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Balboa Reservoir Development Opportunity

The Balboa Reservoir Site is currently owned by the City and County of San Francisco through the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The SFPUC seeks to select a developer to acquire the property and develop it to:
  • Create a mixed-income housing project that maximizes the amount of affordable housing for low, moderate, and middle-income San Franciscans, while enhancing the communities around it;
  • Provide the SFPUC’s water utility ratepayers with fair market value for this utility asset, as required by the Charter and applicable law; and
  • Engage with surrounding neighborhoods to enhance the quality of life of those who live, work, study, and visit in the surrounding area.

The Office of Economic Development (OEWD) is coordinating the developer selection process on behalf of SFPUC. As a first step to being considered for this opportunity, prospective development teams must respond to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) described below.

This website will be updated periodically as the developer selection process progresses. Interested parties are encouraged to check the website regularly for additional information, new documents, and possible schedule changes.

 

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

The RFQ is the first step in the developer solicitation and selection process. Its objective is to produce a “short list” of up to three development teams that are most qualified to develop the Balboa Reservoir site. Any prospective development team may respond to the RFQ and will be considered so long as its application is complete and is submitted prior to the deadline. An evaluation panel will review and score the responses, and a "short list" of respondents will be invited to respond to a subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP) process. The RFQ, which can be downloaded using the link below, lays out the submission and evaluation process in detail.

Any questions and requests for clarification must be submitted in writing by Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Questions may be emailed to phillip.c.wong@sfgov.org. Written responses to the questions received prior to the deadline will be posted on this website on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

Responses to the RFQ must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to the Office of Economic and Workforce Development at:

Office of Economic and Workforce Development
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 448
San Francisco, California 94102
Attn: Phillip Wong


RFQ Schedule
RFQ released

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Written questions due

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Responses to written questions posted online

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

RFQ responses due

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Finalists announced

Thursday, March 9, 2017

 

Documents

Update: The RFQ process has now concluded. The following nine development teams submitted responses to the RFQ. Links to the developer experience information submitted by each team are posted below.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS


Based on the responses to the RFQ, the following three development teams (listed alphabetically) have been invited to respond to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Balboa Reservoir development opportunity.

  • AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing with Mission Housing, Pacific Union Development Company, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco

  • Emerald Fund and Mercy Housing

  • Related Companies with Sares Regis Group of Northern California, Curtis Develoment, and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

The RFP, which can be downloaded using the link below, lays out the submission and evaluation process in detail. Any questions and requests for clarification must be submitted in writing by Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Questions may be emailed to thomas.shanahan@sfgov.org. Written responses to the questions received prior to the deadline will be posted on this website on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Responses to the RFP must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 2, 2017 to the Office of Economic and Workforce Development at:

Office of Economic and Workforce Development
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 448
San Francisco, California 94102
Attn: Tom Shanahan

RFP respondents will also submit response memoranda following the public presentation of their proposals. These memoranda must be emailed to tom.shanahan@sfgov.org. The deadline for submitting these memoranda will be posted on this website once it has been set.

RFP Schedule
RFP released

Friday, March 9, 2017

Written questions due

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Responses to written questions posted online

Friday, April 14, 2017

RFP responses due

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Public presentation of proposals

TBD
Response to public comment memos due
TBD
Developer selection announced
TBD

Documents

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Respondents to the RFP (the “short-listed” development teams invited to submit proposals in the RFP process) will present their proposals publicly at an open community meeting. Comments about these presentations will be taken into account in the evaluation of proposals.

This website will be updated with the date, time, and location of this meeting once these details have been confirmed.

 

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Last updated: 4/17/2017 3:27:05 PM