Sept. 21, 2023
Salt Lake City has issued a Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) for the redevelopment of the Historic Northwest Pipeline Building and site, formerly used as the City’s public safety complex, located at the northeast corner of 200 South and 300 East.
The RFSQ is the first phase of a two-phased process to select a developer for the City to partner with on the redevelopment of the ~2.4 acre property. The second phase will be a request for proposals (RFP), in which development teams will submit specific proposals for redeveloping the property with a mix of uses that serve residents and the downtown community.
Objectives for redevelopment of the property include:
- Historic Rehabilitation: Preservation of the Northwest Pipeline Building
- Sustainability: Sustainable building and operating practices
- Housing Opportunities: New housing units with a prioritization for workforce housing, homeownership, and family-sized housing
- Publicly Accessible Amenities: Features such as art, seating, bicycle parking, and gathering spaces to support 200 South as Utah’s busiest transit street
- Neighborhood Commercial and Services: Space to provide new goods and services for residents that support entrepreneurship and local businesses
The nine-story Northwest Pipeline Building, constructed in the International Style by the Pacific Northwestern Pipeline Corporation, was constructed in 1958 according to the design of modern architects David and Slack Winburn. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011, the RFSQ/RFQ calls for the building to be preserved and celebrated as one of the most significant contributions to the modern movement in Utah.
“Our strategy is to transform the property back into a community asset by preserving the historic and architectural legacy of the building while integrating new development on the surrounding property,” said Mayor Mendenhall. “Leveraging underutilized, city-owned property has continued to be a priority of mine since taking office. After various planning and due diligence efforts, we are on the precipice of moving on multiple strategic properties.”
Responses to the RFSQ are due on October 16 and will be followed by the RFP. Additional info on the RFSQ can be found here: https://www.slc.gov/can/nwpipeline_rfsq/.Tags: Northwest Pipeline Building, redevelopment, Request for Statement of Qualifications, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall