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Last Published: 8/15/2012 12:50:15 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
 

120453
(Sub.)
Vacating E. 24th Terrace between Troost Avenue and the north-south alley east of Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1662-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Larry Stice, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Leonard Graham, Talliferro & Brown, was present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will allow for the potential development of student housing to be generally located at E 24th Terrace east of Troost Avenue.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Circo
Nays: 0

120464
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Amending the Plaza Urban Design and Development Plan, for the future development and redevelopment of the area generally bounded by 50th Street on the north, 51st Street on the south, Main Street on the east and Baltimore on the west, to recommend “limited redevelopment within specific guidelines” instead of no “recommended rezoning” and “Potential Redevelopment Within Existing Zoning” as well as to recommend an increase in the maximum recommended building height for this site. (225-S-20).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
John Eckardt, City Planning, testified on behalf of this resolution. Rich Muller, VanTrust Real Estate, was present to answer questions from the committee. This resolution will amend the Plaza Urban Design and Development plan to allow for the construction of 204 residential units and 10,000 square feet of commercial on about 2.1 acres bounded by 50th Street on the north, 51st Street on the south, Walnut Street on the east and Wyandotte on the west.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120465
Rezoning an area of approximately 2.1 acres located on the north side of 51st Street between Baltimore Avenue and Main Street, from Districts B3-2 Community Business (dash 2) and R-1.5 (Residential 1.5) to District MPD (Master Planned Development), and approving a Preliminary Development Plan which also serves as the Preliminary Plat, for 204 residential units and 10,000 square feet of commercial. (6598-MPD-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
John Eckardt, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Rich Muller, VanTrust Real Estate, was present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will amend the Plaza Urban Design and Development plan to allow for the construction of 204 residential units and 10,000 square feet of commercial on about 2.1 acres bounded by 50th Street on the north, 51st Street on the south, Walnut Street on the east and Wyandotte on the west.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120479
Vacating the north-south and east-west alleys south of 12th Street east of Virginia Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1575-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Sara Anzicek, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Reverend Boyd, Boone Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, was present to answer questions from the committee. This vacation is being proposed in order to build a new building and construct an access parking lot to serve the new building, within the block bounded on the north by E. 12th Street, on the south by E. 13th Street, on the west by Virginia Avenue and on the east by Lydia Avenue.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Circo
Nays: 0

120480
Vacating Highland Avenue between Independence Avenue/Boulevard and Missouri Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1646-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Larry Stice, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Joseph Jimeniz, Helix, was present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will allow the incorporation of the street into the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences campus master plan generally located on the northeast quadrant of Independence Avenue and The Paseo.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Circo
Nays: 0

120519
(Sub.)
Amending Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 120099, by repealing Sections 2 and 3, and enacting in its place new Sections 2 and 3; approving and authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a subgrant agreement with Ivanhome, a Missouri non-profit corporation, in an amount not to exceed $407,128.00 to fund authorized abatement activities at the Horace Mann School building located at 2008 E. 39th Street, Kansas City, Missouri; and waiving the local cost share requirement for the subgrant.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Andrew Bracker, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Margaret May, Ivanhome, was present to answer questions from the committee. This Ordinance amends Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 120099, approving a brownfields subgrant to Ivanhome, a Missouri non-profit corporation, to fund authorized abatement activities at the Horace Mann School located at 2008 E. 39th Street, by increasing the subgrant amount from $378,128 to $407,000, and waiving the local cost share requirement.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Circo
Nays: 0

120520
Amending Ordinance No. 120348 by repealing Section 2 and enacting in its place new Section 2; approving and authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into a subgrant agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, to fund authorized abatement activities at the 63rd and Prospect Redevelopment Project site located in the vicinity northwest of 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.00; and to provide the required local cost share in a total amount not to exceed $188,000.00 from previously appropriated funds.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Andrew Bracker, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Margaret May, Ivanhome, was present to answer questions from the committee. This Ordinance amends Ordinance No. 120348, approving a brownfields subgrant of up to $500,000 to the Tax Increment Financing Commission (TIF Commission) to fund cleanup of the 63rd & Prospect Redevelopment Project, by increasing the local cost share amount from $100,000 to $188,000.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Circo
Nays: 0

120529
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Development Agreement with EDC Charitable Fund (“EDC”) and Lockton Insurance Agency, Inc. (“Lockton”) that authorizes the issuance of Chapter 100 bonds in connection with an economic development effort.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Kerrie Tyndall, City Manager's Office, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Gary Sage, EDC, and Chase Simmons, Polsinelli, were present to answer questions from the committee. The Development Agreement outlines the business deal between the EDC and Lockton as it relates to the City's Chapter 100 program. The personal property will be owed by the City and leased to Lockton. The EDC will also be party to the appropriate lease arrangements so that Lockton is able to qualify for Development Tax Credits issued by the State of Missouri.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120530
RESOLUTION - Amending the 2011 One Year Action Plan and authorizing submission of a Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its consideration in order to allocate previously allocated funds.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Stuart Bullington, NHS, testified on behalf of this ordinance. The amendment moves $892,620 in previously allocated funds from Tenant Based Rental Assistance to a new Housing Occupancy Initiative for vacant single family homes. The purpose of the Housing Occupancy Initiative is to create housing opportunities in up to 45 vacant, City supported single family units using CDBG, HOME, or NSP funds.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120531
Approving recommendations from Arterial Street Impact Fee District Advisory Committees; appropriating $868,858.04 in the Arterial Street Impact Fee Fund; authorizing funding agreements with the TIF Commission and the City of Gladstone for public improvements; and designating requisitioning authority.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Wes Minder, Public Works, testified on behalf of this ordinance. The District D Advisory Committee recommended allocating $350,000 towards North Arlington Avenue from Missouri Route 210 to NW Derrough Drive and $163,847.00 for improvements to Pleasant Valley Road to prepare the streets for right of way acquisition and construction. On May 16, 2012, the Impact Fee District B Advisory Committee recommend allocating $355,010.38 for Shoal Creek Parkway from Oak to Harrison.
Ayes: 5 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Wagner, Circo
Nays: 0

120190
(Sub.)
Amending Section 88-445-15.C, Nonconforming Signs, to provide for the relocation of signs in the public interest.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/27/2012)"
Diane Binkley, City Planning, and Wes Minder, Public Works, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Ted Anderson, Law, was present to answer questions from the committee. This ordinance will provide for the relocation of nonconforming signs in the public interest. Testimony: Councilman Sharp Carol Winterowd, 9400 Madison Frances Semler, 3243 NE Mohawk Ln Carol McClure, 6103 E. 109th St Colleen Durkin, Waldo Homes Association Michael Donegan, 5742 Kenwood Laurence Tucker, Armstrong Teasdale Law David Hyatt, CBS Terrence Nash, 11022 Washington KB Winterowd, 9400 Madison David Matthews, 600 NW 46th St Ben Weary, 99th McGee

120428
(Sub.)
Vacating the north-south alley east of Oak Street and south of 13th Street, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; retaining a utility easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1653-V)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Sara Anzicek, City Planning, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Jerry Riffle, Lathrop & Gage, was present to answer questions from the committee. This vacation is being requested by the applicant in order to redevelop the Interstate Building property and southern parking lot into a Hampton Inn within the block bounded on the north by E. 13th Street, on the south by E. 13th Terrace, on the west by Oak Street and on the east by Locust Street.
Ayes: 4 - Ford, Glover, Taylor, Circo
Nays: 0
 
 There will 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. There was no Closed Session. 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