California- The city of Riverside has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a mixed-use development, on 7.6 acres of city-owned land, which will bring more hotel rooms, market rate housing, retail and restaurant space, and structured parking to the area. A portion of the site, located at 3460 Orange St., is currently occupied by Encore High School until May 2020. The Encore-occupied building is approximately 21,500 square feet and the city expects the selected proposer to demolish the structure upon Encore’s closure.
The developer will also expand the existing Riverside Convention Center, under a public-private partnership (P3), by 100,000 square feet to improve the city’s ability to attract larger conferences. The city envisions the project’s hotel being constructed over the convention center expansion area and construction of a new parking garage to replace existing surface parking stalls. The due date for submitting proposals is Dec. 18.
Tennessee- The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to design a new campus in downtown Memphis. The new riverfront development will include a museum with a theater, an event space and a larger store selling books and gifts. The campus would take up the city block where the fire department headquarters and a fire station sit.
A new museum campus will aid the city’s Memphis Bicentennial Gateway Project, intended to connect public spaces and attractions along the riverfront. Museum representatives estimate the cost of designing and constructing the campus to be $105 million and anticipate opening the facility in 2024. Responses to the RFQ are due by Nov. 2.
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.