AGENDA ITEM NO. 3
Meeting Date: December 14, 2004
Subject/Title: Acceptance of Redevelopment Agency’s Blight Progress Report,
Property Report and Housing Activities Report for Fiscal Year Ending 2004
Prepared by: Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Manager
Submitted by: Howard Sword, Director of Economic Development
By motion, accept the Blight Progress Report, Property Report and Housing
Activities Report for fiscal year ending 2004 as required by the Health &
The Community Redevelopment Law, as contained in the Health & Safety Code,
requires that, in addition to the routine annual audit report, the State
Controller’s Report, and the Housing & Community Development Report, four
additional annual reports be submitted to and accepted by the Redevelopment
Agency within six months after the end of each fiscal year. The four reports
include the following:
1. Blight Progress Report specifying the Agency’s progress in alleviating
blight during the previous fiscal year.
2. Property Report describing properties owned by the Agency and those
acquired in the previous fiscal year.
3. Loan Report identifying any loans made by the Agency that are $50,000 or
more and which are in default or not in compliance with the terms of the
4. Agency Housing Activities Report.
Attached for the Agency’s review and acceptance are the Blight Progress
Report, the Property Report (identified as “Land Holdings”) and the Agency
Housing Activities Report. During the fiscal year ending 2004, the Agency
had no loans in default status; consequently, the preparation of a Loan
Report is unnecessary.
1) Blight Progress Report
2) Land Holdings Report
3) Agency Housing Activities Report
BRENTWOOD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas
PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS LINK TO BLIGHT ALLEVIATION
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2004
PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
BLIGHT REMOVAL NEXUS
Dilapidation Incompatible Uses Depreciated
Impaired Investments Economic Obsolescence Inadequate
Public Improvements Create & Improve
Gregory Ranch and Sand Creek Business Center. The Agency approved an amended
Reimbursement Agreement for the development of a 40-acre mixed-use
development. The Agency shall reimburse the Developer for a portion of the
cost to construct and install public improvements necessary for the project.
The anticipated build out of office buildings, hotel, restaurants, business
park and townhomes will add approximately $61M of assessed value to the tax
rolls, generate approximately 850 jobs, and generate transient occupancy and
sales tax to the City. √ √ √
Second Street Parking Lot. The Agency approved additional funding for bike
racks and additional security lighting to complete the construction of the
Second Street parking lot. √ √
Business Relocation Assistance Program. The Agency adopted a Business
Relocation Assistance Program for eligible businesses currently located
within the Merged Redevelopment Project Areas and interested in voluntary
relocation to Sunset Industrial Complex. It is hoped that the program will
act as a catalyst in the removal of existing blighted conditions and to
facilitate reuse and revitalization of the area. As part of the Business
Relocation Program, staff completed a Sales and Purchase Agreement with the
Brentwood Ready Mix to relocate from North Brentwood Boulevard to the Sunset
√ √ √ √
O’Hara Loop Realignment. The Agency approved the authorization to fund
professional services agreement for the design of O’Hara Loop Realignment.
Construction contract was awarded and work to begin in August 2004. √ √
Habitat for Humanity. The Agency approved the reservation of Low/Moderate
Housing Funds for the development of the Habitat for Humanity project. This
project will provide four very-low household income units. √
Sunset Industrial Complex. The Agency approved an amended reimbursement
agreement between the RDA and the City of Brentwood for an additional
$728,000 to construct cul-de-sacs and install the traffic signal at the
Sunset Industrial Complex. Agency staff has processed 2 subdivision maps,
and are currently processing a third. 17 parcels were created for sale to
industrial users, including 3 industrial users relocating from Brentwood
Boulevard. √ √ √
Downtown Parking Study. The Agency continued the Downtown Parking Study to
analyze parking structure designs and layouts, construction costs for the
parking component and the retail component, and financial projections and
constraints. √ √
Purchase of Portable Stage. The Agency approved the funding to purchase a
portable stage, sound system and protective canopy as capital improvements
to City Park for community events and activities. √
KB Homes – Harbor Heights.. The Agency executed an Affordable Housing
Contribution Agreement for the construction of affordable housing with KB
Homes to develop 10 affordable units. √
Sycamore Place II. Approved an amended DDA between the Redevelopment Agency
and Christian Church Homes for an additional $225,000. The Agency is working
with Christian Church Homes to develop this infill 40 unit, Senior Housing
complex. √ √ √ √
Chamber of Commerce. The Agency contributed $15,000 to the Brentwood Chamber
of Commerce’s Marketing Program. $20,000 was contributed in Fiscal Year
Earthquake Revitalization. The Earthquake Revitalization fund offers several
methods by which the Agency may provide financial assistance to property
owners who wish to seismic retrofit their property. √ √
Downtown Specific Plan. The Agency has participated in the preparation of
and community workshops for developing a Specific Plan for Downtown. The
Specific plan identifies future retail, lodging and office development,
mixed transitional uses, transit-oriented uses, multi-plex movie theatre,
parking facilities, high-density residential development, and infrastructure
improvements. √ √ √ √ √
Brentwood Redevelopment Agency
Address & APN Acquisition Date Purchase Price Acquisition Costs Total
Current Land Use, Zoning and
Parcel Size Comments
Southeast Corner of
Oak St. & Walnut Blvd.
