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File #: 22-0265    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/10/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Lease Agreement Between the City of Alexandria and UpCycle Creative Reuse for the Use of Space at the Oswald Durant Center located at 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Attachments: 1. 22-0265 UpCycle _Lease Agreement, 2. 22-0265_ UpCycle 2020 Annual Report
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2021

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 for the Use of Space at the Oswald Durant Center located at 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a three (3) year lease agreement between the City of Alexandria and UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, for use of space at the Oswald Durant Center.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Schedule the proposed Lease Agreement (Attachment 1), for public hearing on October 16, 2021; and

2. After the public hearing approve this proposed Lease Agreement and authorize the City Manager to execute the attached three (3) year Lease Agreement with the 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 Center since 2015 and the current agreement expires on October 31, 2021.

DISCUSSION: UpCycle Creative Reuse Center uses their leased space at the Durant Center for their administrative offices, their community reuse store, and storage. The store inventory is affordable and changes cons...

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