MIXED-USE: include a mixture of retail, restaurant, residential, and/or offices, with residential element being a critical ingredient;MULTI-STORY: define the street and create density with multi-story buildings located at the back of sidewalk (i.e. no parking lots between buildings and street);STREETSCAPE: include attractive landscaping, sidewalks, street furniture, etc. to provide a beautiful setting for pedestrians, bicyclists, shoppers, and residents; PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIVITY: emphasize connectivity from Wilson Street to the core of the Main Street development, nearby A.K. Bissell Park, and surrounding neighborhoods and retail.
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• VISION COMPLIANCE: must be in accordance with the spirit and intentions of the adopted Vision for the corridor;• INTENSITY AND DIVERSITY OF USES: assure that too much land isn’t used for too-little development, therefore limiting what else can be developed in an already-confined district; high-density, mixed use projects will receive highest consideration; under-building parking, to conserve land, will be considered for financial offset;• DESIGN/PLAN: architectural quality and creativity; Innovation; indigenous or ‘uniquely Oak Ridge’ aspects of development plan, including design cues, tenants, etc. favored; (see link below for Blueprint guidance on Oak Ridge ‘values’ and being ‘uniquely Oak Ridge’); Sustainable and/or environmentally beneficial projects desirable; Generation of local employment or uniqueness for Oak Ridge a plus;
Initial Development Targets
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August 6, 2021, 5 p.m. eastern time
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING (Non-mandatory, but highly recommended)
The ORLB will conduct a non-mandatory preproposal information meeting on August 23, 2021, 4-6pm with a brief presentation at 5pm, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce (1400 Oak Ridge Tpke, 37830) At this meeting, ORLB representatives will discuss vision, property information and proposal expectations, as well as answer questions. Questions, answers and meeting materials will be posted on https://bit.ly/OakRidgeLandBank. Meeting attendance RSVP requested via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may be submitted, on line, any time between Aug 6 – Oct 5, 2021.
DEADLINE FOR QUESTIONS
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DUE DATE & TIME FOR SUBMITTALS
INTERVIEWS WITH SHORT-LISTED TEAM(S)
TBA as needed during October 11-22, 2021 period
ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEAM(S) SELECTED TO NEGOTIATE FINAL TERMS OF SALE
Within 30 days of short list interviews
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As you review this Request for Proposals, consider it a starting point for working together. ORLB acknowledges that a large part of a developer’s success is based on ingenuity, imagination, flexibility and relationships. We look forward to seeing your ideas, concepts and creativity manifested in community-benefiting, tax base-building projects that are economically viable and profitable for you as the developer.