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File #: 18-465    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2018 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 10/1/2018 Final action: 10/1/2018
Title: SUBJECT: Agreement to Negotiate Exclusively with the Richman Group of California, LLC for the Childs and B Street Affordable Housing Development REPORT IN BRIEF Approves the exclusive negotiating agreement with the Richman Group of California, LLC for the eventual development of an affordable housing project at Childs Avenue and B Street. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the exclusive negotiating agreement between the City of Merced and the Richman Group of California, LLC; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute, and if necessary, make minor modifications to the agreements described above as attached to this report and all associated documents; and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make necessary budget adjustments.
Sponsors: Development Services Department, Mark Hamilton
Attachments: 1. Proposed Exclusive Negotiating Agreement
Report Prepared by: Mark E. Hamilton, Housing Program Supervisor, Department of Development Services

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SUBJECT: Agreement to Negotiate Exclusively with the Richman Group of California, LLC for the Childs and B Street Affordable Housing Development

REPORT IN BRIEF
Approves the exclusive negotiating agreement with the Richman Group of California, LLC for the eventual development of an affordable housing project at Childs Avenue and B Street.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Approving the exclusive negotiating agreement between the City of Merced and the Richman Group of California, LLC; and,

B. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute, and if necessary, make minor modifications to the agreements described above as attached to this report and all associated documents; and,

C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make necessary budget adjustments.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to other than recommended by staff (identify specific findings and/or conditions amended to be addressed in the motion); or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for consideration of specific items (specific items to be addressed in the motion); or,
5. Continue to a future meeting (date and time to be specified in the motion).

AUTHORITY
Charter City of Merced, Sec. 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2018-19 Council Priorities.

DISCUSSION
Staff is requesting City Council to consider the proposed Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with the Richman Group of California, LLC (Developer). Staff has made contact and reviewed the potential housing development with the developer.

The Developer has expressed a desire to attempt to complete a project on this site. In order to complete the planning necessary to complete negotiations, the developer has asked that the City execute an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement, which would guarantee that for the next 300 days, City staf...

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