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Last Published: 12/10/2014 11:52:12 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ED FORD
Present:3 - SCOTT TAYLOR, JOHN SHARP, MELBA CURLS
Excused:1 - JIM GLOVER
 
 
 Beginning of Consent Items

140589
Approving the plat of Benton House of Tiffany Springs, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1146E)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Jeffrey Williams, City Manager's Office, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. He testified that this is a routine final plat that has proceeded through all of the requirements and does comply with City and State statutes.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 End of Consent Items

140575
Vacating the north-south alley north from E. 5th north to its terminus, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1689-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Ashley Winchell, CIty Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The property owner, North End, LLC, is petitioning for the vacation to allow for use of the alley by the restaurant, La Sala’s Deli, located directly to the west. Existing development on the western lot consists of a two-story building and the lot to the east is developed with a small parking lot that serves the restaurant. The alleyway would be used as an outdoor dining area for the restaurant. North End, LLC is the owner of the properties on the east and west side of the alley. The vacation of the alleyway in this request will fully close off the existing alley and will not affect traffic circulation or access availability to citizens within the block or Kansas City as a whole. The applicant has obtained consent of all abutting property owners and has received comments sheets from all affected utilities. Only AT&T and the Water Services Department had any objection to the proposed vacation – AT&T has an aerial facility located at the north end of the alley and there is an 8” sewer line in the alley as well. Both utilities would be satisfied with a vacation subject to the retention of an easement and the protection of existing facilities.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140576
Vacating Alton Avenue (platted as Lexington Avenue) south of Guinotte Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1687-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Joe Rexwinkle, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The applicant, Mid States Supply Co., owns both pieces of property abutting the street on the east and west, and it petitioning for the vacation of the street in order to expand the usable site for the business. The needed petition and consent forms have been submitted with the application, as well as the finished utility comment sheets. The majority of comments indicate no objection to the vacation, with the exception of KCMO Water Services. Water Services indicated that their objection to the vacation could be waived if a full-width utility easement was retained. Staff finds the proposed vacation of Alton Avenue will not create traffic or access problems in the area, or for the City as a whole. The right-of-way has essentially been abandoned, and in the future, the applicant will maintain this former piece of road.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140593
Declaring an area of less than one acre located at 1915 Main, 1917 Main and 1918 Walnut Street, along with the connecting alleyway, to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for said area, said plan to be known as the 1915 Main Street Urban Renewal Plan. (709-S)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
John Eckardt, CItu Planning and Development, and Bob Long, Economic Development Corporation, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. There are three parcels in the subject submittal: 1915 Main Street, 1917 Main Street and 1918 Walnut. The 1915 Main Street site is an existing three (3) – story commercial building, which has housed a number of short-lived nightclubs over the past two decades and has been vacant for many years. According to the report, this property is in poor condition having been the subject of copper thieves and graffiti artists. The 1917 Main Street and 1918 Walnut sites are both on-surface parking lots and are expected to provide needed parking for the renovation of 1915 Main.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140594
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan; designating a Redevelopment Area; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion Ordinances with Ordinance 140614 and 140617. David Frantze, Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm, and Brian Irwin, Cerner Corporation also gave testimony on behalf of the Ordinances. The First Amendment provides for modifications to the original TIF Plan, as described above, (1) to expand the boundaries of the Redevelopment Area, which also will alter the boundaries of certain Redevelopment Project Areas and add two additional Redevelopment Project Areas, (2) to alter the Site Plans, (3) to update the Construction and Employment Information by Project Area, (4) to increase the Budget of Estimated Redevelopment Costs, (5) to modify Development Schedules, (6) to update the Payment in Lieu of Taxes and Economic Activity Taxes estimates, (7) to update Sources and Uses of Funds, (8) to modify the Cost Benefit Analysis, (9) to modify the Evidence of “But for” test, (10) to modify the Existing Conditions Study (Blight Study), (11) to update the Evidence of Financing, (12) to modify the Acquisition and Disposition of Property, (13) to update the Redeveloper Affidavit and to make any other necessary modifications to portions of the TIF Plan which may be impacted by any of the foregoing.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140595
Approving a signage plan for an existing apartment complex on an approximately 1.73 acre property south of W. 46th Street between Jefferson Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Districts R-0.5 and B4-5. (8488-P-5)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/20/2014)"
Ashley WInchell, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. THe property owner is rebranding the buildings as "Icon on the Plaza" which replaces the current "Dunlieth Towers". The proposed signage plan is a part of the greater rebranding of the apartments and also aims to identify each apartment building. The new signage has a cohesive, comprehensive look that identifies the three buildings as a part of the icon on the Plaza development and differentiates the three towers from each other. The proposed signage includes two monument signes and 7 wall signs.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140597
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 1 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140598
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 2 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140599
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 3 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140600
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 4 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140601
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 5 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140602
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 6 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140603
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 7 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140604
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 8 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140605
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 9 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140606
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 10 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140607
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 11 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140608
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 12 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140609
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 13 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140610
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 14 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140611
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 15 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140612
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project Area 16 of the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as amended by the First Amendment to the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project; adopting tax increment financing therefor; and directing the City Clerk to transmit copies of this ordinance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"

Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140613
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Determining the specific projects to be submitted to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) as applications for the 2014 Planning Sustainable Places Program.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Kellie Johnston Dorsey, CIty Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Resolution. The applicant is requesting the approval of a development plan for two lots on an area of 47.45 acres within the originally approved 375 acre Centerpoint KCS Intermodal Center area, located south of Highway 150 and east of Botts Road. Per Section 88-517-02-D, a development plan approval is required for new development on M-zoned (industrial) properties greater than 10 acres in area regardless of location. This site meets this standard. The City Plan Commission must recommend on the request and the City Council must act on the case. Eligible project types for this call for projects include: A. Sustainable Places Plans - development of localized small area and/or activity center plans that are intended to result in an integrated local vision supportive of land use, transportation, and environmental objectives. B. Transportation Implementation Activities - to help advance specific strategies and/or recommendations that have been developed through previous planning efforts. In prioritizing potential City projects for submission, the following criteria were utilized: - implementation of adopted local plans - implementation of previous PSP projects - continuation or completion of existing project/program - projected project scoring potential - availability of committed funds for local match The 2014 PSP grants are only available to jurisdictions and transportation agencies. Staff is working with partner entities on several projects and the partner entity is working to secure the match requirement. Staff will not apply for a project unless the local match is secured (with letter or memo stating the commitment) prior to the application deadline. The deadline to submit project applications is 4:00 on August 27, 2014. John Fierro, Matty Rhodes Center, also testified in support for the Resolution.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140614
(Sub.)
Approving a UR development plan/preliminary plat for 290 acres generally bounded by 87th Street on the north, Bannister Road on the south, the Kansas City Southern Railroad tracks on the east and I-435 on the west, to allow for a mixed use development that includes 4.5 million square foot of office and 400,000 square foot of retail/commercial. (6720-UR-16).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion Ordinances with Ordinance 140594 and 140617. David Frantze, Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm, and Brian Irwin, Cerner Corporation also gave testimony on behalf of the Ordinances. The site is the vacant Bannister Mall Complex and the Benjamin Ranch. On the north side of E. 87th Street is Jeremy Franklin Suzuki and the vacant Motel 6. East of the Kansas City Southern Railraod tracks is Timberlane Village, Hickman Mills High School and single family residence along Old Santa Fe Road.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140617
Repealing Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 130776, approving additional tax increment financing for the Bannister & I-435 Tax Increment Financing Plan and authorizing the Director of Finance to execute a financing agreement.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Olofu Agbaji, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. It was noted that this is a companion Ordinances with Ordinance 140594 and 140614. David Frantze, Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm, and Brian Irwin, Cerner Corporation also gave testimony on behalf of the Ordinances. The agreement anticipates that the City will transfer Super-TIF funds to the EDC for maintenance of both Neighborhood and Education Programs. The agreement also directs the City to redirect Super-TIF funds to the Commission to finance a portion of the Certified Costs in furtherance of the objectives of the TIF Plan and Redevelopment Agreement. The term of the agreement for Super-TIF generated and collected within each Redevelopment Project Area shall commence for a period of 23 years after the date the ordinance approving and designating such Redevelopment Project Area became effective.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140620
Creating the Independence Avenue Special Review Districts’ Joint Design Review Committee.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/20/2014)"

