City of Brentwood
Home PageContact Us!Back

City Administration

2010 Council Goals and Strategic Plan | City Council Members | Calendar of Events | Elections
eNotification | Sub-Committees| Pledge of Allegiance Sign Ups | Invocation Sign Up
Live Streaming Council Meeting | Streaming PC Help |
Streaming Mac Help |

Current Council Agenda and Past Meeting Information

Past Agendas

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 26

Meeting Date: November 14, 2000

Subject/Title: Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure/CIFP 2001-1

Submitted by: Engineering: J. Stevenson

Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION
Approval of a Resolution adding the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure to the 2000/05 Capital Improvement Program, directing the City Engineer to initiate right of way acquisitions in order to widen Lone Tree Way and realign Fairview at Lone Tree Way, directing the City Engineer to initiate discussions with the development community to develop a Capital Improvement Financing Program (CIFP 2001-1) to assist in financing the required engineering and infrastructure to support the anticipated commercial development in this quadrant of the City, directing the City Engineer to hire a consultant to assist the City in developing environmental mitigation measures for this and other City infrastructure and, if possible, develop a mitigation bank to keep environmental mitigation expenditures within the City limits of Brentwood or immediately adjacent, to the maximum extent possible.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None

BACKGROUND
City staff has received several requests from the City Council CIP Sub-Committee regarding the costs associated with commercial development of the northwest quadrant. The General Plan Committee has expanded on those requests dealing with Master Plan road widths and alignments. As staff has worked on general cost estimates for this infrastructure program, several commercial development proposals are being prepared for this area that will require the improvements. If the City does not begin right of way acquisition, design of the infrastructure and formation of the CIFP 2001-1, the infrastructure will not be available to serve the new commercial developments that the City wants and needs.

City staff is therefore recommending that the City Council direct staff through the accompanying Resolution to begin the work necessary to address these infrastructure needs. Staff has received proposals from the appropriate engineering companies for the design phase. However, the cost of the design is in excess of one million dollars and staff feels it is appropriate to have the development community that is creating the need for the infrastructure assist with the funding for the design. The construction will be funded by the sale of CIFP 2001-1 bonds and the formation of that CIFP will be brought to Council at the appropriate time.

Preliminary discussions have been held with several property owners on Lone Tree Way immediately west of Fairview Avenue. The ultimate widening of Lone Tree Way and the realignment of Fairview Avenue will necessitate the taking of these homes. These property owners are interested in moving to new homes in Brentwood and staff recommends that the Council authorize staff to begin purchasing right of way for this infrastructure to facilitate moving these residents to new homes in town.

The construction of public infrastructure in the City is becoming more and more difficult because of environmental issues. The City has many opportunities for environmental projects that would be amenities for the community, but our project managers are too busy with our public infrastructure projects to invest the time necessary to accomplish the environmental mitigation. Staff is therefore recommending that the Council direct the City Engineer to hire a consultant to assist him in identifying and accomplishing the environmental mitigation projects and, if possible, to develop a mitigation bank to help keep environmental projects, monies and development either within Brentwood or immediately adjacent to our City Limits.

Attachments:
Resolution
Site Map

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ADDING THE NORTHWEST QUADRANT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT TO THE CITY’S 2000/05 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, DIRECTING THE CITY ENGINEER TO INITIATE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY TO DEVELOP A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FINANCING PROGRAM (CIFP 2001-1) TO ASSIST IN FINANCING THE REQUIRED ENGINEERING AND INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THE ANTICIPATED COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THIS QUADRANT OF THE CITY, DIRECTING THE CITY ENGINEER TO HIRE A CONSULTANT TO ASSIST IN ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION PROJECTS INCLUDING ESTABLISHING A BRENTWOOD MITIGATION BANK, AND DIRECTING THE CITY ENGINEER TO INITIATE RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITIONS TO FACILITATE THE ULTIMATE WIDENING OF LONE TREE WAY AND THE REALIGNMENT OF FAIRVIEW AVENUE

WHEREAS, on May 23, 2000 the City Council adopted the 2000/05 Capital Improvement Program; and

WHEREAS, the Council CIP Sub-Committee has requested that City staff begin planning for the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure development in order to facilitate commercial development; and

WHEREAS, residents have repeatedly requested improvements to Lone Tree Way to relieve traffic congestion; and

WHEREAS, the latest traffic models being prepared for the General Plan Update call for the widening of Lone Tree Way to 6 lanes, and that will necessitate the taking of several existing houses on Lone Tree Way; and

WHEREAS, City staff have discussed this condition with several of the property owners on Lone Tree Way and they are interested in moving from Lone Tree Way to a new location in Brentwood; and

WHEREAS, several commercial developments are in various stages of land acquisition, preliminary planning, site design and/or entitlement and this commercial development will be impossible without the public infrastructure recommended in the CIP and CIFP; and

WHEREAS, the City needs to intensify its efforts in environmental mitigation and development of a local mitigation bank to reap the benefits of the monies we are expending in environmental mitigation for the public infrastructure being developed; and

WHEREAS, the funding of these projects will come from the Development Fee Program.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood that the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure Project is added to the City’s 2000/05 Capital Improvement Program.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Engineer is directed to initiate discussions with the development community to develop a Capital Improvement Financing Program (CIFP 2001-1) to assist in financing the required engineering and infrastructure to support the anticipated commercial development in this quadrant of the City.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Engineer is directed to hire a consultant to assist him in environmental mitigation projects including establishing a Brentwood Mitigation Bank.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Engineer is directed to initiate right of way acquisitions to facilitate the ultimate widening of Lone Tree Way and the realignment of Fairview Avenue.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 14th day of November 2000 by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers
NOES: 
ABSENT: 

City Administration
City of Brentwood City Council
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5440
Fax (925) 516-5441
E-mail allcouncil@brentwoodca.gov