Garden Grove

$1.265 million bikeway deal on agenda

ABOUT $1.265 MILLION worth of bikeway improvements in a deal with the OCTA goes before the Garden Grove City Council Tuesday night,

An agreement to clear the way for nearly 15 miles of new and improved bikeways and paths tops the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Garden Grove City Council.

Under consideration is a deal with the Orange County Transportation Authority worth $1.265 million to fund the city’s Bicycle Corridor Improvement Project. About $20 million is available countywide.

Bikeway improvement locations identified for this grant include:

  • Brookhurst Street from Trask to Katella avenues
  • Gilbert Street from Westminster Avenue to Katella avenues
  • West Street from Garden Grove Boulevard to Orangewood Avenue
  • Chapman Avenue from Valley View Street to Beach Boulevard
  • Lampson Avenue from Westcliff Drive to Haster Street.

The city’s share of the grant – estimated at $151,905 – will come from AQMD Rideshare funds and public works capital funds.

Also on the agenda is an agreement with the owners of a Kia automobile dealership to move from its present location on Garden Grove Boulevard to another property on Harbor Boulevard.

The Kia sales and service lot is on land designated for the second phase of the Brookhurst Place mixed-use development. Kia has asked for economic assistance from the city to move to a 2.3-acre location at 13731 Harbor Blvd.

Under the proposed deal, the city will pay Garden Grove Automotive, Inc., an amount equal to 35 percent of the sales tax revenue generated annually above $150,000. The total amount is capped at $2.5 million and the term of the agreement is 25 years.

The council meets in its chambers in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave. (near Euclid Street) at 6:30 p.m.

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  1. “35 percent of the [total] sales tax revenue generated”

    Most of which goes to the state and county. How much of the total does the city actually get? It is more or less than 35%?

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