The future of some cherished city-owned property will be discussed at Tuesday evening’s Redding City Council meeting. The council had met two weeks ago closed session to consider property negotiations, but they decided to defer the discussion for an open meeting instead. An offer has been made by K2 Development, Turtle Bay Park, the McConnell Foundation and a company called “Populous”, known for constructing major public venue developments. Properties in question include the Redding Civic Auditorium, the Redding Rodeo Arena, Turtle Bay Park and Museum, and the Sheraton Hotel, which is run by Turtle Bay. The council could go in a number of different directions. They could ask staff to develop a master plan, they could ask for a request for proposals to begin the process of taking bids, they could accept the timeline offered by the potential buyers, or they could do nothing and leave it as it is.
The council will also discuss what they want to do with 9.3 Million Dollars of the 18.7 Million Dollars of federal Covid relief money it received.