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The City of Oakland has released a new version of the Howard Terminal Ballpark Project term sheet, originally launched on July 20th. This version reflects the work of the city staff and the staff and advisors of A and was released 24 hours ago. The news might make you jump for joy and think that all it takes is the development agreement that was finalized and signed, but there is one problem: The Oakland A’s have not officially announced that they are out of Las Vegas focus, and her architect is still tough working on a design for Sin City.

However, let’s take a quick look at the new City of Oakland / Oakland A / Howard Terminal term sheet.

Howard Terminal Ballpark Term Sheet Main Items

Howard Terminal Ballpark Project Costs: The A’s will privately fund the construction, operation and maintenance of the Ballpark.

On-site infrastructure: The A’s bear the upfront costs for the entire on-site infrastructure, such as roads, sewage, water and power lines as well as affordable living space, parks and open spaces.

Howard Terminal Ballpark Project Infrastructure Financing District (IFD): The city (and Alameda County, if the District Board of Directors so chooses) will establish a single IFD covering only the Howard Terminal location. An IFD is a financing instrument that enables the city (and the district) to invest their “but” or net new property taxes, which “without” the project would not exist, in infrastructure, public open space and affordable housing. Up to 80% of IFD proceeds would be used to reimburse the A’s for their upfront investment in on-site infrastructure. The remaining 20% ​​of IFD’s income would be used to implement strategies to prevent off-site displacement.

Offsite Transportation Infrastructure Investments: The total cost of offsite transportation improvements is approximately $ 352 million. This infrastructure investment will catalyze the long-needed improvements in the Jack London District, Downtown, Chinatown, Old Oakland and West Oakland and enable the safe and efficient transportation of people and goods around and to the water. The A’s are not responsible for these costs, but they are actively working with the city to apply for local, regional, state, state, and other funding to cover these costs.

Property Rights: The A’s have property rights to develop the project as set out in the Development Agreement and other project permits for the entire term of the Development Agreement. During this time, the city cannot restrict, change or delay the project or increase the developer’s obligations. There are exceptions for public health and for the implementation of new federal or state laws, building and fire regulations, or city infrastructure standards.

Duration: The development contract has a duration of 35 years. Construction of the ball park must begin by 2025 or at the latest 4 years after a dispute has been settled, but no later than 2028.

Non-Relocation Agreement: The A’s must stay in Oakland for 25 years from the date they play their first game at the new Ballpark. If they leave, they will have to cover outstanding debt servicing for all public debt related to the project, even after 25 years.

Port Turning Basin: In its agreement with the A’s, the port has reserved certain parts of the project area for a possible future expansion of the Inner Harbor Turning Basin. If the port exercises these rights, the development agreement on the land reclaimed from the port would end.

Affordable Housing: The Howard Terminal Ballpark Project targets 35% affordability using on-site and off-site strategies. 15% of the units will be affordable on site. A $ 50 million fund is being set up off-site to implement strategies to prevent the area’s residents from being evicted due to rising housing costs. The fund will support a combination of newly built units, preserved units, refurbished units and down payment assistance targeting a total of 20% of the 3,000 units on site (or 600 units). The project will also provide anti-eviction services in the four affected neighborhoods.

  • Workplaces: The project is located in the Port of Oakland jurisdiction. The port’s employment guidelines apply instead of the city’s. Specifically, all project-related construction contracts will be subject to the port’s Maritime Aviation Project Labor Agreement (MAPLA). For operational workplaces, the port needs a guideline for operational workplaces based on the 2017 “Operations Jobs Policy for the Centerpoint Oakland Global Logistics Project”. These include living wages and employee benefits; giving priority to the unemployed, military veterans, single parents, ex-offenders and foster families; and a ban on questioning applicants about previous crimes.
  • Community fund: A community fund is set up and maintained for the entire 66-year term of A’s lease with the port. The fund will consist of a number of sources of income including the Port Social Justice Trust Fund for staff development, an IFD shutdown for off-site displacement strategies, a 0.75% transfer fee for condominium sales on the Project site and payments in lieu of developer’s transportation impact fees. The fund is expected to be managed through a collaborative process between city, port and community actors to support a range of community priorities set out in the Project Summary Report on Recommendations for Community Benefits (https: // cao-94612 .s3.amazonaws.) .com / documents / FINAL_062521-HT-CBA-Recommendations-Final-Report-1.pdf).
  • Community supervision: The city administrator, in consultation with the city attorney, will analyze how a municipal oversight body, including members of committed coalitions and municipal organizations, can be set up to ensure that the municipal benefits contained in a future development agreement are implemented and enforceable.

Open space map

  • Project phases: The ballpark must be included in the first phase, but as a master developer, the A’s can determine the order of all other developments. Parks and open spaces – including Athletics Way, Rooftop Park and Waterfront Park “A” – must be built with the ball park. Stomper Plaza needs to be completed with Block 5 and Waterfront Park “C” needs to be completed with Block 7. Further requirements for the park allocation are set out in the development agreement.

A big improvement in the Howard Terminal Ballpark project term sheet that the A’s and MLB were supposed to approve

Including 35 percent of affordable housing is a big deal, as is A’s agreement to prepay for it. The collaborative effort matter is pending, and reflects the Oakland City Project Advisor’s idea that a “pay as you go” strategy, where tax increase money is spent later, is the best approach. This is Wrongway Feldman-type stuff.

The right approach is to bill the community benefits and then convert them into an area plan that forms the basis of a bond issue to pay for the implementation. It can generate $ 1.6 billion in tax hike funding income (assuming the base year estimated value is $ 2 billion, which can create a $ 800 million bond. This can be the $ 600 million) -Dollars for the A’s and the $ 200 million for the community plan, which in turn is based on the year-long community meetings that produced elements that should have become some kind of publicly available book by now.

In conclusion, the best news of all would be if Major League Baseball ditched the Las Vegas move and figured out what the City of Oakland did. It would be welcome news in a difficult year for everyone.

Stay tuned.

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