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File #: 22-198    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2022 Departments: PARKS
On agenda: 3/22/2022 Final action: 3/22/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Authorizing the President of the Board of Supervisors to execute a ground lease with CuriOdyssey for the real property located at 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, California, in the Coyote Point Recreation Area; and B) Directing the Parks Director to file a Notice of Exemption for a California Environmental Quality Act Categorical Exemption.
Attachments: 1. 20220322_r_CuriOdysseyGroundLease.pdf, 2. 20220322_a_CuriOdyssey Lease.docx
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Nicholas J. Calderon, Parks Director
Subject: Ground lease with CuriOdyssey for real property located at 1651 Coyote Point Drive in the Coyote Point Recreation Area


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Authorizing the President of the Board of Supervisors to execute a ground lease with CuriOdyssey for the real property located at 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, California, in the Coyote Point Recreation Area; and

B) Directing the Parks Director to file a Notice of Exemption for a California Environmental Quality Act Categorical Exemption.

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BACKGROUND:
CuriOdyssey is a not-for-profit science and wildlife center that operates on County-owned land within the Coyote Point Recreation Area pursuant to a lease agreement with the County. Through educational programs, interactive exhibits, and a wildlife center, CuriOdyssey helps children develop the tools necessary to understand the changing world.

In 2019-the last full year before the COVID-19 pandemic-CuriOdyssey served over 207,000 visitors, including 687 children in summer camps, approximately 11,000 students and teachers (28 percent of whom were not charged for admission), and 4,559 students attending education and wildlife workshops. It is of note that 2,451 visitors received reduced admissions and over 3,800 visitors attended free community days.

In order to continue providing services to its members, visitors, and program participants, CuriOdyssey desires to construct significant upgrades to its campus. As part of its campus overhaul, CuriOdyssey intends to construct eight new buildings/exhibits that will create new science exhibit space, exhibit workshops, learning labs, field station for observations, animal exhibits, administration space, and concessions. These facilities will be complimented by the Whooosh! Playground - an all-abilities playground that opened to the...

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