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limitation of not exceeding the 2006 tax rate level, and this maintains that policy. in addition to that we've also included various documents that include the official notice of [speaker not understood], notice of intention to sell, the official statement as well as an appendix a, which is included in the official statement. the official statement is updated through march of this year. we still need to update to reflect the information that's been recently released including the mayor's proposed budget, the controller's revenue letter as well as the most recent election results. by approving this you're delegating the authority to the controller and staff to update to reflect that. due diligence is scheduled for appendix a next week and we have meetings with all three rating agent if. we hope [speaker not
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understood] lehman market sometime in august. thank you. >> congratulations for getting to this point. no question right now. we'll move on to our budget analyst report. >> yes, mr. chairman and supervisor mar. on the bottom of page 69 of our report, we report that for the series 2014 c bonds owner with a residence of [speaker not understood] would pay average annual additional property taxes of $12.54 per year. for the series 2014 d bonds, this is on page 70, the owner of a residence were an assessed value of 500,000 assuming the owner exemption of 7,000 would pay average annual additional property tax to the city of $22. per year. we recommend you approve the proposed resolutions and ordinances. >> okay, thank you, mr. rose. supervisor mar? >> yeah, i wanted to thank deputy chief [speaker not
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understood] for being here, former police captain from the richmond. i think that the bond will really help with the upgrade through the district police stations. also the relocation of the medical examiner facility and the upgrade to the traffic company and forensic services division. but i just thank you for being here and were appreciative of the voters impacting the bond. >> okay. we'll open this to public comment. anybody wishing to comment on items 20 through 24? seeing none, we'll close public comment. [gavel] >> i want to thank supervisor mar for his comments and [speaker not understood]. can i have a motion to approve these item? we can take that without objection. [gavel] >> madam clerk, can you call item 25, please? >> item 25, resolution declaring the intent of the city and county of san francisco to reimburse certain expenditures from proceeds of future bonded indebtedness; authorizing the director of the mayor's office of housing and community development to submit an application and related documents to the california debt limit allocation committee to permit the issuance of residential mortgage revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $375,000,000 for 1500-1580 mission street; authorizing and directing the director to direct the controller's office to hold in trust an amount not to exceed $100,000 in accordance with cdlac procedures; authorizing the director to certify to cdlac that the city has on deposit
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the required amount; authorizing the director to pay an amount equal to such revenue bonds; approving, for purposes of the internal revenue code of 1986, as amended, the issuance and sale of residential mortgage revenue bonds by the city in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $375,000,000; authorizing and directing the execution of any documents necessary to implement this resolution; and ratifying and approving any action heretofore taken in connection with the project as defined herein, and the application as defined herein. ~ mission street. >> okay, thank you. >> good morning, supervisors. joan mcnamara, senior project manager, mayor's office of housing and community development. i just ran 30 blocks. [laughter] >> the resolution before you is a resolution regarding qualified mortgage rates new bonds for 1500 mission street. a residential housing development sponsored by related california. although the resolution authorizes the director of mocd to submit an application for the california debt limit allocation committee for permission to issue -- >> ma'am, why don't we give you one second to catch your breath. thanks for running over here. we don't want to do harm on a budget item, number 25.
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[laughter] >> i think i'm fine. >> at your discretion here. >> although the resolution authorizes the director of mocd to submit an application to the california debt allocation committee to issue such bonds, the primary intent of securing the bond's approval now is to declare the intent of the city and county of san francisco to reimburse certain costs from proceeds of the future bond indebtedness. once the project has been fully approved by the city, we will need to return to the board of supervisors for permission to actually issue the bond. currently, related california is proposing approximately 565 housing units, 80% or 452 units will be market rate and 20% or
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113, will be affordable. as with all residential bond issuances, the city will need to comply with city contracting provisions as well as standard loan cd affordable housing guidelines for the affordable unit. and i'm not sure it's related -- not? okay. so, matt wood of related california is available to answer any questions you have as well as you can answer -- ask any questions of me. this concludes staff reports. and i'm so sorry i had to run. >> no worries. thank you for being here. much appreciated. we have no report on 25, right? okay. no questions at this time. we'll open this up to public comment. anybody wish to comment on item number 25? seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel] >> so move approval of the resolution. >> okay. we can take it without objection. [gavel] >> madam clerk, can you call item 26, please?
