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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 8

Meeting Date: August 14, 2007

Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution amending the 2007/08-2011/12 CIP Project for Downtown Parking Structures

Prepared by: Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Manager

Submitted by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution amending the 2007/08-2011/12 CIP Project for Downtown Parking Structures.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On June 12, 2007, by Resolution No. 2007-126, City Council adopted the City’s 2007/08 – 2011/12 Capital Improvement Program (“CIP”), which included the Downtown Parking Structures.

BACKGROUND
To address the parking demands required for the growth of the Downtown, the City and Redevelopment Agency developed a comprehensive parking strategy that includes three parking facilities disbursed in the Downtown to meet the underserved needs. The proposed sites will border the Downtown to better serve the Downtown by providing parking facilities that are convenient and safe, and assure a higher usage by the Downtown businesses, employees and visitors.

The Downtown 2010 community workshops in 2006 provided City staff with a clear direction to minimize the bulk, mass and height of parking structures. Replacing an earlier plan for a single, four-story structure with smaller structures disbursed throughout the Downtown will meet the community’s vision and direction to maintain the Downtown’s charm and historic nature. Smaller structures located at proposed sites will more effectively serve different districts of the Downtown rather than a single large structure.

The Downtown Parking Structure Capital Improvement Project is being amended to:
 Revise the description of the project from a single large structure to two smaller structures;
 Identify proposed strategic sites for the structures, both of which take advantage of existing surface parking lots owned by the City;
 Revise the estimated costs for the project; and
 Accelerate the project timelines.

Further investigation and studies during the planning stages of these two parking facilities will provide a better estimate of assemblage and construction costs to assist both the City and Agency on whether to proceed with the projects.

The parking structure for the Civic Center, representing a third parking facility to provide additional convenient parking, is addressed in a separate Civic Center Master Site Plan staff report.

FISCAL IMPACT
The revised CIP sheet for Downtown Parking Structures reflects a decrease from $16,578,000 to $11,216,000. This is primarily due to eliminating an earlier plan for a single, 4-story structure with first floor retail and replacing it with two, 2-story structures with no first floor retail. The costs identified in the CIP sheet are one-time costs. There are no future revenues expected to offset the costs associated with building the parking structures, unless in the future the Council decides to charge for parking.

A future bond issuance by the Redevelopment Agency to fund the construction of the parking structures will not be available in time to accommodate the accelerated project timelines which require funding to now be available in fiscal year 2007-2008. After evaluating funding options, staff recommends using the Redevelopment Agency’s existing 2001 Tax Allocation Bond proceeds. However, the Redevelopment Agency has reserved these bond proceeds for specific projects and programs. Therefore, staff recommends that the bond reserve for a potential community playhouse be re-allocated and used to fund the initial expenses for the Downtown parking facility projects. All other specific projects using the Agency’s 2001 Tax Allocation Bond proceeds are critical infrastructure projects that staff recommends stay in place, such as roadway projects like Walnut Boulevard and Brentwood Boulevard. The Agency anticipates issuing a future bond to fund the remainder of the Downtown parking structure projects including construction, architectural, legal, consultant costs, and potential land acquisition costs. Finance Department has verified that funding is available.

Attachments:
Resolution
Revised Downtown Parking Structure CIP sheet
Revised Map

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AMENDING THE 2007/08 – 2011/12 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR DOWNTOWN PARKING STRUCTURES

WHEREAS, on June 12, 2007, by Resolution No. 2007-126, City Council of the City of Brentwood (“City”) adopted the City’s 2007/08 – 2011/12 Capital Improvement Program (“CIP”), which included the Downtown Parking Structures; and

WHEREAS, to address the parking demands required for the growth of the Downtown, the City and Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood (“Agency) developed a comprehensive parking strategy that includes parking facilities disbursed in the Downtown to meet the underserved needs. The proposed sites will border the Downtown to better serve the Downtown by providing parking facilities that are convenient and safe, and assure a higher usage by the Downtown businesses, employees and visitors; and

WHEREAS, the Downtown 2010 community workshops in 2006 provided City staff with a clear direction to minimize the bulk, mass and height of parking structures. Replacing an earlier plan for a single, four-story structure with smaller structures disbursed throughout the Downtown will meet the community’s vision and direction to maintain the Downtown’s charm and historic nature. Smaller structures located at proposed sites will more effectively serve different districts of the Downtown rather than a single large structure; and

WHEREAS, the Downtown Parking Structure Capital Improvement Project is being amended to 1) revise the description of the project from a single large structure to two smaller structures; 2) identify proposed strategic sites for the structures, both of which take advantage of existing surface parking lots owned by the City; 3) revise the estimated costs for the project; and 4) accelerate the project timelines; and

WHEREAS, further investigation and studies during the planning stages of these two parking facilities will provide a better estimate of assemblage and construction costs to assist the City and Agency on whether to proceed with the projects.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby amend the 2007/08 – 2011/12 Capital Improvement Project for Downtown Parking Structures as shown on the attached Capital Improvement Program project sheet entitled Downtown Parking Structure.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 14th day of August 2007 by the following vote:
 

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