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File #: [21-0499]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Filed
File created: 5/27/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/2/2021 Final action: 6/2/2021
Title: Redevelopment of Police Station Property at 828 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Consideration of Municipal Services Center at Site.
Attachments: 1. RFQ Response, 2. Previous Costs for MSC Comparison, 3. Staff Presentation, 4. Applicant Presentation, 5. Council Questions with Staff Response
Related files: [21-0572], [21-0769], [21-0596]


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Redevelopment of Police Station Property at 828 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Consideration of Municipal Services Center at Site.
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Staff:
Department:
Mary Jane Nirdlinger, Deputy Town Manager
Manager's Office
Laura Selmer, Economic Development Specialist


Overview: The purpose of this item is to provide Council with background information and options for redevelopment of the current police station property, located at 828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. This property presents an opportunity to combine two ongoing efforts in the Town: a site for the Municipal Services Center (MSC); and the remediation and reuse of the current police station property.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council pursue a public/private partnership with Belmont Sayre to redevelop the property in a way that includes the MSC, mixed-use development, public amenities, and cleanup of the site. This could be achieved through an Economic Development Agreement (EDA).

Staff have engaged Noell Consulting to provide financial analysis of a potential project at the June 4th Council Committee on Economic Sustainability.

If Council supports this direction, staff could return on June 23rd with a framework for drafting an EDA over the Council's summer recess, returning to the Council for further discussion and decision in the fall.

I. Project Background
The timeline below provides an overview of how the private property was used before the Town acquired it, as well as the recent activities the Town has taken to investigate current conditions in coordination with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ). The history of the site prior to Town ownership was pieced together by the Town's Environmental Engineer, Hart & Hickman.
Timeline
Description
1950s to early 1960s
Property initially used as a borrow pit - an area where material was dug up for use at other locations, usually for construction.

Mid-1960s to mid-1970s
Property then used as a fill si...

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