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File #: 2022-2309   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/20/2022
Title: Introduction of Ordinance Authorizing the Interim City Manager, or Designee, to Negotiate and Execute a Lease with Astra Space, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, Substantially in the Form of Exhibit 2 attached to the Staff Report, for Fifty-Nine Months for Building 360 Comprised of Approximately 179,070 Square Feet, Located at 1900 Skyhawk Street at Alameda Point. (Community Development 29061822)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Premises, 2. Exhibit 2 - Lease, Substantially in the Form, 3. Exhibit 3 - Hazmat Report, 4. Ordinance, 5. Correspondence - Updated 9/20
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Introduction of Ordinance Authorizing the Interim City Manager, or Designee, to Negotiate and Execute a Lease with Astra Space, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, Substantially in the Form of Exhibit 2 attached to the Staff Report, for Fifty-Nine Months for Building 360 Comprised of Approximately 179,070 Square Feet, Located at 1900 Skyhawk Street at Alameda Point. (Community Development 29061822)
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Astra Space, Inc. (Astra) has been an Alameda Point tenant since 2016, and occupies several buildings at Alameda Point. Astra, an aerospace research and design firm in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with over a decade of experience, would like to expand their footprint at Alameda Point to meet its growing need for research, manufacturing, testing and related office space. The proposed lease for Building 360, consisting of 179,070 square feet of rentable space at 1900 Skyhawk Street (Premises [Exhibit 1]) has a 59-month term and would help accommodate Astra's increasing staffing, product development and testing needs; Astra has paused hiring pending securing additional office space. The lease also addresses previously raised community and City Council concerns.

BACKGROUND

Astra is an aerospace research and design firm with more than a decade of experience developing aerospace technology in partnership with NASA. Astra designs, tests, manufactures, and operates next-generation launch services that will enable a new generation of global communications, earth observation, and precision weather monitoring, navigation and surveillance capabilities.

Astra has been an Alameda Point tenant since November 2016, and initially occupied Building 397. Astra now licenses several of the buildings near Building 397 in the Enterprise District, including Building 616 and Building 360, as well as the east end of Pier 3. Since its successful space launch in Dece...

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