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File #: 20-1683   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/20/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a Development Agreement with Terramark Interests, LLC for a $242,000.00 forgivable loan to construct a12-unit multi-family development with six units to be available for households earning at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) near Frio Street and El Paso Street. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. 2019-12-06 - Vista Verde Lofts - Front Elevation (Conceptual Render), 2. Agreement
DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood & Housing Services Department

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, AICP

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: District 5

SUBJECT: Development Agreement for West End Lofts

SUMMARY:

An Ordinance approving a Development Agreement with Terramark Interests, LLC for construction of 12 multi-family rental units located at the northwest corner of Frio Street and El Paso Street in Council District 5. The total project investment is $1.9 million. The Development Agreement includes a $242,000.00 forgivable loan provided the developer rents 6 of the 12 units to households earning at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI). Funding in the amount of $242,000 is available in the Affordable Housing Fund and FY 2020 Adopted Budget.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Terramark Interests, LLC will construct a 12-unit multi-family rental development for the purpose of providing affordable and Workforce Housing opportunities. The development will consist of four (4) 2 bedroom/2 bathroom units and eight (8) 2 bedroom/1 bathroom units. Six (6) units of the 2 bedroom/1 bath option will be offered to households earning at or below 60% of the HUD AMI. The 2019 HUD affordable rental price for a 2 bedroom unit at 60% AMI is $958 monthly. Market rate units for the 2 bedroom/1 bath and the 2 bedroom/2 bath will vary around $1,200 to $1,604 monthly. On-site amenities will include an outside communal area for a place for tenants to congregate. The rental units will be located at the northwest corner of Frio Street and El Paso Street in Council District 5.

Terramark Interests, LLC expects to commence construction in March 2020 and expects completion by April 2021.


ISSUE:

Staff is recommending a Development Agreement with Terramark Interests, LLC that includes a $242,000.00 forgivable loan provided the developer rents 6 of the 12 multi-family units to households earning at or below 60% of the AMI for the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Area. The total project cost...

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