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Last Published: 12/6/2006 11:26:16 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - TROY NASH, JOHN FAIRFIELD, BONNIE COOPER, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER
 

030457
COMMUNICATION - Notice received by the City Clerk regarding Petition of Protest of Zoning Change regarding Ordnance Nos. 021164 and 021165.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
The communication was received and filed.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030458
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, regarding Notice of Intent to Accept Redevelopment Proposal for a Residential Loft Project at 1819 Baltimore in the Crossroads PIEA Redevelopment Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
The communication was received and filed.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030459
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, regarding Notice of Intent to Accept Redevelopment Proposal for Film Row, LLC for Redevelopment of the Film Row Arts Building at 1815-23 Wyandotte in the Crossroads PIEA Project Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
The communication was received and filed.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030460
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, regarding Notice of Intent to Accept Redevelopment Proposal of Master Realty Properties, LLC, for Redevelopment of the Solo Loft Project and the Grand Avenue Building Project located in the Crossroads PIEA Project Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
The communication was received and filed.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030461
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, regarding Notice of Intent to Accept Redevelopment Proposal of Brad Nicholson for Redevelopment of 1800 Baltimore Lofts Project in the Crossroads PIEA Redevelopment Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
The communication was received and filed.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030462
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, regarding Notice of Intent to Accept Redevelopment Proposal of Big Hair, LLC for Redevelopment Project at 1625-29 Walnut in the Crossroads PIEA Redevelopment Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
The communication was received and filed.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030428
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 80-213, Conditional uses permitted for unlimited time, and enacting in lieu thereof one section of like number and subject matter, which would eliminate the requirement of Board of Zoning Adjustment approval for certain signs approved by the City Plan Commission.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Virginia Walsh, City Planning & Development Department stated that the ordinance will eliminate the additional requirement for the Board of Zoning Adjustment approval of subdivision identification signs. The home builders association has requested this revision to simplify the development process.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030429
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0478, rezoning an area of approximately 3.91 acres generally located at the southwest corner of N. Brighton Avenue and N.E. 80th Street from District RA (Agricultural) to District CP-1 (Neighborhood Planned Business Center), and approving a development plan for the same. (12542-CP-5)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Virginia Walsh, City Planning & Development Department stated that the project site is located at the southwest corner of the NE 80th Street and N. Brighton. The purpose of the project is to allow development of a gas/convenience store and a detached automatic car wash. Stormwater detention tracts are proposed in the southeast portion of the site. Twenty four parking spaces will be provided; 23 are required. The plan also provides for a drive extending to the westerly boundary to the residential lot to the west to allow cross access if the site is redeveloped. Staff and City Plan Commission recommends approval with certain conditions. Doug Kean, applicant concurs with staff's recommendation.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030467
Accepting various easements in Clay, Platte and Cass Counties; and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Staff from Water Services Department gave an overview of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030482
(Sub.)
Approving the petition to establish the 39th Street Community Improvement District; establishing the 39th Street Community Improvement District, generally located along 39th Street from State Line Road to Southwest Trafficway, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Jim Hedstom, City Planning & Development testified on the ordinance. He stated that approval of the ordinance will establish the 39th Street CID (Community Industrial District) located on either side of W. 39th Street from State Line to Southwest Trafficway. The district may upon approval of qualified voters impose a sales tax which shall not exceed one-half of one percent (0.50%) upon all eligible retail sales within the District. The span of the district will be for a period of 10 years or if bonds are issued until all of the bonds are repaid or whichever occurs first. The revenues generated from the sales tax will be used for those within the district through the employment of uniform personnel to improve safety condition and improvement of the visual appearance of the districts, improving parking management and development a comprehensive promotion and marketing program. Andy Berkley, Economic Development Corporation agreed with staff's recommendation and supports the project. Hal Shapiro, resident, thanked the committee for their support and stated that the CID project is good for the area.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030483
Estimating revenue in the amount of $336,845.00 in the General Fund from damage payments from Aquila Corporation; appropriating it to the Downtown Redevelopment Initiatives account of the General Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the Director of City Development to execute a Receipt of Funds with the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Bob Langenkamp, City Planning & Development Department briefed the committee on the ordinance. In 1999 the City through LCRA (Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority) entered into an agreement with Aquila Corporation to create and maintain 400 jobs within Downtown Kansas City. In 2002 LCRA determined that Aquila no longer maintained that level of jobs in Kansas City and proceeded to recover damages. Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority is in the process of distributing those damage recoveries on a pro rata basis to various jurisdictions. The City's share is calculated to be $336,845.00. Approval of the ordinance will estimate this revenue to be appropriated into an account to allow the Director of City Planning & Development to be the requisitioning authority. The ordinance also authorizes City Development to execute a receipt of funds document with LCRA. A portion of the funds will be used to pay the city's 2003 assessment for the Downtown CID (Community Improvement District) in the amount of $164,421.52. Councilman Fairfield asked for explanation of the process.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030484
Authorizing execution of a Lease Agreement with Subway Real Estate Corporation for the rental of retail space located at the 11th and Oak Street Parking Garage.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lisa Sturgeon, City Planning Development Department gave an overview of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030485
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a Certificate of Survey subdividing City-owned property located at 11102 Sunnyslope Drive and 11215 Hickman Mills Drive and dedicating an additional five feet of right of way for Sunnyslope Drive for this Certificate of Survey.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
The property site is the South Patrol Police Division which includes a single-family residence fronting on Sunnyslope Drive that was purchased by the City for obtaining additional ground for improvements at the police station. The lot split was applied for by the architect's office to re-establish the property boundary. The lot split will also allow the city to retain the area for station improvements while offering the remainder of the property and residence for sale.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030488
(Sub.)
Approving the Development Plan submitted by the Finance Building Redevelopment Corporation on a tract of land generally located at 1009 Baltimore Avenue, on the east side of Baltimore Avenue approximately 100 feet south of 10th Street; 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 certain tax abatement within the plan area; and granting the Finance Building Redevelopment Corporation all of the rights, powers and immunities provided by law for use by an urban redevelopment corporation.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
John Eckardt, City Planning & Development Department, stated that the ordinance is a "353" plan. The project site is located at 1009 Baltimore on the east side of Baltimore Avenue south of 10th Street. The purpose of the project is to grant tax abatement for the rehabilitation of the Finance Building Lofts into downtown low income lofts. He gave an overview of the plan review: 1) Condition of the building; 2) Blighted aspects; 3) The "plan" and 4) Cost estimates (total costs $4,696,689). The project is to be completed in one phase. The Redevelopment Coordinating Committee made four determinations: 1). The area is blighted; 2) Recommends approval of the "353" plan; 3). Financing is adequate based upon the reasonable cost proposed for the development plan and 4). Tax abatement be granted on the basis of 100% abatement on the improvements of 25 years of PILOTS (payment in lieu of taxes) for low income housing. City staff and City Plan Commission recommends approval. Dale Shulte, attorney, agreed with staff's recommendations. Councilman Fairfield inquired about parking. Mr. Shulte answered Mr. Fairfield's question. Councilwoman Cooper wanted clarification of " what determines low income". Mr. Shulte stated that it is a term that is used in the Internal Revenue Code. Basically it is families whose earnings do not exceed 60% of the median income for their household. Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver commented on how she toured other "353" projects and they are very impressive. She thinks this project will be good for the downtown area.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0

