okay, so there isn't information yet on the proposals, but there will be this week. Dougall has said he will try and snap pictures of the presentations, and I'm sure a few other forumers here will go and give us a recap...In case you've forgotten here is the information so far on the pdc's website.
10th & Yamhill Garage Redevelopment
The City's Office of Management and Finance (OMF) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on November 17, 2006 to four development teams for redevelopment of the 10th & Yamhill Garage. The four teams, selected from a previous Request for Qualifications (RFQ), which closed in June 2006, are Carroll Investments, Gerding Edlen Development, Parr Financial Oregon and Weston Investments Co.
The 10th & Yamhill Garage redevelopment is a partnership between the OMF and the Portland Development Commission (PDC). Joint project goals are:
* Improve street-level retail facades and corners
* Strengthen existing and promote new retailers for a more vibrant street level activity
* Introduce new residential development to enhance diverse street level activity
* Provide parking support to downtown businesses and retailers
* Establish a better link between the downtown retail and office activity to the West End of Downtown and Pearl District
* Maximize new taxes generated and leverage private financial resources
* Preserve City Smart Park revenue, minimize revenue loss during construction, and secure new revenue from the purchase or lease of developable air rights
The 10th & Yamhill Garage is owned by OMF and is located at SW 9th and 10th Avenues and SW Yamhill and Morrison Streets within the South Park Blocks Urban Renewal Area. The 10th & Yamhill Garage is adjacent to the Midtown Blocks, also called the Park Avenue District.
In December 2004, BOORA Architects completed a study detailing conceptual design improvements. That study outlined the feasibility of proposed capital improvements to remodel the garage and "re-tenant" the ground floor retail spaces.
In July 2005, PDC convened a Stakeholder Advisory Committee to help develop and select a preferred redesign alternative for garage improvements. The following design elements were identified:
* "Fill in" the arcade on Morrison Street with expanded retail space, making the retail storefronts more visible
* Relocate the MAX stations (at an estimated cost of $1 million)
* Provide new stairs and elevators
Following work with the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, staff took a preliminary design with these elements to the Design Commission for a preliminary Design Advice Request on August 4, 2005. Comments from the Commissioners focused on:
* Maintaining MAX stations in place to retain connectivity of their current proximity to streetcar
* Enhancing rather than "filling in" the arcades and improving streetscapes.
* Focusing remodel efforts on lower, retail level of the garage
* Relocating vertical circulation components to allow for more corner visibility and retail entries
With this feedback, in November 2005, BOORA Architects completed a revised preferred design for remodeling and re-tenanting the garage including the Design Commission’s recommended elements.
In late 2005, OMF was approached with the idea of greater redevelopment of the site, including building a tower above the existing garage. On May 12, 2006, OMF with PDC input issued an RFQ requesting qualified development proposals for improvements to the existing garage and retail with new development above or the removal of the existing garage with public parking preserved in any new development. The RFQ closed June 19, 2006; the four proposals received included redevelopment as well as removal and new development scenarios. An appointed citizen Evaluation Committee recommended all four proposers be passed on to the current RFP phase.
OMF and PDC staff have revised the original September 2005 public participation plan for the project and, as part of the RFP process, will hold an open house in early 2007 for the public to provide feedback on the submitted proposals. Feedback from the public will be forwarded to the Evaluation Committee who will consider this input in its final recommendation to the OMF Chief Administrative Officer and PDC Executive Director regarding the developer selection.
Announcement of Solicitation
Nov 17, 2006
Notice of Intent to Submit letter due
Nov 22, 2006, 4 PM
Written Proposals due
Mar 1 , 2007, 4 PM
Notice of Responsive Proposals
Mar 15 , 2007
Evaluation of Responsive Proposals
Mar 15 - Apr 12, 2007
Public Presentation and Comment Opportunity
Mar 26-30, 2007
Evaluation Committee Final Recommendation
Apr 12, 2007
PDC Board Action on PDC Executive Director and CAO Recommendation
Apr 25, 2007
Action on CAO Developer Selection Recommendation by City Council
May 2, 2007