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File #: 18-357    Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready - Administrative Business
File created: 4/18/2018 In control: Housing Standing Committee of the City Council and Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/16/2018
Title: Report regarding interviews of developers for the retired Firehouse located at 201 Baden Avenue, a City of South San Francisco owned site, and selection of a recommended preferred developer and alternate developer. (Julie Barnard, Economic Development Coordinator, Economic and Community Development Department)
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1 - 201 Baden - Firehouse - RFQ Document (Phase 1).pdf, 2. Attachment 2 - FHLW - ROQ Old Firehouse (Nov 2017).pdf, 3. Attachment 3 - OFP - RFP Old Firehouse (Nov 2017).pdf, 4. Attachment 4 - KASA PROPOSAL - 201 Baden (Nov 2017).pdf, 5. Attachment 5 - Firehouse - Request for Proposals (Final).pdf, 6. Attachment 6 - Completeness Checklist (PH I).pdf
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Report regarding interviews of developers for the retired Firehouse located at 201 Baden Avenue, a City of South San Francisco owned site, and selection of a recommended preferred developer and alternate developer. (Julie Barnard, Economic Development Coordinator, Economic and Community Development Department)

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RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
Staff recommends that the Joint Housing Subcommittee ("Subcommittee") interview the three developer teams that submitted proposals in response to the Request for Proposals for the Old Firehouse, and make recommendations to City Council for a selected developer and alternate developer.

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BACKGROUND
This report provides background information on the developer solicitation process for the 201 Baden Avenue (otherwise known as the "Old Firehouse") property. Descriptions of each developer proposal are also presented.

Site Description
The Old Firehouse is comprised of three contiguous City owned parcels with a combined size of approximately 22,500 square feet. It is located in the heart of the City's downtown one block from Grand Avenue and two blocks from the new Caltrain Plaza. The site presents Transit-Oriented Development ("TOD") possibilities that maximize the use on this site.

The Old Firehouse was retired from use for some time and has since been used for storage by the neighboring business owner, Giorgi Brothers. The tenant has recently found a new location for storage and plans to vacate by October 2018.

The site presents some development challenges, most notably; there is a sewer trunk line that traverses the site. Any development that occurs on the site requires the trunk line to be rerouted.

Downtown Station Area Specific Plan
The zoning for the site is Downtown Transit Core ("DTC"). This sub-district was established by the Downtown Station Area Specific Plan ("Downtown Plan") which was adopted by Council in 2015. Earlier this year, Council approved the increase of residential densities on this...

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