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Sept 14, 2007 TO: Mayor and Council FROM: Charlie Long, City Manager and Agency Executive Director Subject: Weekly activities report Finishing up my sixth full week as Interim City Manager, here are some things that may be of interest to you, the city organization and to the community • Faria House: We have worked out a tentative agreement with the Historical Society for them to lease the Faria House as a historical center. The agreement will come before the Agency for action on October 2. It will reflect these terms: o Lease period beginning October 3, 2007 for a period of 5 years. o The Historical Society will be responsible for the interior restoration of the building to meet building codes. o The Agency will contribute on a matching basis up to $400,000 toward the restoration. The match will be $4 of Agency contribution for every $1 raised by the Historical Society, in other words, the Historical Society will have to raise $100,000 to qualify for the full $400,000 of Agency contribution. o The Agency contributions can be made as the Historical Society demonstrates that it has its qualifying share. The Society reports already raising $10,000, so they already qualify for a $40,000 draw. o At least half of the Historical Society’s $100,000, must be in cash. The remainder may be in volunteer hours of contributed effort toward the restoration valued at $10 per hour. o Timesheets will be required to verify the volunteer hour contributions. Quarterly reports and verification of all expenditures will be required. o The Historical Society will be responsible for all cost overruns and will also be able to keep for ongoing operations any Agency contribution not necessary to complete the renovation. 2 We all feel very positive about this tentative agreement. We are hoping to finalize the details of this tentative agreement for distribution publicly in the next few days. • Kaiser Medical Office Building: This week we issued the building permit for Kaiser’s medical office building on the east side of Pinole Valley Road. This is the largest building permit fee ever paid to the city for a permit; it is over $230,000. • Additional MOB on Gateway West: We met with TKG on September 12 concerning their interest in facilitating an additional 50,000 sf medical office development on Gateway West across from the Kaiser complex that is under construction now. TKG has a ground lease on 2.2 acres of the 4.4 acre site and we have been talking to them about their possible role in a medical office project. They executed that ground lease on October 1, 2003 and it runs to May 31, 2024. This lease was designed to accommodate a medical group that was planning to locate on the site. Unfortunately, that use never occurred, though the Agency and TKG did expend about $1.5 million to improve the site. The expenditure was financed with a loan from Mechanics Bank which matures in December 2008 and which is a lien on the property. As you probably know, TKG is a retail developer, not an office developer, but they had played an important role in bringing Kaiser to town. After discussing all the pros and cons, however, of their continued involvement in the site, we mutually agreed to terminate the ground lease and return all the property to the direct control of the Redevelopment Agency. This agreement will be formally acted upon by the Agency on October 2. • 2301 San Pablo (Brian Hirahara): Starbucks has submitted for plan check on possibly taking a space in the 2301 project. This outcome of, course, will depend on whether the business terms for the project are finally agreed to between Brian Hirahara and the Redevelopment Agency. On September 18, the Agency will consider extending the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Brian to purchase his construction plans and to fund the site development. Building construction will not begin until the Agency agrees to business terms with Brian. We have been talking with Brian about a deal structure which increases his participation in the project and lowers the Agency’s share of project costs. Within a month we plan bring to the Agency a Disposition Development Agreement with Brian setting forth the financial terms for Agency participation in the project costs and its equity position in the project. • Pinole Shores Business Park: We met with the Panattoni company on September 10 to go over the project economics and what the current buildout and marketing schedule for the project is. I have had continuing discussions with them on project economics. Until I am satisfied that with the project’s economic viability I will continue to withhold disbursement of the $2.3 million of the Phase II loan. On September 18 agenda the City Council will consider taking the first steps for forming the Community Facilities District which will sell bonds that will pay back the $2.7 3 million loan for the Phase I improvements. Based on our review so far, it is likely that the full repayment of this Phase I loan will take 2-4 years. • Pear Street Bistro: Gary Wong failed to meet all the technical requirements of his housing certification requirement by September 11 and I have directed that the procedures begin for recovering the approximately $387,000 of loans that were made by the Agency to assist in the provision of the four affordable housing units. His failure to meet the requirements is technical in nature and we are working with him to overcome the technical deficiencies. (Note: Please refer to the letter to Gary Wong that is attached to the August 17 Weekly Report). . • Polanca process at Pinole Valley Shopping Center: We have given Leah Goldberg the go-ahead to assess whether we should initiate the formal process of cleanup of the several plumes of hydrocarbons to the northeast of Pinole Valley Road across from the Pinole Valley shopping center. TKG is concerned that the plumes will interfere with the permanent financing for the center when construction is complete. I will provide further information on this process after Leah’s assessment is complete, which we expect to occur the week of Sept 24. • Implementation Plan: A draft of the updated Redevelopment Agency Implementation Plan is attached. The Plan is a comprehensive picture of all Agency projects, funding sources and projected expenses. We welcome any comments of on this draft. The final version of the Plan will be considered for adoption by the Agency on October 2 after a noticed public hearing. • 2101 San Pablo: I have told the developers who are interested in this site that we will schedule a closed session of the Redevelopment Subcommittee for October 9 to make a selection of which developer will purchase the site. The original interviews of these developers occurred in May 2007. One of the developer groups responded to the request for additional information by May 25, another did not. We will provide additional information on the selection process and proposed terms of sale prior to the October 9 Subcommittee meeting. In and out: • Charles Long, Interim City Manager, in Dallas TX to teach ULI course, Sept 17-21. Dean Allison is Action Manager. • Richard Loomis, Finance Director, out to California Municipal Finance Officer Training Sept 17-21 • Jim Rose, Police Chief, on vacation September 24 to October 16. Pete Janke will be acting chief during this time. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Page 1 AMENDED AND RESTATED IMPLEMENTED PLAN (Adopted October 2, 2007) INTRODUCTION TO REDEVELOPMENT IN PINOLE Pinole is a vibrant community with a robust commercial sector and many healthy neighborhoods and amenities. Like most communities. however, it has its share of neighborhoods and commercial areas that suffer from vacant or underutilized parcels, inadequate public infrastructure, lack of affordable housing and lack of commercial investment. Through the process of redevelopment, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Pinole and a variety of private and public partners have made a vigorous effort to rebuild and revitalize these areas. These efforts have resulted in a multitude of improvements over the years, including those listed below. Affordable Housing More than 150 home improvement loans and grants to low income homeowners More than 70 first time homebuyer loans More than 140 units of senior housing, including assisted living and special care 19 units of special needs housing 400 units of affordable housing Rehabilitation of more than 300 multiple-family units Economic Development Over 40 low and zero interest loans to commercial property owners for the rehabilitation of commercial structures in Old Town and along San Pablo Avenue Construction of Pinole Vista Crossings Shopping Center Acquisition and renovation of the Pinole Valley Shopping center New industrial development along the west end of San Pablo