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Last Published: 12/8/2006 1:42:28 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - KEN BACCHUS, JIM GLOVER, MARY WILLIAMS-NEAL, ED FORD
 

990189
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District CP-3 (Regional Planned Business Center) on approximately a 6.8 acre tract of land generally located on the west side of N. Broadway Avenue, approximately 150 feet south of N.W. 71st Street. (8063-CP-5)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Eric Jensen, City Development gave an overview of the ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to consider approval of a plan amendment to allow mini warehouse storage units. City Plan Commission and City Development staff recommended approval with certain conditions. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990190
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0193, rezoning an area of approximately 3.3 acres generally located at the northeast corner of 44th Street and Cleveland Avenue from Districts R-2b (Two-Family Dwellings) and C-1 (Neighborhood Retail Business) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (3888-URD-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
John Eckardt, City Development, stated that the purpose of the ordinance is to allow construction of an expansion of the existing Boys and Girls Club located at 43rd & Cleveland. Area residents spoke in support of the ordinance. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990334
Accepting various easements and deeds in Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties; releasing various easements in Clay County; and directing the City Clerk to record the acceptance.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990338
Authorizing a cooperative agreement among the City, the Tax Increment Financing Commission, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Ninth and Central, L.L.C. in connection with the pay-as-you-go plan for the project costs for the Savoy Hotel Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan; directing the City Clerk to file the agreement with the Secretary of State.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance for one week.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990342
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Director of City Development to offer for sale the building at 2531 Prospect including vacant lots at 2535-37 Prospect and as a separate parcel the vacant lots at 2541-43 Prospect.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Edgar Jordan, City Development testified on behalf of the ordinance. Committee recommended approval of the resolution.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990343
Repealing Ordinance No. 990032, passed January 28, 1999; consenting to the rate of front foot special assessment to be levied by the Union Hill Special Business District; consenting to the proposed uses of the revenues produced therefrom; estimating revenue in the amount of $24,165.13 in the Special Business District Fund; appropriating $24,165.13 to various accounts in the Union Hill Special Business District Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Bob Langenkamp, City Development stated that ordinance 990032 was passed on January 28, 1999, estimated revenue for the Union Hill Special Business District (SBD) in the amount of $24,165.00. The amount is $1,000.00 more than anticipated. He stated the ordinance will do three things: (1) Repeal ordinance 990032; (2) Establish the fiscal year 1999 front foot special assessment amount of $1.50 and (3) approve the correct 1999 fiscal year budget of the SBD. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990344
Accepting various deeds conveying land to the City for public use purposes for the Jazz Hall of Fame generally located at 18th and Vine Streets and directing the City Clerk to file same.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Development gave an overview of the ordinance committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 3 - Bacchus, Glover, Ford
Nays: 0

990345
Approving the plat of AnneĀ“s Lofts Condominium, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; establishing grades on public ways.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, stated that the ordinance will approve a one lot development for twelve condominiums apartments and 1 commercial space. All of the grades and closures have been checked and recommended approval. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990346
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Savoy Hotel Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan; approving the Savoy Hotel Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan; and designating a Redevelopment Area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Patty Noll, City Development stated that ordinances 990346, 990347, 990348 and 990349 are companion cases which entails the Savoy Hotel Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan. Ordinance 990347 will approved the plan. The project plan proposes to restore and renovate the Savoy Hotel as a 120 room hotel and to build a new 200 room hotel and structure parking. Renovation of the hotel and parking lot is expected to be completed in two years and the new hotel and structure parking is to be completed in four years. The estimated cost of the project is 15.5 million of the 2.7 million will be reimbursable. Dick Smith, Attorney, the TIF commission has recommended approval of the plan. He also stated that the statutory TIF will not reimburse all of the cost that is required. Jerry Riffle, Attorney, spoke in support of the TIF plan.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990347
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project A of the Savoy Hotel Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan, as a Redevelopment Project, and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 990346.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990348
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project B of the Savoy Hotel Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan, as a Redevelopment Project, and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See comments for ordinance 990346. It was the consensus to hold ordinance 990348 off the agenda.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990349
Approving and designating Redevelopment Project C of the Savoy Hotel Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan, as a Redevelopment Project, and adopting tax increment financing therein.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See comments for ordinance 990346. It was the consensus to hold ordinance 990349 off the agenda.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990359
(Sub.)
Authorizing acceptance and execution of a Section 108 Loan Guarantee and an Amended Economic Development Initiative Grant in the amount of $14,200,000.00 for the 18th & Vine Economic Loan Fund and Cultural Facilities Project and all necessary documents; estimating revenue in the amount of $7,100,000.00 in the Section 108 Loan Fund and appropriating it to the 18th & Vine Economic Development Loan Fund and Cultural Facilities account; estimating revenue in the amount of $7,100,000.00 in the Economic Development Initiative Fund and appropriating it to the 18th & Vine Economic Development Loan Fund and Cultural Facilities account; authorizing execution of a $14,200,000.00 development agreement with the Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation and the Jazz District Renaissance Corporation for the 18th & Vine Economic Loan Fund and Cultural Facilities Project; and designating requisitioning authority.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Mayor Cleaver testified on behalf of the project regarding the 18th & Vine area. Jim Vaughn, Housing Community Development presented the committee with the financial status of the project.
Ayes: 3 - Bacchus, Glover, Ford
Nays: 0

