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File #: 18-0940 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Funding Assistance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/13/2021 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 10/20/2021 Final action:
Title: PROJECT CONSULTANCY & DESIGN SERVICES FUNDING APPLICATION - LET’S TALK INNOVATION, LLC (D/B/A LET’S TALK CAFÉ) (186 NW 5TH AVENUE)
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - PAPA Location Map, 3. Exhibit B - Photos of Existing Conditions, 4. Exhibit C - Funding Assistance Detail Sheet - Let's Talk, 5. Exhibit D - Application Form, 6. Exhibit E - Guidelines, 7. Exhibit F - Financials
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Alexina Jeannite, Community Engagement Director
THROUGH: Renée A. Jadusingh, Esq., Executive Director
DATE: October 20, 2021

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PROJECT CONSULTANCY & DESIGN SERVICES FUNDING APPLICATION - LET’S TALK INNOVATION, LLC (D/B/A LET’S TALK CAFÉ) (186 NW 5TH AVENUE)

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Approve a Project Consultancy & Design Services Funding Agreement (Level 2 Design Services) with Let’s Talk Innovation, LLC (doing business as Let’s Talk Café) for the proposed improvement project located at 186 NW 5th Avenue, for an amount not to exceed $13,825.

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Background:
Let’s Talk Café is requesting funding assistance under the Project Consultancy & Design Services Program for improvements at 186 NW 5th Avenue, within CRA sub-area #3, for an amount not to exceed $13,825.

The Harvel cottage, located at 186 NW 5th Avenue, is owned by the CRA, and is located along the historic Northwest Fifth Avenue corridor within the West Settlers Historic District. In February 2021, the CRA issued a Call For Proposals To Lease Commercial Space, with the intent to lease The Muse and Harvel cottages to qualified entities that would enhance business and pedestrian activity in the area, with permitted commercial uses ranging from retail shops, workspaces, to restaurants and cafes. Nicole’s House was one of several respondents to the Call For Proposals and was one of four finalists invited to present their business ideas at the June 6, 2021 CRA board meeting. The CRA board voted and selected two businesses to occupy the cottages for the growth and development of their businesses ¾ Let’s Talk Café was one of them.

Formed by husband-and-wife business partners, Chris and Serena Spates (“Owners”), Let's Talk Café is a new business concept that seeks to provide local businesses with a creative environment where their ideas can be cultivated and brought to life. Let’s talk Café will be a home for the content creators and entr...

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