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File #: 2022-5143    Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/30/2022 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action:
Title: Motion Regarding Disposition of the Ice House for the Downtown Market Plaza Redevelopment Area
Title
Motion Regarding Disposition of the Ice House for the Downtown Market Plaza Redevelopment Area

Body
Issue/Request:
Motion for the Council to direct staff regarding disposition of the Ice House within the Downtown Market Plaza Redevelopment Area.

Key Issues:
Retain or demolish the Ice House within the Downtown Market Plaza Redevelopment Area.

Motion:
Two alternative forms of motions are presented to the Council, based on whether the Council wants to direct staff to retain or demolish the Ice House with the remainder of the structures that are owned by the City:

Retain -
I move to direct staff to prepare further plans for reuse of the Ice House, leaving the building in place, and moving forward with demolition of the remaining structures which are owned by the City within the Downtown Market Plaza Redevelopment Area.

Demolish -
I move to direct staff to proceed with demolition of the Ice House along with demolition of the other structures which are owned by the City within the Downtown Market Plaza Redevelopment Area.

Background:
On April 20, 2021, the City Council passed Ordinance No. 9123 which approved a Development Structure Agreement for the Downtown Market Plaza Project (the “Downtown Project”) between the City, Lane4 Property Group, Inc. (the “Developer”) and Biederman Redevelopment Ventures (“BRV”). That Agreement was executed on May 21, 2021.

On April 20, 2021, the City Council also passed Ordinance No. 9124 which approved Amendment #12 to the Fiscal Year 2022 City Budget. This ordinance appropriated $3,530,000 to the Green Street Improvements Fund for the Downtown Project, from funds previously accumulated by the City from the sale of surplus property and the release of a property acquisition option.

On May 3, 2021, the City Council approved Ordinance No. 9142, which approved a Cooperative Agreement between the City and the Downtown Lee’s Summit Community Improvement District for the Downtown Project. That Cooperative Agreement es...

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