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File #: 21-1033    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/22/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action:
Title: Action on Amendment No. 2 to the Agreement with Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG) for preparation of the Freedom Circle Focus Area Plan, Amendment No. 2 to Reimbursement Agreement with Freedom Circle Venture, LLC, and Related Budget Amendment
Attachments: 1. Amendment No. 2 to Agreement with MIG, 2. Amendment No. 2 to Reimbursement Agreement, 3. Amendment No 1 to Agreement with MIG and RTC 20-102, 4. Amendment No. 1 to Reimbursement Agreement, 5. Original Agreement with MIG and RTC 18-647, 6. Original Reimbursement Agreement
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on Amendment No. 2 to the Agreement with Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG) for preparation of the Freedom Circle Focus Area Plan, Amendment No. 2 to Reimbursement Agreement with Freedom Circle Venture, LLC, and Related Budget Amendment

Report

COUNCIL PILLAR
Promote and Enhance Economic, Housing, and Transportation Development

BACKGROUND
On August 27, 2019, the City Council directed staff to proceed with the long-range planning process to designate the Freedom Circle area as a Future Focus Area within the General Plan instead of the preparation of a Specific Plan. This direction was given following the decision by two of the three Freedom Circle property owners funding the Specific Plan (The Sobrato Organization and Irvine Company) to withdraw from their funding of the Freedom Circle Specific Plan process, which had begun in August 2018. The remaining property owner (Greystar DBA Freedom Circle Venture LLC) is continuing to fund the Focus Area process while also moving forward with their General Plan Amendment (GPA) application.

DISCUSSION
Over the course of work on this project, additional tasks have been added related to the Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA). Funding for these additional tasks has come from the Service Agreement contingency. Continued work on the TIA reveals that further analysis is needed and, therefore, the formal Scope of Services for the consultant agreement needs to be expanded and supplemented with additional funding to complete this body of work.

The consultant agreement has been, and will continue to be, funded through a Reimbursement Agreement with the developer. Included in this report, is the related amendment to the Reimbursement Agreement to provide the additional funding necessary.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The actions being considered are simply to amend the Professional Services and Reimbursement Agreements. These actions do not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the Californi...

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