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File #: 2018-6204 (30 minutes)   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/4/2018
Title: Presentation Providing an Update on the Veterans Affairs Project at Alameda Point by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Administration. (Base Reuse/Economic Development)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Letter to the VA, 2. Exhibit 2 - VA Presention
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Presentation Providing an Update on the Veterans Affairs Project at Alameda Point by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Administration. (Base Reuse/Economic Development)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: David L. Rudat, Interim City Manager
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On October 2, 2018, the City Council directed staff to send a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs asking for specific actions to be taken to show progress on the VA Project (outpatient clinic, administrative offices, and columbarium) at Alameda Point. As part of the Council's request for an update on the VA project, VA staff has agreed to make a presentation at the Council's December 4, 2018 meeting.
BACKGROUND
In 1997, the former Naval Air Station Alameda (NAS Alameda) was selected for closure as part of the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. In 2000, the Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority (ARRA) and the Department of the Navy (Navy) entered into an Economic Development Conveyance Memorandum of Agreement (EDC MOA) which authorized a no-cost conveyance of major portions of the NAS Alameda (referred to as Alameda Point).
In 2012, the City agreed to transfer 72 acres of open space at Alameda Point to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a planned VA clinic in exchange for certain infrastructure improvements.
In June 2014, the Navy transferred approximately 624 acres of former runways at Alameda Point to the VA to construct a $200 million facility that would include an outpatient clinic, administrative offices, and a columbarium (VA Project) on the property. Of the 624 acres, approximately 112 acres will serve the needs of the veterans throughout the Bay Area, and the balance of approximately 511 acres are to remain undeveloped and be reserved for the long-term conservation of the endangered Least Tern.
In 2016, the VA Project received an over $70 million appropriation from the United States Congress. In October ...

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