Open (2013): St. Elizabeths East University Anchor Search
Click here for the RFEI: St Elizabeths East Request for Expressions of Interest for an Institutional Anchor
Click here for the Pre-Response Conference Form: Pre Response Conference Form
Click here for the responses to the questions on the RFEI: Responses to Questions to University REFI
The District of Columbia’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is currently seeking expressions of interest from academic institutions or consortia that wish to serve as the academic anchor for the St. Elizabeths East Innovation Hub, an integrated center of research, education and private sector commercial activities. As a large contiguous site in the heart of one of the nation’s most economically dynamic regions, St. Elizabeths East Campus offers universities an exceptional opportunity for co-location and collaboration with government and technology-related industries.
St. Elizabeths East is one of the largest mixed-use projects in the District and the Innovation Hub will be the core of its first phase of development, which will include academic and technology-related commercial facilities. The District is issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to gain insight about the academic and research programs that universities may propose to offer at St. Elizabeths East and the scale and scope of such programs. Academic institutions are encouraged to articulate their proposed role in the development of the Innovation Hub, with a specific focus on creating and growing businesses and jobs in the District. Interested parties can get a copy of the RFEI here: St Elizabeths East Request for Expressions of Interest for an Institutional Anchor and at: http://www.dc.gov/DC/DMPED/Opportunities/Development+Opportunities+and+Solicitations. Pre-Response conference forms can be found here: Pre Response Conference Form.
Responders are invited to attend the St. Elizabeths East Pre-Response Conference on Thursday, April 25th at the St. Elizabeths East Campus (1100 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington D.C.) starting at 12:00 hosted by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. The pre-response conference will include a formal briefing about the project, followed by a walking tour of the campus. All attendees of the Pre-Response Conference must RSVP to StElizabethsEast.firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the site tour waiver, release, and indemnification form included in the Pre Response Conference Form.
(2012) St Elizabeths East Institutional Anchors
In a significant step toward fulfilling its vision to transform the iconic St Elizabeths East campus into a thriving center of innovation, commerce, education, and community enrichment, DMPED issued an RFEI from institutions, organizations or businesses interested in serving as a programmatic anchor at the site. In response to this catalytic first step of a multi-phase development process for the historic campus three firms were selected: Citelum USA, Microsoft Corporation, and SmartBIM/Treasury Advisory Services.
While development partners are critical to the physical transformation of the site, private programmatic partners are needed to begin the economic transformation of the site. DMPED is excited to work with the proposed anchor tenants to create an innovative environment that focuses on activities that support the Security, Energy, and Sustainability sectors, areas where the region possesses considerable strength and competitive advantage.
(2012) St Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion
To set the stage for once-in-a-generation development, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced the design-and-construction team and unveiled plans for the new St Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion. Davis Brody Bond, KADCON, and Robert Silman Associates — a collaboration of firms whose individual portfolios include such internationally renowned landmarks as the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, the reconstruct5ion of DC’s Eastern Market, and the forthcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture — were awarded the contract following a Request For Proposal (RFP) issued by the District Department of General Services (DGS) on behalf of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.
While predevelopment and development activities take shape, and until new permanent uses begin in earnest – a period that may last between three and four years – the St Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion will serve multiple uses. Envisioned as a destination for casual dining, as well as a venue for hosting food trucks, a farmers’ market and other weekend and afterhours, community, cultural and arts events, the pavilion will complement the architectural and planning elegance that characterizes the historic campus.
The new Gateway Pavilion will be located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Redwood Street.
(2012) St Elizabeths East Building Stabilization
In February 2012, DGS issued a Request for Proposals to engage a design-builder to make repairs to four historic building on the St. Elizabeths East Campus and to help prepare those buildings for future development activity. The Parkinson Grunley Joint Venture was selected to complete the work. The project includes buildings 89, 94, 95 and 100 located on the St. Elizabeths East campus (the “Project Buildings”). The Project Buildings were constructed in 1902 and were in the greatest need of stabilization and repair. In total, the Project Buildings comprise approximately 130,000 square feet. The stabilization work helps accomplish DMPED’s long term plan for the St. Elizabeths East Campus, which is to redevelop the historic buildings. The work will allow the District to stabilize the Project Buildings and protect them from further decay and encourage future development and add value in the a future, private use disposition.
(2012) Stage 1 Infrastructure Improvements
On behlaf of DMPED, the District Department of Transportation (“DDOT”) issued an RFQ for design-build services the “Stage 1” of the infrastructure developments. The Stage 1 Infrastructure Improvments will be the first of a two stage process, and the work is anticipated to include the design and construction new roadways, wet and dry utilities, new street lighting and overall project management activities. A request for proposals for a design-build firm will be issued shortly as the next step in the procurement process.