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Days appear numbered for South Beach Church’s current location…

CITY OF NEWPORT
169 SW COAST HWY

NEWPORT, OREGON 97365

phone: 541.574.0629

fax: 541.574.0644

http://newportoregon.gov


May 20, 2022

Pastor, Luke Frechette

South Beach Church

P.O. Box 950

Newport, OR 97365

RE: Ending Lease of the Premises at 3335 South Coast Highway

Dear Mr. Frechette,

Please accept this letter as formal notice that the Newport Urban Renewal Agency (“Agency”) will
terminate its lease with the South Beach Church (“Church”) at the end of calendar year 2023,
unless the Church elects to vacate the premises earlier. This notice is being given in accordance
with Section 14.3 of Agency’s lease with the Church, which provides that the Agency may terminate
the lease at the end of any monthly rental period upon written notice given not less 10days prior
to the termination date.

The Agency acquired the site leased by the Church to facilitate construction of the US 101 and SE
35th Street highway intersection, with the objective of offering it for commercial redevelopment
once the roadway improvements were in place. This is consistent with the Agency’s obligation to
enhance the tax base of the area, to the benefit of the taxing entities whose funds it has been
entrusted with.

The roadway improvements are now substantially complete, and the Agency has
wrapped up a round of public engagement to identify the types of commercial uses that area
residents, employees, and visitors would like to see attracted to the area. A request for proposals
is being issued to prospective developers, and the Agency’s plan is to remove the remaining
buildings and grade the site so that it is ready for redevelopment in the spring of 2024.

When the Agency executed its lease with the Church on May 21, 2015, it committed to a lease term
that extended to December 31, 2017. Since then, the Church has remained subject to a monthto
month tenancy as outlined in the holdover provision under Section 14.3 of the lease. It is Agency’s
hope that by providing an ample amount of lead time to vacate the premises, the Church will be
well positioned to identify a different location to offer its services.

Sincerely,
Spencer Nebel

Executive Director

Newport Urban Renewal Agency

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