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File #: 221085    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/15/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 6/22/2023 Final action: 6/22/2023
Title: Sponsors: Councilmembers Katheryn Shields and Eric Bunch RESOLUTION - Determining the compliance of the Union Hill "353" Redevelopment Project located south of Union Cemetery, and north of E. 31st Street, between Main Street on the west and Gillham Road on the east, and authorizing issuance of a Certificate of Full Compliance to the Phoenix Redevelopment Corporation for the Union Hill Redevelopment Project.
Sponsors: Katheryn Shields, Eric Bunch
Attachments: 1. Docket Memo 221085 1.23.2023, 2. 221085.Authenticated Resolution C.S.

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[COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR] RESOLUTION NO. 221085

 

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Sponsors:  Councilmembers Katheryn Shields and Eric Bunch

 

RESOLUTION - Determining the compliance of the Union Hill “353” Redevelopment Project located south of Union Cemetery, and north of E. 31st Street, between Main Street on the west and Gillham Road on the east, and authorizing issuance of a Certificate of Full Compliance to the Phoenix Redevelopment Corporation for the Union Hill Redevelopment Project. 

 

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WHEREAS, the City Council passed Ordinance No. 52129 on November 20, 1980, which approved the development plan submitted by Union Hill Redevelopment Corporation (“UHRC”) for the redevelopment of that area generally located south of Union Cemetery, and north of E. 31st Street, between Main Street on the west and Gillham Road on the east; and

 

                     WHEREAS, on December 16, 1980 the UHRC was designated as the Developer of the Union Hill Redevelopment Plan (the “Plan”); and

 

                     WHEREAS, UHRC amended the Plan three times, October 20, 1983 by Ordinance No. 55680, November 21, 1985 by Ordinance No. 58712, and May 1, 1987 by Ordinance No. 60879; and

 

                     WHEREAS, UHRC assigned that portion of the Plan known as “The Residence Inn Tract,” which was approved by Ordinance No. 61307, passed August 6, 1987; and

 

                     WHEREAS, UHRC assigned the remaining interest in rights under the Plan to the Phoenix Redevelopment Corporation (“Phoenix”), which was approved by Ordinance No. 61877, as amended, passed December 17, 1987; and

 

                     WHEREAS, Phoenix’s Amended and Restated Plan was approved by Ordinance No. 63243, passed November 3, 1988; and

 

                     WHEREAS, on January 6, 1989 Phoenix and the City entered into the Fourth Supplemental Contract designating Phoenix as the manager of the Amended and Restated Plan; and

 

                     WHEREAS, Phoenix submitted its First Amendment to the Amended and Restated Plan September 27, 1999, which was approved March 27, 2003 by Ordinance No. 030254; and

 

                     WHEREAS, on March 27, 2003 the City also approved a District URD Plan for approximately 52 acres that included the Union Hill Redevelopment Plan area; and

 

                     WHEREAS, on April 24, 2013 the City Planning and Development Department administratively approved an amendment to the URD Plan and the Amended 353 Plan for “The Founders Phase II” including 2980 Gillham (McGee Bldg.), 3000 Gillham (Campbell Bldg.), 3020 Gillham (McCoy Bldg.), 230 E. 30th Street (Taylor Bldg.), 300 E. 30th Street (Ragan Bldg.), 109 E. 30th Street, 111 E. 30th Street, 114 E. 30th Street., 3010 McGee Street, 3012 McGee Street, 3014 McGee Street, 3005 McGee Street, 3015 McGee Street, 3017 McGee Street, 3019 McGee Street, 3021 McGee Street, 3008 DeGroff Way, 3012 DeGroff Way; and

 

                     WHEREAS, Phoenix has requested a Certificate of Compliance  for Phoenix’s Amended and Restated Plan for the project area, pursuant to Section 36.11(d) of the Code of Ordinances in effect at all times the Plan was adopted and amended; and

 

                     WHEREAS, the project proposed the redevelopment of real property within the Union Hill Amended and Restated Redevelopment Plan (“Amended Plan”) in three phases, each with a separate time for completion of construction, as set forth in the Amended Plan; and

 

                     WHEREAS, Phoenix’s Robert Frye, who has planned, designed and managed Phoenix’s project since 1988, has certified that the improvements have been completed in compliance with the approved Amended Plan; and

 

                     WHEREAS, on June 20, 2023, the City Plan Commission reviewed the Amended Plan and determined that the construction proposed by the Amended Plan for the Union Hill Redevelopment Project has been substantially accomplished and has recommended the City Council authorize the issuance of a Certificate of Full Compliance to Phoenix Redevelopment Corporation for the project; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

                     BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

                     Section A. That the Council finds and determines that the projects proposed by the Amended Union Hill Redevelopment Plan have been completed and that the construction follows the Amended Plan.

 

                     Section B. That the Council hereby authorizes the Director of the Department of City Development to issue a Certificate of Full Compliance  to Phoenix Redevelopment Corporation pursuant to the terms and conditions of the development plan and redevelopment contract and pursuant to Section 36.11(d), Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, for the project known as the Union Hill Redevelopment Project.

 

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