Interim Deputy Mayor Miller Announces Respondents to the Request for Proposals to Redevelop St. Elizabeths East
August 7th, 2014
Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development M. Jeffrey Miller announced last month the receipt of five responses submitted for the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the first phase of development of the historic St. Elizabeths East Campus in Ward 8.
The five respondent teams to the RFP are as follows (development, innovation advisors and local partners):
• Anacostia Economic Development Corporation and Flaherty & Collins Development (Master Development Partners) ; Bob Geolas of Research Triangle Park Foundation (Innovation Advisor); and Scott Sklar of George Washington University (Academic Advisor)
• Four Points LLC (Master Developer); The Warrenton Group (Residential); Capitol Services Management, Inc. (Academic and Innovation Manager); Consortium of Universities (Academic Advisor); Washington Business Group (Community Outreach and Small Business); and Congress Heights Main Streets (CDC) (Community Engagement & Workforce Training)
• Partnership for Collaborative Innovation, which includes Thoron Capital (Managing Partner); Gordon Jones, Founding Director of the Harvard Innovation Lab (Innovation Partner); and Creative Opportunities Venture, Inc. (Community Partner)
• Redbrick LMD (Master Developer); NVR, Inc. (Residential); Consortium of Universities and TenSquare LLC (Charter Schools), DC Innovates and Capital E (Academic and Innovation Partners)
• St. Elizabeths Collaborative, which includes Friedman Capital Advisors (Master Developer) and NVR Inc. (Residential)
In April of this year, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) hosted a pre-response conference and tour of the campus for parties interested in responding to the RFP. The original RFP was issued by DMPED on March 31st. Responses were received on or prior to the June 27 deadline.
DMPED will host a series of interviews with each of the aforementioned respondents and will ask responsive teams to make presentations to the community in the Fall of 2014 before a final selection is made by the Mayor.
The St. Elizabeths East Campus spans 183 acres and is located at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. The first phase of development covers 1.6 million square feet and is in close proximity to Congress Heights Metro Station in Southeast Washington. It offers an opportunity to create a technology-focused, transit-oriented community that includes business, research, higher education and residential uses in a collaborative environment.