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Last Published: 12/7/2006 3:18:45 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - ED FORD, TROY NASH, JIM ROWLAND, BONNIE COOPER
 
 
 The following item has been added to the agenda:

941601
(Sub.)
Approving and designating Civic Mall Redevelopment Project Block No. 67 of the Civic Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project and adopting tax increment financing therefor.

000629
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Country Club Area Plan, being that part of Kansas City bounded by Volker Boulevard and Ward Parkway on the north, State Line on the west, Gregory Boulevard on the south and Troost Avenue from Gregory Boulevard to 63rd Street and by Oak Street from 63rd Street to Volker Boulevard on the east, by modifying the Land Use Plan and Map for an area generally bounded by Ward Parkway on the north, Brookside Boulevard on the east, 49th Street on the south and Main Street on the west, to recommend "public, semi-public, residential and commercial mixed-use" instead of "public, semi-public uses".


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
John DeBauche, City Planning & Development Department, stated the reason for the proposal is to approve an amendment to the Country Club Area Plan by changing the land use designation and related text from Public, Semi-Public to Public, Semi-Public, Commercial, Residential mixed use. The area is bounded by Ward Parkway, Brookside Blvd. and Main Street. Approval of the ordinance will also allow development of a proposed mixed-use development to include space for the new Plaza Library.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000630
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Plaza Urban Design and Development Plan for the future development and redevelopment of the area generally bounded by 43rd Street on the north, Paseo Boulevard on the east, 55th Street on the south and State Line Road on the west by modifying the Land Use Plan and Map for that area which is bounded by Ward Parkway on the north, Brookside Boulevard on the east, 49th Street on the south and Main Street on the west, to recommend "limited redevelopment area within specific guidelines" instead of "no recommended rezoning".


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
John DeBauche, City Planning & Development Department, stated it is necessary to amend the Plaza plan because the project is not consistent with the plan. This will allow development of a proposed mixed use development for the new Plaza Branch Library facility.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000631
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0285, rezoning an area of approximately 4.27 acres generally bounded by Ward Parkway on the north, Brookside Boulevard on the east, 49th Street on the south and Main Street on the west (4801 Main Street), from District R-5 (High Apartments) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (7106-URD-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
A committee substitute was submitted for ordinance 000631. Patty Noll, City Planning & Development Department, testified on the ordinance. The plan proposes construction of 480,452 sq. ft. of space on 4.27 acres, which includes the library, office building, retail structure and a 16 unit multi-family building. Also to be constructed are a separate dock area to serve the library and the office building. The structure of the Library is part of Phase I of the project, to be completed by March 2002. Phase II of the project will consist of construction of a retail structure to be completed by March 2003. City Plan Commission and staff recommended approval with certain conditions. Dan Bradberry, Director of the Kansas City Public Library, spoke in support of the project. The Library Board intent was to provide a new and enlarge facility and the board is in support of the project. John Copaken, Copaken, White & Blitt, Real Estate, gave background information regarding the plan. Residents spoke in opposition of the project: Mari Pritchard, 5212 Brookside Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri. Margie Eucalyptus,44 East 53rd Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri. Patsy Williams, 5212 Brookside, Kansas City, Missouri. Donna Kerr, 210 W. 51st Street, Kansas City, Missouri, Board member of the South Plaza Neighborhood Association, expressed concerns regarding parking issues on 49th Street, traffic flow and the reduction of greenspace.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000632
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District C-3a1-p (Intermediate Business, Low Buildings - Limited District) on approximately a 9.17 acre tract of land generally located one-quarter mile west of N. Brighton Avenue and on the south side of N.E. Barry Road, for the purpose of deleting an approximately 4.96 acre tract of land from said preliminary plan. (12210-P-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
David Lane, City Planning & Development Department, said that ordinance 000632 will delete 4.2 acres from the previously approved a plan for construction of a Post Office Distribution Center. David Matthews, Applicant, stated that the building site is primarily the same. The previous plan included two buildings, one building has been eliminated, therefore the area needs to be reduced. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000633
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the East 23rd Street Area Plan, being that part of Kansas City bounded by the Kansas City Terminal Railway on the north, Topping Avenue on the east and Interstate 70 on the south and west, by modifying the Land Use Plan and Map for an area generally bounded by 16th Street on the north, 17th Street on the south, Cleveland Avenue on the west and Myrtle Avenue on the east, to recommend "light industrial uses" instead of "retail commercial uses".


