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File #: 21-6467    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Interlocal Agreement Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/16/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of an easement agreement between Harris County, specifically Institute of Forensic Sciences (a member institution of the Texas Medical Center) and Texas Medical Center Central Heating and Cooling Services Corporation (TECO) to install and maintain expanded TECO Utilities to serve the Texas Medical Center expansion project TMC3.
Attachments: 1. 2021-11-30 CC IFS TECO Easement Agreement and Order
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Department: Institute of Forensic Sciences
Department Head/Elected Official: Luis A. Sanchez, M.D., Executive Director & Chief Medical Examiner

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Interlocal Agreement

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Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of an easement agreement between Harris County, specifically Institute of Forensic Sciences (a member institution of the Texas Medical Center) and Texas Medical Center Central Heating and Cooling Services Corporation (TECO) to install and maintain expanded TECO Utilities to serve the Texas Medical Center expansion project TMC3.
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Background and Discussion:
The agreement provides TECO a permanent easement and a temporary construction easement on property owned by Harris County located for the installation and maintenance of a chilled water line that will serve the Institute of Forensic Sciences as well as hospitals, research facilities, and learning institutions in the Texas Medical Center. TECO will construct a large, temporary shipping and receiving parking area (including lighting, fencing, driveway, etc) and a visitor parking area for the Institute of Forensic Sciences. Upon completion of the construction requiring the temporary easement, the Institute of Forensic Sciences will maintain the visitor parking area for future use.

Expected Impact:
This agreement supports the needs of the Texas Medical Center expansion project TMC3, by providing a mechanism for expanded TECO Utilities. And it supports the needs of the Institute of Forensic Sciences by providing a visitor parking area - the Institute currently has no visitor parking due to TMC3 construction.


Alternative Options:
If the easement is not approved, TMC3 projects would need to find access for TECO Utilities by other means which would be far less cost effective and more difficult to achieve. The Ins...

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