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Last Published: 11/22/2006 9:53:12 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - TROY NASH, JOHN FAIRFIELD, BONNIE COOPER
Excused:1 - SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER
 

040590
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to the Trinity-St. Mary Urban Renewal Plan for that area of approximately 20 acres generally bounded by 28th Street on the north, Main Street on the east, 31st Street on the south and Baltimore Street and Wyandotte Street on the west to allow for the termination of the plan and the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority subsequent release of the land use restrictions within the plan. (230-S-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
John Eckardt, City Development, explained that the purpose of the ordinance was to change the language affecting the Trinity--St. Mary's Urban Renewal Plan that set-up an automatic renewal, every 10 years. He stated that additionally the language change would address restriction in the land use. The applicant Finance Building Redevelopment Corporation was represented by Patricia Jensen of White, Goss, Bowers, March, Schulte and Weisenfeld. Ms. Jensen presented several rendering of the project site. She testified that The Federal Reserve Bank currently located at 925 Grand is considering a move to 29th and Main, within the existing Trinity St. Mary's Urban Renewal Plan Area. The proposed language change is outlined in the fact sheet provided to the City Clerk's Office and is on file.

040591
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District CP-2 (Local Planned Business Center) on approximately a 23 acre tract of land generally located in the southwest corner of the intersection of N. Oak Trafficway and N.E. Englewood Road. (9675-CP-17)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Peter Schlesinger, City Planning, stated the project is near North Oak Trafficway and NE Englewood. The proposed plan changes the original request for a restaurant to a gas station with convenience store. The Gas Station will have 8 pumps. There had been some opposition to the change and much discussion with neighbors, business owners etc. There have been 16 conditions added in an attempt to address the concerns of all the parties. This project crosses city boundary lines between Gladstone and Kansas City, a letter of support has been issued by the City of Gladstone and all conditions have been agreed to. Councilwomen Cooper asked if staff had review the site and the traffic concerns carefully. She said the terrain within the project warranted a traffic study. Moshin Zaidi, Public Works, explained that the study indicated that no hazard would be created by the project, in fact the subsequent study indicated that the addition of the proposed traffic light would enhance the project.

040592
Approving the preliminary plat of Springhaven Estates on an approximately 38.39 acre tract of land generally located on both sides of Lewis Avenue (extended) between 87th Street and a point approximately 350 feet north of 91st Street. (SD 0293A)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Larry Stice, City Planning, explained that the ordinance dealt with the plat of Springhaven Estates and its companion ordinance released a previously approved Community Unit Plan. The release of the C.U.P. would allow the final plat to move forward. The original plan was to be known as Longview Parkway but was never completed. The project overlaps into the city of Raytown and that city has given approval and supports the new project. There were several areas of concern to the residents that through a series of meetings have been worked out. The issues were: drainage, rental properties vs homes for sale.Travis Kiefer, Public addressed the drainage issue. He said that a dry basin will be used in the project to control stormwater and that a maintenance agreement is in place. Councilman Fairfield asked how will a maintain agreement be enforced. Shawn Stewart, Representative for the developer, stated that the covenant is to included a clause that gives the City several tools of enforcement, including the right to lien on the property. There was public testimony in support of the project. Those testifying included James Hammond, Homes association. Also testifying was St. Regis Parish Priest. No opponents were present.

040593
Approving the abandonment of a previously approved Community Unit Project on an approximately 38.39 acre tract of land generally located on both sides of Lewis Avenue (extended) between 87th Street and a point approximately 350 feet north of 91st Street. (6754-CUP-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See ordinance 040592.

040594
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District CP-2-p (Local Retail Business - Limited District) on approximately a 3.03 acre tract of land generally located at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 40 and Noland Road. (4187-P-13)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Brian Pitts, City Planning, stated that the Hy-Vee project bordered Independence and Kansas City near 40 Hwy and Noland Rd. The project originally called for a small restaurant, now the developer would like to amend the usage to allow a gas station/convenience store. This is a concept that Hy-Vee has use in other cities and it has proven to be both profitable and well received by the residents. There were some concerns regarding the change. The areas of concern are: Traffic flow, drainage systems. He added that the concerns had been addressed and he believe that everyone was satisfied. The traffic study indicated that the estimated increase in traffic would not cause a negative impact on the area and a traffic light will be added. Additionally the developer has agreed to a maintain covenant for the catch basins. Hy-vee Corp. has tried the concept of the gas station/convenience store in other cities and it has proven to be profitable and well received by the residents. Councilman Fairfield asked it the project was part of a TIF district. Brian stated that only the part of the project within a TIF is the part that is in Kansas City limits.

