REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN 100% AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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Due Date: 
Jun 6 2022 - 5:00pm

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

FOR THE

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN 100% AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

Original Due Date: June 6, 2022

Revised Due Date: June, 24, 2022

The City of Salinas (City) and the Monterey County (County) are seeking a highly qualified developer (non-profit and/or for-profit) to design and develop an 100% Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing Development Project (the “Project”) on County-owned property that provides the maximum number of affordable housing units feasible within the proposed site. The project shall be geared towards very low- and low-income families with a minimum of 50 rental units. The selected developer of the proposed project shall be required to enter into a lease agreement with the County and City. The Lease Agreement shall include a 55-year term, 55-year affordable housing restriction, and additional terms regarding the developers on-site professional management and maintenance responsibilities, among other provisions to implement the affordable multi-family rental housing development project.

The ideal developer should have extensive experience in designing and building for-rent housing for very low- and low-income individuals/households, be financially resourceful, have the ability to manage housing units for an extended period, and have a proven track record of securing State Tax Credit Financing. Respondents should also demonstrate their experience in working cooperatively with local municipalities to secure Federal, State, County, and local affordable housing funds.

The City and County will work with the selected developer to refine the initial concept into a final design and the selected developer will be responsible for securing sources of financing and operating subsidies. The City and County will be partners in discussions with other agencies that offer permanent financing and operating subsidies towards affordable housing developments. In addition, the City and County may participate financially by providing gap financing by using local, State, and Federal housing funds available to assist in meeting the project’s development costs.

The proposed project site, 855 E. Laurel Street, is on the east corner of the intersection at East Laurel Drive and Veterans Way and it is part of a larger parcel owned by the County of Monterey. The 86.5-acre parcel is partially developed and contains several County facilities as described in the below paragraph. The proposed Project area is approximately 9.4 acres, of which approximately 5 acres are developable due to the topography of the site.

The selection criteria and full RFQ for this project is available on the City of Salinas website at https://www.cityofsalinas.org/our-city-services/community-development/housing-and-community-development-division/rfps-public-notices. Completed RFQ proposals are to be submitted electronically by either e-mail, Dropbox link and/or OneDrive link to Rod Powell, Housing Division Planning Manager at rodp@ci.salinas.ca.us and Melanie Beretti, Principal Planner at berettim@co.monterey.ca.us by 5:00 P.M. PST, on Friday, June 24, 2022.  If the previously stated submittal options do not work for you or your organization, please coordinate with Rod Powell and Melanie Beretti on the preferred method of submission. Proposals received after the due date will not be considered. There will be no “bid opening” for this RFQ.

Should the interested developers have clarifying questions regarding this RFQ, these questions need to be submitted in writing to Rod Powell, Housing Division Planning Manager at rodp@ci.salinas.ca.us or via phone at 831-758-7334 and Melanie Beretti, Principal Planner at berettim@co.monterey.ca.us or via phone at 831-755-5285 no later than 5:00 P.M. PST on May 13, 2022. Written responses to timely inquires will be posted as an addendum on the same location within the City’s website where the RFQ was published on May 24, 2022. The City and County will also e-mail the Addendum to all parties on the distribution list and/or who submitted a written inquiry. Exhibit A, B and D relevant to the RFQ Addendum are included below. For Exhibit C relevant to the RFQ Addendum, files were e-mailed to all parties on the distribution list and/or who submitted a written inquiry.  

The City of Salinas and the County of Monterey are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Salinas and the County of Monterey do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.  The City of Salinas and Monterey County make reasonable accommodations for individuals with a disability.  Individuals requiring any accommodation in order to participate in this RFQ process must inform Rod Powell, Housing Division Planning Manager at rodp@ci.salinas.ca.us or via phone at 831-758-7334 and Melanie Beretti, Principal Planner at berettim@co.monterey.ca.us or via phone at 831-755-5285 no later than 7 calendar days prior to the submittal date stated in this request for qualifications.  Hearing impaired users may contact the City of Salinas and the Monterey County by dialing 711 for the California Relay Services (“CRS”) or by telephoning any other service providers’ CRS telephone number.

THIS NOTICE WAS PUBLISHED MAY 6, 2022