The Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency (FPRA) will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 13 at 2pm to discuss and evaluate the proposals submitted in response to the Request for Proposals for the Redevelopment of the Former H.D. King Plant Site in Downtown Fort Pierce. The meeting will take place in the Commission Chambers at Fort Pierce City Hall (100 N. US 1, Fort Pierce).
This meeting is open to the public and attendees will have an opportunity to speak during public comment. The public meeting will also be streamed live on FPTV Channel 27 and on the city’s website.
The meeting agenda and related backup documentation is available online: http://www.cityoffortpierce.com/223/Agendas-Minutes
About the H.D. King Site Redevelopment Process
In November 2018, the City of Fort Pierce and Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency embarked upon a two-phase solicitation process -- Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) -- for the redevelopment of the former H.D. King Plant Site located at 311 Indian River Drive. The city solicited proposals from qualified individuals, developers, or firms to design and develop a mixed-use project on the property including a hotel.
On November 14, 2018, the City of Fort Pierce and Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency entered the first phase of the bid process by issuing a Request for Qualifications. Five responses were received by the deadline of January 23, 2019. At the Special FPRA Board Meeting on February 11, 2019, the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency Board selected a shortlist to enter in the Request for Proposals phase.
The RFP was issued on February 15, 2019 to the shortlist consisting of: Audubon Development, BH3 Management, Marina View Partners Holding, and Virgin Trains USA. BH3 Management and Marina View Partners have since withdrawn from the process. Two proposals were received in response to the RFP by the deadline of May 1, 2019.
City staff identified several technical consultants to assist the evaluation committee (FPRA Board) in the analysis of the proposals. The consultants objectively reviewed the consistency, completeness and responsiveness of the proposals.