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Last Published: 12/6/2006 12:53:40 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - ED FORD, TROY NASH, MARY WILLIAMS-NEAL
Excused:1 - BONNIE COOPER
 

010170
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by amending Appendix A, Section 2.7, GP-7, Agricultural and low-density residential uses to include asphalt plants and concrete mixing plants as accessory uses to quarries.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "REFERRED CITY PLAN COMMISSION"
Committee referred Ordinance 010170 to City Plan Commission.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

010223
Accepting a Special Warranty Deed from FirstarBank, Midwest, a successor in interest to Mercantile Bank, a Kansas state bank of the County of Jackson, State of Missouri, conveying to Kansas City property in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, for office space and training use purposes and directing the City Clerk to file same.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Development, stated the ordinance will accept a special warranty deed from First Star Bank Midwest, for property that will be used as office space for the Water Services Department.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

010224
Approving the plat of Executive Park Fifty-Seventh Plat, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; establishing grades on public ways.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance 010224 for one week.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

010225
Approving the plat of The Plaza Pavilion Condominium, an addition in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, stated that the plat is for a condominium project located at the northwest corner of Central & 50th Street. The purpose of the plat is to create 51 condominium units which was previously platted as apartment development. All of the public improvements and requirements have been met. Larry Hearn, George Butler Associates, applicant, supports the project.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

010246
Reducing the appropriation in the amount of $50,000.00 in the Multi-Family Housing account of the Community Development Fund - Year 23; appropriating it to the Housing Counseling account of the Community Development Fund - Year 23; and authorizing execution of a $50,000.00 contract amendment with Housing Information Center to provide housing services.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Stan Barrett, Housing Community Development Department, stated that the ordinance will appropriate $50,000.00 to the Housing Information Council to provide housing services for the Georgian Apartments on Armour that were recently damaged by fire. The funds will be used to assist tenants in temporary housing and down payment deposits for those who are able to find permanent housing. Housing Urban Development (HUD) has provided certificates for longer term housing for displaced tenants. Councilman Ford stated that he was very pleased with the ordinance. Steve Burkeiser, American Red Cross, updated the committee regarding the status of the housing for the tenants. Pat Gilmore Wilkins, Housing Information Center, thanked the committee for allowing the agency to help displaced tenants.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

010247
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to comprehensively review the Central Industrial District Area Plan to determine the advisability and feasibility of permitting residential development in the West Bottoms Industrial Area and identify areas where residential development is appropriate.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Councilman Ford stated the purpose of the resolution was that FOCUS recommended mixed use in the west bottoms to include residential development. The City has invested monies, tax incentives and infrastructure improvements which would make the area appropriate for residential use. There have been serious fire explosions in the west bottoms. He also stated that he is uncomfortable with what appears to be a "spot zoning" type of philosophy. He asked staff to take a look at the entire area and tell the committee that they believe residential mixed use will be appropriate within certain areas of the plan. Committee recommended immediate adoption of the resolution.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001466
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Third Amendment to the Midtown Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing Plan, and approving the Third Amendment to the Midtown Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing Plan; stating the Council´s intention with regard to funding for the Midtown Housing Project.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Joseph Egan, Tax Increment Financing Commission, reviewed issues that were requested by the committee (a copy of which is on file in the City Clerk's Office). Councilman Ford expressed concerns regarding the legal description of the redevelopment plan area. Patricia Jensen, Assistant City Attorney, addressed Mr. Ford's concerns. Jim Glover also responded to the legal issue. The original concept did not include designating a larger housing area as an redevelopment area. Committee recommended to hold resolution 001466 on the agenda until February 28, 2001.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001611
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Central Industrial District Area Plan, being that part of Kansas City bounded by the Missouri River on the north, by the Missouri/Kansas state line on the west, by 27th Street on the south and by Allen Street and the bluffs on the east, by modifying the Land Use Plan and Map for an area of approximately .25 acres generally located at the northeast corner of West 12th Street and Liberty Street to recommend "mixed uses" instead of "non-rail industry".


