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File #: 22-261    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/24/2022 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 4/19/2022 Final action: 4/19/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Executive, or Director of Department of Housing as designee, to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the County of San Mateo and the City of East Palo Alto for due diligence activities regarding a potential real property exchange.
Attachments: 1. 20220419_r_Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager.pdf, 2. 20220419_a_SMC-EPA Real Estate.pdf, 3. Item No. 7 - DOH.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director, Department of Housing
Subject: MOU with City of East Palo Alto for Due Diligence Activities Related to Potential Real Property Exchange

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Executive, or Director of Department of Housing as designee, to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the County of San Mateo and the City of East Palo Alto for due diligence activities regarding a potential real property exchange.

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BACKGROUND:
In 1972, the Redevelopment Agency of San Mateo County acquired a 1.85-acre property located at 1266 Beech Street, in East Palo Alto (San Mateo County Assessor's Parcel Number 063-600-060) ("County Property"). The County Property is a vacant lot situated at the terminus of Beech Street, and it is located within an existing single-family residential neighborhood. The County Property abuts Martin Luther King Jr. Park ("MLK Park"), a City of East Palo Alto public park, at its southern property line. The County Property has a zoning designation of "Parks and Recreation" (PR), which allows for public recreational uses, such as the adjoining park. The County Property has been vacant since it was acquired by the County.

The City of East Palo Alto ("City") is the property owner of 2277 University Avenue, an approximately 0.36-acre parcel in East Palo Alto (San Mateo County Assessor's Parcel Number 063-302-460) ("City Property"). The City Property has a zoning designation of "Mixed Use Corridor" (MUC), which allows mixed use structures and developments with different uses such as office, retail, service, residential, including medium and high-density residential, and other compatible uses. The City Property is surrounded by single-family residential, multi-family residential, a park, a fire station, retail, and other uses. A one-story house is situated on the City Property and...

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