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File #: 19-7524   
Type: Real Property Lease
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/7/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a renewal of the no cost lease agreement with HEBCO Development Inc. for use by the San Antonio Police Department’s San Antonio Fear Free Environment unit of 1,600 square feet of office/retail space located at the McCreless Market Shopping Center for a term ending September 30, 2020. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development and Operations].
Attachments: 1. 3850 2019 Agreement Signed by HEBCO, 2. 3850 HEBCO Disclosures, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2019-11-07-0905
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DEPARTMENT: Center City Development & Operations




Lease Extension SAPD SAFFE Storefront


This ordinance authorizes the execution of a renewal and extension of lease agreement for a term ending September 30, 2020 with HEBCO Development Inc., for use by the San Antonio Police Department's (SAPD) San Antonio Fear Free Environment (SAFFE) unit for 1,600 square feet of office/retail space located at the McCreless Market Shopping Center, located in Council District 3, at a rate that is free of charge throughout the term. Landlord can terminate this agreement with 90 days prior written notice to Tenant.


SAFFE is an integral component of the SAPD's approach to Community-Oriented Policing. This philosophy embraces a partnership between the community and police in identifying, evaluating and resolving community concerns, problems, quality of life issues and reducing fear of crime. To accomplish this mission, SAFFE officers establish and maintain day-to-day interaction with residents and businesses within their assigned beats, and also serve as a liaison with other entities, both public and private.

Operating from this facility since April 2009, SAPD chose this location because it is anchored by retail establishments that generate substantial visitor traffic through the area making the site visible to the community in which it is located. Additionally, the site has been designed to incorporate community meeting space, workstations and computers sufficient in quantity to conduct the SAFFE mission. The property owner, HEBCO Development Inc., recognizes the value of maintaining an SAPD storefront in the community and has agreed to continue to provide the space at no charge.


The existing lease expired and there were no further rights to renew. The landlord has agreed to continue providing the space at no charge for one additional year. This a...

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