Country Club Plaza Group wants to limit the height variation

The Future Country Club Plaza building that seeks height variation may face less wiggle room, thanks to a policy proposed by a familiar stakeholder alliance.

An ordinance will amend the Plaza Bowl Overlay District to stipulate, “In the event that the City Council is not required to grant a deviation (building height) of more than less than 10% of the height limit set in this ordinance, or six feet, or that will increase any floor space occupable”.

The amendment also states that city officials must consider whether the requested variance is based on “sufficiently necessary and demonstrated need or hardship” — for life safety, engineering, construction or restoration reasons, rather than conditions created by the applicant — and will “affect” which just a neighbor. or properties nearby.

City Council Member Katherine Shields, Andrea Bough and Eric bunch co-sponsored the new ordinance, with the support of Block Real Estate Services LLC, Kansas City Historic and Plaza’s management.

As such, the Plaza Bowl policy does not limit height deviation requests. Instead, it gives officials the leeway to grant those exceptions — “if the proposed use is consistent with the property’s zoning” and if the variance is called such in the development plan in question.

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