At the Sept. 24, 2013, regular meeting, Mayor and Council directed staff to prepare a two-phased Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking firms with interest in undertaking a joint development project, including transit, in an area made up of three City-owned properties, including the existing Ronstadt Transit Center site, a triangle-shaped property currently used for parking to the north, and a property across Toole Avenue also used for parking. Click on this link to see project area map. Mayor and Council requested that the RFP/Phase I -- to solicit interested firms' qualifications -- be completed in Jan./Feb. 2014. OIP Staff is overseeing the preparation of the draft RFP/Phase I scope with input from community stakeholders. Upon completion, the RFP/Phase I scope will be posted on this web page.
Following highlights public participation efforts to date:
1. Meetings with stakeholders conducted between March and May 2013, which resulted in the report Community Planning Process, Ronstadt Transit Center Redevelopment, City of Tucson, May 24, 2013, prepared for the City by Poster Frost Mirto. The report presents a series of goals related to the physical project, the Request for Proposals process, expertise/qualifications that should be sought for development team. These goals were developed from input gathered at meetings held with different stakeholder groups.
Community Planning Process report.
2. City Office of Integrated Planning has been holding additional stakeholder meetings to bring groups with different interests together to further discuss and refine the mission and goals for the joint development project and to receive information and provide feedback on the Request for Proposals process. The four meetings held to date and related handout materials are noted below.
Dec. 16, 2013, 11:30 - 1:00, City Hall
Agenda Items: Welcome & Introductions; Meeting Purpose & Format, Project Status; Process/Project Givens (review and discussion); Process Steps (review and discussion); Adjournment
Process Givens for Review & Discussion
Process Steps for Review & Discussion
Project Givens for Review & Discussion
Jan. 14, 2014, 11:30 - 1:30, City Hall
Agenda Items: Welcome & Meeting Focus; Stakeholder Introductions (sharing of project hopes and fears); Goal Refinement (initial discussion); Wrap-Up/Adjournment
Jan. 21, 2014, 11:30 - 1:30, City Hall
Agenda Items: Welcome, Introductions, Agenda; Brief Recap of Jan. 14, 2014, Meeting; Solicitation Process: First Phase; Goal Refinement (ongoing discussion); Wrap-Up/Adjournment
Jan. 28, 2014, 11:30 - 1:30, City Hall
Agenda Items: Welcome, Introductions, Agenda; Update of RFP/Phase I Outline; Small Group Exercise & Discussion re Project Priorities; Wrap-Up/Adjournment
Feb. 10, 2014, 11:30 - 1:30, City Hall
Agenda Items: Welcome, Introductions, Agenda; Request for Proposals (RFP) Phase I Draft Scope; Next Steps; Wrap-Up/Adjournment
RFP Phase I Draft Scope for Stakeholder Review
Compilation of Written Comments on Draft Scope