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WEST PALM BEACH COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY PASS/FAIL AGENDA FEBRUARY 11, 2019
West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
PASS/FAIL AGENDA
February 11, 2019
3:30 P.M.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PERSONS IN NEED OF A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION
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TO ANY PROCEEDING, CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE, 401 CLEMATIS
STREET, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA 33401, {(561) 822-1210}

1. ROLL CALL
CIVILITY AND DECORUM: The City of West Palm Beach is committed to civility and
decorum by its officials, employees and members of the public who attend this meeting. The
City Code, Secs. 2-31(8), 2-31(18) and 2-31(22), provides in pertinent part:

• Officials shall be recognized by the Chair and shall not interrupt a speaker.
• Public comment shall be addressed to the City Commission as a whole and not to any
individual on the dais or in the audience.
• Displays of anger, rudeness, ridicule, impatience, lack of respect and personal attacks are strictly prohibited.
• Unauthorized remarks from the audience, stamping of feet, whistles, yells and similar demonstrations shall not be permitted.
• Offenders may be removed from the meeting.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC FOR NON-AGENDA ITEMS:
COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD:
ADDITIONS / DELETIONS / REORGANIZATION OF AGENDA:
CONSENT (2): ALL CONSENT ITEMS APPROVED

2. Minutes of the Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting of January 14, 2019.
Agenda Cover Memorandum No.: 21990
Staff Recommended Motion:
Approve the Minutes of the Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting held on January 14, 2019.

PRESENTATIONS (3):
3. Presentation from Dover Kohl and Partners on Phase 2, Clematis Streetscape public outreach and conceptual design. PRESENTED

Agenda Cover Memorandum No.: 21994
Background:
Phase 1 of the Clematis Streetscape project was completed on the 300 Block of Clematis Street between June 4, 2018 and November 1, 2018. Clematis Street was rebuilt with wider sidewalks, a curbless street design, additional street trees and a modern paver pallet. Phase 2 of the Clematis Streetscape incorporates the 100 and 200 Blocks of Clematis Street. Public input and design began in December 2018 and continues. Dover Kohl and Partners will update the CRA Board on the public engagement process and will show the current status of design in order to receive board comments.

The Final conceptual design will be presented to the City Commission on February 25, 2019.
The Clematis Streetscape project is in District 3, Commissioner Paula Ryan.
Fiscal Note:
No Fiscal Impact.

RESOLUTIONS (4-6):
4. Resolution No. 18-53 APPROVED authorizing conveyance of CRA owned
properties located at 542 21st Street, 534 19th Street, 507 17th Street, 511 17th
Street and 514 16th Street to Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Inc., for
the development of affordable housing and authorizing the Chair to execute all
documents necessary to carry out the conveyance.

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE WEST
PALM BEACH COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING
THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN AGENCY OWNED REAL PROPERTY TO
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY INC.;
AUTHORIZING THE CHAIR TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY
TO CARRY OUT THE CONVEYANCE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Agenda Cover Memorandum No.: 21991
Staff Recommended Motion:
Approve Resolution No. 18-53.
Background:
The West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency owns certain vacant
properties in the Northwood/Pleasant City Community Redevelopment area located at
542 21st Street, 534 19th Street, 507 17th Street, 511 17th Street and 514 16th Street (the
“Property”). In accordance with the requirements of Section 163.380, Florida Statutes,
on November 14th, 2018, the Agency published a notice in the Palm Beach Post of its
intent to dispose of the Properties and invited proposals. The Agency has previously
received an unsolicited proposal from Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Inc.
(“Habitat”) to develop the parcels.

As required by the Statute, the notice ran for thirty days and no proposals were received.
Accordingly, staff recommends that the property be awarded to Habitat for the
development of affordable Housing.

An award to Habitat for the development of affordable housing is in accordance with the
community redevelopment plan. Habitat is highly experienced in the development of
affordable housing and was previously awarded five properties located at 405 16th Street,
407 16th Street, 409 16th Street, 411 16th Street and 544 18th Street. Three homes are
currently under construction and ground has been broken on all five properties.

