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File #: 19-1401    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/7/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 12/11/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Authorization to Lease with an Option to Purchase 4850 Mark Center Drive.
Attachments: 1. 19-1401_4850SiteMapExteriorPhoto, 2. 19-1401_LOI Summary for 4850 Mark Center - CC Memo - 12-05-18_
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration of Authorization to Lease with an Option to Purchase 4850 Mark Center Drive.
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ISSUE: Consideration of authorization to lease property with an option to purchase from the Institute of Defense Analyses (IDA) at 4850 Mark Center Drive for the co-location and relocation of the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and the Health Department.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1) Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and enter into a lease with terms in general conformance with those described herein for property located at 4850 Mark Center Drive (the IDA Building) for a 15-year period and co-locate DCHS and the Health Department from seven (7) different locations in the City into this single building; and

2) Include an option in the lease for the City to purchase 4850 Mark Center Drive.

BACKGROUND: DCHS and Health Department1 operations currently occupy over 210,000 SF in eight different locations, with leases at four facilities expiring in the near term. In general, most of the current DCHS and Health Department space is overcrowded, outdated and does not meet modern standards for office and clinic space. In addition, the two largest leased DCHS buildings are on the eastern end of the City, while most of DCHS clients now live on the western end of the City.

Following space programming, market survey analysis of available properties in the western end of the City, staff site tours, due diligence studies, and space stacking exercises, three properties in the Mark Center office park bordered by 1-395, Seminary Road, and Beauregard Street were considered. Staff is recommending the 4850 Mark Center Drive building as it best meets the space needs for co-location is the n...

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