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St. Elizabeths East - Parcels 8, 9 and 13 RFP

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
ST. ELIZABETHS EAST - PARCELS 8, 9, & 13
Release Date: January 17, 2020
RFP Response Deadline: March 19, 2020

 

All applications must be submitted electronically. Hand delivered or mailed applications will not be accepted. Adherence to the deadline is essential. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. A copy of the Letter of Credit should also be uploaded with the original delivered to 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 317 on April 2, 2020.

The Government of the District of Columbia, through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development ("DMPED"), seeks to redevelop the approximatesly 5.5 acres of land located at 1100 Alabama Avenue, SE known for taxation purposes as Square 5868, Lots 822, 819, and 817 ("Parcels 8, 9, and 13" respectively).

East Campus, located at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE, is located in the Congress Heights neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C., approximately 3 miles from the U.S. Capitol and directly across the street from the historic St. Elizabeths West Campus, the future home of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) consolidated headquarters.

The Site (Square 5868, Lot 810) is located at 1100 Alabama Ave. SE and consists of Parcels 8,9 and 13. The Site is bound by Cypress St., SE to the north, Oak Drive SE to the south, and both Parcel 9 and 13 are connected to the future 13th St. SE to the east. The new ESA is located southwest of Parcel 13. The Congress Heights Metro station is immediately southeast of the Site. The Site is approximately 5.5 acres or 239,580 square feet. There are two existing historic buildings, one on Parcel 8 and 9 respectively, that are approximately 67,542 square feet and 33,999 respectively, that must be retained. The Parcel 9 area next to the ESA is being used as ground leased surface parking to serve the ESA.
 

Request for Proposals (RFP)-  St. Elizabeths East - Parcels 8, 9, &13
Release Date: January 17, 2020
Submission Deadline: March 19, 2020

 

The due date for submission of proposals is hereby extended to March 19, 2020.

 All applications must be submitted electronically. Hand delivered or mailed applications will not be accepted. Adherence to the deadline is essential. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. A copy of the Letter of Credit should also be uploaded with the original delivered to 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 317 on April 2, 2020.

DMPED held a pre-response information session and site visit at the RISE Demonstration Center, 2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. See the meeting presentation below in related content. 

View the 2012 Master Plan here

View the Exhibit Lot for Parcel 13“Due to the Garage to be built on Parcel 6, there is a total decrease of 14,196 SF from Parcel 13 and an addition of the same amount to parcel 6.”


Questions and Answers

Q - The DCMR Zoning does not explain the front set-back for this site. The 2012 Master Plan shows the setback at almost 10 feet. Please clarify;
A - We do not currently have a boundary survey of the site. These questions will be clarified as the design for the 13th Street right-of-way is created.

Q - We understand there is an existing METRO subway vertical air shaft within the site. What are the WMATA restrictions / regulations regarding this structure? Can this structure be reconfigured/relocated. What perimeter clearances around the structure do we need to consider in our design?;
A - That area of Parcel 13 is within the WMATA Zone of Influence and the developer(s) with the winning proposal will need to coordinate with the District and WMATA about access, and changes to the area.

Q - The RFP (not the zoning ordinance) requests three parking levels. Can it be reduced to two levels? Are there any target numbers for parking spaces (including the HC parking spaces);
A - The parking can be reduced, but it must meet the minimum zoning standard for the size of the building.

Q - The 2012 St E’s Master Plan indicates that the building’s architecture does not need to have historic characteristics. Is any early coordination with HPO Tim Dennee necessary for this project?;
A - Coordination with HPO and the Office of Planning is important for this project because St. Elizabeths East is a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The successful bidder’s design will need to go before HPRB and CFA.

Q - Does any civil topographic information exist for the site? Is there any determination of any existing wetlands, tree preservation criteria (specimen trees), etc. available for the site?
A - There is not currently a tree study or a topographical study for Parcel 13. Please note the winner of the award will need to coordinate w/ DOEE and DDOT on tree preservation criteria.

Q - Do you anticipate that the March 9th submission date will remain firm as new information has emerged today?
A - The March 9th submission date will remain firm.

Q - Can a plat for Parcel 9 be provided that represents the existing conditions found on the site today or in the future?
A - Please refer to the updated A&T Lot map.

Q - If the tax map is correct, will an additional building be allowed to be constructed on the ESA site? Can you provide updated parcel areas and new development pad area for this new development?
      Currently, there is a small parking pad dedicated for the ESA, will the parking need to be incorporated into the new building/development for parcel 9?
A - The parking area between Building 102 and the Entertainment and Sports Arena is under the same 19-year ground lease as the ESA. This is not available space for new development at this time.

Q - The masterplan indicates that there will be a road to the east of parcel 9, will the road be provided in the future? Due to the size of the ESA and the road, this may impact the size of the new development pad.
A - The road will not be created. The roads around Parcel 9 will be Oak, Poplar, and 13th St. only.  

Q - What is the name of the street that is between Parcel 13 and Parcel 16?

A - The street to be created will be 13th Street and will serve as an access road to the DBH Hospital. It is 13th Street.

Q - What is the name of the street that connects 13th Street to Oak Drive and runs between the ESA and Parcel 15?

A - This is Cherry Street, Southeast"


“Please upload response documents for St. Elizabeths East - Parcels 8, 9, & 13 here. Please name files as follows: “St. Elizabeths East - Parcel 8, 9, & 13 – [Respondent Name] – [File Type] – [Date]”. Please see the RFP for submission deadline. If you have any questions, please contact the project manager.”

Questions regarding this Request for Proposals should be submitted via e-mail only to [email protected]. Respondents shall not direct questions to any other person within the District except as allowed elsewhere in this RFP.