Request for Expression of Interest for Development of City-Owned Properties
BALTIMORE CITY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Invitation for an Expression of Interest
With the goal of leading transformative change, DHCD has issued a comprehensive Community Development Framework. The Framework brings into focus DHCD's overall strategy and plan and articulates key strategic approaches for launching a new era of neighborhood investment. The Framework identifies several Impact Investment areas throughout the city where focused community development work is being coordinated through the Mayor’s Neighborhood SubCabinet. One strategy that DHCD utilizes to spur change in neighborhoods is supporting large scale redevelopment in key locations. Informed by the work of the SubCabinet, DHCD has identified several city-owned properties that are primed for redevelopment. To begin the redevelopment process, DHCD is now seeking an Expression of Interest (“EOI”) from qualified development teams to redevelop the before-mentioned city-owned properties. It is intended that the EOI will serve as a basis of establishing a list of interested and qualified firms to be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) in the Fall of 2021. However, DHCD, in its sole discretion, reserves the right; to request additional information from respondents; to not issue any RFP; to issue the RFP at a later date or to enter directly into an Exclusive Negotiating Privilege with a qualified respondent.
The following information and documentation must be included in the EOI:
(Each answer is limited to 500 words. DHCD will not accept responses that exceed the word limit)
1. Letter of Interest
Upload your letter of interest here:
2. Development team point of contact information:
3. Provide a brief narrative highlighting the development team’s qualifications and/or capabilities including recent relevant experience. Please include the names, title, company affiliation and experience details of the members of the development team. (500-Word Limit)
4. Provide a brief narrative describing the proposed development project in as much detail as possible. General descriptions of potential uses are acceptable. (500-Word Limit)
5. Provide a proposed project budget that includes projected construction and soft costs. (500-Word Limit)
6. Identify potential funding sources. Detailed financing information is desirable but not necessary. Please identify possible public and private financing sources that the team has on hand or would pursue for the project. (500-Word Limit)
Please upload funding sources documentation
DHCD in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify the above dates.
• All documents submitted as part of the submission are considered public records and will be made available to the public upon request except for personal financial statements, private corporate financial statements, and other confidential commercial information. DHCD reserves the right to post summary information about all submissions, including those awarded.
- The Commissioner of the Department of Housing & Community Development, or its Chief Operating Officer, reserves the right to reject all or any of the submissions received.
- Any selected developer through this process or the RFP will be required to certify that all proposed projects will meet all federal, State of Maryland, and City of Baltimore program regulations and requirements prior to award, including but not limited to:
- Minority and Women Owned Business Participation. Article 5 Subtitle 27 of the Baltimore City Code in connection with minority and women owned business opportunities.
- Local Hiring Requirements. Article 5 Subtitle 27 of the Baltimore City Code.
- Community Employment Plan. All proposed submissions must develop and include hiring plans that include provisions of jobs for Baltimore and community residents in excess of any federal, state or local requirements.
- Federal HUD Section 3 rules (available at 24 CFR 135).