Avenue, including Pinole Shores Business Park and the Sunnyview Business Center Construction by Kaiser of a 50,000 square foot medical office building New mixed-use development in Old Town and along San Pablo Avenue Partnerships with the Pinole Chamber of Commerce and other organizations Renovation of the Fiber Optic Security System used to monitor the City’s commercial shopping centers and public buildings Parks and Recreation Renovation of recreational amenities such as the Pinole Swim Center, the Pinole Memorial Hall, Tiny Tots, the Pinole Library, and Fernandez Park Construction of new recreational amenities such as Pinon Park, the Youth Center in Park View Plaza, the Senior Center, the Pinole Valley Dog Park and the Tennis Courts adjacent to the Pinole Library Page 2 Collaboration with the West Contra Costs unified School District to construct new recreation amenities, including an all-weather track at Pinole Valley High School and an all-weather soccer field and gymnasium at Pinole Middle School. Building Community Annual events such as the Tree Lighting Festival, Summer Sounds in the Park, 4th of July Fireworks, the Old Town Farmers' Market, Outdoor Cinema, the Centennial Celebrations and marketing of events through the “Recreation Activity Guide” Construction of the Public Safety Building, City Hall, the Senior Center and Fire Station 74 in Pinole Valley Multiple projects in conjunction with the West Contra Costa Unified School District, including School-t-Career Programs, the Progress Newsletter, and ball field and playground improvements at Collins School Capital improvements for the Pinole Branch of the Public Library in partnership with the Contra Costs County Library Beautification Neighborhood Cleanup Program Completion of six murals in the Old Town area Community Group Funding Program Graffiti Eradication Program Infrastructure Installation of new sidewalks and wheelchair accessible ramps throughout the City Construction of a number of streets, including Pinole Valley Road, Sunnyview Drive, Marlesta Road, Canyon Drive, Ridgecrest Road, Appian Way and Fitzgerald Drive San Pablo Avenue Street Improvement Project Construction of numerous public parking lots in Old Town Prune Street bridge reconstruction Today, more than 30 years since its inception, the Agency is still going strong. While the Agency's efforts have been hampered by economic conditions throughout the State and continued takeaways of local funds by the State (more than $1.3 million from the Agency over the last two years), it has been able to continue working to revitalize and rebuild Pinole by finding creative approaches to redevelopment and building strong partnerships within the community. In 2004, the Agency was also able to issue nearly $30,000,000 in bonds that is being used to fund a number of projects that will provide great benefit to the community. These range from school projects such as an all- weather track and a new gymnasium at Pinole Middle School to the completion of a portion of the Bay Trail and improvement of Pinole Creek for recreational use, visual aesthetics and pedestrian access to the City of Hercules. This document has been prepared by the Agency in fulfillment of Article 16.5 of California Community Redevelopment Law, and includes a five-year implementation plan for the Pinole Vista Redevelopment Project Area and guides the use of tax Page 3 increment and bond revenues for the low and moderate income housing program, as well as the non-housing program. This Amended and Restated Implementation Plan amends and restates the Implementation Plan adopted on January 4, 2005 by Resolution 01-2005 (the “Implementation Plan”) conforms to the City of Pinole's General Plan and has been prepared according to guidelines established in the programs and goals outlined in the Housing Element of that General Plan. It is intended to provide general guidance for the implementation of the Agency's programs and activities, with the understanding that specific projects and activities as actually implemented over the next five years may vary in their precise timing, location, cost, expenditure, scope and content from those set forth in this document, or may be delayed beyond the planning period of this Implementation Plan, given unforeseen constraints or opportunities that may arise. The information contained in this Plan goes beyond the requirements of the law. It has been designed to describe the strategies for redevelopment in the project area; to capture its unique character, proud pasts and bright futures; and to reflect the priorities of the residents and other stakeholders. Ultimately, this Implementation Plan shows why reinvestment in the Pinole Vista Project Area is a cost-effective strategy. ABOUT THE PINOLE VISTA PROJECT AREA Incorporated in 1903, the City of Pinole is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the shores of San Pablo Bay in West Contra Costa County and is home to over 19,000 people (Census 2000 data). The community of Pinole takes pride in its rich history which dates back to the 1700's and is committed to maintaining a high quality of life for its current and future residents. To this end, in June of 1972, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Pinole submitted a plan to eliminate visual, economic, physical, and social blight within the Pinole Vista Redevelopment Project Area. In November of 1972, the City Council enacted City Ordinance 313, which set forth the implementation of numerous projects within the 1,093-acre Pinole Vista Area ("Original Area"). Since this time the Plan has been amended five times to accommodate changes within the City of Pinole and California's Community Redevelopment Law. The following summarizes these amendments: December 13, 1981: The City Council adopted City Ordinance 431 to amend the Pinole Vista Redevelopment Plan, adding approximately 332 acres of land to the Project Area (“Added Area”). December 1, 1986: The City Council adopted City Ordinance 496 to amend the Redevelopment Plan to incorporate certain limitations pursuant to changes in the Community Redevelopment Law (“Law”). December 19, 1994: The City Council adopted City Ordinance 572 to add and revise certain time limits pursuant to the Law. Page 4 May 5, 2004: The City Council adopted City Ordinance 2004-05 to increase the limit on the amount of tax increment the Agency can collect; extend the time limit on the effectiveness of the Redevelopment Plan and the time limit on collecting tax increment; and restate and update land use provisions of the Redevelopment Plan to comply with changes in the Law. September 7, 2004: The City Council adopted City Ordinance 2004-09 to extend by one year the time limits on the effectiveness of the Redevelopment Plan and the time limit to pay indebtedness and receive property taxes. Notable Timeframes Redevelopment Plan Adopted 1972 Original Area Expires 2013 Added Area Expires 2018 Tax Increment Collection Expires 2023 Housing compliance Plan (For Affordable housing program planning) Financial Limits$75 million Bond Limit $140,424,384 Tax Increment Limit w/ CPI Adjustments ( 206 =$261 million) BOND MEASURES Since the Agency's inception in 1972, there have been a number of bond issues that have been used to accomplish significant capital projects. A summary of each of these follows. $6,265,000 Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 1983A: Two major projects were completed with the proceeds of this tax allocation bond issue. The first was the construction of a new Public Safety Facility. The 25,000 square foot, two-story facility houses the City's Police and Fire functions under one roof with space available for community use as well. The balance of the proceeds was directed to the reconstruction of San Pablo Avenue, the major east-west arterial in the City. Activities included full paveout and frontage improvements, storm drain corrections, undergrounding of overhead utilities, sidewalk replacement, traffic signalization, and extensive landscaping. Refinanced. $11,860,000 Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 1992A and $7,340,000 Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 1992B: Proceeds of these bonds, in addition to refinancing certain outstanding obligations of the Agency, were used for the expansion of the Agency- owned Pinole Vista Shopping Center, a major economic development project in the Pinole-Vista Project Area. The shopping center has immediate freeway access in a developed urban market, alongside Interstate 80 where approximately 250,000 cars utilize daily. The project comprised approximately 500,000 square feet of new retail space, and generates tax increment revenues to the Agency of approximately Page 5 $800,000 per year and one in excess of one million dollars per year in sales tax revenue for the City's General Fund. Refinanced. $7,845,000 Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 1993A: The proceeds of these bonds funded construction of the new Pinole City Hall, dedicated in November 1998. Refinanced. $11,920,000-Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 1998A, and $7,725,000 Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 1998B (Taxable): These two measures refinanced the Agency's outstanding 1992A, 1992B, and 1993A Bonds in order to take advantage of more favorable Interest rates in the market. Outstanding. $10,800,000 Subordinate Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 1999: The measure leveraged the Agency's tax increment housing set-aside in order to build, an assisted living facility for the frail elderly. The project opened in fall 2000. Outstanding. $9.3 Million Second Subordinate Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 2003A: The proceeds of this bond issue allowed the Agency to refinance the Series 1993A Tax Allocation Bonds in order to take advantage of favorable interest rates, and issue approximately $2.5 million in additional debt. The additional debt was used to fund projects such as the renovation of Meadow Park, the construction of a new Youth Center, TV offices in Old Town, and street improvements. Outstandinq. $29.9 Million, Subordinate Housing Set Aside Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 2004A (taxable) and Second Subordinate Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 2004. Projects that may be funded with the proceeds include: A commercial project at the southeast corner San Pablo Avenue and Tennent Avenue; Pinole Valley Road street improvements at 1-80; Heritage Park improvements; Pinole Creek restoration and trail improvements; Shoreline/Bay Trail improvements; re-use of the former Anthony's Auto Wrecking site; Pinole Middle School gymnasium and soccer fields; Pinole Valley High School track improvements; street, parking, bridge, and traffic improvements; and economic development incentives. Outstanding. BUILDING FOR TOMORROW In the last five years, the Agency has championed several successful projects and programs in the Pinole Vista Redevelopment Project Area. A summary of these follows. 815 San Pablo Avenue: The Agency facilitated the development of a new mixed use project on the corner of San Pablo and Meadow Avenue by providing both preconstruction and construction financing to local property owner and contractor C&H Construction. The preconstruction loan allowed C&H to demolish the existing vacant and dilapidated building, formerly a bar, and prepare the site. The construction financing allowed C&H to build 942 square feet of ground floor office space, and four apartments, two of which have special restrictions for affordability. Page 6 Alvarez Court: With funding from the Agency, Contra Costa County and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a local non-profit “Resources for Community Development” constructed a 19 unit special needs apartment project located at Alvarez and San Pablo Avenues. All 19 of the units are affordable and fully accessible to disabled persons. Commercial Rehabilitation Program: This ongoing program was updated in 2007 and provides low and zero interest loans and grants to businesses and property owners for the rehabilitation of commercial structures in Old Town and along San Pablo Avenue. To date, 44 loans have been approved by the Agency Board. Of those, 15 loans have been paid off and the remainder are in progress or in the process of repayment. Projects completed within the last five years include: 800 Tennent Aveune (Kings Corner), 2235 San Pablo Avenue (Garden of Gems) and 2395 San Pablo Avenue (Bistro Outdoor Patio). Community Group Funding Program: This ongoing program is an award-winning, innovative collaboration, bridging community and government efforts to ensure successful community-based revitalization. The program uses redevelopment funds to compensate local community groups assisting in the revitalization of the community and the removal of blight. Some of the projects completed in the last five years include: Coastal Cleanup, locker repair and landscaping at Pinole Valley High School, painting bleachers and building exteriors at the Fernandez Park baseball field, painting exterior of Bayfront Park Restrooms, Pinole Creek annual clean up, Kids Creek Festival, and landscaping along San Pablo Avenue. Emergency Response Facility (Station 74): For more than 35 years, the residents of Pinole and the City Council longed for a fire station in Pinole Valley. This dream was finally realized in August of 2002, when a new fire station at Pinole Valley Park was completed, providing improved emergency services to the residents of Pinole. Fernandez Avenue Street Improvements: In October 2003, the Agency completed street and sidewalk demolition, grading, new sidewalks, concrete paving, wheelchair accessible ramps, storm drains, traffic signal modifications, landscaping, and miscellaneous concrete work to improve traffic flow and encourage a more pedestrian friendly atmosphere in the downtown. Fernandez Corner: In January 2004, the Agency, in cooperation with Downtown Partners, completed Fernandez Corner, a new multi-story mixed-use project on San Pablo Avenue. There are 24 residential units above 7,360 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. Fernandez Park Playground: In April 2007, the Agency completed construction of a brand new playground, which included complete demolition of a 20-year of playground, renovated drainage system and installation of new playground equipment and wood fiber ground pad. Page 7 First Time Homebuyer Program: This program provides a zero interest, deferred payment second mortgage to first time homebuyers that allows the Agency to "share" in the appreciation of the home. From 1995 through 2000, the program was funded in the amount of $300,000, providing for up to 15 loans at a maximum of $20,000 per loan. In 2001, the maximum loan amount was increased to $30,000 to keep pace with the continued rise in home prices. It was raised again in 2002 to a maximum of $50,000. The program has been quite successful, with 72 loans completed to date. Of those 57, have been paid off with the "shared appreciation" being returned to the Housing Fund. Graffiti Eradication Program: The Agency has contracted with Graffiti Control Services since 1996 to remove graffiti within the Redevelopment Project Area. Prompt removal of graffiti is an important strategy in the effort to eliminate blight in the community, as graffiti can have a negative impact on property values and increase the cost of doing business. On average, the Agency spends approximately $50,000 per year on graffiti removal. Marketing and Promotions: To promote economic development in the City, particularly in Old Town, the Agency has funded or sponsored numerous marketing activities. Over the past five years, these have Included: Old Town Farmers' Market; Summer Sounds in the Park concert series; Outdoor Cinema; Festival of the Arts; Northern California Cruiser's Classic Car Show; 4th of July fireworks; the Chamber of Commerce's A La Carte in Fernandez Park; Holiday Tree Lighting Festival; and caroling at Pinole Vista and Pinole Valley Shopping Centers. Memorial Hall Renovation: In 2002, the Agency completed much needed improvements to the Pinole Memorial Hall, which is used for theatre productions and community events. The improvements, which included lighting, paint, windows, accessible restrooms, carpet, paint, and electrical upgrades, were designed to bring the faculty up to date with current codes and regulations, and make it more functional as a community theatre. Neighborhood Clean-Up Program: Neighborhood Cleanup is an annual beautification program that fosters community service. Dumpsters are strategically placed in target neighborhoods during the weekend giving residents the opportunity to dispose of unwanted material. More than 1,000 households utilize this source each year. Old Town Murals: In an effort to beautify the downtown area, the Agency continued to support its mural program. Achievements included the expansion of the historical mural on San Pablo Avenue at Oak Ridge Road and the mural at the entrance to Fernandez Park, and the completion of six new murals: 1) in the public parking lot adjacent to 800 Tennent Avenue; 2) on the public parking lot located at 2400 San Pablo Avenue; 3) at the Pinole Valley Road/lnterstate 80 overpass; 4) at the railroad trestle over Tennent Avenue; and 5) in the pedestrian walkway next to the Bear Claw Bakery connecting San Pablo Avenue to an Agency-owned parking lot on Tennent Avenue; 6) the building façade located at 2221 Pear Street. Page 8 Pinole Creek Trail Improvements: In 1998, the City of Pinole received a grant to construct a portion of the Pinole Creek Trail between Pinole Valley Road and Henry