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File #: 20-0804    Name:
Type: Other Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/9/2020 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Contract to Purchase Property at 4850 Mark Center Drive (IDA Office Building)
Attachments: 1. 20-0804_Attachment 1 - 4850 Mark Center Drive Aerial, 2. 20-0804_Attachment 2 - 4850 Mark Center Drive Picture
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: JULY 1, 2020

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration of a Contract to Purchase Property at 4850 Mark Center Drive (IDA Office Building)
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ISSUE: Consideration of exercising the City's option to purchase property located at 4850 Mark Center Drive to serve as the offices and clinics for the City Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS), Neighborhood Health Services and Alexandria Health Department and determination by the Planning Commission that the proposed purchase is consistent with the City's Master Plan per Section 9.06 of the City Code and approval of the purchase by City Council.

RECOMMENDATIONS: That City Council:
1) Authorize the City Manager to enter into contract with the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) to purchase the office building and related property located at 4850 Mark Center Drive for $58.7 million; and
2) Receive the report from the Planning Commission in regard to the purchase being consistent with the City's Master Plan per Section 9.06 of the City Code.

BACKGROUND: DCHS, Neighborhood Health Services and the Alexandria Health Department operations currently occupy over 210,000 square feet of office, client and clinic space 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 In general, most of the current DCHS and Health Department space is overcrowded, outdated, and does not meet modern standards for office, client and clinic space. In addition, staff assessed the location of current client residences across the City and identified that a more western location in the City which would be more accessible to a majority of their clients.

Following space programming, a market survey analysis of available properties on the western end of the City, staff site tours, due diligence studies and space stacking exercises, three propertie...

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