What criteria is being considered when evaluating a location?

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Phase II: Evaluation Criteria Sections A-D

The City’s consultant will review and score Sections A-D of each application.  A description of the evaluation criteria being scored in this phase can be found in the Application Procedures & Guidelines (pgs. 8-10).

  • Section A - Business Plan 
  • Section B - Labor, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan 
  • Section C - Safety Plan 
  • Section D - Security Plan            

                      

Phase III: Evaluation Criteria Sections E-H

The Staff Selection Committee will conduct interviews using the evaluation criteria for Sections E-H of each application.  A description of the evaluation criteria being scored in this phase can be found in the Application Procedures & Guidelines (pgs. 10-12).

  • Section E - Qualifications of Owners  
  • Section F - Neighborhood Compatibility 
  •  Section G - Community Benefits and Investments Plan
  • Section H - Proposed Location        

   

Phase IV: City Manager’s Final Selection

When the City Manager receives the report from City staff on the final applicants, including feedback from the Public Meeting, he will use this information to make a final decision pursuant to SBMC Section 6.420.230 (a)(5).

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