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Jim Bowers,Attorney, White, Goss, Bowers, March and Shulte, 4510 Belleview, representing, Third Millennium Developers, LLC stated his client has property under contract. The project has been underway for sometime. He stated this is not an application for Tax Increment Finance (TIF) plan nor to acquire property by eminent domain or any other governmental body. This is a zoning application. His client contracted with the owner of the property subject to zoning to purchase the property to use as residential lofts. It has been used as an industrial building, currently it is the site of a used tire storage facility. He stated his opponent says that most of the property owners within the west bottoms oppose his client's application which is not correct. He showed the committee an ariel photo of the west bottoms. He gave an overview of the supporters (hand out on file in the City Clerk's Office). Property owners spoke in support of the project. Roger Buford, MRP Historic Developers LLC , President of Recon Development Inc. Kansas City, Missouri Richard Wetzel, 131 East 70th Street, Kansas City, Missouri John Yacos, M.C. Real Estate Services; 1004 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri Bill Haau, National Farms Inc., Kansas City, Missouri Gordan White, Capital Electric, Kansas City, Missouri. John Wagner, Wagner Industries, 648 East 45th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Adam Jones, 1427 West 9th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Tim Stanton, Tobin Lawn & Garden, Kansas City, Missouri Jack Crumie, Camdex Corporation. Kansas City, Missouri. Charlene Spilker, CW Marrs Sales, 1300 Liberty St., Kansas City, Missouri. Connie Hunt, Connie Genessee Inn, 1615 Genessee, Kansas City, Missouri. Jim Monahan, Kansas City, Missouri Darby Trotter, Fautless Starch, 510 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri. Jerry Riffle, Attorney, Lathrop & Gage, Kansas City, Missouri Coulter Devries, Attorney, Devries & Associates, Kansas City, Missouri introduced person who are in opposition of the project: Monie Summers, Full Moon Productions and Group Real Estate and Partnership. Ed Phillips, West Bottoms, stated a flood was in the west bottoms in 1951 and people were living there at that time. The City changed the zoning to non residential because loss of life during the flood. The west bottoms is the number one fire district in Kansas City. If residents are living there and if a big fire breaks out the city can be sued. Tracy Thomas, 13022 West 76th Terr., Shawnee Mission, KS. spoke in opposition of the plan, because the zoning does not make sense. Jerry Hernandez, Chairman of the Hispanic Organization for Justice Equality, spoke in opposition. Committee recommended to hold resolution 001611, ordinances 001612 and 001613 be held until 2/20/01.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001612
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0326, rezoning an area of approximately .25 acres generally located at the northeast corner of West 12th Street and Liberty Street from District M-2b (Heavy Industry) to District C-3a2 (Intermediate Business, High Buildings). (12496-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
See comments for resolution 001611. Committee recommended to hold ordinance 001612 until 2/20/01.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001613
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0327, rezoning an area of approximately .25 acres generally located at the northeast corner of West 12th Street and Liberty Street from District C-3a2 (Intermediate Business, High Buildings) to District PD/C-3a2 (Planned District/Intermediate Business, High Buildings), and approving a development plan for the same. (12496-PD-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
See comments for resolution 001611. Committee recommended to hold ordinance 001612 until 2/20/01.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001694
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0330, rezoning an area of approximately 6 acres generally located on the east side of N. Woodland Avenue and 1,400 feet north of N.E. Staley Road and extending approximately 900 feet east of N. Woodland Avenue from District CP-2 (Local Planned Business Center) to District R-1b (One-Family Dwellings). (11659-P-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Ordinances 001694, 001695, 001696, 001697, 001698, 001699, 001701, 001702, 001703, 001704 and Resolution 001700 are related cases. David Lane, City Development Department, gave the boundaries of the project. The overall site is approximately 956 acres which has been divided into half (north and south). On the south side of the property is R1b zoning community unit project (CUP) on 3.19 units per acres on a 559 acres the project consist of 829 units within the division 741 units will be single family and 88 will be townhouses. The north half of the property is also a CUP R1b. The golf course will be a public golf course. Committee substitutes were submitted on ordinances 001695, 001697, 001699, 001702 and 001704 to add in the conditions. Jim Bowers, Attorney, stated the project is a large and complex mixed use development. The property was first rezoned five years ago. An application was filed last year for modification. A thorough presentation of the project was provided to the committee. Area residents spoke on the ordinance: Steve Bowen, 10210 NE Staley Road, expressed his concerns and wanted clarification regarding the proposed extension of Indiana onto his property. Glen Courtney, 40001 NE 100th Street. stated that several issues needs to be resolved. The developer as well as the home owner in the area have been frustrated in trying to find alignment of Shoal Creek Parkway. The plan does construct a portion of it, but the Park's Department has yet to delineate where the parkway would be. The homeowners in the area have contacted the Parks Department over the years trying to determine an alignment for building and construction. He also expressed concerns regarding the drainage study. Councilman Ford addressed Mr. Courtney's concerns. Committee recommended approval of the ordinances.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001695
(Sub.)
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 185 acre tract of land generally located 950 feet south of N.E. Cookingham Drive on the east side of N. Woodland Avenue and extending approximately one-half mile east and on the north side of N.E. Staley Road. (11659-CUP-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 001694.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001696
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0331, rezoning an area of approximately 26.43 acres generally located on the east side of N. Woodland Avenue extending approximately 1,250 feet to the east and the north side of N.E. Staley Road extending approximately 1,100 feet to the north from Districts R-1b (One-Family Dwellings) and CP-2 (Local Plan Business Center) to District C-2 (Local Retail Business). (11659-P-4)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 001694.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001697
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0332, rezoning an area of approximately 26.43 acres generally located on the east side of N. Woodland Avenue extending approximately 1,250 feet to the east and the north side of N.E. Staley Road extending approximately 1,100 feet to the north from District C-2 (Local Retail Business) to District PD/C-2 (Planned District/Local Retail Business), and approving a development plan for the same. (11659-PD-5)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 001694.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001698
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0333, rezoning an area of approximately 17 acres generally bounded by N.E. Staley Road on the north and extending approximately 950 feet south and by N. Woodland Avenue on the west and extending approximately 650 feet east from District CP-2 (Local Planned Business Center) to District R-1b (One-Family Dwellings). (11660-P-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 001694.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001699
(Sub.)
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 559 acre tract of land generally located east of N. Woodland Avenue, south and west of N.E. Staley Road and north of N.E. 100th Street. (11660-CUP-3)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 001694.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001700
RESOLUTION - Amending the Shoal Creek Valley Area Plan by amending the Proposed Land Use Plan and Map for an approximately 11 acre tract of land generally located approximately 2,300 feet south of N.E. Staley Road and 2,100 feet east of N. Woodland Avenue by changing the recommended land use designation from "residential uses" to "retail uses".


