Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- The City Council will meet as both Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency this Tuesday at 6 pm at the city hall to purchase properties for Project Phoenix. Here is the agenda>link
I am unable to locate any previous discussions regarding warehousing properties for Project Phoenix but the above agenda indicates this is a done deal. The Council will meet in closed session to discuss the purchase, terms and price, followed by returning to an open session to authorize the city manager to secure the three properties located on Smoke tree Avenue for a combined price of $123,000.
The three APN numbers are: 0617-113-24, 25 and 16.
Zillow.com lists the first parcel #24 at 6528 Smoketree Avenue, Twentynine Palms which was built in 1939 with a lot size of 7,200 square feet. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home that last sold for $50,000 in 2008. The property is zoned Tri-plex and owned by MIMI KOSRAVI and HOSHANG S Nejad, Husband and wife each 50% interest. SB County>link For more information and aerial view see Zillow>link
The other two parcles are also owned by the parties listed above. The total value listed on the San Bernardino tax rolls is $53,335.00 as of 2014. Home and adjoining lot is currently listed by Tony Salto at $115,000>link
The DesertTrail.com writes:
The redevelopment project had been held in over concerns about the fate of proceeds from bond sales in the wake of the dissolution of redevelopment agencies across the state.
If completed as planned it will include a downtown community center and adjacent low-income housing.
At the same meeting, councilmembers will review the city’s proposed 2014-15 budget and recommend changes to staff.
The next step, Guzzetta said, will be to reexamine the scope of the Project Phoenix plan.
“The council will have to revisit the whole project,” he said. “The original project had a larger budget than what we have at this point.” For more on this article>link