City Council Goal #3

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GOAL #3:  REVITALIZATION OF STRATEGIC LOCATIONS

OBJECTIVES:

• Increase / expand retail businesses and sales tax revenues
• Work in partnership with neighborhoods, businesses, community organizations, institutions
• Increase private sector investment
• Create a vibrant Downtown – a destination for residents and the region
• Develop Columbia Park
• Enhance College Hill District

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ACTION STEP 1: Support Partnership with Library and YMCA (Seven Votes) 30/31 library will be closing, but a library presence is still important there. The partnership with the YMCA and Library needs to be supported and it needs to move forward.  
LEAD: Library
Support:
 
Status:
Response from Contributors Council expected by the end of July 2019.
​- Response from the Contributors Council received late July. Before they will 
​  make a determination, they would like to see a completed feasibility study and
​  a firm offer for acquiring the building. COMPLETED

​Submit CY2020 CIP Request for this project to the Finance Department by July 25, 2019. COMPLETED

​- Resubmit Contributors Council packet with the feasibility study results/building
​  offer by January 2020.

​- Present information about the project/answer questions at the October 28, 
​  2019, City Council Study Session if the feasibility study is complete and 
​  indicates positive results. - COMPLETED

​- Prepare for the sale of the 30/31 Library:
​  - Real Estate Appraisal - COMPLETED
​  - Working with Legal on the process for selling the property - UNDERWAY
  ​- RFP for Mobile Library released in late July. Bid opening is August 7, 2019.
​  - Investigate placing material return boxes at businesses in the central part of
​    the City - UNDERWAY
​  - Last date the 30/31 Library open to the public – Saturday, December 14, 
    2019.

​- ENDORSEMENT RECEIVED BY THE CONTRIBUTORS COUNCIL ON
​  JANUARY 16, 2020​

​- MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING APPROVAL:
​  - LIBRARY BOARD APPROVED ON JANUARY 21, 2020
  - YMCA BOARDS VOTE ON APPROVAL BY JANUARY 28, 2020
  - LIBRARY FOUNDATION VOTES ON APPROVAL BY JANUARY 31, 2020

​- CAPITAL CAMPAIGN BY THE YMCA AND LIBRARY FOUNDATION
​  BEGINS:
  - ADVANCED GIFTS (SILENT PHASE) MARCH 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER
    30, 2020
  -  MAJOR GIFTS - DECEMBER 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2021
  -  SPECIAL GIFTS - MARCH 1 THROUGH MAY 30, 2021


​-  Once 80% of funds are secured, begin design and construction. (Date TBD)

​-  Spring/Winter 2021:
   - DRAFTING OF OPERATIONAL LEASE DOCUMENTS - NOW THROUGH
​     TBD
​   - BUILDING PLANNING - DATE TBD
​   - BUDGET PLANNING - PERPETUAL
​   - GRAND OPENING - DATE TBE
​   - LIBRARY BOARD APPROVAL OF LEASE DOCUMENTS - DATE TBD
​   - TOTAL PROJECT COMPLETION DATE - DECEMBER 2021???