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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 3

Meeting Date: December 12, 2006

Subject/Title: Acceptance of Redevelopment Agency’s Blight Progress Report, Property
Report and Housing Activities Report for Fiscal Year Ending 2006

Prepared by: Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Manager

Submitted by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director

RECOMMENDATION
By motion, accept the Blight Progress Report, Property Report and Housing Activities Report for fiscal year ending 2006 as required by the Health & Safety Code.

PREVIOUS ACTION
These annual reports are brought to and accepted by the City Council at the end of each calendar year, the last being December 13, 2005.

BACKGROUND
The Community Redevelopment Law, as contained in the Health & Safety Code Section 33080.1, requires that in addition to the routine annual audit report, four additional annual reports be submitted to and accepted by the City Council 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 loan.
4. Housing Activities Report identifying the Agency’s housing activities during the past fiscal year.

Attached for the Council’s review and acceptance are the Blight Progress Report, the Property Report (identified as “Land Holdings”), and the Housing Activities Report. During the fiscal year ending 2006, no Agency loans exceeding $50,000 were in default, consequently the preparation of a Loan Report is unnecessary.

FISCAL IMPACT
None.

Attachments:
1) Blight Progress Report
2) Land Holdings Report
3) 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, 2006

PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
BLIGHT REMOVAL NEXUS

Affordable Housing Obligation
Unfit/Unsafe
Buildings Incompatible Uses Depreciated
Values &
Impaired Investments Underutilized Properties Inadequate Public Improvements
Sunset Industrial Complex. This 28-acre, 17-parcel industrial complex, developed by the City and Agency, includes a reimbursement agreement between the Agency and the City for the Agency to fund public improvements for the Sunset Industrial Complex in the amount of $3.7M. As parcels are sold, the Agency is reimbursed 86% of the proceeds for its proportionate share of the development costs. This project will generate a minimum of 550 jobs within 25 (+/-) industrial businesses. This on-going project will voluntarily relocate four industrial users from Brentwood Blvd. to the Sunset Industrial Complex for future redevelopment of the Brentwood Blvd. corridor. During FYE 2005/6, the Agency managed the sale and closing of 1 parcel, entered into 2 sales agreements, re-purchased 1 parcel and building permits for 1 parcel were issued. √ √ √ √
Second Street & Central Remnant Parcel. The City transferred ownership of a remnant parcel located on Second Street & Central Blvd. in May 2006 to the Agency. The Agency is negotiating a Disposition and Development Agreement with Equus Group to develop 16 multi-family units located at Town Centre Commons adjacent to parcel, 2 of which will be affordable. √ √ √
Villa Amador Apartments. On May 9, 2006, the Agency approved the execution of a Loan Agreement for development of this 96-unit multi family apartment project located on Sand Creek Road and Shady Willow Lane in the amount of $1.4M. This project required a complex multi-layer of federal, state, county and local public funding. √ √ √
Downtown Specific Plan. Throughout the year, the Agency funded portions of the Downtown Specific Plan creation and costs, including urban planners, economic studies and environmental review documents. The Specific Plan was approved in November 2005, and will guide the successful revitalization and development of the Downtown. In December 2005, Redevelopment staff prepared, and Council approved, a Downtown Action Plan that identifies and prioritizes City actions to support and implement the Specific Plan. √ √ √ √ √
9100 Brentwood Blvd. - New Police Facility. In June 2005, the Agency funded a portion of the construction costs for the New Police Facility located at 9100 Brentwood Blvd. in the amount of $2M. The relocation of the police facility from the Downtown Core to the edges of the Downtown Project Area provides for key revitalization opportunities in the Downtown Core. √ √ √ √
