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Last Published: 12/8/2006 3:55:12 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - KEN BACCHUS, JIM GLOVER, MARY WILLIAMS-NEAL, EVERT ASJES
 

970021
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, 1996, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0016, rezoning an area of approximately 1.5 acres generally located at the northeast corner of Independence Avenue and Hardesty Avenue from Districts R-2b (Two-Family Dwellings) and C-2 (Local Retail Business) to District URD (Urban Redevelopment District), and approving a development plan for the same. (11900-URD)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
John Eckert, City Development noted that ordinances 970021 and 970098 deals with a proposed "353" to rezone 1.5 acres. The site is located between Hardesty, Drury and Independence Ave. There are a number of businesses currently located on the site. The proposed project is for a Walgreen Store. There are identical projects to be completed which is located at Linwood and Prospect Avenue. The proposed projects are to be completed by September 1997 and occupied by October. The applicant wishes to have a 25 foot pylon sign but staff is recommending a 4x8 monument sign. This issue still needs to be worked out. The area has been declared blighted. The cost of the project will be over three million dollars. The applicant is requesting tax abatement a twenty-five year period. A committee substitute was submitted on ordinance 970021. Dan Cofran, Attorney, concurs with staff's recommendation. Ms. Lowe, stated she is very pleased of the project at the Linwood and Prospect site. She stated Mr. Cofran met with both neighborhood associations each one is in agreement with the project plan. Councilmember Williams-Neal spoke in favor and supports the project. The project will be very good for the neighborhood. Councilmembers Ford and Loar spoke in favor and supports the project. It was the consensus of the committee to approve the pylon sign. Committee recommends approval on both the ordinances.
Ayes: 4 - Glover, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970035
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0022, rezoning an area of approximately 2.7 acres generally bounded by 48th Street on the north, Ward Parkway on the south, Roanoke Parkway on the east and Belleview Avenue on the west from Districts R-4 (Low Apartments) and R-4-O (Low Apartments, Administrative Office Buildings) to District URD (Urban Development District); approving a development plan for the same; calling an election for November 3, 1998, to submit these matters for consideration by the voters; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election being called no later than August 25, 1998; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Patty Noll, City Development the ordinance will rezone the property to District URD about 2.67 acres bounded by 48th street which will allow redevelopment of property to include mixed use project for office, commercial retail and residential uses. Currently existing upon the property are 11 structures. Each structure contains over 117 units. Patty noted that this review is based upon the plan received November 15, '96 rather than the plan reviewed by City Plan Commission on November 5 and 18. Councilmember Bacchus asked what are the difference in the plans. Noll said the office towers has been reduced from 14 stories to 12 stories. This is the latest plan being reviewed. There are several transportation improvements planned for the project (outlined on fact sheet). Councilmembers expressed concerns regarding the height per zoning district for the "bowl concept". Mike White, Polsinelli & White, explained to the committee the height issue. It has been alleged that the developers are taking the position that the property is blighted. There is a TIF application on file which attempts to designate the block as a conservation district. The developers are not seeking tax abatement on the project. The property will pay full taxes. The zoning that is on the property is "out of touch" with reality. The plan is very good, the plaza merchants support the plan. He turned the discussion over to Steve McDowell to respond to issues regarding the "bowl concept. Steve McDowell, 1200 Main Street, stated there's been a lot of discussion regarding the concept. He showed the committee several slides of the project. Ed Mulkay, 4600 Madison, prepared a traffic study that normally addresses major issues. In October a traffic study was developed and 35,330 vehicle trips associated with the development and traffic volume were looked at. The system ran the volume capacity analysis the level of service capability, which is the criteria that is normally accepted in the transportation world. The improvements that have been proposed include additional lanes and service capacity on Belleview and Roanoke, as well as signal timing fluctuation in changes that can occur. There is a significant capability in the signal systems that can implement and add capacity to the system, handle additional traffic. The looked at diversion of traffic through the neighborhood. There are two logical paths that can be found westward of the project: 1. 47th Street corridor which is a collector street that penetrates to the west to State Line; 2. 48th Street which goes over to Wyandotte and back to Ward Parkway north. He stated they tried to development with the improvements and timing runs that were done both through the neighborhood and throughout the arterial system, during the peak hours. They went back to a 1967 study that was done on the Plaza area in conjunction with the increases in traffic on 47th street and 48th Street. There are acceptable methods of traffic that can be applied within the neighborhood area. The plan proposed surplus parking, to pick up additional capability. A series of intersections in the Plaza has been identified that having current deficiencies. The two types are 1. the intersection is not signalized; 2. left turn movements. There has been a series of options or objections to this effect. Councilmember Glover, expressed concerns about traffic weeding out into the neighborhoods. Russi Bhesania, Public Works Department stated there could be some traffic that enters residential neighborhoods, the traffic volume would be small. There has to be enough parking for employees, and residents in the area. Jonathan Barnett, 2800 University Washington D.C. spoke from a hand-out regarding the Urban Design and Traffic Policies in the Plaza District (a copy is on file in the City Clerk's Office). Bob Collins, Assistant City Manager/Director City Planning, clarified some of the issues regarding establishing the on-site zoning plan. Councilmember Bacchus reiterated that the URD plan cannot go forth until a recommendation from the TIF Commission comes forward. Dan Cofran, Attorney, representing property owners. supports the staff report on the URD zoning, that the zoning should be denied. Further into the staff report mentions "should the council or committee be favorably inclined toward the proposal that there be a number of conditions" the height of the office building is not to exceed ten stories. He believes the height of the buildings should be eight stories instead of ten. As far a height in terms of feet instead of stories, stories are not the same for office buildings and apartments. Several area residents spoke in opposition and in favor of the project. Committee recommends to hold ordinance for one week.