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>> item number 26, resolution approving an exclusive negotiation agreement and letter of intent with related california urban housing, llc, for the potential city purchase of an office building to be developed at 1500-1580 mission street at an estimated purchase price of $253,000,000 and authorizing non-refund amount payments of $1,000,000 toward land acquisition costs and up to $250,000 toward schematic design costs. ~ mission street. >> thank you. thanks for sticking around, mr. updike. >> it is my pleasure, chair farrell. >> we'll call your item next time. >> this item is well worth waiting for. so, greatly appreciate your time on this. we might be one of the longer presentations, but we are a couple of minutes before the lunch break. so, if you don't mind. so, quick overview here. this is a 2.5 acre site located at van ness and mission and, actually, i believe we need to tee up -- there we go, thank you. just currently owned by good will. our partner in this venture
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related to california would be the acquiring agent of the property and there would be a subsequent transaction between related and the city. we'll get into the transaction details a bit later, but i want to give you the overall context of why the city wants to move forward with this and why this is an important project. it's a partnership. a public private partnership, not perhaps the most classic sense, but nonetheless it is a privately delivered project that fulfills the city's space needs well into this coming century. it also is a mixed use development. and mr. woody will speak to that if a moment as well and why this is important to related. out of this will will come an office building that suits the city's needs a we try to consolidate our presence in the civic center and try to stabilize our cost, but most importantly this provides efficiency of city operations and provides efficiency of
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service to our constituents. so, i'll speak to that briefly. this is a consolidation of staff out of number of properties, 30 van ness, portions of 1650 mission, portions of 1660 mission, 1680 mission, and 1145-55 market street. this provides proximity to transit. so, it's great to have public services on this property. as you know, we have a strong foothold on the block at 1 south van ness at the corner of van ness and market that strengthens the foothold of city services. most importantly it provides a robust one-stop permit center that we have long sought in this organization. it's not just dbi and planning. if you can imagine a permit the city issues, it will be issued from this location. constituents will go to one address and not be shipped
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around the civic center trying to figure out which office they need to go to. we will service them here. and service them quicker. additionally with dhr currently located at 1 south van ness, there is a training element as part of the space plan for this location, but also it's an opportunity to consolidate our other employee services, retirement and health services, creating a one-stop city employee location as well. so, that's the overall strategy that we have been looking to accomplish for many years. we think this is one of those last opportunity sites, so, we're excited to be able to present this to you. you know the city's presence in the civic center and where they are located. we do have a desire where possible to move into ownership. this accomplishes that. i'll speak briefly to the
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transaction after mr. woody. i want to note that because it's a privately delivered project we have a very aggressive timeline. we feel confident we're going to be able to meet that timeline. we have a very aggressive pricing. i'll speak to that in a moment as well. it's really because it's a [speaker not understood] turnkey project [speaker not understood] upon completion. if i can ask mr. woody to come up and present you some other details and related perspective, and then i'll close. >> yes, good afternoon. i'm matt woody, partner with related california housing. i want to briefly walk you through the concept that we have developed working collaboratively with john updike's department and also with city planning. this site, as john indicated, is a unique site in the civic center, market octavia district, slightly over 2-1/2 acre site at least in our
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search for an opportunity to develop multi-family housing, feel it's really one of the most unique or one of the best sites we've come across. also one to provide a true partnership between us as a private company and the city. we [speaker not understood] has a long track record of doing very important civic buildings as well as housing, to work with us. and mr. updike's department. and have come up with a ken except tail plan that has been reviewed with city planning. the site divides the [speaker not understood] in half. the northern and eastern portion of the site basically would become a build to suit for the city of approximately 4 62,000 square feet. i'm going to walk you through the initial massing concept for that in a second ~. importantly, this portion of
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the site is contiguous to a building that the city already owns. it runs south van ness. so it really is literally and figuratively a consolidation of the city departments. one of the objective of the master plan we've been working on is to give the city a presence on van ness, and also to accommodate a programmatic requirement, very large well played -- something very hard to do. ~ anywhere in the city, but particularly this part of the town. and at the same time, create a project that would be a good partner or good neighbor to the 565 units of residential that we are building on the south and western portion of the site. as this slide shows, one of the fundamental pedestrian objectives of the property was to make it easily accessible for any member of the public or staff that were coming to the building either through mass transit on market and many muni
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lines that run there or if you were trying to keep the cars off 11th and mission, off of 11th which is a much quieter street. another objective of the site plan was to enliven the intersection of south van ness and mission which took it away moved it away from the current vehicular oriented, very busy almost freeway-like condition to where it is more pedestrian friendly. essentially to draw pedestrians down from market street to mission street, i'm going to walk you through in a minute, we have the potential to influence that and maybe remake the condition of that very busy intersection, which is pretty much pedestrian unfriendly today, by putting pedestrian-oriented retail along the south van ness and mission street. next slide. so, what you see here in blue is the ground floor permit center john was referring to a
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minute ago, which will have access from van ness from 11th and also from mission, which really i think will open up what is right now a much more difficult function or series of functions to access. and from a bird's aye perspective, this gives you an overall configuration of the city, l, pedestrian concourse from south van ness to 11th. ~ bird's eye image of that, residential shaped complexion with the tower at south van ness and two wings going up south van ness and mission. and in the middle approximately a half acre landscaped one level up garden space that both the office building and the residential units will look into. and this is, again, a very conceptual master plan massing model. it gives you a sense of the
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scale. what we tried to do here was break up the pieces so that it did not appear as massive as a project of this scale which is approximately a million square feet in total would otherwise look. so, if y'all prefer any questions? >> supervisor mar. >> yeah, i was just going to add that i think it's great that department of public works, dbi, planning, they will gradually be moving to that more centralized location to create that triangular spot of where all of many of our city departments have closer access to city hall and the courts. i wanted to ask about the units of housing. i will miss the old good will store and i know that's the central location, but what are the plans for good will for the future? that would be helpful for me.