Avenue. The project consisted of paving 1,400 lineal feet of the existing trail, located on the Contra Costa County Flood Control District maintenance road adjacent to Collins Elementary School. Creek signs were also installed to enhance the trail along this portion of the creek. The project was completed in June of 2001. Pinole Library Renovation: In 2002, the Agency partnered with Contra Costa County to complete improvements to the Pinole Library. These included a number of interior renovations including seismic retrofit and reconfiguration of the shelving, a new circulation desk and entry, new carpet and an upgrade of the bathrooms to comply with accessibility requirements. Pinole Senior Center Addition and Kitchen Remodel: The Agency completed the renovation of the kitchen at the center in 2003 to bring it up to Health Department standards, accommodate increased capacity and provide for additional uses by community groups. Pinole Senior Village: The Agency funded the construction of an 89-bed assisted living and Alzheimer's facility that opened in 2002. The project provides affordable housing to ten very low and fifty-five moderate income households. In addition, an adult day care-facility operates at the site for drop in services. Pinole Valley Shopping Center: The Agency purchased the Pinole Valley Shopping Center in 2001 and leases it to The Kivelstadt Group (TKG Pinole Valley, LLC) for operation and management. To date the Agency has invested $5,500,000 in the center for the future improvement of the center. Site improvements are under construction with new buildings and businesses are expected to open in the Summer of 2008. Pinole Vista Shopping Center: The Agency and TKG Pinole LP (“TKG”) celebrated the grand opening of the first two phases of the Pinole Vista Shopping Center in October 1997. A third phase was completed in 1999. Since then, the Agency and TKG have worked to ensure that all phases of the center are 100% occupied. In addition, a series of circulation improvements designed to increase the flow of traffic into and out of the center without substantially impacting parking, have been completed. Pinole Valley Soccer Field Project: The new Pinole Valley Soccer Field is located in a previously underutilized portion of Pinole Valley Park, at the corner of Pinole Valley Road and Wright Avenue. The site features a panoramic view of the ridgeline along the EI Sobrante Hills and is surrounded by native vegetation. The new soccer field includes a 165 by 300 foot youth playing field, 44 off-street parking spaces, decorative split rail fencing, landscaping, sealing areas and a subterranean drainage system. The new soccer field will be ready for use in May of 2005; prior to this project, there was only one soccer field in the City. Page 9 Pinon Park: For many years, the Open Space Element of the City's General Plan identified the Pinon Avenue, Bay View Farm Road and Primrose Lane neighborhood as the only area in the City in which there was not a neighborhood park easily accessible to the residents. In recognition of this deficiency, the General Plan had long identified the property at the comer of Primrose Lane and Pinon Avenue as a neighborhood park. This property was donated to the City in 1995 but construction of a park was delayed due to budgetary constraints. The Agency was able to construct the long-awaited park in the Spring of 2001. Progress Newsletter: This newsletter, originally a joint project between the Agency and Pinole Valley High School Journalism students, highlighted the ongoing efforts of the Pinole Redevelopment Agency. It is published twice a year and distributed to all Pinole residents and businesses. Residential Rehabilitation Program: In 1995, the Agency approved the Residential Rehabilitation Program to help revitalize and preserve the existing stock of affordable housing in Pinole by providing home improvement grants and low interest rate loans to low-income homeowners within the Redevelopment Project Area. Since the program's inception, the Agency has provided home improvement grants and loans to nearly 150 property owners. The maximum combination of grant and loan assistance is $30,000 per property. Senior Citizens may be eligible to defer loan payments until the time the property is sold or ownership is transferred. San Pablo Avenue Street Improvement Program: In the Summer of 2002 the Agency completed the renovation of the portion of San Pablo Avenue that runs through downtown, from Oak Ridge Road to the eastern city limits. This portion of the Avenue, which had not been improved since 1979, was resurfaced and improved pedestrian crossings, street trees, lighting, and irrigation were installed. Sunnyview and San Pablo Avenue: The development of the parcels located at the corner of Sunnyview and San Pablo Avenues was part of an Economic Development Strategy Plan to facilitate the development of underutilized parcels along San Pablo Avenue in hopes of strengthening the City's Industrial base. In April of 2000, the Redevelopment Agency acquired the property located at Sunnyview and San Pablo Avenues, a site that had been previously used for illegal storage of construction materials and equipment. The Agency subdivided the property into five parcels, constructed site improvements and then initiated the development of a light industrial business center. The project was completed in the Spring of 2006. Swim Center Renovation: In dire need of repair, the community pool was closed down for renovations after the 1998 season. With financial contributions from both the City and the Agency, the center reopened in 2000 with a number of improvements, ranging from new racing platforms and poolside landscaping and irrigation to a brand new pool house and deck. Vintage Square: In 1996, the Redevelopment Agency Board approved the purchase of the property at Jones and San Pablo Avenue. The project was proposed as an opportunity to preserve a Queen Anne house built circa 1890, by moving it Page 10 approximately 100 feet up Jones Avenue on the rear portion of the site and developing the remainder of the site as viable commercial space fronting San Pablo Avenue. In 2000, the Agency relocated the house from the corner of Jones and San Pablo Avenues, and then assisted its new owners with its renovation. The Agency also funded site work and construction drawings for the new 4,000 square foot commercial complex, before selling it off to a local developer and business owner. Youth Center and Cable Television Studio: In April of 2006, the City opened it’s newly constructed Youth Facility incorporated with the Pinole television station located at 635 Tennent Avenue, next to Fernandez Park. The new two-story building offers Youth Center Activities on the ground floor and Pinole Community Television activities on the second floor, and includes construction of a 5,323 square foot building, which is connected to Memorial Hall and has a patio area that overlooks the park. The Youth Center serves youth in the 5th through 12th grades and offers a wide range of activities including: a study room for tutoring and homework, a computer lab, a game room, a kitchen and a large multipurpose room (available for community rentals). The Youth Center is dedicated to providing safe, fun and supervised program for youth living in Pinole. REDEVELOPMENT PLAN GOALS The Pinole Vista Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 1972 to address blighting conditions found in the project area. The Plan's goals are identified as: ¾ Community: Creation of a more cohesive and unified Pinole community by strengthening the physical, social, and economic ties between neighborhoods on both sides of Interstate 80. Focus on increasing youth activities and services. ¾ Downtown: Upgrade the downtown of Pinole to encourage businesses, activities, and public uses that meets the needs of Pinole residents. Focus on continuing Old Town business assistance, promotions, marketing, and special projects. ¾ Commercial: Promote and assist the development of needed commercial activities. Focus on funding site improvements and other financing assistance intended to create retail/hotel and industrial development opportunities. ¾ Center: Acquire and develop a centrally located activity center, located on a site somewhere within the Project Area. Focus on establishing permanent youth program facilities in accordance with Community goals. ¾ Housing: Assist in the development and/or financing or housing for low and moderate income housing programs and increasing housing development funding. ¾ Parks: Acquire and develop new parks and recreational facilities within the Project Area. Focus on improving existing facilities to provide more recreational options. Page 11 ¾ Appearance: Promote beautification activities to eliminate visual blight within the City. Focus on continuing community