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File #: [23-0191]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/24/2023 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 3/8/2023 Final action: 3/8/2023
Title: Update on the Municipal Service Center Project and Affirm Next Steps.
Attachments: 1. Draft Staff Presentation, 2. 828 MLK Update, September 13, 2022, 3. Council Member Searing's Comments, 4. Felicia's Wang Comments, 5. Staff Presentation, 6. Council Question with Staff Response, 7. Emails from the Public, 8. A RESOLUTION REIMBURSING THE TOWN FOR THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES CENTER EXPENDITURES (2023-03-08/R-4)
Related files: [23-0640]

Update on the Municipal Service Center Project and Affirm Next Steps.

Chris Blue, Interim Town Manager
Town Manager's Office
Mary Jane Nirdlinger, Deputy Town Manager

Dwight Bassett, Director
Economic Development and Parking Services

Overview: The purpose of this item is to share information with Council on the status of the Municipal Service Center project and affirm next steps.

We have been working diligently for many years on constructing a new Municipal Service Center to serve as a new home for Police and other departments including Parks and Recreation, Fire Administration, Emergency Operations, Technology Solutions, and flexible meeting spaces We have also been working toward the adaptive reuse of 828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. as a Brownfield project.

The Town has already conducted extensive environmental study of the site and has enrolled in the state's Brownfield Remediation Program in order to address the known environmental conditions of the site.

On September 22, 2022, the Town Manager shared a recommendation with the Town Council that housing is not considered for the site at this time.
The Town retained Evoke Studio to complete a space needs assessment, which is estimated to take around four months. Then they will design a structure on the 828 site to accommodate the needs of the Town.

We have been in talks discussion with the partners that proposed with Belmont Sayrer to secure a project manager for the facility's construction. The project management team would also help secure the Brownfields Agreement with the State.

We anticipate beginning entitlement for a Municipal Service Center on the 828 site before the end of 2023.

That Council receive a status update on the Municipal Service Center project and affirm next steps as outlined in the update and that Council adopt the reimbursement resolution that will allow the Town to pay for early project expenditures an...

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