Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) for Development of the Historic Northwest Pipeline Building (200 S 315 E) and Site
Salt Lake has issued a Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) for the Historic Northwest Pipeline Building (200 S 315 E). A brief overview is provided on this site. The full RFSQ can be read on Sciquest (Event Number SLCCAN1).
Event Number: SLCCAN1
Statements of Qualification are Due on October 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
Upon completion of a two-phase procurement process, Salt Lake City (the “City”) is seeking to partner with a development team for the development of ~2.42 acres of City-owned property located at 321 East 200 South, 333 East 200 South, and 175 South 300 East (the “Property” or “Site”). The City has identified the Property as an opportunity to collaborate with an experienced development team to build a project that will contribute to the City’s livability goals and support the surrounding neighborhood through requirements and preferences that may include:
- Historic Rehabilitation of the Northwest Pipeline Building
- Sustainable Development
- Neighborhood Commercial and Services
- Progressive Parking Strategies
- Housing Opportunities, that may include:
- Homeownership/Shared Equity
- Workforce Housing
- Family-Sized Housing
- Publicly Accessible Amenities
- Publicly Visible Art
The foregoing objectives will be more fully articulated and evaluated as part of the request for proposal
process that will immediately follow the conclusion of this RFSQ.
The Property is zoned Residential/Mixed-Use (R-MU) and includes the following parcels:
321 E 200 S
175 S 300 E
333 E 200 S
TOTAL 2.42 acres
Background and Historical Significance
Acquired by the City in the 1980s, the Property was used for many years as its public safety headquarters, housing such operations as the police and fire departments, and 911 dispatch services. Of the two structures on the Property, the primary is a 9-story building that was built in 1958 by the Pacific Northwestern Pipeline Corporation, who constructed the building for their offices during a time of western expansion of their business in the late 1950’s. This building, known as the Pacific Northwest Pipeline Building (“NP Building”) was designed by architects Slack and David Winburn in the International Style. The NP Building is on the National Register of Historic Places, creating opportunities for the developer to pursue historic tax credits in addition to other applicable incentives that could apply to the rehabilitation of the building. While the interior has been modified over the years, the original exterior remains largely in its original form.
The second structure is a one-story building that was built after the NP Building and served as an ancillary City facility. This building has no historic value or practical re-use and is anticipated to be demolished as part of the redevelopment of the Property. In 2013, the City relocated the public safety functions to a new facility and vacated the Property.
Two-Phase Procurement Process
The two-phase procurement process is intended to identify and engage a development team that has a demonstrated track record and capacity to successfully rehabilitate historic structures, and to design, entitle, build, finance, and operate infill, mixed-use developments. The two phases shall be carried out as follows:
Phase I – Request for Statement of Qualifications (“RFSQ”) – CURRENT
Capable, experienced, and creative development teams are invited to submit a Statement of Qualification (“SOQ”) in accordance with this RFSQ regarding their development expertise, past success with developing similar projects, financial capabilities, and other pertinent information to enable the City to identify a list of qualified development teams for the second stage of the procurement process. Of those development teams (‘Respondents”) found to be qualified in the RFSQ stage, the City may elect to invite only the most-highly ranked qualified Respondents to participate in the Phase II stage of the procurement process.
Phase II – Request for Proposals (“RFP”) – FORTHCOMING
Those Respondents invited through Phase I to submit proposals in Phase II, the RFP, will be asked to submit fully developed project concepts for development of the Property. The proposal that aligns with the City’s goals and objectives and that provides the best value to the City, as determined by the City, will be selected for award, subject to successful negotiations.
RFSQ Submittal Instructions
Statement of Qualifications – by email, mail, or hand delivery – are due at Salt Lake City’s office no later than the date and time listed above. In an effort to reduce the amount of paper used as part of this RFSQ, statements that do not exceed 25 megabytes (25 MB) may be delivered via email in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Respondents that email their response should follow-up an additional email if receipt of their response is not confirmed prior to the response deadline. Responses that exceed 25 MB should be delivered to Salt Lake City on a thumb drive (in .pdf format) in a sealed envelope. All responses shall be addressed/sent to:
Salt Lake City
Department of Community and Neighborhoods
451 S. State St, Room 404
P.O. Box 145460
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5460