Industrial Lease. After creating a legal parcel for 400 Guthrie Lane which houses a 20,277 sq. ft. industrial bldg. in December 2005, a lease and purchase option was approved with Precision Cabinets, a local employer servicing all of Northern California. Precision Cabinets employs nearly 300 people and a large percentage live in Brentwood. Precision Cabinets is a significant business contributor to the City and needed to expand its automated staining line. The lease and 3 year purchase option re-uses a vacant, under-utilized building, creates more high-paying jobs, increases sales tax, provides a development opportunity and encourages private investment through business retention and expansion. √ √
Lone Oak Road – South Utilities. On February 28, 2006 the Agency adopted a resolution authorizing the appropriation of funds from the Redevelopment Agency, to fund the Reimbursement Agreement with Brentwood Sand Creek Partners, LLC, Subdivision No. 8788, for the southern phase of Lone Oak Road Utility Improvements in the amount of $642,000. This allows utility improvements on the first of two phases to upgrade the utilities for homes along Lone Oak Road, Lone Oak Court, Gracie Lane and Saddle Creek Court which are using well and septic systems. This area has high water tables and winter weather causes problems for already overtaxed well and septic systems. √
Green Valley - Affordable Housing Agreement. In February 2006, the Agency approved an Affordable Housing Covenant with Brentwood Green Valley Associates for Green Valley Apartments, a 28-unit multi-family apartment complex located at 8510 Brentwood Boulevard. The apartments are located inside of the Merged Project Area and therefore the Agency will have the ability to count 27 units (one unit designated for on-site manager) from this project towards its housing production goals for the Agency. √
Pinn Brothers – Affordable Housing Agreement. In April 2006, the Agency approved an Affordable Housing Agreement with Pinn Brothers (PBP). The Subdivision lies partially within the Downtown Project Area with sixty-two (62) parcels in the project area. Pinn Brother’s obligations and compliance with Community Redevelopment Law’s Health & Safety Code 33413 requires fifteen percent (15%) of all housing constructed in redevelopment project areas be affordable to very-low, low and moderate income households. PBP intends to meet its obligation by providing the required nine (9) affordable units (fifteen percent (15%) of sixty-two (62) parcels). The affordable units are triplexes with separate lots to accommodate possible future resale. Four (4) units are sale restricted for very low income, two (2) for low income and three (3) for moderate income households √ √ √
Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan.
The Brentwood Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan is currently being prepared by city staff and redevelopment staff. As part of this preparation, permitted and conditional uses are being defined by use category, and procedures to address legally established uses that may be non-conforming after adoption of the plan are being developed. Detailed land use maps, site development standards and how the community concepts impact specific properties located within the Plan Area are being considered during the preparation of a draft Specific Plan document and will be discussed in future public meetings prior to any action on the Specific Plan. The workplan and schedule for the Brentwood Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan, approved by Council earlier this year, is progressing on schedule. The meetings with primary property owners in the Specific Plan area have gone extremely well, and have resulted in support for the general Grand Boulevard concept. The land use economic study is complete, and has provided useful data in guiding land use models. Preparation of text has begun. √ √ √ √ √

BRENTWOOD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
LAND HOLDINGS
October 2006

Address & APN Acquisition Date Purchase Price Acquisition Costs Total Current Land Use, Zoning and
Parcel Size Comments
Southeast Corner of
Oak St. & Walnut Blvd.
013-232-006
March 31, 1988 $226,300 Unknown $226,300 Vacant Parcel;
Retail/Office/Business
(PD 37);
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/residential development.
Gregory Drive
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. Transferred to City July 2006.
159 Sycamore Avenue
016-150-002 March 30, 2000 $240,000 $7,663 $247,663 Single Family Residence;
Multi-Family (R3);
.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.
Transferred to RHS Construction on 3-2-06 and deposited funds into Low/Moderate Housing Fund.

