Last Published: 10/8/2007 8:29:12 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - ROBERT HERNANDEZ, CHUCK WEBER, CHARLES HAZLEY
 

900624
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 39, Code of General Ordinances, Kansas City, Missouri, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, by repealing Section 39.190, District M-2 (Heavy Industry) and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Patty Elbert, City Development Department, stated this would amend the M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District of the Zoning Ordinance to require Rock Quarry and Crushing opperations to receive approval from CPC and the City Council. This would require Rock Crushing and Quarry use be permitted only after approval by CPC and the City Council as well as issuance of a special permit subject to several conditions. This will provide additional protection to properties within Rock Quarry and Crushing operation areas and require the street system be adequate to carry the loaded trucks traveling to and from the operation. This was introduced by Councilman Mark Bryant. Bill Ditrich, attorney representing several clients with interest in this ordinance, spoke in favor of this ordinance. There is no special process for companies to begin Rock Quarries and Crushing. This is the harshest use of land, expecially the way it affects the neighboring property, for example, dust, noise and traffic hazards. Mr. Detrich strongly urged the passage of this ordinance. Dan Corveccio, President of Little Blue Valley Homes Assoc., spoke in favor of this ordinance. This will protect residents and businesses in the area from traffic and safety violations, and dust and noise caused by this type of operation. This will also help the area plan for growth. Mike Burke, representing the Mid-Continent Council of Girl Scouts, spoke in favor of this ordinance. There are only four sites now in operation in Kansas City that would not be effected by the passage of this ordinance. There are dozens of abandandoned sites that , without some guidelines, could reopen even though the surrounding neighborhood has changed drastically. This would add an additional safe guard to neighborhoods that would require any abandoned site to come before the Council to reopen. Councilman Hernandez requested this be held one week to prepare a committee substitute to calrify the language in the ordinance.

910034
Changing the name of a portion of N. Lydia Avenue to N. Wayne Place in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Don Gustafson, Public Works Department, stated this is a street name change ordinance to change the name of North Lydia Avenue to North Wayne Place. This was requested by the residents. There are no existing homes on this street so it will not affect existing homes. All area residents are in favor of this change.
Ayes: 3 - Weber, Hernandez, Hazley
Nays: 0

910043
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 39, Code of General Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance by adding a new section to be known as Section 39.107, District OM (Office - Medium Intensity).


CITY PLAN COMMISSION recommends "REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT CITY PLAN COMMISSION"

910044
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 39, Code of General Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, is hereby amended by repealing Section 39.106, District O, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.


CITY PLAN COMMISSION recommends "REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT CITY PLAN COMMISSION"

910047
(Sub.)
Repealing Ordinance No. 63830 with respect to the Universal Flood Protection Tax Increment Financing Plan; accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan; declaring the redevelopment plan area a blighted area; approving the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving and designating a redevelopment project area (Phase I); adopting tax increment financing with respect to said redevelopment project area; approving Universal Land Development Co., Ltd. as the developer; approving an agreement with the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri; authorizing the execution of a development contract; and designating the Director of Finance as requisitioning authority.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Patty Elbert, City Development Department, stated this ordinance is a companion to ordinances 910048, 910049, 910050, 910051, 910052, 910053, 910054, 910055 and 910056. This ordinance repeals ordinance 63830. This deals with the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan. This area has been somewhat amended and the ordinance would accept the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission reguarding the Universal Floodwater T.I.F. Plan. This would allow construction of nine storm water detention ponds to aleviate flooding and allow development of office and warehouse space including utilities and on and off site street improvements. The Redevelopment Coordination Committee reviewed this plan and recomended denial because the primary purpose of the plan should be the construction of a pump station instead of nine detention ponds. City Development Department staff however, recommends approval subject to seven conditions. Some of these conditions include revising the plan to indicate when the pump station will be constructed; system to review line item costs; items 9,10,11 be deleted; the plan be platted and processed; and the entire area be rezoned to District URD. Mark Bunnell, Executive Director of the Tax Increment Financing Commission and Vice President of the Economic Development Corporation; Jim Wiss, representing the developer; and Aaron March, general Counsel to the T.I.F. Commission, were present. Bunnell stated this is an enlargement of the project of the Council previously approved. This is a Tax Increment Finance Redevelopment Plan not a pump station or water detention plan. The purpose is to take an area that the Commission has found to be blighted and to provide the incentives necessary to allow development to occur so T.I.F. funds can be collected to pay and reimburse the developer for some of the costs accrued to put in what is basically public infastructure. When there is enough T.I.F. funds in this area, the pump station will be built and the entire area will be open for development. This plan incorporates ten phases. There is no pump station the City has or can build to drain this entire area and put into productive use at this time. T.I. F. wants to amend this plan when they have the funds to build a pump station without using city funds. T.I.F. reviews these plans every year. The applicant will come back to the committee when each phase is completed. Councilman Sharp stated some costs that are normal develop- ment costs should not be T.I.F.'d. There will be protests from other taxing juristictions if all normal development costs are T.I.F.'d. Robert Collins, City Development Department, stated that due to changes in T.I.F. this will be the first district that will include other taxes besides property taxes. All local generated taxes are used for infastructure. Jim Wiss stated this ground grows winter wheat and therefore produces no taxes. This is a good indutrial sector. Wiss requested Phase I ordinance 910047 be passed. Kathy Hauser said there are Committee Substitutes for all ten ordinances which include the legal description of the entire site.

