File #: 2023-5665    Name:
Type: Public Hearing - Legislative Status: Presented
File created: 5/22/2023 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 6/6/2023 Final action: 6/6/2023
Title: Public Hearing: Colbern Ridge LCRA Redevelopment Plan; Colbern-Rice Investments, LLC, applicant
Attachments: 1. Staff Memo, 2. Exhibit List, 3. Developer Presentation, 4. City Presentation, 5. LCRA Redevelopment Plan, 6. Blight Study, 7. Developer Project Modeling, 8. LCRA Resolution, 9. Columbia Capital Financial Analysis Report, 10. Ordinance 7472 (50 & 291 Corridors), 11. Ignite Comprehensive Plan - pages 111-115, 12. LCRA Lease Protections, 13. LCRA Process Outline
Related files: BILL NO. 23-092, 2023-5548, BILL NO. 23-187, BILL NO. 23-108
Public Hearing: Colbern Ridge LCRA Redevelopment Plan; Colbern-Rice Investments, LLC, applicant

This is a public hearing for the Colbern Ridge LCRA Redevelopment Plan, which would provide sales and use tax exemption on construction materials and public improvement assessment reimbursement through long-term tax abatement for the proposed development to be constructed by Colbern-Rice Investments, LLC (the “Developer”) which is located at the Northeast corner of Rice Road and Colbern Road, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, totaling 41.4 acres.

The LCRA Plan provides for the construction of a mixed-use development consisting of approximately 136 apartment units; 220 senior-only multi-family units; approximately 28,500 square feet of medical office building space; and approximately 30,000 square feet of office, warehouse/office and other commercial uses, respectively, along with all associated onsite and offsite sitework and infrastructure, including utilities, stormwater management, street/drive and parking improvements, and landscaping.

The LCRA Plan will establish public ownership during the construction of improvements for Developer to receive and use a sales tax exemption certificate for the purchase of construction materials that are used in the construction of the Project, a property tax abatement at 50% for up to 25 years, a public improvements assessment in the amount of the annual 50% property tax abatement. The LCRA Plan is accompanies by a Community Improvement District (CID) Petition which would impose a 1% CID sales tax for up to 27 years.

Key Issues:
Public hearing to consider the LCRA Redevelopment Plan for the Colbern Ridge Project.

On June 6, 2023, Developer made a conceptual incentive request to the City Council for the requested incentive package and received positive non-binding feedback from the Council. The Council expressed some reservations about the City sales tax revenue sharing request, and reco...

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