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The Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency (FPRA) issues this Request for Proposal for a lead organization or a conglomeration of various entities to plan, finance, and operate a community-based multi-service hub in the Means Court Center, formerly known as the Means Court Elementary School.
The FPRA invites qualified individuals, organizations, or developers to submit proposals that incorporate a creative program design and concept for maximum utilization of the property for the benefit of citizens living in Lincoln Park and surrounding neighborhoods.
The FPRA seeks proposals that integrate the elements and guiding principles outlined in this solicitation while developing a strategy responsive to the input garnered during three Community Engagement Meetings held in 2019 and 2020. The desired uses listed should not limit a proposer’s creativity and professional judgment in preparing a proposal.
The Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency (FPRA), a dependent special district of the City of Fort Pierce, FL, owns Means Court Center, located at 532 North 13th Street (Parcel 2409-501-0011-000-9 ) in Fort Pierce, FL. The parcel, which is zoned for medium density, comprise approximately 2.57 acres of land and includes 25,482 square foot, two story building. Both floors have restrooms for public use. The building has two sets of stairs to provide access to the second floor, but no elevator.
The facility currently has one identified occupant, Lincoln Park Mainstreet, which will be located on the first - floor utilizing approximately 1,900 square feet of space.
The space that is available for occupancy includes, but is not limited to the following
° Six (6) rooms: each a total of 802 square feet (4 of the rooms include a restroom) and (2 of the
rooms have an adjoining door)
° Television Studio: approximately 3,400 square feet
° Various size office and storage space
° Eight (8) rooms that are 802 square feet (2 of the rooms have an adjoining door)
° One (1) small office and two (2) small storage space
In the early 1900s, the School hailed as the first school for Blacks in St. Lucie County. It became the heart of activity and a source of pride for the community. Back then, the families who banded together to do what needed to be done to establish the school for their children, grasped the importance of gaining an education and fought for it. Fast forward 120 years, the community has continued to embrace the legacy of the school’s meager beginnings and envisions the proposed future use of the facility ushering in a new era that builds on the foundation that was laid.