Last Published: 4/12/2005 11:04:28 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - TROY NASH
Present:2 - JOHN FAIRFIELD, BONNIE COOPER
Out:1 - KAY BARNES
 

050207
RESOLUTION - Determining that the 43rd and Main Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the proposed time schedule for completion of the projects therein. 


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/30/2005)"
Stan Counts, EDC, satisfactory progress report for the 43rd and Main TIF, he added that there had been three amendments to the TIF this report include the new BRT station for ATA. This item was held until 3/30/05.

050208
RESOLUTION - Determining that the Santa Fe Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the proposed time schedule for completion of the projects therein. 


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Brandy Ellis, EDC, testified regarding the Santa Fe TIF’s satisfactory progress report. Creating 181 new jobs. She explained that the project is slow going because of the issues of mines on the property.
Ayes: 2 - Nash, Fairfield
Nays: 0

050240
Approving an amendment to a previously approved preliminary plan in District PD/C-2 on an 8.97 acre tract of land generally located north of I-435 and south of 103rd Street on both sides of Summit Street (6667-PD-32)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/30/2005)"
This item was held until 3-30-05
Ayes: 2 - Nash, Fairfield
Nays: 0

050242
(Sub.)
Rezoning an area of approximately 4 acres generally located on both sides of Cherry Street north of E. 99th Street from District R-4 to District PD/R-4 and approving a development plan for the same. (13150-PD)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Larry Stice, explained that this is a rezoning for 4 acres near east 99th St. where a leasing office and business were on the same property which violates the current zoning. Joe Canon, representive, for the developer request that the need for a study be waived.
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper
Nays: 0

050248
Approving the preliminary plat of Wallstreet Tower Condominium on a 0.75 acre tract of land generally located at 1101 Walnut (SD 1148)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/30/2005)"
This item was held until 3-30-05

050249
Approving a Community Unit Project on approximately 459 acres generally located on the north side of N.E. 96th Street, from a point located approximately one-quarter mile east of N. McKinley Avenue, extending westerly approximately one-quarter mile along N.E. 96th Street with a portion of the development extending to future N. Eastern Avenue on the west and north of N.E 103rd Terrace on the north. (12359-CUP-13).


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Stan Counts, EDC, satisfactory progress report for the 43rd and Main TIF, he added that there had been three amendments to the TIF this report include the new BRT station for ATA.

050277
(Sub.)
Rezoning an area of approximately 3.03 acres generally located on the south side of N.W. Barry Road, between N. Hickory Street and N. Mercier Street, from District RA to District C-2. (12470-P-1)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
John Eckardt, City Development, Patricia Jensen representative for the developer presented and agrees with all the condition there will be a Quick Trip and marketing for the other property.

050278
(Sub.)
Rezoning an area of approximately 2.8 acres generally located on the south side of N.W. Barry Road, between N. Hickory Street and N. Mercier Street, from District C-2 to District PD/C-2, and approving a development plan for the same. (12470-PD-2)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
John Eckardt, City Development, Patricia Jensen representative for the developer was present and agrees with all conditions. There will be a Quick Trip on the property.

050285
Amending Ordinance number 041415, which rezoned an area of approximately 4 acres generally located on the west side of Belleview Avenue between 25th Street and Southwest Boulevard on the north and 26th Street on the south, from Districts R-4 and M-2a to District URD, and approved a development plan for the same, to correct a typographical error in the legal description.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Travis Kiefer, Public Works, stated that ordinance was to amend another ordinance 041415 which rezoned an area of approximately 4 acres near 25th street and Southwest Blvd. There was no further discussion.
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper
Nays: 0

