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File #: 20-6944   
Type: Real Property Lease
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 1/14/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the Fourth Amendment of Lease Agreement with San Saba Opportunity Fund, LP for the expansion of the San Antonio Fire Department’s leased premises at 215 South San Saba for 27 months, with an initial monthly rent of $2,092.50, for a total cost of $58,405.86 over the term of the lease. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development & Operations]
Attachments: 1. Agreement, 2. CDF, 3. Map, 4. Draft Ordinance
DEPARTMENT: Center City Development & Operations




Fourth Amendment of Lease Agreement - SAFD Wellness Center


This ordinance authorizes the Fourth Amendment of Lease Agreement with San Saba Opportunity Fund, LP for the continued use of 12,417 square feet and the addition of 1,674 square feet of office space located at 215 S. San Saba, located in Council District 1. The location serves the San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) Psychologist and Health and Wellness Program.


The SAFD Wellness Program has been a tenant at 215 South San Saba since December 1, 2010. As a result of the FY 2010 budget process, the SAFD was given direction to implement a Health and Wellness Program for uniformed employees. Through coordination with the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association (SAPFFA), the Human Resources Department, Health Department and Office of Management and Budget, the SAFD determined that an in-house program was the most cost effective and efficient method to provide annual physicals for each firefighter. This location has also provided the SAFD the ability to establish a fitness center and accommodates the fitness evaluations for all uniformed personnel. This action will serve to add 1,674 square feet of office space to the existing leased premises, providing additional space for fitness testing, and allowing the relocation of the Psychological Services Office to ensure better privacy and security.


The lease renewal and space expansion will allow the SAFD to more efficiently provide uninterrupted counseling services to fire fighters, and it will greatly improve efficiencies for other SAFD functions. This action is consistent with the City's policy to support the mission and space needs of the San Antonio Fire Department.


SAFD can search for another property to accommodate the Health and Wellne...

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