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File #: 23-0435    Name: Downtown City-Owned Property Redevelopment Initiative (RFQ) Update
Type: Agenda Item Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Work Session
On agenda: 5/23/2023 Final action:
Title: Update on the Downtown City-Owned Property Redevelopment Initiative
Attachments: 1. Board Feedback, 2. Town Hall Feedback, 3. Additional Town Hall Feedback, 4. Online Public Survey Results, 5. Additional Citizen Feedback, 6. Presentation
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Update on the Downtown City-Owned Property Redevelopment Initiative

COUNCIL GOAL: Direction for Strategic and Economic Growth
(1E: Increase community involvement and participation within local government/community)

MEETING DATE: May 23, 2023

DEPARTMENT: Development Services

CONTACT: Michael Quint, Executive Director of Development Services

* Receive staff presentation and provide direction.

* At the January 24, 2023, work session, the City Council directed staff to initiate efforts to redevelop four (4) city-owned properties in McKinney's historic downtown via a request for qualifications (RFQ) process.

* The four properties are located at:
o 221 N. Tennessee Street
o 222 N. Tennessee Street
o 308 N. Tennessee Street/303 N. Johnson Street
o 301 N. Chestnut Street

* Since January, Staff has been meeting with and soliciting feedback from the public regarding the redevelopment of these properties. All the public feedback received through May 15, 2023, is attached for reference purposes. Staff's presentation will offer a brief overview of the public feedback received as part of the initial public input phase of this initiative. The presentation will also share the results of recent property appraisals and a market feasibility study.

* Staff will be seeking the City Council's direction regarding specific feedback for or expectations of a potential development partner(s). This City Council feedback will be included in the forthcoming request for qualifications.

* For example, the RFQ that the City issued in 2015 for the property located on the southeast corner of Davis Street and Tennessee Street included the following expectations:

o "The City Council has indicated that primary incentives will come in the form of discounted or no-cost land conveyance, off-site infrastructure improvements, and possibly tax abatements. Development Teams should not rely on up-front cash incentives to ensur...

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