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for housing what is estimated to be affordable and/or below market rate? >> so, i mr. woody to address where we stand now on affordability. i think we're coming strong out of the box with the affordable element on-site ~. and we also have jane bond available from the board of good will to answer questions directly. >> so, at this early conceptual stage we are envisioning 20% of the units being permanently affordable, essentially 8% more than the code requires. and this is an approach that we've taken on other projects we've developed here in the city, including a project of similar scale at mission corporate paramount which we built in the early part of the decade and still own. >> i'm jane [speaker not understood], chair of the board of good will. you asked about our retail site. actually, that site not only contains our retail store, but
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our headquarters office. we have warehouse, we do training in our e-commerce. unfortunately it is too tight. [speaker not understood] that is the reason we're selling it because we need to buy, acquire much more modern facility mutt a much larger facility. we use the proceeds [speaker not understood] hopefully with ground floor retail within close proximity to this location. [speaker not understood]. and then we will look for warehouse space that is in excess of 100,000 square feet. the proceeds of this sale are very much needed by good will for us to really move forward, expand our mission, we have to have much larger, much more modern facility. just to put my good will plug in. everybody thinks it's a place
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to drop off your clothes, the retail store, that's not our mission. that's just a means to accomplish our mission which is to take the chronically unemployed, former inmate, former drug addicts from poverty to a sustainable job. we can only do that if we expand our business. so, we're really invested geting proceeds from this thing. thank you. >> thank you. >> i just wanted to thank ms. bond for providing the information about good will's mission and the 1,000 employees and the level of training of no wage and low wage worker to get them some skills for better jobs in the future. in the hundred year history good will has had with san francisco. i just wanted to adi hope good will workers will be able to afford the new housing that's built and 20% of affordable or
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below market rate. i guess i have a question of whether that can be increased, especially given the long history with good will so there are more opportunities for the workforce of good will or low wage workers that are trying to rise the economic ladder would have access to stay in the city in a transit oriented development like this. but i think 20% sounds very low to me given the huge needs of housing and low-income families in this city. >> i think it's fair to say, supervisor mar. [speaker not understood]. they're doing the best they can. this is a little complicated, little over 2 acre site. so, every effort is being made and i think that's reflected in the fact we're already looking with the prior item to set the stage for as much affordability as possible.
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so, we're going to do everything we can. right now we're at the 20% stage. if you don't mind, chair farrell, i'll give you some of the metrics of the transaction and we can move on. >> please. >> and, so, the budget analyst report currently articulates both the particulars on who would be occupying this site. this is very preliminary. we're going to have a number of meeting and discussions on exactly how we stack or occupy this facility going forward. the item before you today is a ratification of a explicit negotiating agreement and letter of intent. that is the item that's before you, nothing more than that. that includes [speaker not understood], a classic way of participating in a public/private partnership agreement, as well an obligation to create up to $250,000 towards schematic design. and that will help inform our
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ability to understand exactly how we best populate this building so that when we return to you -- and i'll outline those returns in a moment, we'll have much more detail. so, we needed that flexibility to expend some schematic designs to move this project forward. as in the report you can see it is estimated -- this is the city's part of the project. this is for the office building, around $253 million. that translates to $52 1 a square foot in delivered space ~. that's a total hard and soft costs along with the allocation of the land loss. to put that in perspective, $52 1 square foot cost, of a brand-new lead certified building with seismic conditionses that are beyond standard and with day care facility and with open space.
