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File #: 19-553    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/29/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 7/9/2019 Final action: 7/9/2019
Title: Action on a Resolution Authorizing an Application for the County of Santa Clara Historic Grant Program for the City-owned Harris-Lass Historic Preserve at 1889 Market Street
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Resolution No. 19-8729.pdf
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on a Resolution Authorizing an Application for the County of Santa Clara Historic Grant Program for the City-owned Harris-Lass Historic Preserve at 1889 Market Street
Report
BACKGROUND
The Department of Public Works oversees maintenance and repairs for approximately 800,000 square feet of buildings throughout the City, including five Historic Properties. This year, the City will apply for a Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation Grant for Historic Properties. The Board of Supervisors established the Historic Grant Program in 2018 with the purpose of celebrating history in Santa Clara County with a preference for projects that acknowledge untold stories in underrepresented communities. The overall grant funding from Santa Clara County is expected to be $5 million dollars with $1 million dollars going to the City's district.
The City is working closely with Craig Mineweaser, AIA, of Mineweaser & Associates, Preservation Architecture, to apply for funding for the Harris-Lass Historic Preserve located at 1889 Market Street. The project would restore the Tank House and rebuild the deteriorated rear porch to provide universal access to the farmhouse. The total cost of this restoration project is approximately $150,000.
DISCUSSION
The County of Santa Clara announced this grant opportunity in March of 2019. Staff attended a technical workshop in April 2019 and will be submitting an application by July 19, 2019. The County plans to announce awards in December 2019. As part of the application process, the City shall adopt a resolution that acknowledges the grant and that the subject historic property will be continually used for a minimum of 20 years and will be open to all Santa Clara County residents. The resolution also authorizes the City Manager or designee to sign and submit Grant Applications to the County of Santa Clara, and to negotiate, execute, amend, or terminate the Grant Funding Agreement.
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
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