The first Notice of Preparation ended March 31 and city staff will present an update on the proposed Saltworks development project at Monday's city council meeting at .
The council will decide whether to approve reimbursements to the city by DMB Saltworks for the city’s time in researching and analyzing the project for the fiscal year July 2011 to June 2012. The city has hired four outside consultants in order to comprehensively investigate the project.
Consultant Fee Services Hart Howerton $1,150,172 Proposal review Hauge Brueck Associates $995,000 Environmental consulting services Perkinsn Coie LLP $350,000 Legal counsel services Data Instincts $75,000 Proposal review
The city council will also decide whether or not to authorize the city manager to modify the scopes of the consultants’ services, including the addition or elimination of sub-consultants, if necessary. These amounts should not exceed $450,000.
The city will hold a second Notice of Preparation (NOP) period to gather more comments from the community, a previously anticipated step for a development proposal this large, according to Lyon. The application calls for up to 12,000 housing units on 1,436 acres of land for approximately 30,000 residents.
“We went into this knowing we were going to have a second NOP,” Lyon said. “A second NOP is required if there is a substantial revision in the project description.”
The attached pdf has the full tentative schedule of the Saltworks application process.