040596
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District CP-2 (Local Planned Business Center) on approximately an 11.03 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Interstate 435 and Shoal Creek Parkway. (11260-CP-3)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Peter Schlesinger, City Planning, testified that the ordinance amended the primary plan for 435 Hwy and Shoal Creek.The portion of the project designated for restaurant/retail/commercial has been replaced with bank/retail spaces. There had been six areas of concern: the amount of greenspace, storm water run-off, collector street vs residential.

040640
Accepting various easements from various owners in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Travis Kiefer, Public Works, explained that ordinances 040640,040641 and 040648 represented the routine acceptance of monthly easement and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.

040641
Accepting various easements from various owners in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See companion ordinance 040640.

040648
Accepting various easements from various owners in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See companion ordinance 040640.

040662
(Sub.)
Condemning and taking private property in fee simple for public use and temporary construction easements on private property for the widening and improving of N. Congress Avenue, north of N.W. Barry Road; providing for the payment of just compensation therefore; authorizing continued negotiations by the Platte County, Missouri South Transportation Development District II; consenting to the filing of the petition for condemnation by the City Attorney, on behalf of the City.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Patricia Jensen, White, Goss, gave a brief presentation about the Zona Rosa project in Platte county near North Congress Ave. There are seven private property owner's who's properties would impede the project. Five of the owners have agreed to a sale price of their properties and the details are being negotiated, of the two remaining owner one has been contacted but has not agreed to the sale and the final owner has been unavailable. She indicated that she was confident that agreements would be made for the remaining properties in a short period. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin this August with projected completion of the project in late summer of next year. A substitution was give to correct language that stated that all seven property owner's had agreed to sale. She requested advancement .

040665
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission approving the Fifth Amendment to the Summit Tax Increment Financing Plan; and designating an amended redevelopment area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bob Long, EDC, explained the ordinance stating that there was correction in the legal description and adding a parking deck for DST.

040669
Approving the plat of Western Auto Lofts, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and accepting various easements.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Travis Kiefer, City Planning, presented the final plat of Western Auto condominium, it has 165 multifamily units with some commercial space, there had been an issue regarding limited parking spaces that has been resolved. Doug Stone, Polsinelli Law Firm, ask for an advance.

040529
Vacating Jackson Avenue between Blue Parkway and 51st Street, 50th Terrace on the both sides of Kensington Avenue and 51st Street between Jackson Avenue and Kensington Avenue and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1439-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
This item was held until 6/23/04.

040549
(Sub.)
Declaring the area on the north side of 18th Street between McGee and Oak Street a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Missouri Planned Industrial Expansion Authority Law, and approving the General Development Plan for the same to be known as the 18th & McGee Planned Industrial Expansion Authority Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
This item was held until 6/23/04.

040576
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Amending the Downtown Industrial Area Plan by amending the Proposed Land Use Plan and Map for an area generally located on the north side of 18th Street between McGee and Oak by changing the recommended land uses from light industry to mixed uses (residential/commercial/light industrial).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
This item was held until 6/23/04.

040608
Approving the plat of Oak Hill Village a Replat of Lots 12, 13, 14, 18, and 19, Bigham Heights, 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"
Travis Kiefer, City Planning, introduced Moshin Zadi, Traffic Engineer, he explained that a traffic study had been conducted for the Oak Hill Village project it was determined that the project does not warrant addition traffic study. It is the opinion of the Planning staff that the project will not adversely affect the area.

040609
Approving the plat of Coventry Court C.U.P., an addition in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways; authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute a certain agreement; and authorizing the City Clerk to file this ordinance and attached agreement.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Travis Kiefer, City Planning, addressed the issue that relate to the Conventry plat. The stormwater detention system chosen by the developer is adequate to support the additional run off from the development. Councilman Fairfield explained that there had been some concerns expressed to him by residents in the area about the detention system and storm water run off and that the issue had been resolved. There is another development in the area with a similar name that the resident had mistaken for the development. The residents have no objection to this development.
 
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