Civic Center on agenda again

CITY of Westminster Civic Center (OC Tribune photo).

An update on the proposed Civic Center project and an amendment to an agreement with its potential developer tops the agenda for next week’s meeting of the Westminster City Council.

Sheldon Development LLC has an exclusive negotiating agreement with the City of Westminster for the re-use of the 8.32 -acre site that would include cash, building a new, possibly two-story city hall and make other improvements in city-owned buildings and landscape in exchange for the right to build 103 condominiums.

Not included in the project are the West County Justice Center court buildings to the west.

The site is generally bounded by Westminster Boulevard on the north, 13th Street on the south, All American Way on the east and Jackson Street on the west. It’s one block east of Beach Boulevard.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, the project has been delayed several times. In September, Sheldon received a 90-day extension to the agreement that expires on Nov. 12 – a day after the council meeting.

A third amendment to the agreement goes before the council. If approved it would extend the existing pact for another year, with options to extend for two more 90-day periods.

The meeting will be held via web conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11 with a closed session at 6 p.m. and an open session at 7 p.m.

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  1. Clearly neither Steve Sheldon or the City of Westminster know how to pull-off this type of Public-Private development.

    If Mayor Ta is so dead-set on selling off the Civic Center to save the city from certain bankruptcy why does he not let the ENA end then open the project up to bids again?

    Why does the Mayor want to keep doing business with Steve Sheldon, who blatantly lied about a (non-existing) commitment from Coastline College to pay $10,000 for parking rights in the existing parking structure.

    The Mayor and his two cronies on the City Council have surely lost their way without Margie Rice to keep them in line.

  2. CORRECTION: Steve Sheldon stated that Coastline College agreed to pay $10 Million for parking rights, when in fact they have made no such agreement or even an understanding.

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