorough overview of the surrounding land uses. Staff and City Plan Commission recommended approval of the ordinance with certain conditions. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001422
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 198.22 acre tract of land generally located on the east side of N. Flintlock Road and on both sides of N.E. 90th Street (extended). (12434-CUP-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 001421.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001472
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into a Deferral Agreement for the Improvement of Sidewalks for N.E. Randolph Road, N.E. 44th Street, N.E. 45th Street and N. Corrington Avenue (Great Midwest Commerce Center District VIII).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, stated that the deferral agreement is with Hunt Midwest for improvements of sidewalks for NE Randolph Road, NE 44th Street, NE 45th and N. Corrington. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001493
Estimating revenue in the amount of $64,000.00 in the MODOT CMAQ Grant account of the General Fund; appropriating it to the MODOT CMAQ Grant account of the General Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing execution of a Grant Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the receipt of $64,000.00 for the purchase of three natural-gas fueled vehicles.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bruce Wiggins, City Development Department, stated the agreement is with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) in the amount of $64,00.00 to replace three gasoline vehicles with three natural gas fuel vehicles to help improve air quality.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001494
Approving the Second Amendment to the Development Plan submitted by Block 110 Redevelopment Corporation generally located at the southwest corner of 12th Street and Walnut Street and authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a Second Supplemental Contract with Block 110 Redevelopment Corporation. (335-S-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
John Eckardt, City Development Department, gave a thorough overview of the ordinance. The ordinance will approve a "353" plan about 2 acres located south of 12th Street west of Walnut east of Main. The project is known as the "Jones Store Building and Chambers Building". The applicant is requesting to reduce the size of the "353" from about 1.7 acres to about 0.14 acres by removing the Jones Store site; extend the dates for demolition from March 15, 1998 to June 30, 2006, construction from November 1, 2001 to December 31, 2007 and allow demolition of the Chambers Building for construction of a four story structure of not more than 34,000 square feet. Construction phase I is to be compted by September 15, 1999 and phase II is to be completed by November 1, 2003. The plan has been revised several times the most recent revision was September 1, 2000. The Redevelopment Coordinating Committee made four determinations: area is blighted; recommends approval of the Block 110 "353" development plan; financing remains adequate and tax abatement be granted. Charlie Miller, Attorney, spoke in support the project and encouraged the committee to approve the plan.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001505
Approving and designating Project I of the New England Bank Building Tax Increment Financing Plan, as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Kelli Cochran, Economic Development Corporation, stated the ordinance calls for completion and rehabilitation/renovation of the 18 story New England National Bank Building. Improvements will include renovation of the building for approximately a 7,000 square feet restaurant use of the first three floors and approximately 70,000 square feet of office space on the remaining floors. The cost of the redevelopment is estimated to be $4,296,136. Three million one hundred twenty two thousand seven hundred ($3,122,700) will qualify as reimbursable cost. The project is expected to be completed in 15 months. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001507
Authorizing the devotion of City owned property for public street purposes in connection with the Chouteau Bridge replacement project.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Development Department, stated approval of the ordinance will devote a portion of city property for right of way purposes. A portion of the property at 1815-17 Chouteau is part of the Public Works storage refuge and is also used by Water Services Department which is needed for reconstruction of the east access road of Chouteau Trafficway. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001513
Authorizing the Director of Housing and Community Development to enter into a $389,110.00 contract with Bral Environmental Services, Inc., to demolish, clean up and fill property located at 1000 and 940 West 8th Street and waiving the requirements of Article II, Chapter 38 of the Code of Ordinances.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
John Tangeman, Housing and Community Development, stated the contract is with Bral Environmental Service in the amount of $389,110.00 to demolish and clean up property located at 1000 and 940 West 8th Street.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001514
Approving the plat of Carriage Hills Estates Tenth Plat, an addition in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, stated the plat is for 51 lots on the east side of N. Jackson Ave. All of the grades and closures have been checked and he recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Cooper, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001515
Approving the plat of Willow Brooke 9th Plat, an addition in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, stated all of the grades and closures have been checked and he recommended approval.
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).