HERCULES -- The City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss invoking eminent domain to secure a right of access to an alley to complete the half-finished Sycamore North residential-and-retail project.

Mark Conroe, who has an agreement with the city to take over the project, has said he has been stonewalled by the Bayside Homeowners Association, which owns the alley behind Sycamore North. The city, which still owns Sycamore North, has offered Bayside $65,300 to purchase an easement on, over, under and across the alley, but Bayside has neither accepted nor made a counter-offer, according to a city report.

Brent Marin, president of the Bayside board, has not responded to inquiries from this newspaper.

Also on Tuesday's agenda is a $1.3 million change order that would reduce a contract with Goodfellow Top Grade Construction LLC for construction on the San Francisco Bay Trail by $1.3 million, to about $6.3 million. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Civic Drive

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