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For Meeting of:
April 16, 2018
District: 5 From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

New Horizons Apartments Sustainability Showcase Project


The Village of Orlando (TVO) is renovating a 58-unit apartment complex known as New Horizons Apartments, scheduled to become a showcase for an affordable, sustainable, and supportive housing community in West Orlando.

The renovations of the New Horizons Apartments will be retrofitted with several sustainability features, including energy efficient appliances, LED lighting, ductless HVAC, low-flow water fixtures and faucets, on-site community garden, Florida native landscaping, and more.

To support this community showcase project, the City and OUC will be providing an economic incentive to assist with installing a 40 KW solar photovoltaic array on the rooftop to generate electricity and help lower utility bills for the tenants.

The agreements being voted upon include:

  1. MOU between the City and OUC to provide matching funds to assist with the solar photovoltaic array at the New Horizons Apartment.
  2. Agreement between City and TVO to utilize the economic incentive provided strictly for the installation of the solar photovoltaic array and other approved sustainability features.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: City of Orlando will be using the Facilities Sustainability Project cost center (FAC0007_P) for this transaction. The funding being utilized for this project is previously awarded grant funding for a community showcase project that highlights sustainability initiatives in housing, in partnership with OUC.

Recommended Action:

Approve the Agreement between City and Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC).  Approve contract between City and The Village of Orlando (TVO), in substantially the form attached.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Chris Castro, ext. 3463
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 4/10/2018 5:04 PM
City Clerk 4/11/2018 7:51 AM

Name: Description: Type:
City_OUC_NewHorizonsAprt_agreement_Solar_04092018.pdf City_OUC_agreement Backup Material
FIS_NewHorizonsApt.docx Fiscal Impact Statement Backup Material
TVO_COTTAGE_HILL_-_SOLAR_EQUIPMENT_INSTALLATION.docx TVO Cottage Hill Solar Equip Agreement Backup Material

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