Santa Cruz County
CA

Agenda Item
DOC-2021-351

Adopt resolution approving revised grant application for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program for Chanticleer Park, as recommended by the Director of Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services

Information

Department:Parks, Open Space & Cultural ServicesSponsors:Director of Parks, Open Spaces & Cultural Services Jeff Gaffney
Category:PARKS - Board LetterFunctions:Land Use & Community Services

Financial Impact

No match funds are required for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant application.

Board Letter

Recommended Action(s):

Adopt resolution approving Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program revised grant application for Chanticleer Park.

 

 

Executive Summary

The Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services Department (Parks) is seeking renewed authorization to apply for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program revised grant for Chanticleer Park. The grant requires approval of the attached resolution and does not require a match.

 

 

Background

On January 26, 2021, the Board approved a resolution for Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant applications for the Farm Park and Chanticleer Park. This board letter included the description that the grant application for Chanticleer Park would not exceed $5,500,000.

 

Chanticleer Park, located at 1975 Chanticleer Avenue, is a neighborhood park in Live Oak. Phase 1 of park construction was completed in 2020 including the inclusive playground (LEO’s Haven), parking, restroom, utilities, off-leash dog area, a portion of the community garden, and the bike pump track.

 

The Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (SPP) grant is a potential funding opportunity to improve the Farm Park and Chanticleer Park. This competitive grant program is funded with Prop. 68 funds and administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Currently, $395,300,000 is to be awarded in late 2021 or early 2022 with a maximum individual grant allowed of $8,500,000 and a minimum individual grant request of $200,000. The grant requires approval of the attached resolutions but does not require a match. The grant funds may be used for park site acquisition, development, expansion, or renovation.

 

 

Analysis

In March of 2021, a neighboring property adjacent to Chanticleer Park became available for acquisition, and there was opportunity to add the acquisition of this parcel to the grant application. With this opportunity, but without time to return to the Board with a revised maximum grant amount and explanation before the grant application deadline, Parks Department staff held an additional community meeting at the park and revised and included the acquisition of this parcel in the grant application. The revised grant application for a maximum of $8.5 million was submitted on the grant deadline, March 12, 2021.

 

The revised and submitted grant proposal for Chanticleer Park includes requests for funding Phase 2 expansion and development of the park, including; acquiring a 1.0-acre adjacent parcel, additional shaded picnic areas, a sport court, skate feature, flexible open area with walking trail and fitness station, renovated bike pump track, expanded community garden with historic tank house structure, converted indoor building space for community-oriented use, new interpretive panels, public art, expanded parking including opportunities for food truck space, and park landscaping with additional tree plantings.

 

The grant, if awarded, will pay 100% of the grant eligible acquisition, pre-construction and construction costs. Although the resolution approving the grant application does not include the maximum grant amount,  Parks is returning to the Board to request re-adoption of the resolution, with the understanding that the revised maximum grant amount is $8,500,000 and includes funding for acquisition of an adjacent parcel.

 

The project is in accordance with Objectives 1.1 (Parks Facilities), 1.3 (Accessibility), and 1.5 (Underserved Areas) of the Parks Strategic Plan.

 

 

 

Body

Strategic Plan Element(s)

1.A (Comprehensive Health & Safety: Health Equity)

3.B (Reliable Transportation: Community Mobility)

4.A (Sustainable Environment: Outdoor Experience)

 

Meeting History

Apr 27, 2021 9:00 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting

Resolution No. 96-2021

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Ryan Coonerty, Third District Supervisor
SECONDER:Manu Koenig, Vice Chair, First District Supervisor
AYES:Manu Koenig, Zach Friend, Ryan Coonerty, Greg Caput, Bruce McPherson

Discussion