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File #: 23-0389    Name: Tall Ship Providence Foundation
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/7/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/9/2022 Final action:
Title: Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage of an Ordinance to Grant a Franchise to the Tall Ship Providence Foundation to Dock a Replica Historic Tall Ship at the City Marina Consistent with the Waterfront Small Area Plan.
Attachments: 1. 23-0389_Attachment 1_Tall Ship Providence Ordinance Information Sheet, 2. 23-0389_Attachment 2_Tall Ship Providence City Code Ordinance, 3. 23-0389_Attachment 3_Tall Ship Providence Franchise Agreement
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: NOVEMBER 2, 2022

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

FROM: JAMES SPENGLER, DIRECTOR
RECREATION, PARKS & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

JACK BROWAND, DEPUTY DIRECTOR
RECREATION, PARKS & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

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Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage of an Ordinance to Grant a Franchise to the Tall Ship Providence Foundation to Dock a Replica Historic Tall Ship at the City Marina Consistent with the Waterfront Small Area Plan.
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ISSUE: Consideration of an ordinance to grant a franchise to the Tall Ship Providence Foundation to dock a replica historic tall ship at the city marina consistent with the Waterfront Small Area Plan.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Introduce and pass the proposed Franchise Ordinance for the Tall Ship Providence Foundation on first reading on November 9, 2022; and

2. Schedule the ordinance for second reading, public hearing and final passage on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

BACKGROUND: The Tall Ship Providence Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization formed to purchase and preserve the historic Tall Ship Providence. The docking of a historic tall ship is consistent with the City Council approved Waterfront Small Area Plan. The restoration of the Tall Ship Providence was completed in 2019 and the vessel has been docked in the City Marina since its arrival in the City of Alexandria. The approved FY 2019 Capital Improvement Budget included funding for improvements to the Waterfront Park area to support the docking at the Waterfront Park bulkhead until such time as the planned City flood mitigation project requires relocation during this project construction.

DISCUSSION: On July 9, 2019, City Council adopted an ordinance to solicit proposals for a franchise to provide the docking of a historic or a r...

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