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File #: 18-0042 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Funding Assistance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/6/2018 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 7/12/2018 Final action:
Title: SITE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDING ASSISTANCE APPLICATION - LAW OFFICES OF HERMAN STEVENS, JR. & ASSOCIATIONS, P.A. (75 SW 5TH AVENUE)
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - Location Map, 3. Exhibit B - Funding Asst. Detail Sheet - Herman Stevens Law, 4. Exhibit C - Herman Stevens - Completed Application, 5. Exhibit D - Financial Projections - Revised, 6. Exhibit E - Project Narrative - Herman Stevens, 7. Exhibit F - Cost Estimate - Awning, 8. Exhibit F - Cost Estimate - Bulldog Fence, 9. Exhibit F - Cost Estimate - Hatcher Construction - 042718, 10. Exhibit F - Cost Estimate - Landscape Improvements, 11. Exhibit G - Landscaping + Site Plan, 12. Exhibit H - Paint color samples, 13. Exhibit I - Sample Fence Image, 14. Exhibit J - Photos - Existing Conditions, 15. Exhibit K - Grant Agreement - Law Offices of Herman Stevens, Jr. & Assoc.
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Elizabeth Burrows, Economic Development Manager
THROUGH: Jeff Costello, CRA Executive Director
DATE: July 12, 2018

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SITE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDING ASSISTANCE APPLICATION - LAW OFFICES OF HERMAN STEVENS, JR. & ASSOCIATIONS, P.A. (75 SW 5TH AVENUE)

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Approve the Site Development Assistance Program Grant Agreement with Law Offices of Herman Stevens, Jr. & Associates, P.A. for the proposed exterior improvement project located at 75 SW 5th Avenue, for an amount not to exceed $12,942.80.

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Background:
Delray Beach native Herman Stevens, Jr. has been practicing law for 18 years. In 2004, he established the Law Offices of Herman Stevens, Jr. & Associates, P.A. in the office building located at 75 SW 5th Avenue, in Sub-Area #3 of the CRA District in The Set. Mr. Stevens, who owns the property, offers criminal defense services to a clientele that is largely based in Delray Beach and Palm Beach County.

In September 2017, Mr. Steven’s property was damaged by Hurricane Irma. Much of the building’s landscaping was lost to the storm and the irrigation system was badly damaged.

In an effort to improve the overall aesthetics of the property, Mr. Stevens is planning an exterior improvement project to the office building. The scope of the proposed project includes restoring landscaping and overhauling the irrigation system. A damaged walkway would be repaired, with new concrete poured to replace the broken areas. The building will also receive a fresh coat of paint, changing the color to a bright yellow (Cheerful, SW 6903) with white trim (Extra White, SW 7006). The awning frame over the rear entrance will be reconstructed, and both the front and rear awnings will be recovered in a white canvas to complement the new trim color. Mr. Stevens is also proposing to install a new white picket fence around the front perimeter of the property, with a gate providing pedestrian...

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