CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: October 28, 2003
Subject/Title: Approve the Sunset Industrial Complex Sales Strategy Criteria
Ranking and Preliminary Lot Layout.
Submitted by: Howard Sword, Economic Development Director
Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager
Approve the Sunset Industrial Complex Sales Strategy Criteria Ranking and
Preliminary Lot Layout Map.
City Council authorized the purchase of approximately 40 acres of property
located at the northeast corner the Tresch and Sunset Roads.
City Council authorized various consultant contracts to master-plan and
prepare environmental documents for approximately 132 acres of city owned
land northeast of Tresch and Sunset Roads to include a 49.2 acre Wastewater
Treatment Plant, 2.7 acre Solid Waste Plant, 37.7 Sports Park, 13.3 acre
Corporation Yard and a 28.4 acre Industrial Complex.
City Council authorized a consultant contract with McGill Martin Self to
prepare infrastructure improvement plan for the Sunset Industrial Complex.
On June 4, 2002, the Planning Commission certified the Environment Impact
Report for the Sunset Industrial Complex, and on June 6 the Notice of
Determination was filed with the County.
On July 23, 2002 the City Council adopted Ordinance 710 approving the PD
Zoning for Sunset Industrial Complex, and also awarded the construction
contract for the Sunset Industrial Complex Improvements Project (CIP No.
336-3128) to Teichert Construction.
On November 26, 2002 the City Council approved a sales strategy for
property located at the Sunset Industrial Complex and adopt criteria for the
selection of successful candidates to purchase the subject property.
On September 23, 2003 authorize the City Manager to execute a professional
services agreement with Carlson Barbee & Gibson, Inc. to prepare a Survey,
Tentative Map, Final Map and related work for the Sunset Industrial Complex
and amend the CIP Project # 337-3128 budget.
The City purchased a 40-acre parcel off Sunset Road in 1999 for the
expansion of the adjacent sports complex by 16± acres, and to implement an
economic development strategy by zoning the remaining acres for medium
industrial land use in the 2001 General Plan update. The City intends to
sell parcels within the Sunset Industrial Complex to end-users. The sale
revenues to the City will be then used to reimburse the City for its cost of
the land, planning, engineering and a portion of the infrastructure
improvements. The sales revenues will also reimburse the Redevelopment
Agency for paying a portion of the cost of improvements. Therefore, both the
City and the Agency expect to receive full reimbursement for their
out-of-pocket costs associated with developing the Sunset Industrial Complex
as parcels are sold. Any excess receipts from the proceeds of the sales
beyond the actual costs shall be shared between the City and Agency in
amounts equitable to their contributions.
The project construction improvements are presently 95% complete. Requests
for proposals (RFPs), following Council approved guidelines, to purchase
property in the Complex have been distributed. Preliminary RFPs have been
received that will account for all of the available property if all
proposals result in successful sales transactions. The financial capacities
of the proposals to complete a successful sales transaction are currently
The Sales Strategy Criteria, approved by City Council November 26, 2002,
that considered business location, type, job generation and economic impacts
has been evaluated and is reflected in the following table.
Allocation 0-36 Possible Points
1 Brentwood Ready Mix 2.5 34 points
2 Town & Country Roofing 3.0 33 points
3 Pizzagoni Towing 1.8 30 points
4 R Brothers Concrete 1.5 29 points
5 Brockman Engineering 2.5 26 points
6 Five Star Plumbing 1.0 24 points
6 Woodmore Painting 1.0 24 points
8 Eco Water 1.15 23 points
9 Thorpe Design 1.0 22 points
10 Henson Plumbing 1.0 20 points
10 HFW Construction Supply 1.0 20 points
10 California Stone 1.0 20 points
10 Cannon Enterprises 1.15 20 points
14 Pottery World 2.0 15 points
Total Acreage 21.7
AA Concrete 2.5 (N/A)*
Total Acreage Requested 25.25 acres
Total Acreage Available 21.70 acres
*Not applicable due to environmental impact considerations.
This ranking was prepared by Economic Development Staff and is recommended
by the Economic Development Sub Committee. Staff is particularly pleased
that one of the project’s main goals of relocating blighted business
properties from the Brentwood Boulevard Corridor has been accomplished
through the successful relocation of the Brentwood Ready Mix concrete batch
plant and Pizzagoni’s Towing storage yard in the Industrial Complex.
The determination that the AA Concrete batch plant was not an applicable
proposal for the Complex was made after consultation with the firm that
prepared the Environment Impact Report (EIR) for the project. That
consultation resulted in the following opinions.
1. A specific location for a batch plant was studied in the EIR. That
location was the farthest possible site from any residential land use. The
City has already entered into a sales agreement for that specific site with
Brentwood Ready Mix. No other suitable site for a second concrete batch
plant was contemplated in the EIR, and the site that was studied is reserved
for Brentwood Ready Mix by a legal contract.
2. The EIR did not anticipate more than one concrete batch plant operation
and it is doubtful that the document is adequate to support the inclusion of
a second batch plant operation.
3. Traffic impacts for the type of trucks and time of day for a batch plant
operation are additive and are likely to exceed community acceptance with
the addition of a second batch plant.
4. Noise impacts for a batch plant operation are cumulative and are likely
to exceed community acceptance with the addition of a second batch plant.
A map showing the preliminary lot layout for the fourteen businesses is
Sunset Industrial Complex Purchase Transactions are expected to proceed
according to the following schedule.
• October 28, 2003 Council site selection and priority.
• October 31, 2003 Mail selection letters to Purchasers.
• December 5, 2003 Purchasers to execute and deliver MOU
and 10% Deposit to City.
• December 12, 2003 ED Dept. submittal of Tentative Map
Application to City.
• January 15, 2004 Execute Purchase Agreement.
• February 3, 2004 Planning Commission approval of
• February 24, 2004 City Council first reading of ordinance.
• March 9, 2004 City Council second reading of
• April 9, 2004 Final Map recordation.
• April 23, 2004 Close of Escrow.
There is no Fiscal Impact to these approvals.
Exhibit A – Preliminary Lot Layout