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Resolution 000633 and 000634 are related cases. Larry Stice, City Planning & Development, said the resolution will amend the East 23rd Street Area Plan by changing the recommended land use from retail commercial to light industrial, to allow for a corporate office and distribution center.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000634
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0286, rezoning an area of approximately 10.22 acres generally bounded by 16th Street on the north, 17th Street on the south, Cleveland Avenue on the west and Myrtle Avenue on the east from Districts R-2b (Two-Family Dwellings) and M-2a (Heavy Industry) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (12391-URD)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
A committee substitute was presented to the committee. Larry Stice, City Development Department, stated the ordinance will rezone 10.22 acres bounded by 16th Street, 17th Street, Cleveland Avenue and Myrtle Avenue. Approval of the ordinance will allow for a 138,600 square foot corporate office and distribution center. The proposed use for the site is a new Belfonte Office, warehouse and distribution center for dairy products. The project will be completed in four phases. Phase I will start this year. City Plan Commission and staff recommended approval of the plan with certain conditions. A revised plan was submitted for the project.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000740
Condemning and taking private property in fee simple for public use for the construction of the 11th and Oak Parking Garage Improvements; providing for just compensation; and authorizing negotiations by the Director of City Development.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bob Langenkamp, City Development Department, gave a thorough overview of the ordinance. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000741
Authorizing execution of a Cooperative Agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, which authorizes the transfer and sale of real estate for redevelopment in accordance with the Midtown Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing Plan and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents with the appropriate offices.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Carrie Flack, City Development Department, stated approval of the ordinance will allow the transfer and sale of real estate located at Linwood Blvd. & Gillham Plaza. It is necessary for the city to convey these parcels to the Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Commission so that they may then release the property to the developer of the Midtown site to complete the redevelopment with the approved TIF plan and Urban Redevelopment District (URD) Plan.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000743
Approving the plat of Crowley & Wheeler Commercial Center, an addition in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; City; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached Cooperative Agreement.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, said the plat is a 1 lot development, located at NE 79th Street and Church Road. The development will be a furniture store. The developer was required to submit a storm drainage study and plans for silk erosion control. All of the grades and closures have been checked and he recommended approval of the ordinance. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000744
Approving the plat of Bristol Highlands - Fourth Plat, an addition in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri; accepting and releasing 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 a 17 lot residential development located at NW 112th and N. Pennsylvania. All of the grades and closures have been checked and he recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000751
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission approving the Second Amendment to the 22nd & Main Tax Increment Financing Plan; and designating a larger Redevelopment Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold ordinance 000751 until June 21, 2000.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000351
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0274, rezoning an area of approximately 361 acres generally located on the west side of N. Hardesty Avenue extending west approximately one mile and approximately one-quarter mile south of N.E. 108th Street extending south approximately 3,650 feet, from District RA (Agricultural) to District R-1a (One-Family Dwellings). (12209-P-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Ordinances 000351 and 000352 are related cases. A police officer from the northland read a written statement by Major John Hamilton explaining that the plan shows access to the development of Shoal Creek Parkway. Currently the road does not exist and it will not be developed for about three to five years. It will be too much traffic on the road and emergency response would be hindered. Mr. Dobbins, resident, gave detailed testimony in opposition, expressing his concerns relating to the project area.
Ayes: 2 - Ford, Nash
Nays: 1 - Rowland

000352
(Sub.)
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 361 acre tract of land generally located on the west side of N. Hardesty Avenue extending west approximately one mile and approximately one-quarter mile south of N.E. 108th Street extending south approximately 3,650 feet. (12209-CUP-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 000351.
Ayes: 2 - Ford, Nash
Nays: 1 - Rowland

000470
Approving certain revisions to the Urban Renewal Plan for the Town Fork Creek Urban Renewal Area by including 14 additional parcels for acquisition, subject to certain findings and conditions, which urban renewal area is generally bounded by 49th Terrace on the north, 59th Street on the south, Prospect Avenue on the west and Cleveland Avenue on the east. (119-S-3)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Don Gustafson, City Planning & Development, said the amendment proposes to add 14 tracts to the acquisition category of the plan and allow for the development of new construction of single family housing.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000606
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the First Amendment to the Brush Creek Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan approving the First Amendment to the Brush Creek Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Resolutions 000629, 000630 and Ordinances 000631, 000606 and 000607 are related cases. Laura Whitener (representing the Tax Increment Financing Commission), gave an outline of the boundaries that the development will effect. The plan will provide a planning strategy and financial mechanism that will allow the corridor to obtain the benefits for the neighborhoods along the corridor. There will be three approaches to the plan: 1) Attract new redevelopment for the use of TIF tools; 2) Provide new resources for neighborhood improvements and 3) Improvements along the corridor such as cultural walk and parkland enhancements. She also gave a thorough overview of the principles that are within the plan. The area has been declared as blighted and is also in conformance with the city's comprehensive plan. The TIF plan has gone before the Public Improvement Advisory Committee.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0

000607
Approving and designating the Plaza Library Project of the First Amendment to the Brush Creek Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan as a redevelopment project and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Laura Whitener (representing the TIF Commission), said the plaza library project includes the site of the plaza library. It calls for future development for a new two story library. The TIF project also proposes a nine story office building to be located on top of the library site and a four level parking garage. There's also consideration of a second phase which will consist of construction of a one twp story office building and at a later date a potential development for residential building. The estimated total project cost is 62.4 million, of which 14.4 million will be for the library construction and for the parking garage.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Nash, Rowland, Cooper
Nays: 0
 
 The committee may go into a closed session regarding a Legal Matter pursuant to RSMo Section 610.021(1). There will be a closed session to discuss a Real Estate Transaction pursuant to RSMo Section 610.021(2).