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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 9

Meeting Date: July 25, 2006

Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution amending the 2006/07 – 2010/11 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to include the budget for the surface parking lot located at 100 Chestnut Street.

Prepared by: Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Manager

Approved by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution amending the 2006/07 – 2010/11 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to include the budget for the surface parking lot located at 100 Chestnut Street.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On May 23, 2006, by Resolution No. 2006-126, City Council adopted the City’s 2006/07 – 2010/11 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

On November 16 and December 13, 2005, the City Council took the necessary actions to adopt the Downtown Specific Plan by certifying its Environmental Impact Report and Mitigation Monitoring Plan by Resolution 2005-275, approving the General Plan Text and Map Amendment by Resolution 2005-276, approving the Downtown Specific Plan by Ordinance 817, and approving a Rezone Amendment by Ordinance 818.

On December 13, 2005, the City Council approved an action plan to implement the Downtown Specific Plan. The action plan included the implementation of recommended short-term parking strategies for the Downtown.

BACKGROUND
As part of the analysis and preparation of the Downtown Specific Plan, a parking study was commissioned to evaluate existing and future conditions related to parking supply and demand within the Downtown Area. The findings and recommendations of the February 2005 Fehr & Peers Downtown Brentwood Parking Study were approved by the City Council as part of the Downtown Specific Plan.

The report concluded that most parking problems for Downtown are due to poor parking utilization and infrequent turnover. The study recommended several short-term strategies for maximizing the utilization of parking and for encouraging Downtown employees to park elsewhere than in front of their place of business, which should be reserved for and used by customers. The short-term strategies included among other strategies, a new, but interim, surface parking lot at the old police station site located at 100 Chestnut Street. Should a long-term parking strategy of building a parking structure in the Downtown be approved by the Council in the future, the interim surface parking lot would be re-used for a higher and better commercial use as allowed by the Downtown Boulevard zone, such as retail, office or housing.

To implement this short-term strategy, the project will consist of the demolition of the existing modular building, installation of a new surface parking lot, stripping of the parking lot, landscaping and lighting, and a monument sign. The project will create approximately 40-45 parking spaces for the Downtown. Staff has received an estimate for the project of approximately $315,000.

Relocation of the City Hall to PD redundant network is also necessary.

The City recognizes that investing in the Downtown is an essential component of proving to the private sector, businesses and residents how serious the community is about revitalizing and strengthening its historic town center.

FISCAL IMPACT
The attached CIP budget sheet reflects funding for the demolition of the existing building, installation of the parking lot, lighting, landscaping, installation of a monument sign and relocation of the City Hall to PD redundant network for a total cost not to exceed $315,000. This project shall be funded by the Redevelopment Agency’s 2001 Tax Allocation Bond proceeds. Annual Operating and Maintenance for the parking lot will be funded by the City.

A companion agenda item appears on tonight’s Redevelopment Agency agenda for the budget adjustment to fund this project.

Attachments:
Resolution
CIP Budget Sheet
CIP Project Map

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AMENDING THE 2006/07 – 2010/11 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) TO INCLUDE THE BUDGET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE 100 CHESTNUT STREET PARKING LOT.

WHEREAS, on May 23, 2006, by Resolution No. 2006-126, the City Council adopted the City’s 2006/07– 2010/11Capital Improvement Program; and

WHEREAS, on November 16 and December 13, 2005, the City Council took the necessary actions to adopt the Downtown Specific Plan by certifying its Environmental Impact Report and Mitigation Monitoring Plan by Resolution 2005-275, approving the General Plan Text and Map Amendment by Resolution 2005-276, approving the Downtown Specific Plan by Ordinance 817, and approving a Rezone Amendment by Ordinance 818; and

WHEREAS, on December 13, 2005 City Council approved an action plan to implement the Downtown Specific Plan. The Council recognizes the need for implementing the short-term strategies for maximizing the utilization of parking in the Downtown which includes a new surface parking lot at the old police station site, 100 Chestnut Street; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood that the 2006/07 – 2010/11 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is hereby amended to include the budget for the construction of the 100 Chestnut Street parking lot.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 25th day of July 2006 by the following vote:

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