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File #: 220776    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 9/29/2022 Final action: 9/29/2022
Title: Sponsor: Director of General Services Department Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting Section 2-886, dispensing with the requirement that certain improvements erected or to be erected upon land belonging to the City be approved by the Municipal Art Commission.
Attachments: 1. 220776 Fact Sheet, 2. 220776 Fiscal Note, 3. 220776 Ordinance - Encroachments 6.1.pdf, 4. PW TIO ordinance slides 09212022, 5. Authenticated Ordinance 220776 C.S.
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 220776

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Sponsor: Director of General Services Department

Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting Section 2-886, dispensing with the requirement that certain improvements erected or to be erected upon land belonging to the City be approved by the Municipal Art Commission.

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WHEREAS, Section 1137 of the City Charter provides that the City Council may dispense of the requirement that arches, bridges, structures and approaches which are the property of any corporation or individual and which extend upon any street, avenue, highway, park or property belonging to the City be approved by the Municipal Art Commission; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Art Commission is charged with additional powers and duties as the principal advisory arm of the City in matters of design and visual elements of major public buildings, structures, and art objects and in matters of promoting, fostering and encouraging cultural activities of all kinds, including the fine arts and performing arts; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Art Commission wishes that the Council dispense with the Commission's approval of certain structures encroaching upon City property so that the Commission may focus its attention on those powers and duties stated above; and

WHEREAS, the City Planning Department, pursuant to Section 18-25 of the City's Code, is delegated with the authority to review and approve encroachments onto City property;

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by enacting Section 2-886, to read as follows:

Sec. 2-886. Commercial Encroachments.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, and pursuant to Article XI of the Charter, projecting signs with a face area not exceeding twelve square feet, bike racks, awnings, balconies, fire escapes, retaining wall...

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