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File #: 18-0391 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Presentation Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/1/2019 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 7/9/2019 Final action:
Title: CURB APPEAL GRANT - 131 NW 6TH AVENUE (GUNN)
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - Location Map - 131 NW 6th Ave, 3. Exhibit B - Quote Info Sheet & Contractor Proposal, 4. Exhibit C - Existing Conditions - Photos
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Elizabeth Burrows, Economic Development Manager
THROUGH: Renée A. Jadusingh, CRA Executive Director
DATE: July 9, 2019

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CURB APPEAL GRANT - 131 NW 6TH AVENUE (GUNN)

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Approve a Curb Appeal Grant for the property located at 131 NW 6th Avenue, in an amount not to exceed $13,650.00.

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Background:
The Curb Appeal Grant Program, originally established by the CRA in 2007, helps to enhance the aesthetics of the Northwest and Southwest residential neighborhoods by facilitating minor cosmetic improvements to single-family homes and duplexes. The program funds a variety of improvements, such as roof repair and replacement, landscaping, irrigation, exterior painting, and driveway improvements, with a maximum possible grant award of $15,000.
Attached is a Curb Appeal Grant proposal for the property located at 131 NW 6th Avenue, owned by Ms. Phyllis Gunn. The City’s Neighborhood Services Division that administers the program evaluated the property and has determined the home is in need of exterior painting and a new roof.
Pursuant to the City’s procurement policy, City staff requested bids for the proposed project from qualified contractors and received three responses. The lowest responsive bid was from CJ Contracting, LLC, estimating a total project cost of $13,000.00. Because the homeowner is eligible for a Curb Appeal grant at the 100% funding level, the City is requesting a Curb Appeal Grant from the CRA in the amount of $13,650.00, which includes a 5% contingency amount, as allowed by program guidelines.
If approved, the selected contractor will complete the specified improvements to the satisfaction of City staff, and payment will be issued after the work is approved by a final inspection. Staff recommends approval of the requested Curb Appeal grant, as it will help further the CRA mission by eliminating blighted conditions in Sub-Area #4 (Northwest Neighborhood) of the...

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