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File #: 23-654    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/8/2023 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/6/2023 Final action: 6/6/2023
Title: Informational Report and Status Update on the Morse Mansion
Attachments: 1. Real Estate and Morse Mansion Study Session Presentation
Informational Report and Status Update on the Morse Mansion

Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency

On November 1, 2022, the City Council held a Real Estate and Morse Mansion Study Session (RTC 22-1155). The presentation (Attachment 1) included the background on the Morse Mansion and the following three options for City Council discussion:

1. Extend the Lease with the Sorority
2. Sale of the Property
3. Maintain for City Uses - specifically an SVP Sustainability Learning and Historical Center (SVP Center)

As part of the discussion, the City Council and community expressed interest in Option 1 and Option 3. The Council and community also expressed support for exploring other City uses; however, staff clarified that any other City options and uses would require a separate funding source than SVP. There was no discussion or direction of further exploring or analyzing the sale of Morse Mansion.

SVP Sustainability Learning and Historic Center
Staff completed an RFP for engineering services to determine the feasibility of using Morse Mansion as an SVP Center. A consultant has been selected and staff will proceed with executing a contract to complete a Feasibility Study. The contract is for an estimated $150,000 and does not require City Council approval, however due to the Council and community interest in the project, staff is providing this informational report. The scope of work includes the following:

* Feasibility analysis detailing limitations and opportunities under the historic designation, functionality of a public Sustainability Learning and Historic Center in Morse Mansion.
* Engineering study detailing required infrastructure improvements and cost to bring the property to good operating order.
* Identify options and conceptual design scope of how an SVP Center could function within the property.
* Public outreach and community informational workshops.

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