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The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) is issuing a Request for Qualifications for a Master Developer for a proposed mixed-use development of 21 acres on the Scioto Peninsula in downtown Columbus, Ohio. CDDC invites firms experienced in developing mixed-use projects to submit a proposal outlining their qualifications in response to this RFQ. CDDC seeks to establish a shortlist of qualified Master Developers that will be invited to submit proposals during Part II of this RFQ/P process.

Although discussion has taken place regarding several concepts for development at the Site, CDDC does not have a prescribed concept or specific criteria for the Scioto Peninsula development project. In general, the project involves the development, construction, sales/leasing and operation of a mixed-use development that will incorporate residential, office, restaurant, retail, hotel and public elements. The RFQ/P will outline the scope of services requested by the CDDC.

For Part I, firms will provide a written response outlining their qualifications, knowledge and experience in developing mixed-use parcels. Part I submittals are due no later than 11:00am ET on Monday, March 27, 2017. A shortlist will then be invited to participate in Part II.

In Part II (RFP), Columbus Downtown Development Corporation will request additional information including a development program, construction timing and financing of the Scioto Peninsula site, and other relevant information.

For more information on the RFQ/P for the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation’s mixed-use development and to register as a document holder to be included in future communications, please visit http://www.columbusddc.com/projects/scioto-peninsula/master-developer .

Proposers are to contact Matt Lutz, Chief Development Officer at Columbus Downtown Development Corporation via email at mlutz@downtowncolumbus.com  with questions concerning this RFQ by 11:00am ET on Monday, March 11, 2017.

Proposers may also contact Rob Hunden, President of Hunden Strategic Partners, for insights into the market and solicitation at rhunden@hundenpartners.com. Hunden completed the market feasibility study for potential uses on the site and is assisting CDDC with the developer solicitation process. 

About Hunden Strategic Partners

Hunden Strategic Partners is a leading real estate development consulting firm, with professionals in Chicago, San Diego, Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The firm offers a full-range of development planning, market and financial feasibility, planning and impact analyses for specialty destination assets such as convention and expo centers, hotels, sports facilities, mixed-use projects, entertainment districts, theme parks, recreation facilities, residential, office, retail and other economic development projects.

In addition, HSP also provides the financial advisory services and developer solicitation and selection experience to move projects from concept to funding. HSP’s clients include cities, states, universities, CVB’s, authorities and private developers.

Contact: Rob Hunden

rhunden@hundenpartners.com / 312-643-2500

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