group funding and neighborhood assistance programs. PROPOSED REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - 2005 THROUGH 2009 Over the next five years, the Agency plans to implement the Pinole Vista redevelopment strategy by undertaking a number of projects and programs, which are summarized below. A more detailed description of each project or program, and how it will meet the Agency's goals, follows. Economic Development ($15,845,421) 2301 San Pablo Avenue Commercial Development ($3,000,000) Commercial Rehabilitation Program ($500,000) 811 San Pablo Avenue Live/Work Development (TBD) Gateway East ($1,200,000) Gateway West ($648,879) Heritage Park Phase I ($1,375,000) Marketing and Promotion ($732,000) Pinole Shores Business Park ($800,000) Post Office Renovation ($260,000) 2300 San Pablo Avenue Project ($458,452) 600 Tennant Avenue Mixed-Use Development ($1,000,000) Pinole Vista Shopping Center ($400,000) Pinole Valley Shopping Center ($5,471,000) Parks and Recreation ($4,059,556) Meadow Park Renovation ($515,000) Pinole Creek Restoration ($300,000) Sam Francisco Bay Trail (($715,000) Youth Center and Pinole TV Offices ( $1,768,056) Fernandez Park Playground and Restroom Renovation ($250,000) Pinole Youth and Senior Garden and Walkway ($251,000) Pinole Valley Tennis Court Resurfacing and Renovation ($30,500) Tiny Tots Playground Upgrade ($60,000) Replace and construct site fixtures, water fountains, and amenities at parks including Fernandez Park, Pinole Valley Park, Pinion Park, Louis Francis Park, Canyon Park and Pinole Valley East Soccer Field ($40,000) Pinole Valley Park Playground Renovation ($130,000) Other Recreation, Park & Facilities Master Plan Projects (TBD) Schools ($2,297,500) Pinole Middle School Gymnasium and all-weather soccer field ($2,000,000) Pinole Valley High School AII-Weather Track ($297,500) Page 12 Beautification ($300,000) Community Group Funding Program ($125,000) Neighborhood Cleanup Program ($100,000) Entryway signage ($75,000) Infrastructure ($8,776,725) Appian Way and Fitzgerald Drive Reconstruction ($2,400,000) Bridge Reconstruction ($650,000) Fiber Optic Security System Upgrade ($800,000) Pinole Library Renovation Project ($200,000) Public Safety Building Renovations ($236,725) Pavement Management Program ($340,000) Parking Lot Renovation Program ($200,000) Pinole Creek Restoration Project ($300,000) Hazel Street Pump Station ($1,200,000) Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project ($600,000) Sidewalk Renovation and ADA Access Projects ($250,000) Sidewalk Construction Projects ($100,000) Pinole Creek / Trail Lighting Project (TBD) Acquire Parking Facilities ($1,500,000) Infrastructure Renovation Projects (TBD) Page 13 Planned Project Description Five Year Estimated Redevelopment Investment Goals Achieved 2301 San Pablo Avenue Mixed Use Development The project includes construction of a 16,290 square foot, two story building consisting of 9,190 square feet of ground floor retail space, and 7,100 square feet of office space. Completion of this project will eliminate factors hindering economically viable use and remediate unsafe and unhealthy conditions on the property. Timeframe……………………………………2008 $,3,000,000 DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL APPEARANCE Bridge Reconstruction Reconstruction of two pedestrian bridges for safety reasons. One of these bridges spans Pinole Creek, connecting Prune Street and the creek trail to Pinole Valley Road. The second, which was removed in 2004, spanned the railroad tracks at the eastern City limits, connecting Old Town Pinole to Hercules. Completion of both bridge projects will remove unsafe conditions. Timeframe……………………….……………2007 $650,000 DOWNTOWN Commercial Rehabilitation Program This ongoing program was established in 1995 to provide low and zero interest loans and grants to businesses and property owners for the rehabilitation of commercial structures in Old Town and along San Pablo Avenue. Completion of this Project will eliminate factors Hindering economically viable use. Timeframe………………….……2005 thru 2009 $500,000 DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL Page 14 Community Group Funding Program This ongoing program is an award-winning, innovative collaboration, bridging community and government efforts to ensure successful community-based revitalization. The program uses redevelopment funds to compensate local community groups assisting in the revitalization of the community and the removal of blight. Completion of this project will eliminate factors hindering economically viable use by removing visual blight Timeframe………………………………….Ongoing $125,000 APPEARANCE Infrastructure Renovation Projects Public Works projects to renovate community infrastructure. Completion of this project will eliminate factors hindering economically viable and access to residents living and working within the Project Area. Timeframe……………………………….2007-2009 TBD COMMERCIAL DOWNTOWN 2300 San Pablo Avenue Restaurant Project Through the mechanism of a grant and a master lease the Agency will facilitate conversion of retail space into a new downtown restaurant at 230 San Pablo Avenue. Completion of this Project will eliminate factors hindering economically viable use of the property. Timeframe…………………………2007 thru 2008 $458,542 DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL Fernandez Park Playground, Restroom and Baseball Field Renovation In April 2007, the Agency completed construction of a brand new playground, which included complete demolition of the old 20-year-old playground, renovated drainage system and installation of the new playground equipment and $250,000 PARKS CENTER Page 15 wood fiber ground pad. The restroom will be replaced and brought up to ADA standards. Completion of this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Project included in Recreation Park and Facility Master Plan. Timeframe………………………….. Playground completed April 2007. Restroom will be completed by February 2008. Gateway East This project includes the development of a 5,000 square foot office building, a 61,000 square foot medical office building, a 3,500 square foot building, and related street improvements on Pinole Valley Road at Interstate 80. Completion of this project will remove vacant and deteriorated structures, eliminate factors hindering economically viable use, and provide necessary commercial facilities. Timeframe…………………………2007 thru 2008 $1,200,000 COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL Gateway West This project includes demolition of the existing uses on the site and development of a two-story, 24,000 square foot medical office building, a 146- space parking lot, and on-site circulation, located off of Pinole Valley Road at Interstate 80. Completion of this Project will remove vacant and deteriorated structures, eliminate factors hindering economically viable use, and provide necessary commercial facilities. Timeframe…………………………2008 thru 2009 $648,879 COMMERCIAL Heritage Park Phase I Heritage Park is a 2.5 acre project in Old Pinole that is to be constructed in two distinct phases. This first phase will include either the relocated Faria House, or a newly constructed structure $1,375,000 DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY Page 16 similar in character to the Faria house, and ancillary improvements at the southern frontage of the property along San Pablo avenue. The second phase will involve the construction of single-family cottages and a common detached garage along the northern site frontage on Buena Vista Drive. Completion of this Project will eliminate factors hindering economically viable use of the property. Timeframe…………………………2006 thru 2008 Park & Recreation Facility Projects Projects will be identified through the update of the City’s Recreation, Park and Facilities Master Plan (10 year project schedule). Completion of this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Project included in Recreation Park and Facility Master Plan. Timeframe……………………………………2008 TBD PARKS Marketing and Promotion To promote economic development in the City, particularly in Old Town, the Agency will fund or sponsor numerous marketing activities. These may include: The Progress Newsletter, the Old Town Farmers Market, the Summer Sounds in the Park concert series, Festival of the Arts, the Northern California Cruiser’s Classic Car Show, 4th of July Fireworks, the Chamber of Commerce’s A La Carte in Fernandez Park and the Holiday Tree Lighting Festival. Completion of these activities will help to maintain the existence of necessary commercial facilities in the City. Timeframe…………………………2005 thru 2009 $732,000 DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL COMMUNITY Page 17 Acquire and Improve Downtown Parking Facilities This project is the 3rd Phase of the Tennet Avenue Master Plan, which will renovate public