Meeting Time: August 27, 2020 at 9:00am PDT
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1-V ID 20-001111 RESOLUTION - Declaring property located on the southeast corner of Broadway and Elizabeth Avenues (APN 452-114-34T) to be surplus and directing staff to comply with the Surplus Land Act

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    Kiel LopezSchmidt 5 months ago

    I have been leading a neighborhood coalition now called Broadway Parque Committee since 2017, prior to the demolition of the decommissioned police substation at Broadway and Elizabeth. In 2017, city staff recommended rezone of the property from Public Facilities to Residential through the General Plan clean up process. Our neighborhood coalition opposed and supported a neighborhood park. In 2018, after failure of Measure P added property to General Plan clean up list to rezone to residential. Our Committee opposed asking for opportunity to fund funds for a park, Council agreed and did not rezone the property. In July 2019, City Council approved Resolution, CEQA exemption and MOU with Lowell CDC to pursue funding and develop a park on the property. Lowell CDC submitted for Prop 68 round 3 unsuccessfully, Lowell CDC plan reapplication to Prop 68 final round of funding in December 2020. This property is not surplus because it has determine it's use as park through adopted plans and document including CEQA exemption. Lowell CDC has been given no notice of cause for terminating MOU with City. Broadway Parque is a planned development project that complies with exemption to Surplus Land Act process with binding agreement and adopted project documents prior to effective date of City or States Surplus Land Act. We ask surplus designation be pulled from consideration and we proceed with Broadway Parque predevelopment.