Under the proposed development agreement, One Harbor Point will consist of a cluster of 10 residential structures that each contain 2 to 6 attached homes for a total of 29 units.  The project’s site includes five separate parcels with three zoning classifications that accommodate single-family, multifamily,  and commercial uses. Without a development agreement, these parcels would be sold and developed individually.  Using the City’s existing zoning and boundary line adjustment process for these parcels, one of the many alternative possible scenarios for the subject parcels would be the development of up to 15 large single family homes on this land.  A development agreement creates one cohesive neighborhood and allows the community more input and certainty as to what will be developed on this land.  Under the City standards for a development agreement, One Harbor Point must demonstrate to the City Council (with input from the public and City staff) that the proposal provides a “superior design” and achieves the City’s vision adopted for this area as part of its comprehensive plan. There are other requirements but the most fundamental test is whether the plan achieves the City’s adopted planning goals in a better way than would result from strictly adhering to the standards. In the case of One Harbor Point, there is the additional Boat Barn component of the plan. As an element of what we hope the Council agrees is an overall superior design, the One Harbor Point team believes that permanent public use of that property is preferable to the potential building of private homes on the site. We believe our proposal meets the City’s legal test for a development agreement and look forward to the extensive public process.