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Last Published: 12/8/2006 2:31:49 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - KEN BACCHUS, JIM GLOVER, MARY WILLIAMS-NEAL, ED FORD
 

980337
COMMUNICATION - Notice received by the City Clerk regarding Petition for the Creation of a Neighborhood Improvement District.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
Stan Harris, Public Works Department, testified on behalf of the communication. The communication was received and filed.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980259
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District GP-1/GP-2 (General Industry/General Transient Retail Business) on approximately a 225 acre tract of land generally located at the southeast corner of Interstate 29 and Missouri Highway 291. (6217-GP-10)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Larry Stice, City Development gave an overview of the ordinance. The ordinance will amend the Gateway Plaza development plan, which is 225 acres on the east side of I-29 directly across from the Airport. The amendment is to allow a 45 room addition to the existing 85 unit at Fairfield Inn. The applicant spoke in support of the ordinance. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980275
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0136, rezoning an area of approximately 1.6 acres generally located at the northeast corner of N.E. Vivion Road and N. Antioch Road from Districts C-1 (Neighborhood Retail Business), C-2 (Local Retail Business) and C-2-p (Local Retail Business - Limited District) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (11576-URD-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Virginia Walsh, City Development, testified on behalf of the ordinance. She stated ordinances 980275 and 980334 are companion cases. The site is located on the east side of NE Antioch Rd. and the north side of Vivion Road. The project will rezone 1.6 acres, which will allow for construction of a Walgreen Store with a 25 year tax abatement. Ordinance 980275 is a rezoning to District URD, ordinance 980334 is a ordinance for "353" approval. The project will be completed in one phase. The Redevelopment Coordinating Committee made four recommendations to the City Plan Commission: 1) Area be declared blighted; 2) Antioch Green "353" development plan be denied because of the request for tax abatement; 3) Financing is adequate without tax abatement; 4) Tax abatement is not necessary for this project. The will "353" plan was not approved by the City Plan Commission, but was forward to committee for review. City Plan Commission recommended that the area is blighted. Representatives of the CLay County Commission and the North Kansas City School District recommended against tax abatement. Staff also recommended denial of the URD because there is no zoning classification unless there is a "353" plan. Dan Cofran, Attorney, spoke on behalf of the applicant. He stated that H. T. Paul Co., (real estate development firm) has been designated by Walgreens to do most of the stores within the city. Walgreens will be doing up to ten stores within Kansas City. The site has been use for a dry cleaning and gasoline station. The property is contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons from the service station and chlorinated solvents from the cleaners. It will cost about $400,000 to remediate the site. The property located at 5111 Antioch Road was purchased by the KCATA for a "Park and Ride" service. It will take about 1 1/2 acres to built the store, therefore the site would need to be widen. Staff has recommended two monument signs be used instead of pylon signs. Councilmember Ford expressed concerns regarding blight findings and pylon signs. Several residents spoke in support of the plan, thought it would be good for the northland area. Jerry Riffle, Attorney (representing ATA), stated that one problem is the perception is that the project subsidizes the ATA, he stated that it does not. At the time Mr. Paul's Company started development in the area, ATA was ready to break ground on the "park and ride" facility, which has approximately 90 parking spaces. Pam Mason, County Clerk of Clay County stated that Clay County Commissioners think the project is wonderful. She stated that the area needs help but expressed concerns with abatement . She stated this is not the proper use of a 353 by the county's estimation. She stated the project will happen with or without the 353. Councilman Bacchus ask Mr. Cofran what are the needs for the dollars? Mr. Cofran explained to the committee. With full tax abatement the rate of return is under 8%, without tax abatement it's under 5%. Councilman Ford expressed concerns regarding the rate of return. Mr. Cofran explained to the committee. Committee recommended to hold the ordinances for two weeks.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980318
Reestimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $8,000.00 to the Property and Relocation Services account of the General Fund and authorizing execution of a Relocation Services Agreement with 47th & Troost Redevelopment Corporation for relocation services provided for the Rockhill Square Urban Redevelopment Project by the City.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Development testified on behalf of the ordinance. The project is located at 47th & Troost for a proposed Walgreens & McDonald's Restaurant. The City has been asked to provide relocation services for five tenants. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980320
Condemning and taking permanent sewer easements and temporary construction easements for construction on private property for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a new river outfall sewer and sanitary diversion structure, extending generally north and northwest from the intersection of Chestnut Trafficway and Owen Avenue to the Missouri River; and providing for payment of just compensation therefore, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Lee Dixson, Public Works Department, gave an overview of the ordnance. The ordinance will condemn three properties for construction of a 96 inch storm sewer project. Committee recommended approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980332
RESOLUTION - Consenting to the reappointment of George Blackwood, Jr., Bill Grigsby, and Manny Lopez and the appointment of Clayton P. Reid and Kurt Mayo to the Board of Directors of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City and consenting to the reappointment of Bill Grigsby, Marcie Cecil, Robert Collins and George Blackwood, Jr. to the Executive Committee of the Board.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Greg Lever, Mayor's Office gave an overview of the resolution, He said the resolution consents the reappointment of three of the five members of the Board. The resolution will also all four members of the Executive Committee of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Committee recommended approval of the resolution.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980334
(Sub.)
Approving the development plan submitted by the Antioch Green Redevelopment Corporation on an approximately 1.6 acre tract of land generally located at the northeast corner of N.E. Vivion Road and N. Antioch Road; declaring the area included in such plan to be a blighted area and its redevelopment necessary for the preservation of the public peace, prosperity, health, safety, morals and welfare; authorizing the Director of Finance to enter into a contract with the Antioch Green Redevelopment Corporation; and authorizing the Mayor to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing Antioch Green Redevelopment Corporation to acquire certain property by the exercise of eminent domain.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
See comments for ordinance 980275.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980339
RESOLUTION - Appointing Bailus Tate as a member of the Police Retirement Board.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Greg Lever, Mayor's Office testified on behalf of the resolution. Committee recommended approval.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980115
RESOLUTION - Adopting a policy for the review and analysis of proposals for Neighborhood Improvement Districts for economic development.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold ordinance until april 22, 1998.
Ayes: 4 - Bacchus, Glover, Williams-Neal, Ford
Nays: 0

