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File #: 21-570    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/2/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: Conduct a public hearing on a Resolution of Necessity to acquire easements by eminent domain for an affordable housing project at 2700 Middlefield Road: A) Open public hearing B) Close Public hearing C) Adopt a Resolution of Necessity declaring that the acquisition of three permanent easements and one temporary construction easement burdening a portion of the real property located at 2710 Middlefield Road, unincorporated Redwood City, California, Assessor Parcel Number 054-113-130, by eminent domain, is necessary to construct an affordable housing project at 2700 Middlefield Road.
Attachments: 1. 20210713_r_2700 Middlefield Resolution of Necessity Reso.pdf, 2. 20210713_att_2700 Middlefield Resolution of Necessity Exhibit A-1.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: Public Hearing Required
Vote Required: 4/5

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
John C. Beiers, County Counsel
Subject: Adoption of a Resolution of Necessity for acquisition of four easements upon the parcel at 2710 Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks

RECOMMENDATION:
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Conduct a public hearing on a Resolution of Necessity to acquire easements by eminent domain for an affordable housing project at 2700 Middlefield Road:

A) Open public hearing

B) Close Public hearing

C) Adopt a Resolution of Necessity declaring that the acquisition of three permanent easements and one temporary construction easement burdening a portion of the real property located at 2710 Middlefield Road, unincorporated Redwood City, California, Assessor Parcel Number 054-113-130, by eminent domain, is necessary to construct an affordable housing project at 2700 Middlefield Road.

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BACKGROUND:
The Middlefield Junction Project is a 179-unit, 100% affordable development proposed to be located in the North Fair Oaks community of San Mateo County. The three-acre site is located behind the Fair Oaks Health Clinic at 2710 Middlefield Road, and will include housing for families, a 10,000-square foot childcare center, and a 3,500 square foot public community space. The 179 units of one, two and three bedrooms will be restricted to households between 30% to 80% of Area Median Income, and 15% to 20% of units will be set aside for persons experiencing homelessness. The development offers enormous potential to improve the housing and amenity needs of the North Fair Oaks Community's existing residents, as well as expand the supply of much-needed affordable housing in the Bay Area.

The parcel on which the project is proposed is already served by a 24-foot-wide access and emergency vehicle easement across the 2710 Middlefield property. The project as designed also requires a new access easement along the easte...

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