The District asked DCG to evaluate the benefits of selling their Cabello Student Support Center in 2012. As part of the process, DCG:
• Arranged meetings with the city and other stakeholders
• Assisted staff with Naylor Act negotiations
• Managed lot line adjustment between the City and District to assure that a buffer zone was created between the park and the subdivision boundary
• Managed a key property swap between the City and District
• Provided the Board critical updates and guidance
• Worked with staff to form and conduct hearings for the state-mandated 7-11 Property Committee
After thorough analysis and a determination that the site would not be needed in the future, the 7-11 Committee voted unanimously to recommend to the Board that they sell the site for its “Highest and Best Use”. After receiving Board direction to sell the site, DCG acted as the District’s project manager for the entire state-mandated process for selling a surplus school site. From issuing a Request for Proposal for the site in 2013 to the close of escrow, DCG provided the expertise needed for the District to make informed decisions. Benefitting from DCG’s expertise in marketing and negotiating the sale, the District had the luxury of choosing between eleven offers for the site.