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BILL NO. 18-711Res.No:          6291

Agenda Title:

18-711 - A resolution adopting the Fairmount District Plan as a sub-area plan amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for areas located north and south of US 24 highway from South Sterling Avenue on the east to the railroad on the west.
Recommendations:

Commissioner Read made a motion to recommend approval of the Plan.  A second to the motion was made by Commissioner McClain. The Independence Planning Commission voted as follows:

Commissioner Goldesberry

-

Yes

Commissioner McClain

-

Yes

Commissioner Ashbaugh

-

Yes

Commissioner Preston

-

Yes

Commissioner Boley

-

Yes

Commissioner Read

-

Yes

Commissioner Ferguson

-

Absent

 

 

 

 

The motion for approval passed with a 6-0 vote and such application is forwarded to the City Council for its consideration.  

Staff recommends approval of the adoption of the proposed amendment. 

Executive Summary:

The Independence Planning Commission has recommended adoption of an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use and Thoroughfare Plan Map, by adopting the sub-area plan entitled The Fairmount District Plan, for areas located north and south of US 24 Highway from South Sterling Avenue on the east to the Union Pacific railroad on the west.

Background:

The City of Independence defined a need to complete a new plan for the Fairmount District that would encourage redevelopment, renew energy, safety and excitement.  A complete and robust public engagement process towards the development of implementable recommendations for land use, transportation and environmental strategies within the Fairmount District was used for this project.

Specifically this plan was desired to accomplish the following goals:

• Equitably engage the Fairmount community and neighbors

• Create a plan for all forms of transportation, considering MoDOT requirements

• Create pedestrian connections throughout the area eliminating public safety hazards

• Create streetscape enhancements to improve the overall pedestrian experience

• Protect and restore the natural resources

• Facilitate revitalization efforts in the Fairmount District and surrounding neighborhoods

 

Within this master plan, the consultants evaluated the current direction for the area as documented in the 2006 US-24 Corridor Study and further explored the opportunity for a balanced system of vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure that results in reduced vehicle congestion and economically viable Fairmount District.

The total budget for this project was $90,000, with 80% funding coming from the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Planning Sustainable Places (PSP) Program, and 20% coming from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. 

 

Draft Planning Commission minutes are attached to this Council agenda item.


Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


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Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

ATTACHMENTS:
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Draft ResolutionResolution
Fairmount District PlanBackup Material
Draft PC SummaryBackup Material