The Government of the District of Columbia (the "District"), through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development ("DMPED"), seeks to develop the following vacant lots 0106 and 0803 in Square 0442, located at the intersection of 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW. Qualified Development Teams ("Respondents") are invited to respond to this Request for Expressions of Interest ("RFEI") for the disposition and development of lots 0106 and 0803 in Square 0442 ("Development Parcels"), totaling 17,008 sq. ft. pursuant to a ground lease of no less then fifty (50) years or a fee simple transfer. As the Development Parcels are in an emerging neighborhood, it is critical that the proposed development plans reflect the important value of these sites to the surrounding community and embody the following characteristics:
- High architectural design quality that maximizes density,
- Economic viability,
- Mixed-income residential rental component that maximizes affordability based upon the District's contribution of land value,
- Local and small business neighborhood serving retail, and
- A transit oriented development that reflects the project's adjacency to the Shaw/Howard Metro Station.
DMPED seeks a developer that will develop the lots in keeping with the goals set out in this RFEI, and will accept both matter-of-right and Planned Unit Development ("PUD") development proposals. However, DMPED encourages Respondents to submit PUD development proposals that maximize the density of the Development Parcels. The Respondents that present the most innovative, comprehensive, and community supported solution may be "short listed" and/or a "best and final" proposal may be requested before a final selection is made.
The Pre-Response Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 2pm EDT at the Waltha T. Daniel Library, 1630 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. To register for the Pre-Response Conference, please e-mail the following information to Ivan.Matthews@dc.gov with the Subject Line "Parcel 42 Pre-Response Conference Registration":
-Attendee phone number
-Attendee e-mail address
Detailed submission guidelines and requirements for the development team respondents are outlined in the RFEI, available for download below.
Questions regarding this RFEI should be directed to Ivan Matthews, Project Manager at Ivan.firstname.lastname@example.org.