970096
RESOLUTION - Approving a second amendment to the Oak Park North Area Plan being that part of Kansas City bounded by Troost Avenue, Stadium Drive and Leeds Trafficway, 31st Street and 39th Street.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Committee recommends approval of the resolution. See ordinance 970021 and 979997 for comments.
Ayes: 4 - Glover, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970097
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, 1996, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0017, rezoning an area of approximately 1.5 acres generally located at the southwest corner of Linwood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue from Districts R-4 (Low Apartments), 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. (8117-URD-4)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
John Eckert, City Development stated that a committee substitute has been submitted on ordinance 970097. The location for this particular porject is Linwood Blvd and Prospect Avenue, the project has the same layout at the Independence and Hardesty Walgreen project (see ordinance 970021 for comments). Dan Cofran, Attorney, concurs with staff's recommendation. Councilmember Bacchus asked how many single family home will be taken, as a result of the development. Mr. Cofran stated there will be 3 homes taken.
Ayes: 4 - Glover, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970134
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to enter into an agreement with American Portable Telecom (APT) to authorize entry upon City properties, generally located at 10945 N. Oak Trafficway (Nashua Water Tower) and 11227 Bennington (Ruskin Water Tower), to conduct and perform constructibility reviews to determine the location and method of installing communications equipment.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Development gave an overview of the ordinance and recommends approval.
Ayes: 4 - Glover, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970135
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to enter into an agreement with Sprint Spectrum to authorize entry upon City property, generally located at 7001 N.E. 50th Street, to conduct and perform studies, and such other tests and inspections of the property for purposes of installing communications equipment.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Development recommends approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Glover, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970136
Authorizing the Director of Convention and Entertainment Centers to enter into an agreement with Sprint Spectrum to authorize entry upon City property, generally located at 301 West 13th Street (Bartle Exposition Center), to conduct and perform studies, and such other tests and inspections of the property for purposes of installing communications equipment.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Edgar Jordan, City Development, recommends approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - Glover, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970150
RESOLUTION - Consenting to the appointments of certain individuals to the Kansas City, Missouri Parking Commission.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
It was the consensus of the committee to hold ordinance for one week.

970151
Approving the development plan submitted by the Linwood and Prospect Redevelopment Corporation on an approximately 1.5 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest corner of Linwood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue; 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 Linwood and Prospect Redevelopment Corporation; and authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See comments for ordinance 970021 and 970097 for comments.
Ayes: 4 - Glover, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970154
RESOLUTION - Encouraging the General Services Administration of the United States and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to locate its regional offices in Kansas City, Missouri, and directing the City Manager to assist developers of Kansas City, Missouri sites.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Councilmember Blackwood stated the resolution encourages the General Services Administration (GSA) to locate its facility in Kansas City Area. Have been working diligently with several potential sites to have the facility located within the city. Committee recommends approval of the resolution.
Ayes: 4 - Glover, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970036
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Plaza Urban Design and Development Plan for the future development and redevelopment of the area generally bounded by 43rd Street on the north, Paseo Boulevard on the east, 55th Street on the south and State Line Road on the west.


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

970046
RESOLUTION - Amending the South Development Area Plan by amending the Proposed Land Use Map in an area generally located 2,800 feet west of I-435 and north of 87th Street from residential use to light industrial use.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Lynnis Jamison, City Development gave an complete overview of the resolution. Committee recommends approval.
Ayes: 3 - Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970069
Amending a previously approved preliminary plan in District R-4-p (Low Apartments - Limited District) on a tract of land located on the north side of E. 87th Street, 2,800 feet west of I-435 to delete therefrom 44 acres. (6996-P-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Committee recommends approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970070
Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, 1996, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, by adding a new section to be known as Section 80-11A0018, rezoning an area of approximately 44 acres generally located on the north side of E. 87th Street, 2,800 feet west of I-435, from District R-4-p (Low Apartments - Limited District) to District M-1-p (Light Industrial - Limited District), and approving a preliminary plan for the same. (6996-P-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Committee recommends approval of the ordinance.
Ayes: 3 - Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970098
Approving the development plan submitted by the Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation on an approximately 1.5 acre tract of land generally located at the northeast corner of Independence Avenue and Hardesty Avenue; 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 Independence and Hardesty Redevelopment Corporation; and authorizing certain tax abatement within the plan area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
See ordinance 970021 for comments.
Ayes: 4 - Glover, Williams-Neal, Asjes, Bacchus
Nays: 0

970102
COMMUNICATION - Petition of Protest of Zoning Change regarding Ordinance No. 961636 received by the City Clerk on January 8, 1997.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "RECEIVED AND FILED"
The communication was received and filed by the committee.