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File #: 220654    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/3/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 8/11/2022 Final action: 8/11/2022
Title: Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-134, Downtown Economic Entertainment District, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter.
Attachments: 1. Fact Sheet Downtown EED, 2. Fiscal Note Downtown EED, 3. 220654com, 4. 220654 Compared, 5. Authenticated Ordinance 220654
Related files: 150398

ORDINANCE NO. 220654

 

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Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-134, Downtown Economic Entertainment District, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter.

 

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WHEREAS, the downtown economic entertainment district was designated as a redevelopment area under the Missouri Downtown Economic and Rural Economic Stimulus Act; and

WHEREAS, the City wishes to continue to encourage and support the growth of business activity within the redevelopment area; and

 

                     WHEREAS, the downtown economic entertainment district is organized into promotional association subzones; and

 

                     WHEREAS, the City Council passed Ordinance No. 051425 which established the boundaries of each promotional association subzone;

 

                      BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

                     Section 1. That Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 10-134, Downtown Economic Entertainment District, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter.  to read as follows:

 

Sec. 10-134. Downtown economic entertainment district.

 

(a)                     Purpose. This section permits the director to issue an annual liquor license for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages by the drink for retail from one or more portable bars within the promotional association sub-zones of the downtown economic entertainment district until 3:00 a.m. on Monday through Saturday and from 6:00 a.m. on Sunday to 1:30 a.m. on Monday, to a person acting on behalf of or designated by a promotional association, who possesses the qualifications required by this chapter.

 

(b)                     Definitions.

 

(1)                     Downtown economic entertainment district means the area located in the city's "central business district," which is the historic core locally known as the city's downtown area, that contains a combination of entertainment venues, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, and that is designated as a redevelopment area by the governing body of the city under the state Downtown and Rural Economic Stimulus Act.

 

(2)                     Central business district for this chapter means the area bounded by the Missouri River on the north, the Linwood Boulevard on the south, Cleveland on the east and Broadway, along the Heart of America Bridge to the Missouri River on the west.

 

(3)                     Common area means any area designated as a common area in a development plan for the downtown economic entertainment district approved by the governing body of the city, any area of a public right-of-way that is adjacent to or within the downtown economic entertainment district when it is closed to vehicular traffic and any other area identified in the development plan where a physical barrier precludes motor vehicle traffic and limits pedestrian accessibility.

 

(4)                     Portable bar means any bar, table kiosk, cart, or stand that is not a permanent fixture and can be moved from place to place.

 

(5)                     Promotional association means an association incorporated in the state which is organized or authorized by one or more property owners located within the downtown economic entertainment district who own or otherwise control not less than 100,000 square feet of premises designed, constructed, and available for lease for bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other entertainment venues for the purpose of organizing and promoting activities within the downtown economic entertainment district.

 

a.                     For purposes of determining ownership or control as set forth in this subdivision, the square footage of premises used for residential, office, or retail uses, (other than bars, night clubs, restaurants, and other entertainment venues), parking facilities and hotels within the downtown economic entertainment district shall not be used in the calculation of square footage.

 

(c)                     Designated redevelopment areas.

 

(1)                     The city's central business district area is hereby designated as the downtown economic entertainment district.

 

(2)                     The following areas are each designated as promotional association sub-zones:

 

a.                     The Downtown Power and Light sub-zone bounded by the Missouri River on the north, by I-70 to I-35 at Holmes to I-670 on the south, Troost Avenue on the east and Broadway on the west.

 

b.                     The Performing Arts sub-zone bounded by 9th Street on the north, 18th Street on the south, Broadway on the west, and Troost on the east.

 

c.                     The Crossroads sub-zone bounded by I-70 to I-35 at Holmes to I-670 on the north, Troost Avenue on the east, the KC Terminal Railway tracks on the south, and Broadway on the west.

 

d.                     The 18th and Vine sub-zone bounded by Truman Road on the north, Woodland on the east, 19th Street on the south, and Paseo Boulevard on the west.

 

e.                     Liberty Union Crown sub-zone bounded by 27th Street on the south, 20th Street on north, Cherry on the east and Summit Street on the west.

 

f.                     Historical Union Hill subzone bounded by Linwood on the south, 27th Street on the north, Cherry Avenue on the east and Broadway on the west.

 

Additional areas may be designated as common area sub-zones as determined by the mayor and city council.

 

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                                                                                                                              Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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                                                                                                                              Chivonne J. Scott

Assistant City Attorney