parking located behind commercial businesses fronting San Pablo Avenue. Completion of this project will eliminate factors hindering economically viable and access to residents living and working within the Project Area. Timeframe……………………………….2006-2007 $1,500,000 DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL Meadow Park Renovation On October 5, 2004, the Redevelopment Agency Board approved a contract for the renovation of Meadow Park. The project includes: installation of a new drainage system and play structures, improved pedestrian walkways, re-paving of the basketball court, and improved accessibility and landscaping. Completion of this project will remove unsafe conditions and remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Timeframe………………………………………2005 $515,000 PARKS Neighborhood Cleanup Program Neighborhood Cleanup is an annual beautification program that fosters community service. Dumpsters are strategically placed in target neighborhoods during the weekend, giving residents the opportunity to dispose of unwanted material. Community volunteers provide general clean-up of the area and educate neighbors on E- waste and hazardous waste disposal. Completion of this program will remove unsafe and unhealthy conditions in neighborhoods. Timeframe………………………………..Ongoing $100,000 APPEARANCE Page 18 Pinole Creek Restoration In 1965, the US Army Corp. of Engineers created a channel along Pinole Creek from I-80 to San Pablo Bay. Although the channel created additional flood protection to the downtown area, few improvements were made to address sediment build-up and debris disposition downstream. The purpose of the Pinole Creek Restoration is to restore high quality riparian habitat, provide additional flood protection and improve water quality in Pinole Creek. The first phase of this project is a Demonstration Project and includes the replacement of Railroad Avenue Bridge and matching funds needed to secure a California River Parkways Grant. Completion of this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Timeframe……………………………………….2006 $300,000 PARKS APPEARANCE Pinole Middle School Gymnasium and all weather soccer field The Agency will be collaborating with the West Contra Costa School Unified District to build a new gymnasium and soccer field at Pinole Middle School. The gymnasium, which will include a regulation size basketball court, weight room, exercise room and locker rooms, is being designed to accommodate the needs of both students and the community. An all weather soccer field is also being installed to provide additional accessibility to athletic fields. Completion of this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Timeframe………………………………………2007 $2,000,000 PARKS CENTER Pinole Shores Business Park This property located at 850 San Pablo Avenue, formerly Anthony Auto Wreckers, has been the $800,000 COMMERCIAL APPEARANCE Page 19 focus of redevelopment plans for the past several years. In December 2002, the Agency acquired the site after completing an extensive environmental remediation project. The Agency has taken steps to prepare the site for future development. The Preliminary Development Plan calls for a Light Industrial Business Park on the 14- acre site. The Business Park would be composed of one-story light industrial buildings, which would allow a flexible use of office, equipment, display and storage space. Completion of this project will remediate unsafe and unhealthy conditions of the property and eliminate factors hindering economically viable use of the property. Timeframe………………………………………2008 Pinole Valley High School All-Weather Track This project includes partial funding for the construction of an all weather track at Pinole Valley High School. Upon completion, the track will be available for joint use by students and Pinole residents. Completion if this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Timeframe……………………………………….2005 $297,500 PARKS COMMUNITY Post Office Renovation The partnership between the City of Pinole and the United States Postal Service extends more than 40 years, dating back to the original construction of the Post Office building in 1960. Currently, the Post Office has outgrown the existing facility and would like to work with the Agency to explore options to expand or build a new facility. The project is in the preliminary stages and the funding needs for the project have not been determined. Completion of these activities will help to maintain the existence of necessary commercial facilities in the City. $260,000 DOWNTOWN Page 20 Timeframe:…………………………………… 2007 San Francisco Bay Trail This project includes partial funding for the construction of the segment of the Bay Trail that will eventually connect the Pinole Shores housing development, at the western city limits, to Bayfront Park, at the foot of Tennant Avenue, to the rest of the Bay Trial. Completion of this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Timeframe…………………………2004 thru 2007 $715,000 PARKS DOWNTOWN San Pablo Avenue Live Work Project In December 2003, the Agency approved a conceptual design for 11 live-work units, which would offer a combination of living and commercial/studio space, at 811 San Pablo Avenue. Completion of this project would provide additional retail/light industrial opportunities along San Pablo Avenue and create more affordable housing. Timeframe……………………………………….TBD TBD COMMERCIAL HOUSING Appian Way and Fitzgerald Drive Reconstruction of Appian Way and Fitzgerald Drive, adjacent to the Pinole Vista and Appian Way Shopping Centers Completion if this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure. Timeframe…………………………………….. 2008 $2,400,000 COMMERCIAL 600 Tennent Avenue (Land Assembly) Development, maintenance and improvement of 600 Tennant Avenue and acquisition of adjacent $1,000,000 DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL Page 21 parcels to provide development opportunities for a mixed-use or for-sale housing project. Completion of these activities will help to maintain the existence of necessary commercial facilities in the City. Timeframe………………………………2006-2009 HOUSING APPEARANCE Fiber Optic Security System Upgrade Upgrades and Improvements to the City’s fiber optic security system for commercial shopping centers. Completion if this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure. Timeframe……………………………………..2007 $800,000 COMMERCIAL Pinole Library Improvements to the Pinole Library for renovation and remodeling of Community Meeting Room and renovation of the parking lot. Completion if this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure. Timeframe……………………………………..2008 $200,000 CENTER PARKS Public Safety Building Renovation and interior improvements to the Public Safety Building relating to Police Department Operations. Completion if this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure. Timeframe…………………………….2007– 2008 $236,725 COMMERCIAL Pinole Valley Park Design and improvements to Pinole Valley Park for swimming area. Replace playground structure with a new structure and ground pad that is ADA and safety compliant. Make renovations to the baseball field. $130,000 PARKS Page 22 Completion of this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Project included in Recreation, Park & Facility Master Plan. Timeframe……………………………………..2008 Pinole Valley & Vista Shopping Centers Funding for traffic management services during the holiday season at the shopping center. Renovation of retail shopping center including demolition and reconstruction of existing structures and offsite street improvements. Completion of these activities will help to maintain the existence of necessary commercial facilities in the City. Timeframe………………………………2005 – 2009 $5,471,000 COMMERCIAL Pavement Management Program Periodic reconstruction of City roadways in accordance with the recommendations of the Pavement Management Plan. Completion if this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure. Timeframe…………………………………Ongoing $340,000 COMMERCIAL DOWNTOWN Parking Lot Maintenance Periodic slurry sealing and reconstruction of Agency owned parking lots. Completion of these activities will help to maintain the existence of necessary commercial facilities in the City. Timeframe…………………………………Ongoing $200,000 COMMERCIAL DOWNTOWN Sewer Rehabilitation Program Periodic lining, pipe bursting, reconstruction of the sewer collection system within the project area. $600,000 COMMERCIAL HOUSING Page 23 Completion if this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure. Timeframe………………………………..Ongoing Sidewalk Reconstruction Program Periodic reconstruction of sidewalks. Completion if this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure. Timeframe………………………………Ongoing $250,000 COMMERCIAL Sidewalk Construction Program Construction of new sidewalks. Completion if