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
See comments for ordinance 001694.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001701
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0334, rezoning an area of approximately 7 acres generally located approximately 500 feet southwest of N.E. Staley Road and 2,150 feet east of N. Woodland Avenue from District R-1b (One-Family Dwellings) to District C-2 (Local Retail Business). (11660-P-4)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 001694.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001702
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0335, rezoning an area of approximately 7 acres generally located approximately 500 feet southwest of N.E. Staley Road and 2,150 feet east of N. Woodland Avenue from District C-2 (Local Retail Business) to District PD/C-2 (Planned District/Local Retail Business), and approving a development plan for the same. (11660-PD-5)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 001694.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001703
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0336, rezoning an area of approximately 4 acres generally located approximately 500 feet southwest of N.E. Staley Road and one-half mile east of N. Woodland Avenue from District R-1b (One-Family Dwellings) to District C-2 (Local Retail Business). (11660-P-6)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 001694.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

001704
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0337, rezoning an area of approximately 4 acres generally located approximately 500 feet southwest of N.E. Staley Road and one-half mile east of N. Woodland Avenue from District C-2 (Local Retail Business) to District PD/C-2 (Planned District/Local Retail Business), and approving a development plan for the same. (11660-PD-7)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
See comments for ordinance 001694.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

010054
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to review the proposal for a Housing Commission contained in the report entitled "A Proposed Housing Policy for the 21st Century" prepared by the Mayor´s Citizen Advisory Committee on Housing to evaluate the opportunities and implications of such a commission on the Council´s ability to set housing policy and directing the City Manager to meet with minority housing providers in reviewing the proposal for a housing commission and to report to the Council.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold the ordinance on the agenda until March 21, 2001.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0

010093
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Approving the 2001 Consolidated Housing and Community Development Action Plan in accordance with the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended; authorizing submission of said Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; certifying said Plan; and directing the City Manager to conduct a year-long process for the efficient implementation of the City´s affordable housing programs.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
A committee substitute was submitted on the resolution which adds a new section. Stan Barrett, Housing Community Development Department, gave an overview of the changes that are being recommended from the original staff's recommendation (hand-out on file in the City Clerk's Office). A revised consolidated plan was passed out to the committee. He also stated that he (Housing Community Development Department) has been working with Councilmembers Ford and Williams-Neal regarding the Mayor's Housing Initiative and the goals have been incorporated into the consolidated plan.
Ayes: 3 - Ford, Nash, Williams-Neal
Nays: 0
 
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