Date: October 11, 2005
To: Mayor and Council Members
From: Howard Sword, Community Development Director
Subject: Sunset Industrial Complex
At its meeting of April 13, 2004, the Council requested a report of escrow
closings at Sunset Industrial Complex. The last status report presented to
the Council was in August 2005.
The status of the remaining four escrows is as follows:
• Lot 23 of Subdivision MS360-04 consisting of 2.5 acres to Delta Fence:
This escrow is ready to close. However, Frank Martin and the City have
agreed to wait to close escrow until after completion of the improvements on
the road leading to the corp yard. To close before the improvements are
complete would cause the need for the City to acquire a temporary
construction easement on the Martin parcel to enter the parcel with workmen,
trucks and equipment to relocate the utilities and widen the road. Delta
Fence has complied with submittal of evidence of financing, but has not yet
submitted a design review application.
• Lot 22 of Subdivision MS360-04 consisting of 3.7 acres to Pizzagoni
Towing: Kristina Pizzagoni expects her architect to submit her design review
application in late October. Her bank will prepare the evidence of financing
letter after her project receives approvals from the Planning Commission.
The evidence of sufficient financing necessary to acquire the property and
to complete construction is required before the City will close escrow.
• Delta Fence and Pizzagoni Towing are working with the same architect and
coordinating access driveways and buildings for a comprehensive site design.
• Lot 4 of Subdivision 8588 consisting of 1.0 acre to Vornhagen Auto
Painting: Vornhagen received approvals for his Design Review application in
September 2005 from the Planning Commission. With these approvals, his bank
is preparing the evidence of financing for submittal to City staff. Escrow
instructions are being prepared, with anticipation that escrow will close in
• All three buyers above are planning to complete geotechnical testing on
the parcels in October, which will require a right of entry agreement
between the buyers and the City.
• Lot 8 of Subdivision 8588, consisting of 2.5 acres to Brentwood Ready Mix:
Larsen’s received entitlements from the Planning Commission in 2004, and
received a one year extension of the entitlements in early 2005. Their first
engineering drawing submittals were reviewed in early 2005. Staff met with
the Larsen’s and their representatives on several occasions to review
re-submittal requirements. Second drawing submittals from the applicant are
expected within the next few weeks. This escrow will not close until
Brentwood Ready Mix is issued a grading or building permit.