A. To ensure consistency and compatibility among public improvements envisioned for downtown including, but not limited to, City Hall Master Plan; farmer’s market project; Fairmount Neighborhood streetscape improvements; Englewood Arts District commercial redevelopment opportunities; streetscape improvements and trail connections for the Independence Square and other neighborhoods such as the Englewood Arts District and Maywood Business District; and 24 Highway Bridge improvements (at Bess Truman Parkway). B. To advise city staff and the consultant on public engagement and design concepts for the design-build project for the new farmer’s market facility, and to make recommendations to the City Council regarding the same. C. To advise city staff and the consultant on Phases 3 and 4 of the City Hall Master Plan, and to make recommendations to the City Council regarding the same. D. To advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding opportunities to leverage public improvements to recruit private investments in housing, retail and commercial development. E. To advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding prioritization and funding options for proposed improvements. F. To advise and make recommendations to the City Council for other actions necessary to preserve and enhance downtown Independence.
That the Downtown Redevelopment Coordinating Committee shall consist of ten members who shall be residents of the City of Independence, one of whom shall be Council Member Curt Dougherty who will act as chair of the committee. The City Manager is hereby directed to solicit applications from candidates with the qualities of leadership, temperance, judgment and interest in downtown Independence. Appointments to the committee will be made by a majority vote of City Council.