City committees and commissions did not meet for the week of June 29, 2020-July 3, 2020 due to Independence Day.
City Plan Commission
- CASE # CD-SUP-2020-00021 – 4400 Campbell St. The Plan Commission unanimously rejects the application for a Special Use Permit for a Short-Term Rental use up to 16 guests and possibly for events.
- This seven-bedroom home, located in Hyde Park at the corner of Campbell and 44th Street, is being utilized as an Airbnb. The applicant stated that there is a great need for an Airbnb of this size, as it’s difficult if not impossible to find large houses like this for short-term rental in Kansas City. Neighbors testified that this house regularly has more than eight guests and that the house is often noisy.
- City code dictates that an Airbnb must be registered with the city and that no more than eight guests may stay at the rental. The special use permit sought to increase the number of guests legally permitted to stay at the property.
- CASE # CD-CPC-2019-00209 Continued until July 21.
- A request to approve a Development Plan for a gas station, convenience store, and multi-tenant retail buildings on about 1 acre located at 2303 Cleveland Ave or generally located at the southeast corner of Cleveland Ave and E 23rd St.
- Located within the East 23rd Street PAC neighborhood association
Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee
- Ordinance 200497 is held for another week. At the time of the publication of this edition of this Week at City Hall, this ordinance has now been held until August 5. This ordinance seeks to establish 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 200424 held for another week. This ordinance 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; and directing the City Manager to include a funding request in the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year budget in conformance with this resolution
- Ordinance 200455 passes by a vote of 9 to 4. Amending Code of Ordinances Section 50-10 “Possession or control of marijuana” to eliminate the possession or control of marijuana as a violation of the Code of Ordinances.
- State and Federal marijuana laws still apply
- Ayes: Loar, Ellington, Robinson, Bunch, Barnes Jr., Parks-Shaw, Bough, McManus, Lucas
Nays: O’Neill, Hall, Fowler, Shields
Other Committees of Interest
Central City Economic Development Tax Committee
The Committee heard proposals from organizations seeking round three funding.
Tuesday, July 14
Homesteading Authority: 10:00am
18th and Vine Policy Development Committee: 11:00am
Central City Economic Development Tax Committee: 12:00pm
Board of Zoning Adjustment: 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 15
Finance, Governance, and Public Safety Committee: 9:00am
Health Commission: 10:30am
Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee: 1:30pm
Special Committee on Housing Policy: 4:00pm
Thursday, July 16
City Council: 3:00pm