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File #: 230936    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/20/2023 In control: Council
On agenda: 12/14/2023 Final action: 12/14/2023
Title: Sponsor: Director of City Planning and Development Department Amending Chapter 88, the Zoning and Development Code, for the purpose of creating a process to allow persons with disabilities to apply for a reasonable accommodation to the Zoning and Development Code, by enacting a new Section 88-571, Relief for Reasonable Accommodation, and by repealing Sections 88-805-02, Residential Use Group, and 88-810-700, Household, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of ensuring the City's regulations are in compliance with federal law.
Sponsors: City Plan Commission
Attachments: 1. RA & Group Home Docket Memo.docx, 2. CPC Staff Report_Group Homes.pdf, 3. RA Ordinance Redline.docx, 4. Authenticated Ordinance 230936
ORDINANCE NO. 230936

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Sponsor: Director of City Planning and Development Department

Amending Chapter 88, the Zoning and Development Code, for the purpose of creating a process to allow persons with disabilities to apply for a reasonable accommodation to the Zoning and Development Code, by enacting a new Section 88-571, Relief for Reasonable Accommodation, and by repealing Sections 88-805-02, Residential Use Group, and 88-810-700, Household, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of ensuring the City's regulations are in compliance with federal law.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section A. Amending Chapter 88, the Zoning and Development Code, for the purpose of creating a process to allow persons with disabilities to apply for a reasonable accommodation to the Zoning and Development Code, by enacting a new Section 88-571, Relief for Reasonable Accommodation, said section to read as follows:

88-571 RELIEF FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

88-571-01 - INTENT
It is the policy of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, pursuant to the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and applicable state laws, to provide individuals with disabilities relief from requirements of this zoning and development code, city policies, and administrative practices to ensure equal access to housing and to facilitate the development of housing for individuals with disabilities.

Nothing in this section requires persons with disabilities or operators of group homes for persons with disabilities acting or operating in accordance with applicable zoning, licensing or land use laws or practices to seek reasonable accommodation under this Section.

88-571-03 - Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
To make specific housing available to one (1) or more individuals with disabilities, a disabled person or a person acting on his/her behalf at his/he...

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