RFP: Unprecedented redevelopment opportunity in Downtown Austin

RFP: Unprecedented redevelopment opportunity in Downtown Austin

City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office

The City of Austin has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase and redevelopment of two downtown properties, the Thomas C. Green Water Treatment Plant at 600 W. Cesar Chavez St. and the Energy Control Center at 301 West Ave. The two properties, totaling approximately 6.1 acres, are integral to reaching the City's vision of a vibrant 24-hour live / work / play downtown.

The Green Water Treatment Plant is strategically located between the Second Street Retail District and the emerging Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment, making this area the linchpin connecting east and west Downtown lakefront for thousands of citizens and visitors who come to enjoy the area's scenery, vibrancy and social opportunities. The Austin City Council recently approved the location of the new Central Library on a site between the Green Plant and the Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment.

The Energy Control Center site is located on the northern edge of the Seaholm District and is surrounded on two sides by the Shoal Creek Greenbelt and Hike-and-Bike Trail. The site will share street frontages with the Seaholm redevelopment when West Ave. and Third St. are extended.

The City of Austin is seeking to collaborate with an innovative development team that shares the City Council's vision for mixed-use projects that will enhance the vibrancy of Downtown.

Solicitation number RFP-5500-RML0012-1 can be viewed on the City of Austin Purchasing Office website in the Vendor Self Service (VSS) System at http://www.cityofaustin.org/purchase.

RFP Timeline Summary:

March 4
RFP issued.

March 17
Non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting, Austin City Hall at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers.

March 20
Deadline for submission of RFP questions to the City.

March 31
The date City staff intend to have responses to RFP questions.

April 30
Due date for submission of proposals (prior to 3:00 p.m.)

May 14
Earliest beginning date for presentations by proposers.

June 2008
City Council selection of the successful proposer.

Questions about the RFP should be faxed or e-mailed to the attention of Rosemary Ledesma in the Purchasing Office at (512) 974-2388 or [email protected].

For more information about the Seaholm District, visit http://www.cityofaustin.org/seaholm.

Related Link: Seaholm District in Austin, Texas

For more information contact:

Amber King
City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office
301 W. Second Street
TX 78701

Phone: 512-974-7870
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.cityofaustin.org/seaholm

Posted March 5, 2008

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