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REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGENDA ITEM NO. 3

Meeting Date: December 14, 2004

Subject/Title: Acceptance of Redevelopment Agency’s Blight Progress Report, Property Report and Housing Activities Report for Fiscal Year Ending 2004

Prepared by: Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Manager

Submitted by: Howard Sword, Director of Economic Development

RECOMMENDATION
By motion, accept the Blight Progress Report, Property Report and Housing Activities Report for fiscal year ending 2004 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, four additional annual reports be submitted to and accepted by the Redevelopment Agency 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. Agency Housing Activities Report.

Attached for the Agency’s review and acceptance are the Blight Progress Report, the Property Report (identified as “Land Holdings”) and the Agency Housing Activities Report. During the fiscal year ending 2004, the Agency had no loans in default status; consequently, the preparation of a Loan Report is unnecessary.

FISCAL IMPACT
None.

Attachments:
1) Blight Progress Report
2) Land Holdings Report
3) Agency 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, 2004

PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
BLIGHT REMOVAL NEXUS
Deterioration/
Dilapidation Incompatible Uses Depreciated
Values &
Impaired Investments Economic Obsolescence Inadequate
Public Improvements Create & Improve
Affordable
Housing
Gregory Ranch and Sand Creek Business Center. The Agency approved an amended 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 approved additional funding for bike racks and additional security lighting to complete the construction of the Second Street parking lot. √ √
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.
√ √ √ √
O’Hara Loop Realignment. The Agency approved the authorization to fund professional services agreement for the design of O’Hara Loop Realignment. Construction contract was awarded and work to begin in August 2004. √ √
Habitat for Humanity. The Agency approved the reservation of Low/Moderate Housing Funds for the development of the Habitat for Humanity project. This project will provide four very-low household income units. √
Sunset Industrial Complex. The Agency approved an amended reimbursement agreement between the RDA and the City of Brentwood for an additional $728,000 to construct cul-de-sacs and install the traffic signal at the Sunset Industrial Complex. Agency staff has processed 2 subdivision maps, and are currently processing a third. 17 parcels were created for sale to industrial users, including 3 industrial users relocating from Brentwood Boulevard. √ √ √
Downtown Parking Study. The Agency continued the Downtown Parking Study to analyze parking structure designs and layouts, construction costs for the parking component and the retail component, and financial projections and constraints. √ √
Purchase of Portable Stage. The Agency approved the funding to purchase a portable stage, sound system and protective canopy as capital improvements to City Park for community events and activities. √
KB Homes – Harbor Heights.. The Agency executed an Affordable Housing Contribution Agreement for the construction of affordable housing with KB Homes to develop 10 affordable units. √
Sycamore Place II. Approved an amended DDA between the Redevelopment Agency and Christian Church Homes for an additional $225,000. The Agency is working with Christian Church Homes to develop this infill 40 unit, Senior Housing complex. √ √ √ √
Chamber of Commerce. The Agency contributed $15,000 to the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing Program. $20,000 was contributed in Fiscal Year 02/03. √
Earthquake Revitalization. The Earthquake Revitalization fund offers several methods by which the Agency may provide financial assistance to property owners who wish to seismic retrofit their property. √ √
Downtown Specific Plan. The Agency has participated in the preparation of and community workshops for developing a Specific Plan for Downtown. The Specific plan identifies future retail, lodging and office development, mixed transitional uses, transit-oriented uses, multi-plex movie theatre, parking facilities, high-density residential development, and infrastructure improvements. √ √ √ √ √

Brentwood Redevelopment Agency
Land Holdings
November 2004

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
140 Jane Way
016-010-013

August 4, 2004 $360,000 $2,172 $362,172 SF Residential
Zoned: R1
.89 acre
Purchased with funds from RD Housing set-aside. Held for possible assemblage and/or reconveyance. SF house demolished due to extensive blight and unsafe conditions.

grozenski/land holdings

BRENTWOOD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Project Areas
Fiscal Year 2003-2004
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 2003-04.

• 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 2004-05.

• There were no dwelling units inside the Merged Redevelopment Project Areas that were destroyed or removed from the low - or moderate-income market during 2003-04 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 2003-04, 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 units at 504 First Street (triplex; DeNova Homes); deed restricted until 2058.
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:
• 1 VL income unit and 1 L income unit at 449 and 443 First Street (Arteaga 8-plex); deed restricted for 55 years; agreement signed and recorded.
• 4 VL income units, 3 L income units and 3 M income units at Arbor Village (KB Homes); deed restricted for 45 years; agreement signed and recorded.
• 18 M income units at Copper Gate townhomes (Western Pacific) on Sand Creek Road; deed restricted for 45 years; agreement signed and recorded.
• 5 M income units at Sycamore Square (Richmond American); deed restricted for 45 years; agreement signed and recorded.
• 40 VL income senior units at Sycamore Place II (Christian Church Homes); deed restricted for 55 years agreement signed and recorded.
• 36 VL income units at Arbor Ridge Apartments on Shady Willow Road; deed restricted for 55 years; agreement signed and recorded.
• 4 VL income units, 3 L income units and 2 M income units at Town Centre Apartments; deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is being prepared.
• 96 VL income units at Villa Amador on Sand Creek Road and Shady Willow Road; deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is being prepared.
• 80 restricted units at Brentwood Sr. Commons on Oak Street (Eden Housing); deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is being prepared.
• 4 VL income units on Fairview Avenue (Habitat for Humanity); deed restricted for 55 years; agreement is being prepared.

• Deposits into the Agency’s Merged Housing Fund during 2003-04 were primarily 20% of the tax increment receipts, in the amount of $728,153. 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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