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Vickery Meadow Library Mixed-Use Development RFP

Vickery Meadow Library Mixed-Use Development RFP

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Published by Robert Wilonsky
Plans for four acres off Park and Greenville
Plans for four acres off Park and Greenville

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Published by: Robert Wilonsky on Apr 22, 2013
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Mixed-Use Library Development – BDZ1322
Request for ProposalsDevelopment/Ground Lease Opportunity8255 Park Lane
Rev. 1 - 03/25/13 1 of 11Doc#BDPS-FRM-135
OVERVIEW_____________________________________________________________________3CONTEXT______________________________________________________________________ 5RFP PURPOSE___________________________________________________________________6MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS_______________________________________________________ 7PRELIMINARY TIMELINE__________________________________________________________ 7COMMUNICATION AND INQUIRIES__________________________________________________7PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCEINFORMATION__________________________________________7SUBMITTALS____________________________________________________________________8SUBMISSION INFORMATION_______________________________________________________ 8INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS_______________________________________________________ 9BUSINESS INCLUSION AND DEVELOPMENTPLAN_______________________________________ 9ADDITIONAL INFORMATION_______________________________________________________10EVALUATION CRITERIA___________________________________________________________ 10CONTRACT_____________________________________________________________________11CONFIDENTIALITY_______________________________________________________________ 11EXHIBITS:Exhibits A – F can be located at the following website link:ftp://ftp.dallascityhall.com/Purchasing/BDZ1322%20-%20Mixed-Use%20Library%20Development/
Rev. 1 - 03/25/13 2 of 11Doc#BDPS-FRM-135
 The City of Dallas (City), through its Office of Economic Development (ECO) and theDallas Public Library (DPL) are seeking private partners to develop a mixed-useproperty that includes a new library branch in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood.ECO received a HUD Community Challenge Planning Grant in 2010 to improve linksbetween housing and employment centers along the Dallas Area Rapid Transit(DART) light rail network. The first component of the grant was to initiate areaplans at five DART station throughout the City. The City-initiated land use processfunded by the grant, known as
Dallas TOD
, includes a catalyst development conceptat each of five study areas: Vickery Meadow, MLK Station, Hatcher Station, BucknerStation and the Lancaster Corridor. This RFP seeks partners for the centerpiecedevelopment of the Vickery Meadow plan, a mixed-use project including a new DPLbranch on City-owned property at 8255 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75231. The intent of the mixed-use library project is to provide new mixed income housingin a neighborhood setting that serves as a new center of the local community andprovides a financial model for future redevelopment activities in Vickery Meadow.
 Anticipated Benefits to the Proposer 
 This request for proposals (RFP) presents an opportunity for experienced mixed-usedevelopers to gain access to a site that is near Park Lane Station, NorthPark Center,the Shops at Park Lane, North Central Expressway, and Greenville Avenue. TheProposer may find the following to be beneficial:1.The inclusion of a library provides a ground-floor anchor and will generatetraffic for retail and other uses, as well as provide a unique on-site amenityfor prospective residents.2.The cost of rent or purchase of the city-owned land could offset most or all of the expenses of constructing a shell library space on the ground floor of thedevelopment.3.Parking reductions are available due to the site’s proximity to the DARTstation, the inclusion of affordable housing, and the potential for sharedparking for daytime and evening uses.
Submissions Requirements
 The City desires to solicit proposals from private developers and firms related to thepotential development of the library property. The proposal submissions shall:
Rev. 1 - 03/25/13 3 of 11Doc#BDPS-FRM-135

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