Should the Agency award the properties to Habitat, staff will negotiate a conveyance
agreement for the development of the Properties substantially in the form attached to
Resolution No.18-53 as Exhibit “B”. The agreement will, among other things, provide for
the conveyance of the Properties at no cost since the development of vacant properties
assist in the arrest of slum and blight and serves the valid public purpose of providing
affordable housing. The agreement will also require completion of construction within a
time certain and reversion of the property to the CRA should the development fail to
occur. These requirements will be enforced through deed restrictions.
The properties are located in District 1, Commissioner Kelly Shoaf.

5. Resolution No. 18-56 APPROVED an amendment to the Historic Preservation
Grant for the Sunset Lounge renovation to accept additional grant funding in the
amount of $500,000; and Resolution No. 18-58(F) APPROVED providing the
appropriations.

RESOLUTION NO. 18-56: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS OF THE WEST PALM BEACH COMMUNITY
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO
THE SPECIAL CATEGORY HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANT FROM
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DIVISION OF HISTORICAL
RESOURCES, FOR THE HISTORIC RESTORATION OF THE SUNSET
LOUNGE; ACCEPTING AN ADDITIONAL GRANT FROM THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DIVISION OF HISTORICAL RESOURCES,
FOR THE HISTORIC RESTORATION OF THE SUNSET LOUNGE;
AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF GRANT DOCUMENTS AND A
RESTRICTIVE COVENANT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES.

RESOLUTION NO. 18-58(F): A RESOLUTION OF THE WEST PALM BEACH
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CRA), AUTHORIZING THE
APPROPRIATION OR TRANSFER OF CRA FUNDS IN FISCAL YEAR
2018/2019 FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDING THE COMMUNITY
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FUND BUDGET TO PROVIDE FOR THE
RECEIPT OF AN ADDITIONAL FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE
HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANT AND APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FOR
THE SUNSET LOUNGE PROJECT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND
FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Agenda Cover Memorandum No.: 21992
Staff Recommended Motion:
Approve Resolution No. 18-56 and Resolution No. 18-58(F).
Background:
By Resolution No. 16-33, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
(“CRA”) approved submittal of the application for the Special Category Historic
Preservation Grant from the Florida Department of State for the Sunset Lounge
restoration project. By Resolution No. 17-54, the CRA accepted an award of a Special
Category Historic Preservation Grant from the Florida Department of State, in the
amount of $500,000, for the Sunset Lounge restoration project. An Agreement between
the State of Florida, Department of State and West Palm Beach Community
Redevelopment Agency (18.h.sc.100.069) for the 2017 grant was executed on November
21, 2017 (the “2017 Grant Agreement”).

The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, has awarded the CRA
an additional grant in the amount of $500,000 for the Sunset Lounge restoration project,
for a total of $1 million in grant funds toward the renovation. The CRA desires to accept
the recently awarded grant funds and desires to execute that Agreement between the State
of Florida, Department of State and West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment
Agency (18.h.sc.100.174)(the “2018 Grant Agreement”).
Due to the timing of the incurrence of certain expenses and the availability of the grant
funds, the CRA desires to re-balance the budget for the use of the grant funds between
the two grants. Such re-balance of the use of grant funds requires an amendment to the
2017 Grant Agreement.

One of the grant requirements is the recording of a restrictive covenant against the Sunset
Lounge property requiring the CRA to maintain the Sunset Lounge as a historic structure
for a period of not less than ten (10) years.
Resolution No. 18-56, authorizes execution of the Grant Amendment Request for the
2017 Grant Agreement, execution of the 2018 Grant Agreement and Execution of a new
Restrictive Covenant.

Fiscal Note:
Approval will accept a 2018 grant for an additional $500,000 toward the
restoration of the historic Sunset Lounge. CRA provides an additional appropriation of
$500,000 in matching funds. The combined additional amount for the Sunset Lounge
project is $1,000,000.

6. Resolution No. 18-61 APPROVED authorizing the issuance of an Invitation to
Negotiate (ITN) for the Sale of Real Property at 520 Northwood Road.
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE WEST
PALM BEACH COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AUTHORIZING
THE ISSUANCE OF AN INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE FOR THE PURCHASE
AND RENOVATION OF 520 NORTHWOOD ROAD; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Agenda Cover Memorandum No.: 21993
Staff Recommended Motion:
Approve Resolution No. 18-61.
Background:
In May of 2000, the City of West Palm Beach conveyed 520 Northwood Road to the
USPS because of the USPS’s desire to expand their operations. In 2012, when the
expansion never began and the property remained vacant and in poor condition, the CRA
worked to get the property back. On July 21, 2017, nearly five years later, the USPS
advised the CRA the property is no longer needed by the USPS for its original intended
purposes and therefore desires to convey the property back to the CRA. In May 2018, the property was officially conveyed back to the CRA via a corrective special warranty deed.

