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 REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGENDA ITEM NO. 13


Meeting Date: April 8, 2008

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution adopting a Replacement Housing Plan for 7030 Brentwood Boulevard

Prepared by: Donald Kwong, Senior Redevelopment Analyst

Submitted by: Casey McCann, Interim Community Development Director


RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution adopting a Replacement Housing Plan for 7030 Brentwood Boulevard.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On November 13, 2007, the Redevelopment Agency approved a purchase and sale agreement for real property identified as 7030 Brentwood Boulevard, APN 016-010-016 (“Property”), pursuant to which the Agency would pursue adoption of a relocation plan and relocation activities for the tenants. The agreement states the Agency’s intent to demolish all residential improvements to the Property due to the substandard conditions of the existing dwelling units.

BACKGROUND
This is one of two items on tonight’s agenda to proceed with the relocation of tenants at 7030 Brentwood Boulevard per the terms and conditions of the Purchase Agreement between the owner and the Agency. The Agency must adopt both a replacement housing plan and a relocation impact statement. This staff report addresses the replacement housing plan.

The property located at 7030 Brentwood Boulevard has twelve attached and detached housing units and is adjacent to a vacant Agency-owned parcel located at 200 Sunset Court. In addition, the property has one commercial building that will remain in place until the end of its lease in 2010. 7030 Brentwood Boulevard has deteriorated and defective residential buildings, an inadequate water supply from a well system, and excessive building code violations causing a physical and economic blight condition. Only nine of the units are occupied.

This property is located within the North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Area and the Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan boundaries and has a proposed land use of general commercial.

The parties wish to close escrow on or before August 15, 2008, contingent on completing relocation activities by the Agency in accordance with the California Code of Regulations, Relocation Assistance Guidelines, which includes the preparation of a relocation plan.

After the Seller’s conveyance of the Property to the Agency, the Agency intends to demolish all residential improvements on the Property due to the substandard conditions of the existing dwelling units. After the City widens Brentwood Boulevard to its ultimate width and improvements, the Agency intends to select a developer for a future commercial development in accordance with the draft Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan.

The California Community Redevelopment Law, Health and Safety Code Section 33413, requires that whenever dwelling units housing persons and families of very low, low or moderate income are destroyed or removed from the lower income housing market as part of a redevelopment project subject to a written agreement with the Agency, the Agency shall, within four years of destruction or removal, and within its territorial jurisdiction, rehabilitate, develop or construct, or cause to be rehabilitated, developed or constructed, for sale or for rent, an equal number of replacement dwelling units with an equal or greater number of bedrooms as those units destroyed or removed.

Section 33413 also requires that 100% of the replacement dwelling units be affordable to persons and families of the same income levels as those households displaced from the destroyed or removed units. Section 33413 further requires that the affordability of the replacement housing units be maintained for the longest feasible time, but not less than the 55 years for rental units and 45 years for ownership units.

In accordance with Section 33413.5, a Replacement Housing Plan (“Plan”) must address all issues related to the replacement of the affordable dwelling units to be destroyed on the Property. In accordance with Section 33413.5 of the Health and Safety Code, the Plan must include the following:

(1) The general location of the replacement housing;

(2) An adequate means of financing the replacement housing;

(3) A finding that the replacement housing does not require the approval of the voters pursuant to Article XXXIV of the California Constitution, or that such approval has been obtained;

(4) The number of dwelling units planned for replacement; and

(5) The timetable for meeting the plan’s relocation and replacement housing objectives.

The Redevelopment Project Area Committee reviewed the Replacement Housing Plan at its meeting of March 19, 2008. As provided in the Committee’s bylaws, the Committee shall advise the Agency on “matters which deal with the planning and provision of residential facilities or replacement housing for those to be displaced by Agency activities.” The Committee made no recommended revisions to the Plan, and opined that the Plan met the requirements of Community Redevelopment Law.

The availability of the Plan for public review and comment was published in the Brentwood Press on February 1 and February 8, 2008; the comment period ended February 29, 2008. No public comments were received.

The Replacement Housing Plan prepared by staff meets the requirements of Community Redevelopment Law; staff recommends the Agency adopt the Plan.


FISCAL IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact associated with the Agency’s adoption of the Replacement Housing Plan for 7030 Brentwood Boulevard. Any specific replacement housing project will be brought before the Agency for consideration and official approval prior to commencement on a project by project basis.

Attachments:
Resolution
Final Replacement Housing Plan for 7030 Brentwood Boulevard

RESOLUTION NO. RDA-

A RESOLUTION OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ADOPTING A REPLACEMENT HOUSING PLAN FOR 7030 BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD


WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood (“Agency”) is carrying out the duties and functions of the North Brentwood Redevelopment Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Agency has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement for 7030 Brentwood Boulevard (“Property”), dated November 20, 2007, pursuant to which the Agency, after acceptance of the Property and close of escrow, intends to demolish all residential improvements to the Property due to the substandard conditions of the existing dwelling units, and intends to select a developer for a future commercial development in accordance with the Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan; and

WHEREAS, Section 33413 of the Health and Safety Code (“Community Redevelopment Law”) requires that whenever dwelling units housing persons and families of very low, low or moderate income are destroyed or removed from the lower income housing market as part of a redevelopment project subject to a written agreement with the Agency, the Agency shall, within four (4) years of such destruction or removal, rehabilitate, develop or construct, or cause to be rehabilitated, developed or constructed, for sale or for rent, an equal number of replacement dwelling units with an equal or greater number of bedrooms as those units destroyed or removed, within the Agency’s territorial jurisdiction; and

WHEREAS, Section 33413 also requires that 100% of the replacement dwelling units be affordable to persons and families of the same income levels as those households displaced from the destroyed or removed units; and

WHEREAS, Section 33413.5 requires the Agency to adopt a Replacement Housing Plan that addresses all issues related to the replacement of the affordable dwelling units to be destroyed on the Property; and

WHEREAS, the Agency has prepared a Replacement Housing Plan for 7030 Brentwood Boulevard wherein the most probable locations for providing replacement housing and the principal sources of financing the replacement housing obligation have been identified; and

WHEREAS, the number of dwelling units planned for destruction and replacement, and the timetable for meeting the Plan’s relocation and replacement housing objectives have also been identified in the Replacement Housing Plan.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood hereby adopts the attached Replacement Housing Plan for 7030 Brentwood Boulevard.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 8th day of April 2008, by the following vote:


 
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