050308
Changing the name of N.W. Tiffany Springs Road, from N. Childress Avenue east approximately 4.7 miles to N. Green Hills Road, to N.W. Tiffany Hills Road.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION"
Larry Stice, City Planning, explained that the ordinance would allow a name change to clarify the area street in questions. Changing the word Springs to Hills. Councilman Fairfield explained further the need for the name change. Tim Kristle, Park Board was present and added that 17 million dollars have already been put up for the aquatic park and had tentatively made an agreement with the county because of their investment to the project. Smokey Dyer, Chief Firefighter, added that the fire department agreed with the recommendation of the park board. Kevin Hague, stated that there were a total of 34 houses that would be adversely affected by the name change and that emergency response would be affected. He believes that the residents are not in agreement with the name change. Mr. Hague asked Councilman Fairfield to address several questions number of calls received, when received, the negative impact to emergency services. He gave the names of the effected roads and the length of time they have been in existence. Councilman Fairfield, explained that though he made the ordinance request it was brought to his attention by others. He added that there is a need to change the name to clarify for new comer in the area that will be generated by the aquatic center. Councilwoman Cooper is in agreement with the residents and believes that the name should not be changed. Resident and Police officer Natalie… explained that she believed that the name change would not help the emergency response time but may hurt it. She added that there is a new concept of safety by design by supporting neighborhood unity that would not be promoted by changing the name of 2 roads in the area. Loretta Burnell, resident of Tiffany Spring Farms, addressed the expense to the city as well as the residents due to the name changes. Ms. Burnell provided a letter to the committee. Kay Cooper, resident, testified that there was an 8 year old boy that had asthma that died because MAST could not locate the home. Ann Jensen, resident, stated that a new park should be change not the street where it would not affect home owners.
Ayes: 3 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper
Nays: 0

050316
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission approving the Sixth Amendment to the Summit Tax Increment Financing Plan.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"

Ayes: 3 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper
Nays: 0

050324
RESOLUTION - Expressing the support of the City Council for the inclusion of the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, within the support structure provided by the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/6/2005)"

050325
(Sub.)
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the Ninth Amendment to the Eleventh Street Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan; approving the Ninth Amendment to the Eleventh Street Corridor Tax Increment Financing Plan; designating an expanded redevelopment area.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"

Ayes: 3 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper
Nays: 0

041186
RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the Westside Area Plan by modifying the Land Use Plan and Map for an area of approximately .19 acres generally located at the southeast corner of 16th Street and Jefferson Street to recommend one- and two-family residential uses instead of commercial/office uses. (121-S-4)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/13/2005)"

041187
(Sub.)
Rezoning an area of approximately .19 acres generally located at the southeast corner of 16th Street and Jefferson Street from District C-2-p to District R-2b.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/13/2005)"

041275
(Sub.)
Rezoning an area of approximately 129 acres generally bounded by Interstate 670 on the north, 21st Street on the south, Interstate 35 on the east and Beardsley Road and West Pennway on the west, from Districts R2-b, R-4, C-1 and M-1 to Districts R-1b and R-2b.


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION"

Ayes: 3 - Nash, Fairfield, Cooper
Nays: 0

050027
Rezoning an area of approximately 45.58 acres generally located between Prospect Avenue and Benton Boulevard south of 27th Street and north of Linwood Boulevard, and along the south side of 31st Street from Agnes Avenue to Waldron Avenue from Districts R-4 and C-2 to District R-2b. (13242-P)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/30/2005)"

050218
(Sub.)
Approving an amendment to a previously approved Community Unit Project on an approximately 175.42 acre tract of land generally located on the east side of N. Stark Avenue between approximately N.E. 116th Street and 1,300 feet north of N.E. 120th Street extended on the north. (12536-CUP-3)


PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Patricia Jensen, John Eckardt stated that issues had been addressed and requested a second sub to add convenant and revised plan. Replacing condition 18. The following was submit as public testimony for the PZE committee via e-mail. Testimony on Ordinance #050218 (Held In Committee from 3/16/05) Approving an amendment to a previously approved Community Unit Project on an approximately 175.42 acre tract of land generally located on the east side of N. Stark Avenue between approximately N.E. 116th Street and 1,300 feet north of N.E. 120th Street extended on the north. (12536-CUP-3) Testimony by Wilma Jean Morris 3806 Woodrail on the Green Columbia, MO 65203; (Submitted/e-mailed by her daughter, Cynthia Morris Pepmiller 600 Hulen Drive Columbia, MO 65203). ++++++++++++++++++++++ I am the owner of 120 acres directly west (across N. Stark) of the CUP for which an amendment is being sought. On September 5, 2002, I appeared, and was represented by my daughter who testified on my behalf, in support of annexation of this land and the original CUP for Brooke Hills (apparently now known as Hunter's Glen North). I also appeared, along with my daughter, at the 3/16/05 meeting to testify in opposition to the current amendment request. Originally presented as a development to provide additional starter and mid-range homes for the area, the request was to build 463 homes on 175 acres. At the time, testimony was given that the developer had actually pursued development efforts with Clay County, but had changed their approach since the County was requiring larger lot sizes than they wanted to build. They were pursuing annexation in order to gain approval of a higher density development by the City of Kansas City than they were able to achieve with Clay County. According to testimony given that day, they were also required to get clearance from the City of Liberty in order to request annexation into KC - this due to Liberty's holding ordinance on land in the N. Stark area. Liberty granted the waiver due to the anticipated difficulty and cost of providing services to a dense development in this location. I mention this history because it points out that the developer's original request to build 463 homes on this land already represented a density that neither Clay County nor the City of Liberty would approve, thus leading to the request for annexation into the City of Kansas City. The plat now brought before you as an "amendment" to the original CUP is, for all intents and purposes, a proposal for a different development than what was approved when the land was annexed. The street plans, lot sizes, length of blocks, etc. presented now in no way resemble the plat which was presented when annexation was approved in 2002. For the developer to return after 2 ½ years with a totally new plat leaves me wondering if they were ever serious about the original proposal or whether it was a “smokescreen” to achieve annexation, knowing that they could file an amended plan prior to actually beginning construction. I am very OPPOSED to the requested 18.8% increase in density (up to 550 homes from 463). The original plans of the developer were presented as starter and mid-range homes at the currently approved density. The requested large increase in density will result in even smaller homes on smaller lots and have an adverse effect on surrounding property values, including mine. Other than profit, I have heard no explanation from the developer to justify any increase in density, and certainly not an 18.8% increase. A by-product of the CUP being completely re-drawn to provide greater density is that lots which front N. Stark have been reduced from widths of 100’ to only 65’. The 100 foot width for lots along N. Stark was one of the specific issues which was listed as a condition in the original CUP and was agreed to by the developer in 2002. It was one of the essential points that persuaded me to support the annexation request and original CUP. Lots along N. Stark that lie immediately south are 106’ wide. I am concerned about having lot widths along N. Stark abruptly drop from 106’ to 65’ directly across from my property. This is not what the developer originally platted. It also seems incongruent that the developer would desire such a drastic reduction in widths for lots fronting the primary collector street since this CUP is now being promoted as an “extension” of their successful Hunter’s Glen development to the south – they have even gone so far as to change the name from Brooke Hills to Hunter’s Glen North. I am also concerned about the aesthetics presented along N. Stark for traffic traveling along this collector street. The developer has rejected staff recommendations for a strip of land to be retained from the 50’ landscaping setback to be maintained by the Homeowners’ Association, including continuous fencing. Instead, Item #8 of the Committee Substitute before you now only provides for covenants that will specify maintenance requirements of the private open space and fencing materials and heights (but makes no mention of fencing color or maintenance). In the end, covenants cannot provide assurance to adjacent landowners, the City of KC, or the multitude of travelers along N. Stark that fencing, litter, and vegetation will be built and/or maintained in an aesthetically pleasing way. I believe the Committee should REQUIRE the developer to follow staff recommendations and establish a Homeowners’ Pass along N. Stark. This should be a condition to approving any amendment to the original CUP. I would also register my concerns about the developer’s refusal to add cross streets through the long blocks in the southern part of this new plat, something recommended by staff because of public safety concerns. While this item has no direct impact on the value of my adjacent property, it seems related to the developer’s intense pursuit of increased overall density. Testimony last week by the developer’s representatives that a pedestrian pathway is an answer to staff concerns about access by emergency vehicles is ridiculous. I ask the Committee to seriously evaluate all of these points of negative impact that come with the package of increased density for this development. Please deny the requested amendment to 12536-CUP-3.
Ayes: 2 - Nash, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a Closed Session to discuss a Real Estate Transaction pursuant to RSMO 210.021 (2).
 
 There was no Closed Session.