Published: March 10, 2020
affordable housing bidder who was in negotiations with the County for the
surplus sale of the Chanate property, withdrew from their buyer-side partnership.
With no qualified respondent to the surplus Request for Proposals, the County
closed the surplus sale process with no deal.
The Board of
Supervisors' previous direction to demolish the blighted and unsafe hospital
structures stands, and the County will to move the project forward, including
the required California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) processes.
The Board of
Supervisors will continue to evaluate next steps and all possible options for
the property. On March 10th, the Board will consider a list of six properties
that could be used as a pilot indoor/outdoor shelter site, including two
locations on the Chanate property.
On the 10th, the
Board will narrow down the six options to two or three sites for further
evaluation. After March 10th, the County will continue to share information and
answer questions regarding the two or three sites that are being further
evaluated. The Board will make a final decision on the sites on April 7th.
We will share updates after March 10th, and will
provide information and answer questions on the two or three sites selected for
further evaluation. For more information on the potential shelter locations, visit the County's website for