The City of Blue Springs, Missouri, a growing and vibrant suburb in the Kansas City metropolitan area, has issued this Request for Proposal (RFP) to seek a preferred master developer to plan, prepare and commission (construct and occupy) a feasible redevelopment plan for 3.4+ acres at the west end of Downtown Blue Springs on Main Street. The community is a diverse and growing suburb that greatly desires to continue reinvigorating redevelopment and new opportunities in its’ downtown district. The City has invested considerable time and resources over the last decade planning for its future and creating a vision for a vibrant Downtown District. The vision for this project emphasizes “place-making” and encourages the creative establishment of an area in which our citizens will live, work, shop, relax and interact.
Proposals should be mailed or delivered to Blue Springs City Hall, 903 West Main Street, Blue Springs, Missouri 64015 and clearly labeled “DOWNTOWN RFP RESPONSE.” Deadline for receipt of the proposals by the City Clerk is 2:00 PM Central Standard Time on Friday February 7, 2020 at 2PM. Proposals received after that time will be returned unopened and will not be considered by the City.
A pre-proposal meeting and site visit is scheduled for 2:00 PM Friday January 10, 2020. Firms interested in submitting proposals are encouraged to meet at City Hall (903 West Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015) in the 2nd Floor Training Room.
Please provide one original, seven copies and a flash drive including an electronic copy of the submission.
Proposal submissions should include (at minimum) all of the items below.
- A transmittal letter signed by the principal of the proposed development team.
- Developer Information
Primary Contact Name - for all correspondence
Key Personnel - with resumes and availability
Team Experience with Similar Projects
Organizational / Team Chart Identifying Roles/Responsibilities of Each Member
- Developer History, Financial Position and Abilities Description of the history of the development entity, other non-related development work successfully undertaken, unique skills/markets in which the entity has particular skill
- Proposed Associate Team Members and Experience (Design / Construction / Engineering / Leasing, Etc.)
- Nature of Proposed Project
Description of Project and Project Approach to Assure Success
Conceptual Site Plan – including total project square footage and parking
Anticipated Use/Tenant Mix
- Tell us what you believe is the feasible maximum use of the property and how your team will deliver the project. Additionally, describe the tangible and intangible benefits likely to be received by the City and its’ residents from the completed project.
- Financial information demonstrating the financial strength of the development entity, its connections to equity markets, ability to finance complicated mixed-use projects and the success in the implementation of public/private ventures.
- Proposal Specific Financial Information
Development Pro Forma - including estimated construction costs
Proposed anticipated project revenue/expenses and any required public incentives
Proposed Ownership Structure
Any and all special conditions the developer may wish to propose or request the City to provide as part of the final development agreement
The City shall review all proposals to determine if they are complete in accordance with the requirements of this RFP. The City reserves the right to request additional information from any proposer, but will not accept any additional information after the deadline for receipt of the proposals unless specifically requested by the City.
The City will evaluate each proposal received based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:
- the proposed development project and its consistency with the City’s goals and vision as described in this RFP;
- the development team’s experience and qualifications with similar redevelopment projects;
- the level of creativity demonstrated in the submission
- the development team’s professional background, project responsibilities, resumes and availability of key personnel;
- the financial and positive public impact of the project for downtown Blue Springs;
- the ability of the development team to finance and successfully implement the project.
The evaluation of the proposals will not be based on the proposed cost alone. While cost is a consideration, the evaluation and selection of a proposal will be based on all the factors listed above. The City expressly reserves the right to reject all proposals, or any proposal, and to select the proposal, which in its sole discretion is in the best interest of the City of Blue Springs.
Following the deadline for receipt of the proposals, all proposals received will be reviewed and evaluated by City Staff utilizing a review committee established by the City Administrator.
The City Council shall make the final selection of the preferred proposal. Such selection is anticipated to be made within sixty calendar days following the deadline for receipt of proposals. Accordingly, all proposals must be valid for a period of one hundred twenty calendar days from the deadline date.