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so, that $52 1 would be compared to -- i'll give you the last five transactions in the city and county of san francisco of like buildings in terms of size. 600 a foot, 6 20 a foot, 750 a foot, 725 a foot, 590 a foot. that's not new building. that's existing building. we feel this compares favorably with other opportunities in the marketplace. [speaker not understood] the civic center operations are important as well. so, that's the bottom line that the loiena that's before you now. just want to remind you you're going to see a lot of me between now and the time that the doors open in late 2018. so, we'll have a number of trips. the next one coming up will be in the fall. we'll come to you with the purchase and sale agreement. that will be informed by that schematic design effort i mentioned. at that point we'll begin to
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commit additional fiscally -- fiscal objectly gaytions, but also begin to move forward with the ceqa process. this is all subject to ceqa's completion and analysis of options with respect to develop then we'll come back to you, you'll see it on your [speaker not understood]. that could be in the fall of 15, early 16. after ceqa approval, then we would return for ratification of the purchase and [speaker not understood] agreement. [speaker not understood] as we approach completion of construction and move in late 2018. so, hopefully that schedule helps, give you some context. there are a number of amendments that have been proposed by the budget analyst. we are happy with those amendments and would intend to return this fall with the additional information requested in those amendments.
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>> thank you, mr. updike. supervisor mar? >> yeah, i wanted to just comment to mr. updike, i'm realizing also in reading the budget analyst report, reviewing it more closely, that it not only department of public works building inspection and planning, but it looks like it's also the retirement department and health service systems that would be consolidated into more centralized location. and given how much the rents have been increasing commercial property i'm seeing the tremendous benefit to the city for those. i did want to ask, the head of mayor's office and housing is here. i know the 550 units proposed and 110 below market rate is cited a a goal. and i know that we're looking at middle income residence as well. but i'm wondering if you can comment on the tremendous need for below market rate units and what you're doing to ensure that we're going to have enough to that, for example, workers
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from good will would be able to afford to live in the building they used to work in. >> supervisors, olson lee, director of mayor's office of housing. as director updike mentioned we're very early in the process, and the level of affordability specified in these agreements are related to the use of taxes and bonds for the financing of this development. so, these units will be affordable. at no greater than 50% of median income. so, they're going to be relatively affordable. and i presume that the workers of good will would be income eligible for those, those particular units. one of the questions is, you know, are they, in fact, low enough to actually serve those employees.
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but the base obligation for any new multi-family development based upon prop c is 12%. and, so, this is an increase in that air of affordability by 8 percentage points. so, there are going to be over 130 units of affordable housing here at 50% of income for which the mayor's office of housing community development is not subsidizing it. and we will actually be the other party responsible for issuing the bonds and monitoring the ongoing affordability and ensuring that the owner is indeed serving, you know, folks at 50%, the median income and below. the mayor's office of housing sees this apart of a larger strategy as we create market rate housing, we are creating indeed affordable housing and this is a classic example of
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that. is it enough affordable housing? it's never enough, and we agree he with the board on that. we are also looking at other ways of trying to create affordable housing in other particular sites. as you may know, we have spent a lot of time this summer with the housing working group trying to look at the question of middle income housing and what some of the tools might be and where it would be most suitable to do t. we haven't found that magic program at this point and the source in which to do it, ~ but we are currently looking at a variety of ways to encourage and produce and ensure that there will be a band of affordable housing serving that particular middle. this may or may not be the site for it, but clearly the initial
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allocation of affordable units, the 20% is a significant increase over the baseline requirement for a building of this size. >> thank you. >> okay. seeing no other questions, mr. rose, can we get your report, please? >> yes, mr. chairman and supervisor mar. a budget for the city's total estimated cost to purchase and develop the property and that budget is 253,285,0 80 dollars and that is shown in table 3 on page 78 of our report ~. on page 78 we also note, a mr. updike ha already stated, that this legislation would authorize nonrefundable payment of the city $1 million toward land acquisition costs and up to 250,000 for initial schematic design costs.
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on page 81, we have our recommendations. we recommend that you amend the proposed resolution [speaker not understood] prior to the date the board of supervisors must endorse the purchase and sale agreement on october 31st, 2014. and that report should provide details on the space requirements of the city debtsv and the proposed uses such as training board room, space for occupying the new office building, including long term staffing [speaker not understood], also explain the option for big filling [speaker not understood] allowing them to relocate to the new office building and provide details on the space requirements and recommend poe tension project alternative if the increase in
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space is not required by dpw, dbi, city planning or other city departments slated to occupy the new office building and describe the real estate [speaker not understood] to be a policy matter for the board of supervisors. >> okay, thank you, mr. rose. mr. updike, is your department okay with these proposed recommendations? >> yes, we are. >> okay. if no other questions at this time, we'll open this up to public comment. if anybody wishes to comment on item number 26? seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel] >> supervisor mar, we have our budget analyst recommendation. he >> so move the recommendations by the budget analyst. >> take the underlying objection. ~ gov. >> thank you very much. madam clerk, can you call our 10:30 special meeting? >> item number 1, resolution did he nating central city extra to be the neighborhood outreach newspaper of the city and county for the central city