Strategic Facilities Plan
The City typically purchases existing office buildings when the opportunity or need arises. Many of the buildings we own are reaching the end of their usefulness or do not meet the functions for which they were intended. To meet our current and future Administrative Office needs and reduce the reliance on leased space, we have developed a public-private partnership approach to facilities acquisition which harnesses the commercial real estate market to provide a service which the City has not had much experience.
This approach uses a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to solicit competitive bids from the commercial real estate market for Class A office space. It allows the City to shift the financial risk to the selected developer using a fixed price and delivery date. Should costs exceed the agreed upon price or delivery date, the developer is held responsible. This process significantly reduces the cost and delivery timeline for public projects while also meeting the City’s policy objectives for Prevailing & Living Wage, Minority and Women Owned Business participation, Better Builder/Worker’s safety, Apprentice program and Sustainability/Wellness. At the completion of the project, the City purchases the building.