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File #: CONS 22-055   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 1/25/2022 Final action:
Subject: Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute an Agreement with Mintier Harnish in an Amount Not to Exceed $235,000 for the Development and Adoption of Objective Standards for Residential Development and Zoning Consistency Updates for the City of Hayward and Related Environmental Analysis RECOMMENDATION
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution, 3. Attachment III Scope of Services and Budget

DATE:      January 25, 2022

 

TO:           Mayor and City Council

 

FROM:     Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director

 

SUBJECT

 

                     Title                      

Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute an Agreement with Mintier Harnish in an Amount Not to Exceed $235,000 for the Development and Adoption of Objective Standards for Residential Development and Zoning Consistency Updates for the City of Hayward and Related Environmental Analysis                                                             

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Recommendation

That the Council adopts a resolution (Attachment II) authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Mintier Harnish for the development and adoption of objective standards for residential development and zoning consistency updates for the City of Hayward, including any related environmental analysis. 

 

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SUMMARY

 

In 2019, the City of Hayward received an SB 2 Planning Grant from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in the amount of $310,000. Of this, $235,000 is being designated for this project, with the remaining funds designated for a separate planning project related to updates to the City’s Density Bonus Ordinance. 

 

In light of recent State housing legislation, the City released a Request for Proposals (RFP) in November 2021 to develop a detailed set of objective standards for residential development that meet the State’s criteria for objective standards, as well as identify any necessary zoning amendments and related environmental analysis, if required, to ensure consistency with the City’s Hayward 2040 General Plan.  Staff representing the City’s Planning Division and Housing Division reviewed the one proposal received and interviewed the firm before confirming that Mintier Harnish is the capable and the preferred consultant team to complete the work.  The total budget for the work is $234,910, which includes a $30,000 contingency to cover unanticipated costs. 

 

This project is the City’s opportunity to establish clear, unambiguous, internally consistent, and legally defensible residential design standards and development regulations that reflect the City’s goals and objectives. The objective design and development standards will comply with the requirements of State law and set the stage for continued positive change in the community.  Staff anticipates having this project completed by late 2022, well ahead of the HCD deadline to expend all grant funding by the end of 2023.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Attachment I                                          Staff Report

Attachment II                                          Resolution

Attachment III                     Scope of Services and Budget