this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure. Timeframe……………………………….Ongoing $100,000 COMMERCIAL DOWNTOWN Pinole Creek Trail Lighting Construction of lighting along Pinole Creek. Completion of this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Timeframe………………………………2008 – 2009 TBD DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY Pinole Youth and Senior Garden Walkway This project has a walkway connecting the Pinole Creek pathway and Tennant Avenue. It includes an edible, working organic garden on the creek side of the site and landscaping along the pathway with an orchard on the Tennant Avenue side of the site. Completion of this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Project included in Recreation Park & Facility Master Plan. Timeframe……………………………2007 – 2008 $251,000 COMMUNITY PARKS Page 24 Replace and construct site fixtures, water fountains and amenities at parks Parks improved includes Fernandez Park, Pinole Valley Park, Pinion Park, Louis Francis Park, Canyon Park and Pinole Valley East Soccer Field. Completion of this Project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Project included in Recreation Park & Facility Master Plan. Timeframe…………………………….2007 – 2008 $40,000 PARKS Tiny Tots Playground Improvement The current playground is not up to current ADA standards; the ground pad does not meet current safety standards and has significant drainage issues. Drainage will be installed, the playground will be replaced, and a new ground pad put in. Completion of this Project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Project included in Recreation Park & Facility Master Plan. Timeframe…………………………….2007 – 2008 $60,000 COMMUNITY Pinole Valley Tennis Court Resurfacing and Renovation The Pinole Valley Tennis Courts have significant cracking plus drainage issues. Renovation includes filling cracks, resurfacing and filling settlement areas of the court. Renovation also includes removing existing chain link fence material, wind screen and wooden baseboards; reusing existing posts and gate frames; installing new chain link material and windscreen. Completion of this Project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Project included in Recreation Park & Facility Master Plan. Timeframe…………………………………….2007 $30,500 PARKS Page 25 Entryway Signage Replacement of entryway signal along San Pablo Avenue, replace traffic signals at intersection of Appian Way and San Pablo Avenue and Tara Hills Road. Completion of these activities will help to maintain the existence of necessary commercial facilities in the City. Timeframe…………………………….…2007- 2008 $75,000 APPEARANCE COMMUNITY Youth Center and Pinole TV Offices This project includes the relocation of an existing commercial tenant; abatement and demolition of the existing office structure; construction of a 5, 323 square foot, two story building with youth activities and a public meeting room on the ground floor, and Pinole TV activities on the upper floor; expansion and renovation of the existing, adjacent Memorial Hall kitchen for use with both Memorial Hall and Youth Center activities; construction of adjoining site improvements such as parking area, a covered arcade, a raised patio and walkway, lighting, and landscaping; construction of related Fernandez Park improvements, including a reworked Tot Lot and trash enclosure. Completion of this project will remove an unsafe and dilapidated structure and remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure for recreation. Timeframe………………………….2005 thru 2006 $1,768,056 COMMUNITY CENTER PARKS Hazel Street Pump Station Construct sewage lift station to accommodate Pinole Shores Business Park Development Project. Completion if this project will remediate inadequate public facilities and infrastructure. Timeframe……………………………..2008 – 2009 $1,200,000 COMMERICAL Total Estimated Redevelopment Investment $31,279,202 Page 26 PROPOSED AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM - 2005 THROUGH 2009 Over the next five years, the Agency plans to implement the residential component of the Pinole Vista redevelopment strategy by undertaking a number of projects and programs, which are summarized below. A more detailed description of each project or program, and how it will meet the Agency's goals, follows. Affordable Housing Downtown Mixed Use Developments ($700,000) 2101 San Pablo Avenue Development ($1,900,000) First Time Homebuyer Program ($120,000) Heritage Park Phase II ($680,000) New Housing Programs ($500,000) Residential Rehabilitation Program ($700,000) Planned Project/Description Estimated Redevelopment Investment Goals Achieved Downtown Mixed Use Developments The Agency will facilitate downtown mixed use developments by undertaking such efforts as constructing parking and driveway areas, refuse areas, fencing, site lighting, landscaping, and irrigation. The mixed use buildings would have commercial uses on the ground floor and residential uses above. Two examples of potential projects of this type include 2101 San Pablo Avenue and 784 Tennant Avenue. The demolition of existing structures at both 647 and 784 Tennant Avenue eliminated vacant and unsafe structures, as well as visual blight. The Agency’s assistance with the development of mixed-use structures will provide affordable housing and help to eliminate factors hindering economically viable use. Timeframe……………………………………..TBD $2,600,000 HOUSING COMMERCIAL Page 27 First Time Home Buyer Program This ongoing program provides assistance to very- low-to-moderate income individuals for the purchase of a home. It provides a zero interest, deferred payment second mortgage that allows the Agency to “share” in the appreciation of the home. This program assists low-to-moderate income households in the purchase of affordable housing. Timeframe……………………….2005 thru 2009 $120,000 HOUSING Heritage Park Phase II Heritage Park is a 2.5 acre project in Old Town Pinole that is to be constructed in two distinct phases. The first phase will include either the relocated Faria house, or a newly constructed structure similar in character to the Faria house, and ancillary improvements at the southern frontage of the property along San Pablo Avenue. The second phase will involve the construction of single-family cottages and a common detached garage along the northern side frontage on Buena Vista Drive. This project will increase the Project Area’s stock of affordable housing. Timeframe…………………..……………….2005 $680,000 HOUSING New Housing Programs The Agency will explore the feasibility of alternative approaches to the provision of affordable and special needs housing, including transitional housing and in-law or second units. Such programs will provide affordable housing. Timeframe…………………………….…….TBD $500,000 HOUSING Residential Rehabilitation Program This program helps revitalize and preserve the existing stock of affordable housing in Pinole by providing home improvement grants and low $700,000 HOUSING APPEARANCE Page 28 interest rate loans to low income homeowners within the Redevelopment Project Area. Since the program’s inception, the Agency has provided home improvement grants and loans to nearly 150 property owners. The maximum combination of grant and loan assistance is $30,000 per property. Senior citizens may be eligible to defer loan payments up until the time the property is sold or ownership is transferred. This program rehabilitates and preserves the Project Area’s existing stock of affordable housing. Timeframe………………………………….Ongoing Total Estimated Redevelopment Investment $4,600,000 Page 29 HOUSING PROGRAM COMPLIANCE OBJECTIVES This section of the implementation plan addresses specific requirements in state law with respect to prior affordable housing activities and the anticipated housing program in the future. Low and moderate income housing fund had a balance of $2,016,982 available on July 1, 2004. Over the five year period ending on December 31, 2009, staff conservatively estimates that the Project Area will generate another $9,790,425 in 20% housing set aside revenue. Redevelopment agencies use implementation plans to establish ten-year objectives to achieve compliance with state law in its affordable housing programs. These housing goals generally fall into three categories: Housing Production - based on the number of housing units constructed or substantial rehabilitated over a ten year period, a Redevelopment Agency must ensure that a percentage of these units are affordable to low and moderate income households. Replacement Housing - Redevelopment Agencies must replace any housing units destroyed or removed as a result of an Agency Redevelopment Project within four years. Targeting Household Types - meet specific requirements on the amount of housing set aside funds an Agency must spend over a 10 year period on housing affordable to very low income households, low income households, and housing for residents under the age of 65. The housing program goals applicable to this Project Area are described below. Housing Production To estimate the number of housing units that need to be affordable to households earning less than 120% of the County median income, the Agency estimated the total number of units to be constructed or substantially rehabilitated in the Project Area and applied formulas established in state law. Page 30 Table 1: Historical Housing Production Requirement 1982-19931 1994-2004 Actual Housing Units Constructed or Substantially Rehabilitated in Project Area 465 147 Required Affordable Units2 Very Low Units (40%) 70 28 22 9 Notes: 1 Redevelopment Law related to housing production requirements does not apply to Plans that were adopted prior to 1976. Therefore, these production numbers apply only to the Added Area, which took effect in 1981. 