THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

FOR PORT ORANGE TOWN CENTER ACTING AS THE

PROPOSAL EVALUATION COMMITTEE

MEETING MINUTES

 

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE

APRIL 3, 2012

 

THE MEETING OF THE TOWN CENTER REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ACTING AS THE PROPOSAL EVALUATION COMMITTEE was called to order by Chairman Allen Green at 8:32 P.M.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Invocation – Silent

 

ROLL CALL:             Present:                     Ben Talluto

Bob Ford

                                                                        Don Burnette

                                                                        Dennis Kennedy

Bob Pohlmann

                                                                        Suzette Blahnik

                                                                        Chairman Allen Green

                                   

Also Present:            Kenneth W. Parker, City Manager

                                    Margaret Roberts, City Attorney

                                                                        Robin Fenwick, Deputy City Clerk

 

TOWN CENTER CRA ACTING AS THE PROPOSAL EVALUATION COMMITTEE FOR RIVERWALK RFP #12-2

 

4.    Interviews and Ranking of Proposals for Riverwalk RFP #12-2 (continuation from March 27, 2012)

 

Peter Heebner, Attorney for proposer, presented information to Council relating to the proposal to the RFP. Powerpoint presentation was provided and discussed. Parker Mynchenberg, Parker Mynchenberg & Associates, gave details of the Riverwalk Conceptual Plan, as well as the marina and riverboat conceptual site plan. Mr. Heebner agrees with an appraisal if the CRA determines that an appraisal is required. They would waive any inequity if their properties are higher than the City/CRA properties. He agrees that any necessary rezoning will need to go through the normal processes with the City. Mr. Heebner asked for approval of their proposal within the RFP.  Mr. Parker agrees with Mr. Heebner that the public benefit can be included in the appraisal values.

 

Member Burnette is glad the developer has a vision but believes the CRA needs to only authorize Staff to negotiate with the proposer with proper appraisals based on the RFP requirements.

Member Ford agrees with Councilman Burnette. He wants to stick to the RFP.

 

Member Talluto agrees also, but is concerned with the amounts already invested by the City taxpayers and the properties being given up.

 

Mayor Green explained that the properties on Dunlawton and US 1 are commercial properties that need to be in commercial hands for development.

 

Vice Mayor Pohlmann agrees with Mayor Green. The CRA and Council have wanted a linear park for years, but he wants it to be a fair deal for both sides.

 

Member Kennedy also agrees with Mayor Green. He agrees to have Staff negotiate for a property swap.

Member Blahnik agrees. She agrees with moving forward to negotiate.

 

Motion to allow Staff to move forward to negotiate a land swap only as defined in the RFP made by Vice Mayor Pohlmann and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Mr. Heebner explained the problems with limiting to land swap only. Mayor Green addressed the issues and the need to move forward. Mr. Parker explained that rezoning issues may need more than 120 days. He believes Staff can work out the details. Member Ford wants it to be clear that the motion is for land swap discussions only. Mayor Green confirmed that the motion is for land swap only.

 

Mr. Parker explained the rezoning would go through Community Development.

Mayor Green asked for public comments.

 

Buddy LaCour addressed Committee members and advised that they agree that the first step is the land swap. Discussion held regarding the increment, incentives, site plans, and development.

 

Mayor Green asked Wayne Clark, Community Development, to explain the process of rezoning, which he did.

There were no further comments.

 

Motion carried 6-1 on a roll call vote, with Councilman Ford voting no.

 

ADJOURNMENT: 9:31 P.M.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ________________________

                                                                                    Chairman Allen Green