REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
St. Elizabeths East Redevelopment - Parcel 6
Release Date: June 14, 2023
Submission Deadline: September 28, 2023 5:00PM
The Government of the District of Columbia (the “District”), through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“DMPED”), is releasing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) as it seeks to receive proposals (each, a “Proposal” and collectively, “Proposals”) from individuals and/or teams (each, a “Respondent” and collectively, “Respondents”) for the redevelopment of certain parcel located at 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE (the “Development Parcel”; ) (see Figure 1: Development Parcel Map) on the East Campus of St. Elizabeths Hospital (“St. Elizabeths East”). .
Located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C., St. Elizabeths East sits approximately three (3) miles from the U.S. Capitol and is directly across the street from the historic St. Elizabeths West campus—the home of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s consolidated headquarters. St. Elizabeths Hospital was arguably the most famous mental health hospital in the United States because it was the first federal facility of its kind and the first facility devoted to the treatment of U.S. Armed Forces personnel and African Americans. It was established by the U.S. Congress at the urging of reformer Dorothea Dix, who sought humane therapeutic treatment for the mentally ill to replace the incarceration typical of the time.
2012 Master Plan
DMPED conducted a site tour on June 21, 2023.
Please note all questions regarding this RFP shall be submitted through the Q&A Portal.
St. Elizabeths East Redevelopment - Parcel 6 RFP Q & A Portal