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File #: 21-1181    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/19/2021 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing and Consideration of Amendment of Lease Agreement Between the City of Alexandria and Casa Chirilagua for the Use of the City-owned Community Building at 4109 Mount Vernon Avenue.
Attachments: 1. 21-1094_Draft Second Amendment to the Lease Agreement Between the City and Casa Chirilagua, 2. 21-1094_Current Lease Agreement Between the City and Casa Chirilagua, 3. 21-1094_Casa Chirilagua Building Use Impact Report
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 2, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Public Hearing and Consideration of Amendment of Lease Agreement Between the City of Alexandria and Casa Chirilagua for the Use of the City-owned Community Building at 4109 Mount Vernon Avenue.
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ISSUE: Consideration of amendment to the lease between the City of Alexandria and Casa Chirilagua (CC) for use of the City-owned community building located at 4109 Mount Vernon Avenue, the Conservatory Center at Four Mile Run Park.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Receive this report recommending a Second Amendment to the lease for an additional five (5) years between Casa Chirilagua and the City of Alexandria; and

2. Schedule for public hearing on Saturday, June 19, 2021, and after the public hearing is concluded authorize the City Manager to execute the proposed Second Amendment to the Lease (Attachment).

BACKGROUND: In 2010, the City of Alexandria approved a Special Use Permit (SUP) for the building located at 4109 Mount Vernon Avenue, the Conservatory Center at Four Mile Run. The building was one of four purchased using the City's Open Space Fund. The three other buildings were demolished to create public open space adjacent to the existing Four Mile Run Park. The Conservatory Center building was retained and the SUP was approved to operate a community/public building. The SUP acknowledged the long-term consideration of a local nonprofit managing and operating the building. In the shorter term, the building was used for community meetings and as the home of the Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market.

The City of Alexandria, Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities issued a public Request for Proposals (RFP) on April 20, 2015 for a five-year (renewable) manag...

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