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REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGENDA ITEM NO. 3

Meeting Date: January 13, 2004

Subject/Title: Acceptance of Redevelopment Agency’s Blight Progress Report and Property Report for Fiscal Year Ending 2003

Submitted by: Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Analyst

Approved by: John Stevenson, Executive Director

RECOMMENDATION
By motion, accept the Blight Progress Report and Property Report for fiscal year ending 2003 as required by the Health & Safety Code.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None

BACKGROUND
The Community Redevelopment Law, as contained in the Health & Safety Code, requires that, in addition to the routine annual audit report, the State Controller’s Report, and the Housing & Community Development Report, three additional annual reports be submitted to and accepted by the Redevelopment Agency within six months after the end of each fiscal year. The three 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.

Attached for the Agency’s review and acceptance are the Blight Progress Report and the Property Report (identified as “Land Holdings”). During the fiscal year ending 2003, the Agency made two loans to Christian Church Homes and the City, which are not in default; consequently, the preparation of a Loan Report is unnecessary.

FISCAL IMPACT
None.

Attachments:
1) Blight Progress Report
2) Land Holdings Report

BRENTWOOD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas

PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS LINK TO BLIGHT ALLEVIATION
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2003

PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
BLIGHT REMOVAL NEXUS
Deterioration/
Dilapidation Incompatible Uses Depreciated
Values &
Impaired Investments Economic Obsolescence Deteriorated/
Inadequate
Utilities Inadequate
Public Improvements
Sunset Industrial Complex. The Agency approved a reimbursement agreement between the RDA and the City of Brentwood for public improvements to the Sunset Industrial Complex in the amount of $3.0 million. This project will generate a minimum of 450 jobs within 20(+ -) industrial businesses. √ √ √
Business Relocation Assistance Program. The Agency adopted a Business Relocation Assistance Program for eligible businesses currently located within the Merged Redevelopment Project Areas and interested in voluntary relocation to Sunset Industrial Complex. It is hoped that the program will act as a catalyst in the removal of existing blighted conditions and to facilitate reuse and revitalization of the area. As part of the Business Relocation Program, staff completed a Sales and Purchase Agreement with the Brentwood Ready Mix to relocate from North Brentwood Boulevard to the Sunset Industrial Complex. √ √ √ √
Downtown Economic Strategic Action Plan. The Agency
conducted and accepted Strategies and Programs for a Vital Town Center and Parking Fee Impact on Downtown Sales and Development. These analyses, studies and reports identify strategies as the Agency embarks on activities of The Redevelopment Plan and provides the economic planning studies necessary for the Downtown Specific Plan. √ √ √
Gregory Ranch and Sand Creek Business Center. The Agency approved a Reimbursement Agreement for the development of a 40-acre mixed-use development. The Agency shall reimburse the Developer for a portion of the cost to construct and install public improvements necessary for the project. The anticipated build out of office buildings, hotel, restaurants, business park and townhomes will add approximately $61M of assessed value to the tax rolls, generate approximately 850 jobs, and generate transient occupancy and sales tax to the City. √ √ √
Second Street Parking Lot. The Agency funded the construction of 52 additional surface parking spaces in the downtown area on a City-leased parcel. This shall facilitate expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new businesses, while providing needed public improvements. √ √
Water and Sewer Line Improvements – Phase II. The construction of sewer line improvements on Brentwood Boulevard and Almond Street for the benefit of eleven households and two commercial properties was completed. √ √ √ √
Downtown Parking Study. The Agency completed the Phase I Report of the Downtown Retail Parking Study to analyze retail/parking structure designs and layouts, construction costs for the parking component and the retail component, and financial projections and constraints. A second phase study is currently underway. √ √
Summertime Concert Series. The Agency sponsored a concert series in the Downtown as an effort to support, improve and preserve the economic stimulation and revitalization of the historic Downtown area. Providing activities and venues to attract pedestrian movement assists in the retention of existing businesses and attraction of new businesses. √
Chamber of Commerce Marketing Program. The Agency approved a contribution to the Chamber of Commerce to assist with marketing the businesses within the project areas. √
Casitas Del Sol. Approved the Disposition and Development Agreement between the Redevelopment Agency and RHS Construction. RHS proposes to develop a 9-unit, moderate-income, housing development on Agency-owned parcel to remove existing blight conditions and encourage in-fill development. The housing development will be conditioned for availability to residents and workers of Brentwood. √ √ √
Sycamore Place II. Approved the DDA between the Redevelopment Agency and Christian Church Homes. The Agency is working with Christian Church Homes to develop a 40-unit, very-low income, senior apartment complex. The property was conveyed to CCH in May 2003. This project is considered an in-fill residential project. √ √ √ √
First Street Triplex Rehab. The Agency conditioned Sycamore Square, a single-family housing development in the North Brentwood Project Area, to produce eight inclusionary housing units. To comply with a portion of this condition, the developer and Agency staff are working together to rehab an existing triplex in the Merged Redevelopment Area. √ √ √
Oak and Walnut Assemblage. The Agency completed a lot line adjustment of two parcels it owns on the corner of Oak & Walnut Boulevard. The Agency is considering the potential developability of assembling its two parcels with one privately owned parcel to the south, for a total assemblage of approximately 4.4 acres. The development could consist of retail and/or restaurants, and become a gateway to the downtown area. √ √ √ √
Seismic Upgrade Program. The Seismic Upgrade Program provides several methods by which the Agency may provide financial assistance to property owners who wish to seismically retrofit their property. √ √
443 & 449 First Street. The Agency approved the execution of the Affordable Housing Contribution Agreement for development of an eight-unit apartment complex in the Downtown Redevelopment Project Area. √ √ √ √


BRENTWOOD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
LAND HOLDINGS
October 2003

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/office 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.
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.
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
161 Sycamore Avenue
APN: 016-160-041 May 16, 2002 $530,722 $4,818 $535,540 City owned parcel;
Public Works Corporation Yard; zoned R-3, high density, residential Purchased with funds from 20% Housing set-aside. Approved 1-8-02 by Council/Agency. RA-37. CCH closed escrow on property in May 2003.

grozenski/land holdings
 

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