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File #: 2022-0256   
Type: Project Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 4/15/2022 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 6/23/2022 Final action: 6/23/2022
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute an amendment to the Exclusive Negotiations and Planning Agreement (ENA) with Abode Communities to extend the term for one year, with an option to extend the term for an additional year, for the joint development of Metro-owned property at Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Fickett Street in Boyle Heights with up to 110 affordable housing units, an on-site community garden and small-format food retail.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Bicycling, Boyle Heights, California Environmental Quality Act, Chavez & Fickett Jd (Project), City of Los Angeles, Exclusive Negotiation Agreement, Joint development, Joint Development Agreement, Joint Development Policy, Land, Land use, Maps, Metro Rail L Line, Outreach, Project, Safety, Tenants, Westside/Central Service Sector, Zoning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Site Map, 2. Presentation
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JUNE 15, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: CHAVEZ/FICKETT L (GOLD) LINE STATION JOINT DEVELOPMENT
Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute an amendment to the Exclusive Negotiations and Planning Agreement (ENA) with Abode Communities to extend the term for one year, with an option to extend the term for an additional year, for the joint development of Metro-owned property at Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Fickett Street in Boyle Heights with up to 110 affordable housing units, an on-site community garden and small-format food retail.

Issue
ISSUE

Abode Communities (Developer) and Metro are parties to an ENA for the development of a mixed-use project (Project) on 1.56 acres of Metro-owned property (Site) situated on the southwest corner of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Fickett Street in the Boyle Heights community of Los Angeles (see Attachment A - Site Map). The ENA is set to expire on August 31, 2022, and an extension of the ENA term is necessary to provide the time for: (a) the Developer and Metro to consider and complete the Project's design modifications, (b) the Developer to continue Project-related stakeholder outreach and obtain Project entitlements and environmental clearance, and (c) the parties to negotiate and finalize the key terms and conditions of a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) and Ground Lease (GL), subject to Metro Board of Directors (Board) approval.

Background
BACKGROUND

In March 2017, following extensive community outreach and preparation of Development Guidelines which were approved by the Board, Metro released a Request for Proposals for joint development of the Site. Metro received five proposals, and following evaluation, staff recommended and the Board authorized the execution of an ENA with Abode Communities. The ENA was executed in March 2018 and extended by another two years through a subsequent Board Action. Th...

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