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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 23
June 13, 2000
Subject/Title: First Street Parking Lot, CIP Project No. 336-3118
Engineering: J. Stevenson
Elam, City Manager
direction to City staff on downtown parking.
staff to process the parking lot design for the north corner of First
and Chestnut Streets through the Design Review with the Planning Commission,
prepare and file a mitigated negative declaration, prepare design documents,
advertise for bids to construct the facility and return to Council for
award of the construction contract.
Declare the property
as excess property and direct staff to sell the property for commercial
development along the First Street frontage, reserving an easement over
the rear 70 feet of the property for public parking.
Further, direct staff upon the sale of the property to begin negotiations
with the remainder of the business owners on the east side of First Street
between Oak and Chestnut Streets to secure easements over the easterly
or rear 70 feet of those properties to construct public parking in the
rear of all of those lots.
staff to move forward with Option “A” and commence negotiations with the
business owners on the easterly side of First Street to incorporate public
parking in the rear 70 feet of those lots, to supplement the parking provided
by the Option “A” lot.
May 9, 2000 the City Council reviewed a proposal from staff that incorporated
numerous safety and parking improvements in the downtown area, including
this proposed parking lot. Council directed staff to separate the issues into individual
reports and return to Council.
previous owner of the property at the northeast corner of First and Chestnut
Streets offered the property to the City in partial payment for past due
assessments on another property they owned in Brentwood.
The City had the property appraised, accepted the offer of the
property, and reduced the assessment on the other property by the assessed
value. The house was then
removed from the property to make room for a public parking lot.
City staff prepared a preliminary site plan to develop the lot
as a public parking lot that would provide a net increase of 15 parking
stalls at a construction cost of approximately $70,000.
the later stages of staff’s preparation of the parking lot site plan,
the first meeting of the Downtown parking Task Force was held.
The Task Force felt that it would be better public policy to turn
the lot in question into a commercial site producing tax revenue for the
City and to utilize the rear of the commercial lots for public parking.
In exploring this option, staff has had the opportunity to discuss
this possibility with one of the neighboring commercial owners and he
was very much in favor of that possibility.
Staff has not pursued that option any further pending direction
from the Council.
cost of the 15 spaces for Option “A” is about $65,000 or $4,333 per space.
Staff is ready to move forward upon Council’s direction.
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