910048
Approving and designating Phase II of the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project Area and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See Ordinance 910047 for comments.

910049
Approving and designating Phase III of the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project Area and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See Ordinance 910047 for comments.

910050
Approving and designating Phase IV of the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project Area and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See ordinance 910047 for comments.

910051
Approving and designating Phase V of the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project Area and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See Ordinance 910047 for comments.

910052
Approving and designating Phase VI of the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project Area and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See Ordinance 910047 for comments.

910053
Approving and designating Phase VII of the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project Area and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See Ordinance 910047 for comments.

910054
Approving and designating Phase VIIII of the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project Area and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See Ordinance 910047 for comments.

910055
Approving and designating Phase IX of the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project Area and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See Ordinance 910047 for comments.

910056
Approving and designating Phase X of the Universal Floodwater Detention Tax Increment Financing Plan as a Redevelopment Project Area and adopting tax increment financing therefor.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
See Ordinance 910047 for comments.

910063
Appropriating the sum of $141,700.00 to the River Market Relocation Account for payment of relocation benefits within River Market.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Robert Collins, City Development Department, stated this ordinance would appropriate funds for relocation costs of tenents of the River Market Area associated with the River Market Project. This is the last of the relocation costs associated with this project and will complete the removal of all tenents in this area.
Ayes: 3 - Weber, Hernandez, Hazley
Nays: 0

900699
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 65, Revised Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, 1956, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, is hereby amended by enacting a new section to be known as Section 65.010A2351, rezoning an area of 0.54 acre at the southwest corner of 43rd Street and Spruce Avenue from District R-2b (Two-Family Dwelling) to District R-4 (Low Apartment). (10970-P)


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
The staff requested this be held two weeks.

900700
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 65, Revised Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, 1956, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, is hereby amended by enacting a new section to be known as Section 65.010A2352, rezoning an area of 0.20 acre at the southeast corner of 43rd Street and Spruce Avenue from District R-2b (Two-Family Dwelling) to District R-4 (Low Apartment). (10970-P-1)


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
The staff requested this be held two weeks.

900701
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 65, Revised Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, 1956, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, is hereby amended by enacting a new section to be known as Section 65.010A2353, rezoning an area of 0.74 acre at the southeast and southwest corners of 43rd Street and Spruce Avenue from District R-4 (Low Apartment) to District PD/R-4 (Planned District/Low Apartment), and approving a development plan for the same. (10970-PD-2)


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
The staff requested this be held two weeks.

900865
Authorizing the Director of City Development to enter into an agreement with the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation and the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority; estimating revenues in the amount of $450,000.00; authorizing expenditures for appraisal, environmental analysis, acquisition, relocation, and demolition of property for Hospital Hill Phase II in the amount of $450,000.00; and recognizing an emergency.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Robert Collins, City Development Department, stated this ordinance would authorize an agreement between the City of Kansas City, Truman Medical Center and Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority. This ordinance, if approved, would allow TMC to loan to Hospital Hill Project funds to accomplish completion of acquisition, demolition and reloca- tion for Phase II Hospital Hill. The city had committed Section 108 loan for the acquisition of Phase II property. However, the costs associated with this was greater than the loan. The loan from TMC would allow completion of that. This also calls for the developer to repay to the city any costs over $1 million at the close of Phase II. This money will then be paid back to TMC. The closing will be in December, 1991. This agreement also states that if the development doesn't go through, the city will repay in future years the money borrowed from TMC.
Ayes: 3 - Weber, Hernandez, Hazley
Nays: 0

910010
RESOLUTION - Approving the Seventeenth Year Community Development Plan; authorizing the submission of the Seventeenth Year Plan application; certifying the application; and referring any appropriation ordinance or program contract to the Plans and Zoning Committee.


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
Jim Vaughn, Housing and Community Development Department, stated this resolution would authorize the submittal to HUD the City's Year 17 Community Development Block Grant Program for the fiscal year March 1, 1991 through February 29, 1992. The plan was outlined at the last committee meeting. A copy of the proposed plan is on file in the City Clerk's Office. Carol Owlsly, Community Assistance Council, Mary Beasly, President of the Kansas City Community Gardens, Dennis Mustin, Kansas City Youth Core, Anita Gorman, Mayor's appointee to the Youth Core, Mr. Mc Queen, President of the Full Employment Council, Dwight Carlson, President of Neighborhood Housing Services and Elvone Ray, Sunshine House spoke in favor of this resolution.

910012
Vacating Tracy Avenue from the north line of Independence Avenue to the southeasterly right-of-way line of I-29 and I-35, all in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. (Case No. 968-V)


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bill Hartman, City Development Department, stated this ordinance will vacate Tracy from Independence Avenue to I-29 and I-35. This was requested by the Housing Authority of KCMO. CPC and staff recommend approval subject to the retention of utilities and 24 hour access to the Water Department. The purpose of this vacation is to increase the security within the Chouteau Court Housing Project. Debbie Olds, Housing Authority of KCMO, stated they are seeking this vacation to secure the development to insure the residents a greater degree of security.
Ayes: 3 - Weber, Hernandez, Hazley
Nays: 0