The Laguna Seaside Metropolis Council is keen on greater than books — it simply would possibly try all the library.
Throughout their assembly Tuesday, council members will talk about whether or not to maneuver forward with buying the Laguna Seaside Library property at Laguna Avenue and Glenneyre Avenue from Orange County, which owns and operates the ability.
Below a 1970 settlement, Laguna Seaside deeded a city-owned parcel and deserted a portion of close by Park Avenue to offer further area for a brand new library constructing.
The county then bought one other lot from a non-public property proprietor to spherical out the library website, based on a employees report.
As a part of that settlement, Laguna Seaside retained the choice to buy the property at any time throughout the subsequent 50 years — a window that closes Jan. 20. The prevailing library department is roughly 10,000 sq. toes, a few of which is used as workplace area by the Laguna Seaside Chamber of Commerce and the Buddies of the Laguna Seaside Library.
The general library website is comprised of 4 parcels, however because the county didn’t need to buy three of them, the town solely must pay for the one which the county purchased from the personal proprietor.
The price of that parcel can be established following an appraisal to find out its truthful market worth. Ought to the council transfer ahead, the town additionally would earmark roughly $20,000 for due diligence efforts, resembling commissioning environmental and structural evaluation experiences.
Additionally up for council evaluation Tuesday is a month-to-month lease settlement for the workplace area presently utilized by the chamber. As proposed, the town would lease that area for $1,484 a month and, in flip, sublease it again to the chamber.
Tuesday’s council assembly begins at 5 p.m. in Metropolis Corridor, 505 Forest Ave.
Additionally up for dialogue Tuesday is a proposed decision opposing the methodology the Southern California Assn. of Governments used to find out the town’s Regional Housing Wants Evaluation allocation.
RHNA is a illustration of future housing wants, and state legislation requires cities and counties to determine ample websites and zones to fulfill their allocations.
In November, Laguna Seaside was informed it must put aside enough land for 390 homes, a far cry from the preliminary goal of 55 that was outlined in August. SCAG — which represents Orange and 5 different counties — modified Laguna’s quantity as half of an overall push for extra housing in coastal reasonably than inland communities.
The proposed council decision opposes SCAG’s modified methodology — citing “lack of specificity, supporting documentation, lack of vetting by SCAG employees and close to complete absence of stakeholder engagement” — and asks for the state Division of Housing and Group Improvement to intervene.
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