2 Based on 15% of actual/assumed units developed by entities other than the Agency. All figures rounded up. The above table shows that a total of 612 residential units have been constructed in the Project Area since the Redevelopment Plan was amended in 1981. This triggers the need for a total of 92 units (15%) affordable to low and moderate-income households of which 37 units (40%) must be affordable to very low-income households. The following Table 2 shows the Agency assisted affordable housing units produced to satisfy the requirements shown in the above table. Table 2: Agency Assisted Affordable Housing Units Constructed to Date Project Name Total Units Very Low Low Moderate Total Affordable Exp. Date Pinole Grove 70 36 34 0 70 2043 East Bluff 144 58 86 0 144 2053 Bayside Willows 148 21 0 71 92 2017 2548 San Pablo 4 0 0 4 4 Perpetuity Pinole Senior Village 03 10 0 55 65 2031 3 Pinole Senior Village is an assisted living facility and does not include discreet housing units. The very low and moderate unit counts shown on the above table represent beds in the facility rather than distinct units. Page 31 Fernandez Corner 24 2 0 14 16 2057 760 Alvarez Ct. 19 19 0 0 19 Perpetuity Total 409 146 120 144 410 Requirement 37 -- -- 92 Surplus 109 -- -- 318 Table 3 below summarizes the production goals over various time periods as required by Redevelopment Law. The number of affordable units required is based on statutory thresholds, and the Agency is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate number of affordable units is created during a ten year period. Table 3: Housing Production Needs in Project Area by Time Period 10 Year Forecast Redev.Plan Duration 2005 to 2009 2010 to 2014 Total 2005 to 2018 Actual/Assumed Housing units Constructed and Substantially Rehabilitated in Project Area 15 15 30 42 Required Affordable Units4 Very Low Units (40%) 2 1 2 1 4 2 6 3 As shown in the above table, the Agency anticipates a need for affordable units (including 2 very low income units) to fulfill its production goals for the ten year period. 4 Based on 15% of actual/assumed units developed by entities other than the Agency. (No units developed by Agency.) All figures rounded up. Page 32 Fulfillment of these production goals, including prior years, is shown on Table 4 Table 4: Fulfillment of Housing Production Needs by Time Period Required Affordable Units (Table 3) Surplus Affordable Units (Table 2) Balance (Prod. Less Req.) Total VL Total VL Total VL 10 Year Forecast In Project Area Outside Project Area5 4 2 318 109 318 109 0 0 314 107 Redevelopment Plan Duration 6 3 318 109 318 104 As shown in the above table, the Project Area has a 4 unit affordable housing production need for the 10 year planning period, including 2 very low income units. The surplus of affordable units already created in the Project Area more than covers this need, thereby achieving the housing production goals for the Pinole Vista Area. Replacement Housing During the implementation plan period, the Agency estimates that one unit (3 bedrooms) housing a low income household will be destroyed as a result of an Agency-assisted project. Consequently, the Agency will need to create a new replacement unit within a four- year timeframe. The following Table 5 shows the replacement housing requirements triggered by affordable units the Agency has destroyed and Table 6 shows how the Agency replaced those units. Table 5: Historical and Project Replacement Housing Requirements Units Removed or Destroyed Replace Requirements Units Bedrooms VL L V,L,M Total 1400 Pinole Valley Road (2003) 1 3 0 3 0 3 5 Units produced outside project area credited on a 2-for-1 basis. Page 33 Fernandez Corner (2002) 3 3 1 1 1 3 850 San Pablo Ave. (Future) 1 3 0 3 0 3 Total 5 9 1 7 1 6 Table 6: Replacement Housing Units (Bedrooms) Produced Project Unit Size Very Low Low Moderate Total Fernandez Corner 1 BR 2 (2) 0 14 (14) 16 (16) 1 BR 11 (11) 0 0 11 (11) 760 Alvarez Ct. 2 BR 8 (16) 0 0 8 (16) Total 21 (29) 0(0) 14(14) 35 (43) Requirement (1) (7) (1) 5 (9) Surplus (21)6 (0)7 (13) 30 (34) Note: This is not a comprehensive list of affordable housing projects. The two projects listed are all that is need to satisfy the Agency’s replacement housing equipment Household Types At a minimum, the Agency’s low and moderate income housing set aside revenue is to be expended in proportion to the community’s need for very low and low income housing, as well as the proportion of the population under the age of 65. Based on the statistics from the Regional Housing Needs Assessment, used by local government to meet state requirements for affordable housing by category, and 2000 Census statistics, the following minimum thresholds for housing program expenditures would be required over the term of the implementation plan. 6 The CRL requires that replacement units be affordable at the same or lower income level. The seven Low-income bedrooms shown in Table 5 were replaced by seven Very Low-income bedrooms. 7 The CRL requires that replacement units be affordable at the same or lower income level. The seven Low-income bedrooms shown in Table 5 were replaced by seven Very Low-income bedrooms. Page 34 Table 7: Household Targeting Requirements Household Type Maximum Percentage of Housing Set Aside Expenditures over Implementation Plan Very Low Income Households (Based on community’s need for housing for households earning less that 50% of County median income) 46% Low Income Households (Based on community’s need for housing for households earning less that 80% of County median income) 27% Households under Age 65 (Based on 2000 Census statistics) 88% Notes: Percentages of very low and low income household expenditures is based upon City of Pinole Regional Housing Needs Assessment in which 83 of the 180 units (46%) in the City’s housing needs are for very low income households and 49 (27%) are for low income households. Percentage of expenditures for housing to households under the age of 65 based on 2000 Census data for the City, wherein 16,751 residents (88%) of the total population of 19,034 are under the age of 65. Housing Set Aside Expenditures Since January 2002. The proportionality requirements affect expenditures over a ten-year period, although the law permits the compliance initially for a period beginning in January 2002 and ending in December 2014. The chart below documents the amount of low and moderate income housing fund revenue used since January 2002 for these income categories. Table 8: Housing Expenditures Since January 2002 Income Category 2002 2003 2004 2005 Very low income $1,096,648 $557,049 $434,254 $2,107,952 (19%) Low income $998 $0 $0 $998 (0%) Moderate Income $3,050,635 $3,614,264 $2,487,907 $9,152,805 (81%) Total Expenditures $4,148,281 $4,191,313 $2,922,161 $11,261,755 (100%) Notes: 2004 estimates based on preliminary projections as of November Page 35 2004 and subject to change. Overhead and administration expenditures allocated to income levels on a pro rate basis Units Assisted by Housing Set Aside Fund. State law also requires a recap of the number of the projects assisted by the housing set aside fund over the past implementation plan period. The chart below summarizes these statistics by project from January 2002 (when proportionality requirements took effect) through December 2004. Table 9: Units Assisted by Housing Fund since 2002 Project/Location Housing Set-Aside Expenditures Units Assisted by Housing Set Aside Fund (January 2002 – December 2004) VL L M Total 815 San Pablo Ave. $395,720 0 0 2 2 Alvarez Court $654,237 9 0 0 19 Fernandez Corner $4,860,216 2 0 4 16 Totals $5,910,173 1 0 6 37 Housing units Constructed During Implementation Plan Without Housing Set Aside Funds. Since January 2000, no other funding source was used by the Agency to construct affordable units featuring long term covenant restricted units (affordable units with covenants of at least 45 years for ownership housing or 55 years for rental housing).