Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. P24-10074L - Drachman Properties Development and Lease Project

Pima County Community College District
Thursday August 8, 2024
Location: Tucson, AZ

Pima Community College has issued a Request for Qualifications for the development and lease of property along Drachman Street, part of Tucson’s Historic Miracle Mile Strip. This area was formerly used by motels to serve travelers along the northern edge of the city.

Pima Community College Logo

The city of Tucson, AZ has grown, and Pima Community College wishes to develop these nearly 4 acres in a manner that honors the history and serves current and future needs of the college and community.

The RFQ is the first phase of a three-phase solicitation process to prequalify a limited number of respondent developers based on financial capacity, relevant experience, and developer capacity. The second phase will be a request for proposals (RFP) process, in which the shortlisted development teams will submit business plan proposals for developing the property with a mix of uses that serve the college, the growing downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. The finalist and the College will partner to negotiate a long-term ground lease and development site-plan.

Aerial View of Drachman Roof tops

Objective of the development include but are not limited to:

  • Preserve Historic Signage and acknowledge the contribution facades
  • Potentially Adaptively Reuse historic structures
  • Provide innovative, high-quality design compatible with surrounding development
  • Provide facilities that benefit the College’s students, the growing downtown district and surrounding neighborhoods

Pima Community College Drachman Hotel Properties Image

Statements of Qualifications are Due on Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 3:00 PM MST (Local AZ Time)

PCC Website and link to RFQ Solicitation Documents:


Posted June 11, 2024

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