604 First Street
013-110-010 April 21, 2000 $125,000 $1,263 $126,263 Parking Lot;
Central Business;
.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 Project Area.
8436 Brentwood Blvd.
013-100-009 January 19, 2001 $150,000 $1,455 $151,455 Parking Lot
Central Business;
.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;
Retail/Office/Business
(PD 37);
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 (formerly Sunset Road)
APN: 016-010-013-7 August 5, 2004 $360,000 $2,175 $362,175 Residential parcel but now vacant.
Zoned PD-23
.8940 acres Purchased with funds from 20% Housing set-aside. Approved 7-13-04 by Council/Agency. RDA-84.
1000 Central Blvd.
APN: 017-160-004 March 11, 2005 $0 $0 $0 Currently Zoned PF.
3 acres City conveyed property to Agency for future development of property or transit station.
400 Guthrie Lane
APN: 010-160-033

9100 Brentwood Blvd.
APN: 010-160-015
January 31, 2006

January 31, 2006 $0 $0 $0 Currently Zoned PF.
9.5 acres City conveyed property at 400 Guthrie Lane to Agency for lease of CD Bldg. Lane. Parcels were split and 9100 Brentwood Blvd. returned to City ownership on 4-27-06. Agency owns 400 Guthrie Lane and currently leases it to Precision Cabinets.

BRENTWOOD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas
Fiscal Year 2005-2006
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 2005-06.

• 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 2006-07.

• There were no dwelling units inside the Merged Redevelopment Project Areas that were destroyed or removed from the low - or moderate-income market during 2005-06 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 2005-06, the units with ongoing restrictions in favor of the Agency include:
• 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 income units at 504 First Street (triplex; DeNova Homes); deed restricted until 2058.
• 1 Very Low income unit and 1 L income unit at 449 and 443 First Street (Arteaga 8-plex); deed restricted until 2060.
• 4 Very Low income units, 3 L income units and 3 M income units at Arbor Village (KB Homes); deed restricted until 2050.
• 5 Moderate income units at Sycamore Square (Richmond American); deed restricted for 45 years until 2060.
• 40 Very Low income senior units at Sycamore Place II (Christian Church Homes); deed restricted until 2060.
• 6 Low income units at Pulte Rose Garden; deed restricted until 2050 (outside Merged Redevelopment Project Area).
• 18 Moderate income units at Copper Gate townhomes (Western Pacific) on Sand Creek Road; deed restricted for 45 years until 2050.
• 36 Very Low income units at Arbor Ridge Apartments on Shady Willow Road; deed restricted for 55 years until 2060 (outside Merged Redevelopment Project Area).
• 1 Very Low income unit and 1 Low income unit at Sterling Pinnacle (Meritage), deed restricted for 45 years until 2059.
• 3 Low income units at Brighton Station (Discovery Builders), deed restricted for 45 years until 2059.
• 1 Very Low income unit and 3 Low income units at Magnolia Ranch/Granville Estates (Western Pacific) deed restricted for 45 years until 2059.
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:
• 4 Very Low income units, 3 L income units and 2 M income units at Town Centre Apartments; starting 2011 deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is signed and recorded.
• 96 Very Low income units at Villa Amador on Sand Creek Road and Shady Willow Road; deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is signed and recorded; anticipated construction completed in late 2007.
• 80 restricted units at Brentwood Sr. Commons on Oak Street (Eden Housing); deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is is signed and recorded; construction complete in early 2007.
• 5 Very Low income units, 3 Low income units and 4 Moderate income units at Palmilla on SWC of Central & Walnut (Pinn Brothers); deed restricted for 45 years, agreement is signed and recorded.
• 3 Very Low income units, 6 Low income units and 3 Moderate income units at Barrington (DeNova Homes); deed restricted for 45 years, agreement is signed and recorded.
• 1 Very Low income unit, 1 Low Income unit and 1 Moderate income unit at Blumen Ranch (Richmond America), deed restricted for 45 years, agreement is signed and recorded.
• 1 Very Low income unit at Costello (DR Horton) deed restricted for 45 years, agreement is signed and recorded.
• 2 L income units at NEC of 2nd Street and Central Boulevard (to be part of the Town Centre Apartments); deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is being prepared.

• Deposits into the Agency’s Merged Housing Fund during 2005-06 were primarily 20% of the tax increment receipts, in the amount of $1,128,174. 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).
 

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