Leon Valley
TX

Staff Report
17-77

Presentation, Discussion and Possible Action to Consider a Request to Accept a Donation of a Portion of the Huebner Road Silo Property in Exchange for the Construction of Sewer Main and Authorize the City Manager to Enter into a Developer's Agreement with First American Commercial Property Group for this Action

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Category:Presentation

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

To consider a request by Matthew Baillio, of the First American Commercial Property Group, to accept the donation of an approximately 0.6 acre parcel of land in the 7500 block of Huebner Road.

 

This property contains two large silos and a small piece of land. The developer would arrange for an inspection of the structures to determine their stability. In exchange for this donation, the group is asking for a new sewer main easement and the construction of a sewer main to the property in front of the silos. The owner of the property would like to enter into a development agreement with the City for this exchange.

 

The silos are an iconic symbol in Leon Valley and are thought to have been built by the Steurenthaler family back in the very early 1900’s. Previous to them, the land on which the silos are located belonged to the Christian Evers family. Numerous citizens have asked if they could possibly be saved.

 

The owner is valuing the property to be donated at $6.00 per square foot, so the 26,000 square foot multiplied by the per square foot price of x $6.00, the value of the land would be $156,000. The City would pay for construction of the sewer main. The owner is willing to pay for a structural inspection of both the silos to assure their integrity. If approved, the Silos would become the property of the City and made a part of the Silo Park.

 

The current sewer easement is located in the middle of the Steurenthaler - Silo Park. The new easement would be relocated along the bottom of the Silo detention pond to more directly service the property along Huebner Road. This action would also leave the Silo Park undisturbed.

 

SEE LEON VALLEY

 

Social - Saving iconic structures and landmarks provides a sense of place and identity for all citizens.

 

Economic - Acquiring park land at minimal cost provides more outdoor opportunities and saves taxpayer monies.

 

Environmental - Maintaining more open space near sensitive waterways reduces development, thus reducing pollution runoff into our streams and rivers

 


FISCAL IMPACT

 

City cost:

Sewer main construction                                          $27,800

Future maintenance of silos                            Unknown

 

Developer costs:

Land value                                                                      $156,000

Structural engineer                                                        $ 8,000 

Total                                                                                    $164,000

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

The proposal was brought before the Economic and Community Development Advisory Committee on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 and they recommended approval to authorize the City Manager to enter into a development agreement with the First American Commercial Property Group, contingent upon satisfactory result from inspection of silos, for the donation of a 0.6 acre tract of land, two silos, and a structural inspection of the silos, in exchange for a new sewer easement and the construction of a sewer main in the Silo detention pond. The sewer easement would just be moved from one location to another and needs no further action.

 

Meeting History

Sep 5, 2017 6:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Interim Public Works Director Moritz presented this item for consideration of a request by Matthew Baillio, of the First American Commercial Property Group, to accept the donation of an approximately 0.6 acre parcel of land in the 7500 block of Huebner Road. The property contains two large silos and a small piece of land. The developer would arrange for an inspection of the structures to determine their stability. In exchange for this donation, the group is asking for a new sewer main easement and the construction of a sewer main to the property in front of the silos. The owner of the property would like to enter into a development agreement with the City for this exchange.

The silos are an iconic symbol in Leon Valley and are thought to have been built by the Steurenthaler family back in the very early 1900’s. Previous to them, the land on which the silos are located belonged to the Christian Evers family. Numerous citizens have asked if they could possibly be saved.

The owner is valuing the property to be donated at $6.00 per square foot, so the 26,000 square foot multiplied by the per square foot price of x $6.00, the value of the land would be $156,000. The City would pay for construction of the sewer main. The owner is willing to pay for a structural inspection of both the silos to assure their integrity. If approved, the Silos would become the property of the City and made a part of the Silo Park.

The current sewer easement is located in the middle of the Steurenthaler - Silo Park. The new easement would be relocated along the bottom of the Silo detention pond to more directly service the property along Huebner Road. This action would also leave the Silo Park undisturbed.

Interim Public Works Director Moritz concluded the presentation saying the proposal was brought before the Economic and Community Development Advisory Committee on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 and they recommended approval to authorize the City Manager to enter into a development agreement with the First American Commercial Property Group, contingent upon satisfactory result from inspection of silos, for the donation of a 0.6 acre tract of land, two silos, and a structural inspection of the silos, in exchange for a new sewer easement and the construction of a sewer main in the Silo detention pond. The sewer easement would just be moved from one location to another and needs no further action.

A motion was made by Council Member David Edwards and seconded by Council Member Monica Alcocer to accept a Donation of a Portion of the Huebner Road Silo Property in Exchange for the Construction of Sewer Main and Authorize the City Manager to Enter into a Developer's Agreement with First American Commercial Property Group for this Action.

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:David Edwards, Council Place 1
SECONDER:Monica Alcocer, Council Place 3
AYES:Benny Martinez, David Edwards, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, David Jordan

Discussion