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File #: 18-4874   
Type: Real Property Lease
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/13/2018
Posting Language: Ordinance amending the lease with Brooks Development Authority to expand the use of office and lab space located at 2509 Kennedy Circle in support of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District programs. Funding for the remainder of FY 2019 is available from Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Public Center for Environmental Health grant funds and the General Fund. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development & Operations]
Attachments: 1. 2509 2018 Lease Amendment, 2. 2509 Location Map, 3. 2509 Fiscal Impact Form 2018, 4. Draft Ordinance, 5. Ordinance 2018-12-13-1013
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DEPARTMENT: Center City Development & Operations



SUBJECT: Metro Health Lease Amendment with Brooks Development Authority


This ordinance authorizes an amendment to an existing lease with the Brooks Development Authority (BDA) for the expanded use of 23,489 square feet of office and lab space located at 2509 Kennedy Circle, in Council District 3, to support Metropolitan Health's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP), the Public Center for Environmental Health Divisions (PCEH), and related laboratory services, commencing December 1, 2018.


In September 2010, City Council approved a lease of 19,382 square feet for office and laboratory space on the Brooks City-Base campus at 2509 Kennedy Circle which was utilized by Metropolitan Health's PHEP, PCEH, and Laboratory Services.

These functions are responsible for all associated activities regarding public health all-hazards preparedness for the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and all municipal jurisdictions within Bexar County.

The programs develops local capacity to prevent, prepare for and respond to a broad range of emergency scenarios, including biological, chemical, radiological, natural disasters, and emerging infectious diseases that may affect Bexar County. These activities require Metro Health to acquire and maintain stockpiles of supplies that can be immediately dispensed in the event of emergency.


The PHEP division previously maintained a 2,990 square foot leased warehouse at 711 Davy Crockett Street for the purpose of storing supplies related to its mandate. Terminating that lease and relocating the supplies housed therein to an expanded facility at City-Base allowed Metro Health to efficiently manage its inventory and assist in the rapid deployment of materials in the event of emergency.

Providing additional 4,107 square feet of space for warehouse purposes at the building a...

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