Ayes: 3 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140480
(Sub.)
Rezoning an approximately 119 acre tract of land generally located south of N.E. 108th Street and east of future Shoal Creek Parkway from Districts R-80 and R-7.5 to District R-7.5 and approving a development plan which will serve as a preliminary plat. (14471-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/27/2014)"

Ayes: 3 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140481
Approving an amendment to a previously approved 361 acre Community Unit Project Plan in District R-7.5 by removing about 57 acres generally located south of N.E. 106th Street and east of future Shoal Creek Parkway from said plan and leaving in place the Community Unit Project Plan for the remaining 304 acres in the Pine Grove subdivision. (12209-P-10)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/27/2014)"

Ayes: 3 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140518
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 74, the Kansas City Redevelopment Ordinance, by adding a new Article VII, Public Mass Transportation Benefit Plan, for the purpose of requiring that certain public mass transportation benefits be provided to employees as a requirement of any economic development project utilizing tax increment financing, receiving tax abatements or financed with tax-exempt instruments.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/3/2014)"
Councilman Johnson testified on behalf of this Ordinance. Councilman Johnson discussed how this Ordinance furthers the Council priorities passed in Aprill of 2011. The specific strategic goal that applies to thsi Ordinance is the goal to 'develop a strategy for public transit'. Some of the initiatives already taken and implemented include KCMO employee bus passes, the Use of the PMT Sales Tax through Ordinance 130778 and 2.2 miles for the starter streetcar. Councilman Johnson cited the a 1999 study of San Antonio, Texas. The study looked at car trips versus bus trips. Another study he cited was the Rockefeller Foundation survey of 2014. "More than half (54%) of Millennials surveyed say they would consider moving to another city if it had more and better options for getting around, and 66% say that access to high quality transportation is one of the top three criteria they would weight when deciding where to live." Councilman Johnson discussed data for Kansas City, Missouri as of 2010. He then gave a summary of the Ordinance. At the request of the Chair, Dick Jarrold and Michael Graham, both of KCATA, gave brief testimony on behalf of KCATA iin agreement of the Ordinance. Public testimony included testimony from Jewel Scott of the Civic Council, Kristi Wiyatt from Union Station, Janet Rogers of the Transit Action Network, Bill Dietrich of the Downtown Council and Kite Singleton of the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0

140570
(Sub.)
Approving a Kansas City Brownfields Assessment Coalition subgrant in an amount not to exceed $150,000.00 to Jackson County, Missouri, for environmental assessment of the Rock Island Rail Corridor and authorizing the Director of City Development to execute the subgrant agreement.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/27/2014)"

Ayes: 3 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp
Nays: 0

140582
Approving a development plan in District M 1-5 on about 48 acres generally located south of Missouri State Highway 150 and east of Botts Road. (14049-P-4)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
John Eckardt, City Planning and Development, gave the staff report on the Ordinance. The applicant is requesting the approval of a development plan for two lots on an area of 47.45 acres within the originally approved 375 acre Centerpoint KCS Intermodal Center area, located south of Highway 150 and east of Botts Road. Per Section 88-517-02-D, a development plan approval is required for new development on M-zoned (industrial) properties greater than 10 acres in area regardless of location. This site meets this standard. The City Plan Commission must recommend on the request and the City Council must act on the case.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Sharp, Curls
Nays: 0
 
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