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File #: 2015-1507   
Type: Project Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 9/21/2015 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 11/18/2015 Final action: 12/3/2015
Title: A. RESCINDING prior authority to enter into an Exclusive Negotiations and Planning Agreement with McCormack Baron Salazar for the Metro-owned property at Cesar Chavez and Fickett and; B. AUTHORIZING staff to move forward with the federally defined unsolicited proposals process for an unsolicited proposal received from a development team led by McGregor Brown for the Metro-owned property at the red line Vermont/Santa Monica station.
Sponsors: Planning and Development (Department)
Indexes: Authorization, Boyle Heights, City of Los Angeles, East Hollywood, Exclusive Negotiation Agreement, Federal Transit Administration, Guidelines, Joint development, Joint Development (Project), Joint Development Unsolicited Proposal Policy, Metro Bike Share, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Red Line, Outreach, Policy, Procurement, Project, Request For Proposal, Safety, Station 620, Unsolicited Proposal Policy, Westside/Central Service Sector
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Vermont Santa Monica Station Unsolicited Proposal - Metro-Owned and Adjacent Properties.pdf, 2. Attachment B - FTA Guidance on Unsolicited Proposals - Excerpt from Circular 4220.1F
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: VERMONT / SANTA MONICA JOINT DEVELOPMENT AND CESAR CHAVEZ / FICKETT EXCESS PROPERTY SITES

ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING TWO UNSOLICITED JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

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RECOMMENDATION

Title
A. RESCINDING prior authority to enter into an Exclusive Negotiations and Planning Agreement with McCormack Baron Salazar for the Metro-owned property at Cesar Chavez and Fickett and;

B. AUTHORIZING staff to move forward with the federally defined unsolicited proposals process for an unsolicited proposal received from a development team led by McGregor Brown for the Metro-owned property at the red line Vermont/Santa Monica station.

Issue
ISSUE

In 2004 the Joint Development (JD) staff received unsolicited proposals for two Metro-owned sites: the Vermont / Santa Monica Station on the Red Line and the excess property at Cesar Chavez/ Fickett in Boyle Heights. While both proposals were evaluated in different ways, the Metro Board ultimately approved ENAs for each of the sites. In the past year, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provided direction suggesting that the JD staff evaluate the procurement processes for its active negotiations on properties purchased with federal funding. The JD team worked with County Counsel to thoroughly review federal solicitation requirements and vet three projects generated from unsolicited proposals against the federal guidelines and policies. Two of the three projects reviewed require actions to ensure compliance with FTA regulations, and the actions in this Board report will clear the path for Metro to proceed with the sites in accordance with FTA regulations. Based on this research and review, the JD staff will bring a new Joint Development Unsolicited Proposals Policy to the Board for consideration in January 2016.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Cesar Chavez/Fickett Site

In 2004, Metro receiv...

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