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Last Published: 9/5/2012 3:14:38 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - ED FORD, JIM GLOVER, SCOTT TAYLOR, SCOTT WAGNER, CINDY CIRCO
 
 
 BEGINNING OF CONSENT ITEMS:

120733
Approving the plat of St. Michael’s Veterans Center, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting and releasing various easements; establishing grades on public ways; vacating a portion of a street; 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. (SD1439)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/5/2012)"

120734
(Sub.)
Approving the plat of QuikTrip Store #178, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; waiving the requirement that the developer obtain a subordination agreement from Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1444)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, CONSENT"
Dion Waldon, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Patricia Jensen, White Goss, was present to answer questions from the committee. There was no other testimony taken on this consent item.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0
 
 END OF CONSENT ITEMS

120712
Finding the Stuart Hall/HD Lee PIEA Planning area, as further amended, to be blighted and in need of redevelopment; approving the Third Amendment to the General Development Plan for the Stuart Hall/HD Lee PIEA Planning Area generally located on about 0.89 acres generally located at the southwest corner of W. 21st Street and Central Street and also at the southeast corner of W. 21st Street and Central Street and more specifically know as 2100, 2101 and 2107 Central Street in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and approving ad valorem tax benefits therefor. (612-S-3)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Diane Binckley, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Al Figuly, PIEA, and Pat Sterret, Sterret Group, were present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will approve the amendment to the plan, which will include the following projects: • The redevelopment of 2100 Central Street as a mixed-use property consisting of office space and multifamily residential use. Total project costs are estimated at approximately $4.2 million. • The redevelopment of 2101 Central Street as commercial office/restaurant/retail use. Total project costs are estimated in excess of $3 million. • The redevelopment of 2107 Central Street as a mixed-use property consisting of commercial retail and multifamily residential use. Total project costs are estimated in excess of $13 million.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120729
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendation of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, as to the Termination of the Chatham Tax Increment Financing Plan, and approving the same.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Jenna Wilkinson, EDC, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance will approve the termination of the Chatham TIF Plan and declare any funds in the Special Allocation Fund related to the Chatham TIF Plan be surplus to the taxing jurisdictions.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120730
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendation of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, as to the Third Amendment to the Uptown Tax Increment Financing Plan, and approving the same.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Jenna Wilkinson, EDC, testified on behalf of this ordinance. This ordinance will approve the termination of the Third Amendment to the Uptown TIF Plan. It will also declare all funds within the Special Allocation Fund established for Redevelopment Project Areas 3 and 4 that are in excess of existing and anticipated administrative costs and expenses of the Commission, in connection with processing the termination of the Redevelopment Project Areas, and remit any such surplus funds to the affected taxing districts.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120731
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri as to the First Amendment to the 39th and Prospect Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the First Amendment to the 39th and Prospect Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/5/2012)"
Jenna Wilkinson, EDC, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Phillip Klavuhn, attorney for the developer, and Ryan Stemmons, Aldi's, were present to answer questions from the committee. The proposed First Amendment to the Plan provides for certain modifications to the legal description for Project Area 1 associated with the Plan, the Development Schedule contemplated by the Plan, the estimated Redevelopment Project Costs and Reimbursable Costs within the Plan, the estimated Payments in Lieu of Taxes and Economic Activity Taxes within the Plan, to begin the building of an Aldi's grocery store. Testimony: Councilman Reed Councilwoman Curls The Committee agreed to hold this until 09/05/12.

120732
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri as to the Eighth Amendment to the Brush Creek Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan; and approving the Eighth Amendment to the Brush Creek Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Jenna Wilkinson, EDC, testified on behalf of this ordinance. William Jones, Swope Community Builders, and Tim Scott, Lujean Investments, were present to answer questions from the committee. The proposed Eighth Amendment to the Plan provides for certain modifications to the general description of the Redevelopment Area and Redevelopment Projects, Exhibit 1A Legal Description for the Redevelopment Area, Exhibit 1B Legal Description for the Project Areas, Exhibit 2 Site Plan, Estimated Redevelopment Costs and the elimination of all references to the Plaza East Project and the Plaza East Project Area, as described by the Plan.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120745
RESOLUTION - Consenting to the transfer of vacant property by Land Trust of Jackson County, Missouri to the Kansas City, Missouri Homesteading Authority, generally in the Green Impact Zone, within the geographical area of 35th Street on the north to 55th Street on the south, Troost on the west, and east to Prospect, north of 47th and to Swope Parkway, south of 47th, for demolition, repair, rehabilitation and redevelopment, as determined appropriate by the Authority.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
David Parks, NHS, testified on behalf of this ordinance. The ordinance will approve the transfer of these properties. The transfer from Land Trust to the KCMHA will help ensure that properties that are needed for redevelopment projects can be available at a low cost.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120747
Amending Ordinance No. 080023, which approved an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District URD on approximately a 147.65 acre tract of land generally located on the south side of 63rd Street, west of Winchester Avenue, and the northeast corner of 65th Court and Winchester Avenue, by repealing subsections A.2, A.3, and A.4 of that ordinance to eliminate certain street improvement conditions.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/5/2012)"

120748
RESOLUTION - Expressing the intent of the Mayor and Council with regard to the use of the proceeds of a 2% tax on the revenue from outdoor advertising structures.


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

120655
Calling an election on November 6, 2012, for the purpose of submitting an ordinance proposed by initiative to prevent the City’s future financial involvement in nuclear weapons components facilities; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; and recognizing an emergency.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION"
There was no public testimony taken on this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 1 - Glover

120722
(Sub.)
Providing for submission to the qualified voters of the City for their approval at a general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the question of whether to enact a $100.00 per sign face business license tax on outdoor advertising structures, authorizing and directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
The committee took additional public testimony on the proposed 2nd Committee Substitute. Testimony: Bob Fessler, Lamar Advertising Frances Semler, River Forest Neighborhood Carol McClure, Southern Communities Coalition David Odegard, resident David Hyatt, CBS Outdoor Sam Meers, Meers Advertising Terrence Nash, resident Michael Donegan, Waldo Homes Association past Jim Bowers, on beahlf of Lamar Advertising Councilman Sharp Email testimony read into record: Carol and KB Winterowd Joyce Maas, Center Planning & Development Council Katherine Trummer, resident John Regenbogen, Scenic Missouri Gary Willnauer, Morrow, Willnauer, LLC
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0
 
 Further discussion on the proposed Community Improvement District policy, including public comment. Claude Page and Jim Hedstrom, City Planning, lead this discussion with the committee. They continued the discussion regarding the possible changes being made to the CID process. The committee took public testimony: Charles Renner, Husch Blackwell Bobbie Baker-Hughes, NE Chamber Alicia Stephens, Platte Co. EDC Gina Valentino, Greenleaf Fields Homes Association There may be discussion of Economic Development Priorities. There was no discussion of Economic Development Priorities. There may be general discussion regarding current Planning, Zoning and Economic Development issues. There was no general discussion. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12. The committee voted unanimously to go into Closed Session at 4:02 pm and returned to open session at 4:52 pm. The City Clerk's Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver's License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.