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File #: 2015-2059   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 10/20/2015
Title: Introduction of Ordinance Approving a Lease and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute Documents Necessary to Implement the Terms of a 10-Year Lease with 707 West Tower Avenue, LLC., a California Limited Liability Company, for Building 9 Located at 707 West Tower Avenue at Alameda Point. (Base Reuse 819099)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Diagram of Leasehold Area, 2. Exhibit 2 - Building 9 lease, 3. Exhibit 3 - Proposed Uses for Buildings 9, 4. Ordinance

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Introduction of Ordinance Approving a Lease and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute Documents Necessary to Implement the Terms of a 10-Year Lease with 707 West Tower Avenue, LLC., a California Limited Liability Company, for Building 9 Located at 707 West Tower Avenue at Alameda Point. (Base Reuse 819099)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

 

From: Elizabeth D. Warmerdam, Interim City Manager

 

Re: Approve a Lease and Authorize the City Manager to Execute Documents Necessary to Implement the Terms of a 10-Year Lease with 707 West Tower Avenue, LLC., a California Limited Liability Company, for Building 9 Located at 707 West Tower Avenue at Alameda Point 

 

BACKGROUND

 

707 West Tower Avenue, LLC was formed to create a space for food and beverage makers to come together in a shared large scale food manufacturing facility. Building 9 will be multi-tenanted, targeting artisan beverage and food incubators and producers. Local entrepreneurs and small companies will share resources and collaboratively grow their retail and wholesale businesses. The multi-tenanted premises will be used for light manufacturing, including food and beverage production, warehouse and distribution, training, and retail sales on-site.

 

The following is a list of prospective tenants at Building 9 under 707 West Tower Ave., LLC:

                     Biagio Artisan Meats - USDA certified commercial meat processor

                     JC Cellers - Urban Winery & Tasting Room

                     Alameda Point Collaborative & Ceres Community Project - Culinary Kitchen and Classroom

                     Food Shift - Food waste/sustainability

                     PRESERVE Sonoma - Food preservation company and artisanal co-packer

                     Baia Pasta - Italian pasta makers

                     Whole Foods Market Food Incubator/Accelerator Program

                     Food Craft Institute - Non-profit, food-making, educational institution focusing on food-making techniques and entrepreneurial skills

                     A Number of Emerging Bay Area Food Makers: Sosu Sauces, MamaTong Soups, Muffin Revolution, Alicia’s Tamales, etc.

Ultimately, 707 West Tower Ave., LLC wants to make Building 9 a food and beverage destination. It will be open to public for tours and will be a space to host community events, cooking classes, food trucks/markets, urban homesteading workshops, and conferences in the future.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Building 9 consists of approximately 80,907 square feet of rentable space on Land consisting of approximately 4.2 acres as depicted in Exhibit 1.

 

Staff believes 707 West Tower Avenue, LLC will bring much needed food services to Alameda Point and will be an amenity to existing and future tenants. Consistent with the City’s asset management policy, the encouragement and attraction of cluster industries is a desired City goal. The project for Building 9 delivers a clustering of food and beverage makers and serves as an incubator for slow food manufacturing.

 

The last time Building 9 was occupied in 2003, the rent was $22,400 per month. The proposed 10-year lease with 707 West Tower Ave, LLC for Building 9 requires payment of $36,408.15 monthly for year one and $37,505.39 for year two of the term.  The lease contains the standard insurance, indemnity, assignment and termination clauses the City of Alameda requires in all its leases. The following provides a monthly rent schedule for Building 9 for the term of the lease:

 

Months

Rent/SF

Monthly

1-12

$0.45

$36,408.15*

13-24

$0.46

$37,505.39

25-36

$0.48

$38,625.40

37-48

$0.49

$39,784.16

49-60

$0.51

$40,977.69

61-72

$0.52

$42,207.02

73-84

$0.54

$43,473.23

85-96

$0.55

$44,777.43

97-108

$0.57

$46,120.75

109-120

$0.59

$47,504.37

 

 

*Subject to Capital Repair Credit in accordance with Section 4.1(b) in the attached lease agreement (Exhibit 2). 

 

Building 9 has a current option to purchase for $5.5 million. The option can be exercised upon the completion of a subdivision parcel map. Staff is working on the creation of the subdivision maps and will be presenting them to the Planning Board and City Council next year.

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

The monies from the new lease will be deposited into the Base Reuse Department lease revenue fund and are limited to uses permitted under the Economic Development Conveyance Memorandum of Agreement with the United States Navy.

 

MUNICIPAL CODE/POLICY DOCUMENT CROSS REFERENCE

 

This action has no impact on the Municipal Code.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

 

This action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(c) (Existing Facilities).

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Approve an ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute documents necessary to implement the terms of a 10-year lease with 707 West Tower LLC, a California limited liability company, for Building 9 located at 707 West Tower Avenue at Alameda Point.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Ott, Chief Operating Officer - Alameda Point

 

By,

Nanette Mocanu, Assistant Community Development Director

 

Financial Impact section reviewed,

Elena Adair, Finance Director

 

Exhibits: 

1.                     Diagram of Leasehold Area

2.                     Building 9 Lease

3.                     Proposed Use for Buildings 9