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File #: 18-7838    Name: Public Hearing and Consideration of lease renewal for UpCycle Creative ReUse at the Durant Arts Center
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/13/2018 In control: City Council Public Hearing
On agenda: 6/23/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Lease Agreement between the City of Alexandria and UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, for use of space at the Durant Arts Center located at 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Attachments: 1. 18-7666_Lease - Upcycle - 2018-2021
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 6, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Lease Agreement between the City of Alexandria and UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, for use of space at the Durant Arts Center located at 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
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ISSUE: City Council consideration of a Lease Agreement between the City of Alexandria and UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, for use of space at the Durant Arts Center located at 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council hold a public hearing and authorize the City Manager to execute the Lease Agreement (Attachment) substantially in the form attached between the City of Alexandria and UpCycle Creative Reuse Center.

BACKGROUND: UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, founded in 2011, is an Alexandria-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect creativity and conservation to promote artistic expression and environmentally sustainable behaviors. Upcycle envisions a community where everyone has the opportunity to experience the fun and benefits of art exploration and works collectively to reduce waste and repurpose unwanted materials. UpCycle rethinks the notion of waste, collecting cast-offs from the community to serve as creative materials. UpCycle gives people of all ages the opportunity to experiment, create and play with a variety of media for artistic use and expression.

UpCycle Creative Reuse Center has been based at the Durant Arts Center since 2015.

DISCUSSION: UpCycle Creative Reuse Center uses their leased space at the Durant Arts Center for their administrative offices, their community reuse store, and storage. Being located in the Durant Arts Center provides UpCycle exposure to audiences who come to the Center for other programs and allows UpCycle to ...

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