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File #: 17-0835   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 11/7/2017
Title: Selection of a Preferred Alternative for the Civic Center Master Plan, Approval of Budget Modification 23 in the Amount of $30,000, and Find that these Actions are Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act
Attachments: 1. Master Plan Alternatives Description and Graphics, 2. Community Outreach Comments, 3. Open City Hall Survey Summary, 4. Preliminary Traffic Impact Analysis, 5. Phase 1 Cost Estimate, 6. Preliminary Financing Plan, 7. Staff Presentation 20171107 (17-0835), 8. Supplemental Materials: Civic Center Trees (posted 20171109)
Related files: 17-0874, 17-0927, 17-0094
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Selection of a Preferred Alternative for the Civic Center Master Plan, Approval of Budget Modification 23 in the Amount of $30,000, and Find that these Actions are Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
The City retained SmithGroup JJR to prepare a Master Plan for the Civic Center in May 2017 (RTC No. 17-0136). The Master Plan process has been broken into three parts - Building Assessments, Alternative Development, and Preferred Alternative Development. Building assessments were completed to evaluate whether the City Hall Annex Building should be renovated or replaced, and to develop options for a Public Safety Building addition. Council considered the assessments in July 2017 and gave direction to replace the City Hall Annex Building by including space for NOVA Workforce Services as part of the new City Hall. Council also supported an 11,000 square foot addition to the Public Safety Building as part of Phase 1 of the Civic Center project (RTC No. 17-0617).

Two Master Plan alternatives (See Attachment 1) have been developed to provide options for building placement, site circulation, parking facilities and open space features. Council direction is needed to select a preferred Master Plan alternative, which will become the proposed project for purposes of CEQA analysis. Significant community outreach has been built into the Master Plan process. Since starting in May, the City has held focus group meetings, presented the project to seven City boards and Commissions, held a community workshop, and conducted an Open City Hall survey. Results of the outreach process are included in Attachment 2 and 3. A traffic analysis and cost estimates have been prepared for both alternatives and are available as Attachments 4 and 5.

Once a preferred alternative has been selected, work will continue on the Master Plan. A Program Environmental Impact Report will be prepared for the project. It will need to be ...

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