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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS DEVELOPER FOR CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS GRANT

OFFICE OF CONTRACTING AND PROCUREMENT ON BEHALF OF REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS QUOTE (RFQQ) #51194 

CITY OF DETROIT
HOUSING AND REVITALIZATION DEPARTMENT
MICHAEL E. DUGGAN, MAYOR

CITY OF DETROIT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
DEVELOPER FOR CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS  GRANT


The City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department(the “City”),in partnership with the Detroit Housing  Commission (the “DHC”), intend to submit an application for a HUD Choice Neighborhoods  Implementation Grant  (“Choice Grant”) in the Spring of 2016. If awarded, the Choice Grant will allow the City to leverage up to $30,000,000 in federal grant funding to support the transformation of a locally  planned and defined geographic area that is severely distressed into a vibrant, mixed-income, and mixed-use community. 
To achieve this goal, the City and DHC will select a developer to assist in the creation of 
a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan.

The City and DHC are now in the process of developing this Transformation Plan for the redevelopment of specified areas located in Detroit’s Midtown area: 1) Historic Brush Park, 2)Frederick Douglass Homes Site, and 3) the Eastern Market neighborhood. The specific target sites selected for development are :   

• Frederick Douglass Homes Housing Site – Generally bounded by Wilkins Street  to the north,  
Beaubien Street to the west, and Chrysler Service Drive (I-375) to the south and east. 

• 3480 Russell Street – Generally bounded by Russell Street to the west, Eliot Street to the north, 
Riopelle Street to the east, and Erskine Street to the south. 

• Eastern Market Shed 4 Project – Generally bounded by Russell Street to the west, Alfred Street
 to the north, Riopelle Street to the east, and Division Street to the south.

The City will be releasing a Request for Qualifications on January 26, 2016 in order to obtain qualification 
statements from experienced developers that will implement a housing program for the above target sites. 
Bids can be accessed on the City of Detroit website www.detroitmi.gov and www.bidsync.com.
The successful respondent will demonstrate a strong track record of: delivering quality projects on time, have significant mixed -use development expertise coupled with a commitment to creating quality, well designed affordable housing, social equity and sustainability, a strong design philosophy, expertise  in  place making and experience in engaging with a range of stakeholders in the civic engagement processes. 
Additionally, the selected respondent will serve  as  the  Housing  Implementation  Entity  in  the Choice  Neighborhoods application process and be critical participant in the transformation planning process. 


If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact:

Elizabeth C. Ayana Johnson
HUD Section 3 Compliance Officer - Office of Contracting and Procurement
2 Woodward Ave., 1008 CAYMC, Detroit, MI 48226 
313-224-4616 Office
section3compliance@detroitmi.gov

Notice of Non-Discrimination:  
The City of Detroit does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, 
national origin, age, handicap, sex or sexual orientation. Complaints may be filed with the Human Rights Department of the City of Detroit, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit, Michigan 48226. 


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS DEVELOPER FOR CHOICE  NEIGHBORHOODS GRANT