Hawaii- The West Maui Hospital Foundation, formed to own and operate the West Maui Hospital, plans to issue a request for proposals to obtain a partner to finance and operate the facility in Kaanapali, West Maui. The Newport Hospital Corporation (NHC) has agreed to donate around 5 acres of land to the foundation. The land comes with a fully-approved plan and permits.
The goal is to build a 25-bed hospital that would be financed, built and operated by the winning bidder. The community has 60,000 people and only a two-lane road access. The hope is to attract a healthcare operator to come in and finish the project and build it for the community. The estimated total cost to build and equip the hospital would be close to $45 million. In-ground infrastructure for the project, worth close to $10 million, is already completed.
New York– New York City officials are soliciting bids from engineers and landscape architects for new riverfront improvements in East Harlem. The city will invest more than $100 million into its plan to fill in a seven-gap block of the East River Esplanade as part of a larger rezoning effort in the neighborhood. The seven-acre park will feature riverfront pedestrian and bike pathways between East 125th and East 132nd streets.
The city is also committing $15 million toward repairs on an existing segment of the East River Esplanade, as part of the East Harlem rezoning plan, that stretches from East 96th to 125th streets. The park space will fill in the current gap along the river and allow for a contiguous 32-mile Manhattan Waterfront Greenway. Submissions for the request for proposals will be accepted until Sept. 28.
Utah– Snow College Richfield is ready to build a facility on its campus where students can live. The junior college has announced that it is looking for a developer to build a 100-bed student housing facility via a public-private partnership. Plans call for the housing to be near the core of the campus on the south side of 200 South. The location represents a change in the college’s strategic plan, which was adopted in 2016.
Snow College is open about its plans to increase enrollment by offering amenities like a traditional college and moving up the development dates of its 2016 strategic plan in order to accomplish that goal. Administrators have announced that a request for proposals will be released within the month. Completion of construction is targeted for fall 2019.
Nebraska– Omaha’s Riverfront Revitalization Planning Committee is proposing a $290 million plan to revitalize the city’s downtown riverfront. The master plan includes a walking promenade stretching to the Missouri River, spacious lawns, an ice skating rink, water plaza and dog park.
The project will create a 90-acre park along the Gene Leahy Mall and river, from the marina near the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge south to The Breakers apartment complex at Leavenworth Street. The city’s philanthropic community has verbally dedicated more than $150 million and the city plans to issue $50 million in lease-purchase bonds for the project. Construction will depend on permitting and approvals but could begin as early as mid-2019 with estimated completion in 2022.