March 31, 1988 $226,300 Unknown $226,300 Vacant Parcel;
1.68 Acres Corrected ownership from City to Agency by Council Res. No. 2345
dated 8/28/01; new Grant Deed recorded 9/18/01; purchased with funds from
Brentwood Project Area. Held for possible assemblage and conveyance for
future retail/office development.
018-160-017 July 17, 1993 -0- -0- -0- Street
1.76 acres Former private street was dedicated to RDA in exchange for
funding water/sewer/storm drain connections and street and public
improvements. APN no longer exists.
159 Sycamore Avenue
016-150-002 March 30, 2000 $240,000 $7,663 $247,663 Single Family Residence;
.91 acres Held for conveyance to RHS Construction in accordance with terms
and conditions of DDA approved November 2002 for townhome development.
Purchased with North Brentwood L/M Housing Funds.
604 First Street
013-110-010 April 21, 2000 $125,000 $1,263 $126,263 Parking Lot;
.17 acres (7405 sf);
20 parking spaces CIP #336-3118; RA-30 $159,000 for construction of parking
lot to serve DTN area; purchased and constructed using funds from Brentwood
8436 Brentwood Blvd.
013-100-009 January 19, 2001 $150,000 $1,455 $151,455 Parking Lot
.17 acres (7405 sf);
17 parking spaces CIP #336-3125; Res. RA-34 $172,000 for construction of
parking lot to serve DTN area; purchased and constructed using funds from
Brentwood Project Area.
10’ Wide Parcel
Southeast Corner of Oak St. & Walnut Blvd.
No APN August 15, 2002 $12,050 -0- $12,050 Vacant Parcel;
4987 sf. (assemblage site, not full r.r. row)
Purchased with funds from Brentwood Project Area. Held for possible
assemblage and conveyance for future retail/office development
140 Jane Way
August 4, 2004 $360,000 $2,172 $362,172 SF Residential
Purchased with funds from RD Housing set-aside. Held for possible assemblage
and/or reconveyance. SF house demolished due to extensive blight and unsafe
BRENTWOOD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas
Fiscal Year 2003-2004
AGENCY HOUSING ACTIVIES REPORT
• There were no Agency activities or redevelopment projects, inside or
outside the Merged Redevelopment Project Areas, that displaced or relocated
elderly, family or lower-income households during fiscal year 2003-04.
• There are no projected Agency activities or redevelopment projects, inside
or outside the Merged Redevelopment Project Areas, that will displace or
relocate elderly, family or lower-income households during 2004-05.
• There were no dwelling units inside the Merged Redevelopment Project Areas
that were destroyed or removed from the low - or moderate-income market
during 2003-04 as a part of a redevelopment project of the Agency.
• The Agency continues to work with residential developers of subdivisions
within the Merged Redevelopment Project Area to produce the mandated
affordable housing as required by Community Redevelopment Law (15%).
o During 2003-04, the units with ongoing restrictions in favor of the Agency
• 9 Low income units at Town Centre Apartments; deed restricted until 2011.
• 2 Very Low income units at 540 and 544 First Street (Habitat for
Humanity); deed restricted until 2029.
• 40 Very Low income senior units at Sycamore Place I (Christian Church
Homes); deed restricted until 2037.
• 3 Very Low units at 504 First Street (triplex; DeNova Homes); deed
restricted until 2058.
o The annual monitoring reports submitted to the Agency for the above units
were in compliance with their respective regulatory agreements.
o Upcoming restricted units in favor of the Agency include:
• 1 VL income unit and 1 L income unit at 449 and 443 First Street (Arteaga
8-plex); deed restricted for 55 years; agreement signed and recorded.
• 4 VL income units, 3 L income units and 3 M income units at Arbor Village
(KB Homes); deed restricted for 45 years; agreement signed and recorded.
• 18 M income units at Copper Gate townhomes (Western Pacific) on Sand Creek
Road; deed restricted for 45 years; agreement signed and recorded.
• 5 M income units at Sycamore Square (Richmond American); deed restricted
for 45 years; agreement signed and recorded.
• 40 VL income senior units at Sycamore Place II (Christian Church Homes);
deed restricted for 55 years agreement signed and recorded.
• 36 VL income units at Arbor Ridge Apartments on Shady Willow Road; deed
restricted for 55 years; agreement signed and recorded.
• 4 VL income units, 3 L income units and 2 M income units at Town Centre
Apartments; deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is being prepared.
• 96 VL income units at Villa Amador on Sand Creek Road and Shady Willow
Road; deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is being prepared.
• 80 restricted units at Brentwood Sr. Commons on Oak Street (Eden Housing);
deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is being prepared.
• 4 VL income units on Fairview Avenue (Habitat for Humanity); deed
restricted for 55 years; agreement is being prepared.
• Deposits into the Agency’s Merged Housing Fund during 2003-04 were
primarily 20% of the tax increment receipts, in the amount of $728,153. The
Agency did not accumulate “excess surplus” as defined by Section 33334.10 of
the Health & Safety Code (an unencumbered amount in the Housing Fund that
exceeds the greater of $1M or the total of the last four years’ deposits in
the Housing Fund).