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File #: 2017-0740   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/23/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 1/17/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute an 18-month Exclusive Negotiation Agreement and Planning Document (ENA) with East LA Community Corporation ("ELACC" or "Developer") for the development of 1.08 acres of Metro-owned property at the Mariachi Plaza Station Site (Site), subject to resolution of protests, if any.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Boyle Heights, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Exclusive Negotiation Agreement, Guidelines, Joint development, Maps, Mariachi Plaza Station Jd, Metro Gold Line, Payment, Procurement, Request For Proposal
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Site Map Mariachi Plaza, 2. Attachment B - Procurement Summary, 3. Attachment C - Conceptual Site Plan and Renderings Mariachi
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JANUARY 17, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: MARIACHI PLAZA JOINT DEVELOPMENT

Action
ACTION: AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT AND PLANNING DOCUMENT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute an 18-month Exclusive Negotiation Agreement and Planning Document (ENA) with East LA Community Corporation ("ELACC" or "Developer") for the development of 1.08 acres of Metro-owned property at the Mariachi Plaza Station Site (Site), subject to resolution of protests, if any.

Issue
ISSUE

In March 2017, Metro released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for joint development of Metro-owned parcels at the Mariachi Plaza Gold Line Station (See Attachment A - Site Map). On June 29, 2017, Metro received two proposals (See Attachment B - Procurement Summary), and following evaluations, staff recommends entering into an ENA with ELACC, the highest scoring firm. During the ENA period, ELACC with Metro staff support, will outreach to the community regarding the project, further refine the scope, seek entitlements and negotiate a term sheet leading to a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) and Ground Lease (GL).

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background
In November 2009, the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension opened and began providing light rail transit service including four stations in Boyle Heights. One of the stations, Mariachi Plaza, located at 1st Street and Boyle Avenue, has various vacant parcels of land that were acquired by Metro to build the station and for construction staging. It has since been determined that these properties have potential for transit oriented development. In November 2014, Joint Development (JD) staff recommended awarding an ENA to explore the feasibility of developing a 120,570 square-foot mixed-use commercial project on Parcels A and B, along with a privately-held adjacent parcel. There was significant opposition to this proposal by Boyle Heigh...

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