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File #: 19-1200    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/29/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/13/2018 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing and Consideration of a Lease Extension Between the City of Alexandria and Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority ("NOVA Parks") for the use of the Cameron Run Park Property.
Attachments: 1. 19-1200__Attachment 1, 2. 19-1200_Attachment 2, 3. 19-1200_Attachment 3, 4. 19-1200_NOVAParks Presentation
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: OCTOBER 3, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER

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Public Hearing and Consideration of a Lease Extension Between the City of Alexandria and Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority ("NOVA Parks") for the use of the Cameron Run Park Property.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a lease extension between the City of Alexandria and Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority ("NOVA Parks") for the use of the Cameron Run Park property.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Receive the staff recommendation to extend the current lease agreement between the City of Alexandria and NOVA Parks by seven and one-half years (7.5), beginning on July 1, 2021 and ending on December 31, 2018, only after NOVA Parks meets specific conditions outlined in Lease Amendment #2 (Attachment 1) before June 30, 2021, the end of the current lease period; and

2. Schedule a Public Hearing on October 13, 2018, and after the Public Hearing has ended, authorize the City Manager to execute the Second Modification of the Lease between the City of Alexandria and NOVA Parks and to take any other actions that are necessary to implement the agreement.

BACKGROUND: In 1981, Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority entered into a 40-year lease agreement with the City of Alexandria for 53 acres of City-owned land on Eisenhower Avenue later named the Cameron Run Regional Park for the nominal amount of ten dollars. Since then the amount of City-owned and subject to NOVA Parks lease land has been reduced to about 26 acres. Conditions of the 1981 lease included development of a "wave action swimming pool and associated support facilities, landscaping and lake improvements", as well as many other improvements. The current lease is set to expire in 2021, and NOVA Parks has requested a new or extended le...

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