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File #: 18-0344 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/8/2019 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action:
Title: DIRECTION - HISTORIC HOUSE RELOCATION - 215 NE 7TH AVENUE
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - Location Maps 20 N Swinton & 215 NE 7th Ave, 3. Exhibit B - Photo - 215 NE 7th Avenue, 4. Exhibit C - CRA CONCEPT SITE, 5. Exhibit D - 215 NE 7th Ave - Combined Plans
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Jeff Costello, CRA Executive Director
DATE: May 14, 2019

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DIRECTION - HISTORIC HOUSE RELOCATION - 215 NE 7TH AVENUE

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Provide direction for staff to issue an Invitation to Bid for the relocation of the historic house located at 215 NE 7th Avenue to the CRA Office site.

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Background:
The property located at 215 NE 7th Avenue contains an historically contributing single family residence constructed in 1939 and design by Samuel Ogren, the city’s first registered architect. The California Monterrey architectural style home is approximately 2,800 sq.ft. The owner of the property, Azure Development, has been working with the Roger Cope (Cope Architecture, Inc.) and Price Patton to relocate and preserve the house. The CRA has been approached by Mr. Cope and Mr. Patton to find out if the CRA has funding available to assist in relocating to the home to another site and preserve the home. However, due to the relocation and potential renovations costs, continued utilization for residential purposes does not appear to be a viable option.

The Board may recall that last year the CRA proposed a 1,500 sq.ft. office addition due to space constraints with an estimated cost of approximately $500,000. Due to the cost of the addition, the CRA did not construct the addition and proceeded with minor interior alterations, and repairs and maintenance to the existing historic structure. The price of the improvements was awarded at $217,009.68.

During the discussion the CRA expressed interest to relocate the home to the CRA office site, which will ensure the preservation of an historically significant structure while addressing the need for additional office space. It is noted, the conversion of the home from residential to commercial use will require upgrades to comply with current Building Code and ADA accessibility requirements. An estimate of the total cost of the renovation is not ava...

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