Baker District redevelopment: Council resolutions – summary (2017 to 2018)

Baker District Redevelopment

Council resolutions – summary (2017 to 2018)

At its meeting of November 19, 2007, Guelph City Council passed the following resolutions:
  • THAT the Baker Street Site be selected as the preferred location for the new central library.
  • THAT Council direct staff to prepare a Terms of Reference for a Request For Proposals for the redevelopment of the Baker Street Site, which would include the integration of the new central library, municipal parking structure and mixed commercial, office and residential uses and report back on the content, incentives and implementation plan for this RFP;
  • THAT Council direct staff to prepare a Terms of Reference for a Request For Proposals for the redevelopment of the Baker Street which would include the integration of the new central, municipal parking structure and mixed commercial, office and residential uses and report back on the content, incentives and implementation plan, costs and the budget for this RFP.

 

At its meeting of January 28, 2008, Guelph City Council passed the following resolutions:
  • THAT staff be directed to proceed with the Baker Street Parking Lot Redevelopment Request for Proposals as outlined in the report of the Downtown Economic Development Manager dated January 17, 2008.

 

At its meeting of February 17, 2009, Guelph City Council passed the following resolutions:

Motions Carried at the February 17 2009 Council Meeting:

  • THAT “Concept C2” as described in Report 09.02 be adopted as the preferred redevelopment concept for a mixed use development including a new central library.
  • THAT staff be directed to report back with a review and recommendations regarding the funding, implementation and delivery method of “Concept C2” Phase 1;
  • THAT staff be authorized to negotiate the acquisition of the lands required to implement “Concept C2” as described in Report 09.02 with funding to come from debt.

 

At its meeting of November 17, 2011, Guelph City Council passed the following resolutions:
  • THAT Report 11-10, ‘Baker Street Redevelopment, dated November 17, 2011, and prepared by the Downtown Renewal Office, be received;
  • AND THAT Staff, working with the Guelph Public Library and the Downtown Advisory Committee, undertake the development and evaluation of financial and project delivery options for the redevelopment of the Baker Street property and that the options be brought back for Council’s consideration by end of June 2012.
  • WHEREAS in 2009, the city started to assemble the lands on upper Wyndham Street for the Baker Street redevelopment;
  • AND WHEREAS, the assembling of lands on upper Wyndham Street has been placed on hold until additional funding was made available which has created a lack of clarity for the remaining property owners;
  • BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff report back on options and costs to secure the remaining Wyndham Street North properties required by the Baker Street Redevelopment for the upcoming 2012 budget deliberations.

 

At its meeting of April 30, 2012, Guelph City Council received Report 12-49, which in part provides policy relating to the redevelopment of downtown real estate, including the Baker District, and passed the following resolution:
  • THAT Official Plan Amendment No. 43, initiated by the City of Guelph, to incorporate a Secondary Plan for Downtown, mapping and associated definitions into the Official Plan, be adopted in accordance with Attachment 1 – Official Plan Amendment 43.

 

At its meeting of June 18, 2014, Guelph City Council passed the following resolutions:
  • THAT Report FIN-DR-14-05 “Downtown Renewal Projects Update: Baker District and Parking Master Plan” be received.
  • THAT based on the decision level pro forma attached to this report, Council endorses the ‘Private and Major Institutional’ mixed-use development as the preferred option for the Baker District lands.

 

At its meeting of November 25, 2015, Guelph City Council passed the following resolutions:
  • THAT the presentation on the Downtown Secondary Plan – Baker Street Redevelopment, be received.
  • THAT staff be directed to develop a Downtown Implementation Strategy Framework for Council.
  • THAT staff be directed to develop an Investment /Market Sounding package for exploring and scoping the private sector’s interest regarding the redevelopment of Baker Street and where feasible other downtown projects.
  • THAT staff be directed to report back to Council quarterly on the status of the Downtown Implementation Strategy Framework and the Baker Street Investment/Market Sounding.
  • THAT staff be directed to work with library staff throughout these processes.

 

At its meeting of July 17, 2017, Guelph City Council passed the following resolutions:
  • THAT the Baker District redevelopment, as described in Report IDE 17-71, become the Corporation’s priority program of work to further implement the Downtown Secondary Plan; and
  • THAT staff be directed to implement a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the Baker District redevelopment, as described in Report IDE 17-71, and report back to Council on the results by no later than the end of Q1 2018; and
  • THAT staff be directed to develop the associated work plan, funding strategy and business term options for the Baker District redevelopment through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, as described in Report IDE 17-71, and report back to Council by the end of Q1 2018; and
  • THAT staff be directed to apply the priority setting criteria and weighting, as described in Report IDE 17-71, to further assess the prioritization of the balance of the programs of work to implement the Downtown Guelph Secondary Plan, and to report back on the status of this work by the end of Q1 2018; and
  • THAT staff include a requirement for space allocation for a main library within the Baker Street RFP.

 

At its meeting of February 13, 2018, Guelph City Council passed the following resolutions:
  • THAT the size of the library component of the Baker District Development be confirmed to be 88,000 ft2 as recommended in the KPMG Guelph Public Library (GPL) business case dated January 24 2018.
  • THAT $1.9 million be approved in the capital budget to allow for the establishment of preliminary design concepts and construction costs for the library component of the Baker District Development, to be funded as per the February 13, 2018 IDE-2018-22 report entitled Baker District Redevelopment Status Update.
  • THAT preliminary library design concepts be coordinated with the preferred development partner and Guelph Public Library (GPL) under the City of Guelph’s Tier 1 Project Management Governance and Community Engagement Framework; and
  • THAT staff explore various ownership structures for the library with the preferred development partner; including full ownership, lease to own and long term lease and report back to council on the findings by Q4 2019.

 

At its meeting of July 16, 2018, Guelph City Council passed the following resolutions:
  • That staff be authorized to enter into a Letter of Intent with the preferred development partner as identified through the “10-094 Request for Proposals the Baker District Mixed-Use Development from the Pre-Qualified Development Teams” process.
  • That $500,000 be approved for the 2018 capital budget in order to advance the Baker District Redevelopment planning and implementation processes, to be funded from debt previously allocated for land purchases within the Baker District.
  • That staff report back to Council on progress by end of Q2 2019.

Baker District redevelopment