030499
Approving the plat of Bristol Manor - Third Plat, an addition in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; and establishing grades on public ways.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Dion Waldon Public Works Department gave an overview of the ordinance. The plat will create 37 single family lots. All of the grades and closures have been checked. Chuck Weber, applicant concurred with staff's recommendations

030501
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Expressing the intent of the City to provide super TIF financing for the construction of a public parking facility to serve the Internal Revenue Service, United States Postal Service, Union Station, the Freight House District, and the public in support of the Pershing Road Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold resolution 030501 for one week.

030166
Approving a development plan in District GP-5 (Medium Density Residential) on approximately a 73 acre tract of land generally located on the north side of N.W. Cookingham Drive, approximately 350 feet west of N. Congress Avenue/N.W. Interurban Road (west of Ferrelview). (11966-GP-5)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold ordinance 030166 on the agenda for one week.

030232
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District GP-7 (Agricultural and Low Density Residential Uses) on approximately a 49.75 acre tract of land generally located on the north side of LP Cookingham Drive, approximately 2000 feet west of N. Robinhood Lane. (10426-GP-4)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Tim Parks, City Development Department stated that the ordinance was held from last week. The project is located on the north side of LP Cookingham Drive west of N. Robinhood Lane. The applicant (River of Life Church) is requesting an amendment to a previously approved GP-7 plan to allow construction of a church campus. Concerns were raised regarding sanitary sewers. It was requested that staff look at the anticipation of sanitary sewers. Mr. Parks stated that in conversation with Water Services Department it was indicated currently there's no plan for sanitary sewers in the area. Staff is proposing a condition within the ordinance to allow the church to operate a "private" sewage treatment facility on their property. Staff and committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper, McFadden-Weaver
Nays: 0
 
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