Last Week at City Hall
City Plan Commission
Most of the cases were continued, but here are two highlights from the cases that were heard.
CD-CPC-2020-00102 is denied by a vote of 4-2. This development plan seeks to divide a parcel into three parcels for the construction of three homes. Extensive public testimony was heard. Staff initially recommended approval without conditions, but local residents asserted that this type of development would fundamentally change the character of their neighborhood.
CD-SUP-2020-00026 unanimously passes. This special use permit is a request to amend an existing special use permit on about 3.3 acres generally located at the northeast corner of E. 41st Street and Wayne Avenue, to allow for the existing special use boundary to be expanded. This property is the Harris Park Golf course, located in the Ivanhoe neighborhood.
Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee
Ordinance 200424 is held for another week. This resolution affirms the City Council’s commitment to fund subsequent phases of the 18th and Vine Historic District Improvements by identifying funding sources from 2021-2022 Fiscal Year budget; identifying certain projects for which such funds would be expended; and directing the City Manager to include a funding request in the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year budget in conformance with this resolution.
Ordinance 200568 is held off the agenda. This ordinance approves the Petition to establish the 18th Vine Community Improvement District; establishing the 18th Vine Community Improvement District generally located south of Truman Road bounded by Paseo to the west, Michigan to the east and north of 19th Street in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
Ordinance 200497 is held for another week. This resolution establishes a policy limiting the use of real property tax abatement as an economic development tax incentive within the boundaries of the Kansas City Missouri, Independence, Center, Hickman Mills, Grandview, Raytown, and Lee’s Summit School Districts.
Ordinance 200573 (committee substitute) passes. This ordinance directs the development of a policy that would have as its objective the offering of pre-trial diversions to Municipal Court defendants for at least twenty percent of non-violent ordinance violations.
Ordinance 200623 passes 12-1 (Hall votes NAY). This resolution expresses the City’s intent to adopt the KC Art on the Block initiative to paint street murals with the words Black Lives Matter on designated streets within the city; directing the City Manager to approve the designs and locations of the murals and to implement traffic control measures and close the streets during mural completion to protect the safety of the City staff, volunteers and artists; and directing the City Manager to ensure the completion of the project.
Special Committee for Legal Review: Tuesday, August 11 @ 12:30pm
Central City Economic Development Tax Board: Tuesday August 11 @ 4:00pm
Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee: Wednesday, August 12 @ 1:30pm
City Council Business Session: Thursday, August 13 @ 2:00pm
City Council Legislative Session: Thursday, August 13 @ 3:00pm