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File #: BILL NO. 21-171    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/11/2021 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action: 9/7/2021
Title: An Ordinance Determining the Advisability of the Paragon Star Sports Complex Project and Ordering the Creation of a Neighborhood Improvement District for the Project in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. (Note: First reading by Council on August 24, 2021. Passed by unanimous vote with one recusal.)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. NID Petition
Title
An Ordinance Determining the Advisability of the Paragon Star Sports Complex Project and Ordering the Creation of a Neighborhood Improvement District for the Project in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
(Note: First reading by Council on August 24, 2021. Passed by unanimous vote with one recusal.)

Body
Issue/Request:
Creation of a neighborhood improvement district as a component of the financing plan for the Paragon Star Sports Complex.

Key Issues:
Creation of the Paragon Star Neighborhood Improvement District for the Paragon Star financing plan, which will provide security for a portion of the bond proceeds that will initially be released to fund the Sports Complex and certain Developer reimbursable costs.

Proposed City Council Motion:
I move for adoption of An Ordinance Determining the Advisability of the Paragon Star Sports Complex Project and Ordering the Creation of a Neighborhood Improvement District for the Project in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Background:

Paragon Star TIF History

The City approved the original Paragon Star Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan through the adoption of Ordinance No. 7833 on March 10, 2016. The City approved the First Amendment to the TIF Plan through the adoption of Ordinance No. 8946 on September 8, 2020. The City and Paragon Star, LLC (the “Developer”) executed the Amended and Restated TIF Contract on September 8, 2020 (the “TIF Contract”).

The TIF Contract provides for the issuance of revenue bonds that are repaid by TIF revenues and certain revenues that are generated by the I-470 & View High Community Improvement District (CID). The decision to issue revenue bonds rests with the City, after a financing plan is mutually developed by the City and Developer.

Financing Plan

The City has worked with the Paragon Star developer team since the execution of the Amended and Restated TIF Contract to develop a financing plan that includes the issuance of tax increment financing revenue bonds to fund the costs to construct ...

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