990364
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 40 of the Code of Ordinances by enacting a new Section 40-337a which requires bail bondsmen to obtain liability insurance; and establishing an effective date.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold ordinance for one week.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990366
Authorizing execution of a Cooperative Agreement with the 18th & Vine Authority for the use of the Kansas City Jazz Film Collection for the 18th and Vine Project.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance for one week.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990368
(Sub.)
Authorizing the transfer of funds to the 3rd & Grand Accounts in the General and Capital Improvements Funds; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, in the amount of $619,378.00 for the development of the 3rd and Grand Project.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
A committee substitute was submitted on the ordinance. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0
 
 The following item has been added to the agenda:

990134
Approving the preliminary plat of Bennington Court on approximately a 13.3 acre tract of land generally located on the west side of N. Bennington Avenue at N.E. 44th Terrace. (SD 0742B)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Don Gustafson, City Development gave an synopsis of the ordinance. Mike Burke, Attorney, spoke in support of the ordinance. Keith Nelson, 4543 N. Bennington, stated there has been a misrepresentation regarding the cooperation between himself and the developer. He stated that he objects to the plan. He has never refuse to sign the easement but had questions that needed to be answered. Councilman Ford made mentioned in reference to a previous plan that has already been pproved was superior to this ordinance. his recommendation to the committee would have been holding off the agenda, after reviewing the plan and meeting with staff he believes this is a better plan. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990157
RESOLUTION - Amending the Shoal Creek Valley Area Plan by amending the Proposed Land Use Plan and Map for an approximately 16.5 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of N.E. 108th Street and N. Eastern Avenue by changing the recommended land use designation from "residential uses" to "retail uses".


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Committee recommended approval of the resolution.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990158
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0196, rezoning an area of approximately 16.51 acres generally located at the southeast corner of N.E. 108th Street and N. Eastern Avenue (proposed) from District R-1aa (One-Family Dwellings) to District CP-2 (Local Planned Business Center), and approving a preliminary plan for the same. (10988-CP-3)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Don Gustafson, City Development gave a synopsis of the project area. One of the issues was the improvement on 108th Street from the eastern/western limits of the development west to I-435. The present condition is an gravel and unimproved road, staff is recommending improvement. The developer is willing to contribute $50,000.00 for the improvement of half of the road. He also expressed concerns of contribution to a traffic signal and parkland dedication . Mike Burke, Attorney, indicated that fifteen lots will be lost because of the parkland dedication. Other concerns expressed was regarding marked and unmarked grave sites. The property was toured trying to find marked/unmarked grave sites. There were two grave site identified. The drainage area at 96th Street has some flooding. David Matthews, Lutjen & Associates, addressed the issues regarding drainage problems. Councilman Ford stated that when Shoal Creek Parkway is completed it should help the flow of water. Committee recommended approval of the ordinances.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990159
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0194, rezoning an area of approximately 460.27 acres generally located on the east and west sides of N. Eastern Avenue (proposed), south of N.W. 108th Street, from District R-1aa (One-Family Dwellings) to District R-1a (One-Family Dwellings). (10988-P-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 990158.
Ayes: 3 - Bacchus, Glover, Ford
Nays: 0

990160
(Sub.)
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 148.19 acre tract of land generally located on the east side of N. Eastern Avenue (proposed), approximately 2600 feet south of N.E. 108th Street. (12122-CUP)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 990158.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990161
(Sub.)
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 120.76 acre tract of land generally located on the west side of N. Eastern Avenue (proposed), approximately 2600 feet south of N.E. 108th Street. (12123-CUP)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 990158.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990162
(Sub.)
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 70.31 acre tract of land generally located on the west side of N. Eastern Avenue (proposed), south of N.E. 108th Street. (12124-CUP)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance 990162 for three weeks to allow the rezoning case to be introduced.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990163
(Sub.)
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 191.32 acre tract of land generally located on the east side of N. Eastern Avenue (proposed), south of N.E. 108th Street. (12125-CUP)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 990158.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

990281
Changing the name of Walnut Woods Drive, from the south line of Bannister Road south approximately 600 feet to its terminus, to Hocker Avenue, within the Walnut Woods Subdivision, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold ordnance 990281 off the agenda.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a closed session to discuss a Real Estate Transaction pursuant to RSMo Section 620.021(2).