980178
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0122, rezoning an area of approximately 6.56 acres generally located at the northwest corner of Missouri Highway 152 and N. Oak Trafficway from District RA (Agricultural) to District CP-2 (Local Planned Business Center), and approving a preliminary plan for the same. (12009-CP-2)


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

980179
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0123, rezoning an area of approximately 29.26 acres generally located at the southwest corner of N.E. 95th Terrace and N. Oak Trafficway from District RA (Agricultural) to District R-4 (Low-Apartments). (12009-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold the ordinance for one week.

980180
(Sub.)
Approving a Community Unit Project on an approximately 29.26 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest corner of N.E. 95th Terrace and N. Oak Trafficway. (12009-CUP-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold the ordinance for one week.

980227
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Beacon Hill/Longfellow Area Plan, being that part of Kansas City bounded by the Kansas City Terminal railway tracks on the north, Troost Avenue on the east, 31st Street on the south and Southwest Trafficway on the west, modifying the Land Use Plan and Map for an area generally located on the east side of Harrison Avenue, between 29th Street and 30th Street, to recommend retail commercial uses instead of low density residential and mixed residential uses.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold resolution for one week.

980233
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0124, rezoning an area of approximately 3.9 acres generally bounded by Harrison Street on the west, Troost Avenue on the east, 29th Street on the north, and 30th Street on the south from Districts R-5 (High Apartments), R-2b (Two-Family Dwellings) and C-3a2-p (Intermediate Business, High Buildings - Limited District) to District C-3a1-p (Intermediate Business, Low Buildings - Limited District), and approving a preliminary plan for the same. (9849-P-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Committee recommended to hold the ordinance for one week.

980234
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District CP-2 (Local Planned Business Center) on approximately a 5.64 acre tract of land generally located at the northwest corner of Bannister Road and Blue Ridge Boulevard. (4247-CP-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Patty Noll, City Development stated the request is to amend a previously approved plan in District CP-2 to allow demolition for portion of a building , and then reconstruct a 14,000 square ft. building for a Walgreen Store. The City Plan Commission approved the plan, subject to certain conditions. CPC also approved the revised conditions that will require the developer to petition for the vacation of Old Santa Fe Road and to reconstruct curbing. The neighborhood association and the business association are concerned about water runoff on the site. The signage plan currently shows a wall signage, which was also a condition by the CPC, but the zoning ordinance allows wall signage only to identify an individual building. Staff does have concerns regarding a monument sign for the project they feel that a monument sign should identify only Walgreen Store. Dan Cofran, Attorney, stated that he is in agreement with the recommendations made by CPC with the exception of two recommendations. He showed several photo to the committee. The site currently have two pylon signs. He is requesting that a pylon sign not be permitted, but have a monument sign on each of the two frontages. The merchants and neighborhood associations has asked that Old Santa Fe Rd. not be vacated because the street is being used but to maintain it as a one way roadway. He expressed concerns about the developer putting in new curbs. The current owner of the property has already paid for the improvements of the curbs. Area merchants/residents spoke in support of the project. Committee recommended to hold the ordinance for two weeks.