The CRA intends to sell the property, which is currently a vacant one-story dilapidated building. The property is in such poor condition that major structural and safety upgrades are needed. The property has 1,193 total square feet on 0.0465 acres. In 2016, the CRA rewrote the land development regulations for the Northwood Village Mixed-Use District (NMUD) which included the designation of the Northwood Road Historic District in which the Property is located. This requires any exterior modifications of this Property to comply with the City of West Palm Beach’s Historic Preservation (WPBHP) Ordinance (Chapter 94, Article II, Sec. 94-46) and the City’s design guidelines intended to maintain the flavor and nature of the current architecture. Although the building may require demolition of the rear walls and roof, the façade of the building must comply with WPBHP guidelines and approval by the WPB Historic Board will be required.

The Agency received an unsolicited proposal from G.H.R.E. Investments LLC for the acquisition of 520 Northwood Road. G.H.R.E. Investments LLC owns three other properties in Northwood Village, 522, 522 ½ and 524 Northwood Road. Their vision is to bridge foot traffic to the west of Northwood Village by reviving the 500’s block. They are requesting that the Agency transfer the property with a $50,000.00 contribution for restoration. They received a quote for demolition and restoration of the building totaling approximately $141,450.00. Others may be interested in the property.

The CRA’s recommendation is to issue an Invitation to Negotiate for the sale of 520 Northwood Road. This item received approval at the November 30th, 2018 CRA Advisory Board Meeting.
Pursuant to Florida Statue Section 380, a Notice of Intent to dispose of the property must also be published.
7. Resolution No. 19-5 APPROVED authorizing a project funding interlocal agreement with the City of West Palm Beach for a grant to Trifecta Clematis at 314 Clematis St.

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE WEST PALM BEACH COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING A FUNDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE WEST PALM BEACH COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH FOR THE POP UP TO RENT- 12X12 PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Agenda Cover Memorandum No.: 21995
Staff Recommended Motion:
Approve Resolution 19-5
Background:
The City and Trifecta Clematis are currently working together on the 12x12 project. 12x12 will serve 12 businesses for 12 months to grow small business in the City. The location of the project is at 314 Clematis Street, owned by Trifecta Clematis. 12x12 is partnership between the City of West Palm Beach, Trifecta Clematis, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Downtown Development Authority and the Knight Foundation. Over the last 12 months, the project has completed three phases. First, 13 businesses have completed the business competition. Originally, over fifty businesses applied to be participating merchants in the project. Since the 13 businesses were chosen three businesses have signed a lease for the space, three are in currently lease negotiations and three are interested in signing a lease but have not start negotiations. The remaining three businesses have either dropped out of the project or have yet to respond to any contact about further negotiations.

Second, the interior of 314 Clematis Street has been demolished and a complete structural analysis of the building has been completed. This has allowed the architect and contractor to understand what can be constructed in the space and properly designing the interior. In addition, the 314 Clematis Street has been named the Thoroughfare, reflecting the open floor and ally to Clematis Street interior.

Third, the construction documents for structural improvements are prepared for submittal to the building department. However, in order to move forward with the construction of the project, the grant agreement is required to be updated. The original grant agreement covered the work to date. The project team is requesting that the budgeted $1.5 million for this project be allocated to the grant to begin the structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work to build out.

The City has amended the Grant agreement with Trifecta Clematis and will be seeking approval from the City Commission on February 11, 2019. The CRA has fully budgeted the requested amount as part of Amendment 13 to the 2019 FY Strategic Finance Plan that was approved by the CRA Board on 9/24/18, Resolution 18-48.
12x12 is located in Commission District 3 represented by Commissioner Paula Ryan.
Fiscal Note
Fully Budgeted.

ADJOURNMENT:

NOTICE: IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION OF THE CITY COMMISSION AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR THAT PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH DOES NOT PREPARE OR PROVIDE SUCH A RECORD.