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October 10, 2011

To:                  Mayor and City Council

From:             Leif J. Ahnell, C.P.A., C.G.F.O.
                       City Manager

Subject:        Wildflower Property
                       Request for Letters of Interest
                       Special Workshop Meeting
                       Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – 6:30 p.m.
                       6500 North Congress Avenue - Auditorium

 

Background:

During the May 2011 Goal Setting Sessions, City Council established deciding a direction for the City’s Wildflower Property as a top priority for the City.  Staff subsequently issued a Request for Letters of Interest and established a Wildflower Webpage on the City’s website in order to receive public comments and Letters of Interest on the future improvement and/or development of the Property.  The City received sixty-one e-mail comments and five Letters of Interest.  The public comments and Letters of Interest are included in this notebook.  A summary of the comments and Letters of Interest is also provided.

The purpose of the Request for Letters of Interest and Public Comment process is to solicit ideas for the future of the property and to help determine what options may be available for improvement and/or development of the property, whether by the City itself, in a public-private partnership, or in some other manner.

The Request for Letters of Interest indicated that the City preferred to receive all Letters of Interest by August 31, 2011, but this was not a firm deadline, and the City has continued to receive Letters of Interest and public comments.  Any additional input received after preparation of this report will be provided to City Council at the Special Workshop Meeting on October 18, 2011.  The meeting will be held in the auditorium at 6500 North Congress Avenue at 6:30 p.m.  Parties that submitted Letters of Interest have been invited to make a 15-minute presentation and discuss their proposal with City Council.  The agenda will also provide time for public comment during the meeting. 

The Request for Letters of Interest is an essentially informal procedure, as opposed to the more formal Request for Proposals process.  The fact that one submittal does or does not respond to a requested piece of information does not make the submittal non-responsive.  The purpose of requesting Letters of Interest was to hear ideas and explore concepts.  As was noted in the published documents, the City may, based upon direction from City Council: elect to negotiate with a party based upon a Letter of Interest; solicit and re-advertise for other Letters of Interest; issue Requests for Proposals or other invitations for specific type(s) of improvements and/or development on the property; to take any other action available to it in its discretion; or to take no action. 

 

Public Comment Received:

As of October 5, 2011, the City had received sixty-one e-mail public comments via the Wildflower Webpage.  The individual e-mails are provided in the notebook along with a summary of the comments in each.

Eleven of the e-mails suggested the Property be developed essentially for passive recreation uses, such as park, picnic areas, parking, fishing, and docking facilities.

Forty-five of the e-mails suggested more active recreation and destination uses such as restaurants, concessions, amphitheater or open stage areas, rental facilities, art shows and events, food trucks, boat and trailer parking, roller rink, shops, bike rentals.

Three e-mails offered general comments on the purchase of the property.  The Fifth Avenue Place Homeowners Association expressed concern about impacts on adjacent residential property from development of the Wildflower Property.

Two e-mails suggested the City sell the property for residential development.

 

Letters of Interest Received:

The City received five Letters of Interest.  Some of the Letters of Interest provide more detail than others.  There are also differences in the overall development, scope of work, term of lease, rental stream, and City and developer responsibilities.  Because these are letters of interest and not formal proposals or proffered lease documents, some of the terms and conditions would need to be clarified if the City were to enter into negotiations with any of the submitting parties.  The actual terms and conditions of any lease agreement would not be final until approved by the City Council through the Sale of City Property process.

Although it is not mentioned in all the Letters of Interest, it should be noted that a portion of the Wildflower Property is zoned R-1-B (single family residential), and a rezoning of this portion of the property would be required to allow use of this property for parking related to the commercial (B-1) portion of the site.

The Letters of Interest are included in the notebook along with a capsule summary of the proposal.  The following provides information on key elements in each of the five Letters of Interest.

Boca Outdoor Center

Proposed Use:  Approximately 450 sq. ft. of land area for chickee hut; 250 sq. ft. floating dock; use of 3 parking spaces; water tours employing kayaks and paddle boards; bicycle and Segway land tours; instruction and classes on water; team building adventures; paddle parties; youth camping and activities; rentals; concession trailer; bicycle rack; small use proposed as compatible with other development of the Property; site location indicated

Term:  5 years; 4 @ 5-year extensions (i.e. 25 years total term)

Rent: $24,000 per year (450 sq. ft. x $53.33) or 10% of sales revenue, whichever is greater; Annual CPI adjustment capped at 5% per option period

The Boca Outdoor Center Letter of Interest is presented by the owner of the Jupiter Outdoor Center, which operates in conjunction with Guanabanas Restaurant.  Note that Guanabanas Restaurant also submitted a Letter of Interest (see below).  The Letter of Interest does not provide details on financial capability.

Hillstone Restaurant Group

Proposed Use:  7,500 sq. ft. full-service restaurant with 1,000 sq. ft. exterior patio; restaurant designed to connect to waterway; pedestrian access; public parking; integrated with and connected to Silver Palm Park via walking trail; Hillstone responsible for all construction costs, including parking; shared parking desired; (proposal appears to assume all of Property to be included in Lease); also provides conceptual ideas for Silver Palm Park improvements; conceptual site plan provided

Term: 35 years, with options to cancel at year 20, 25, and 30 (i.e. minimum 20 year term)

Rent: $500,000 per year with “annual increase of 5% every three years thereafter during the Term” plus 5% of gross annual sales, with property tax offset against percentage rent

The Hillstone Restaurant Group owns and operates the Houston’s Restaurant in Boca Raton.  The Letter of Interest discusses Hillstone’s financial and performance capability and indicates Hillstone’s intention to develop the property to compliment the City’s objectives for downtown and the adjacent area, including Silver Palm Park.

Boca Dockside Marketplace

Proposed Use:  Four-story multi-use structure: First floor: public market with local produce and products; performance space; seating space; second floor restaurant with deck; third floor boutiques; fourth floor upscale restaurant with deck; water taxis and landing; no conceptual site plan provided

Term: None proposed

Rent:  None proposed

The Boca Dockside Marketplace Letter of Interest indicates that funding is believed to be secured and need not be an impediment to the realization of the project.  The Letter of Interest proposes uses as outlined above but does not provide detailed information regarding performance commitments, financial capability, or general terms and conditions

Guanabanas Restaurant, Inc.

Proposed Use:  Outdoor restaurant concept; tropical atmosphere and landscaping; Key West style structures, chickee huts; retail paddleboards and surf clothing; +/- 4,700 sq. ft. dining area; +/- 5,600 sq. ft. kitchen operations; +/- 1,700 sq. ft. retail; +/- 800 sq. ft. special event chickee hut; +/- 1,200 sq. ft. open air bar; sublet space to local small businesses; reference to Jupiter Outdoor Center (see Boca Outdoor Center Letter of Interest); a conceptual site plan, including parking, is provided; City to repair seawall and build floating dock and boat access to Property as allowable

Term: 25 years, with 5 year extensions thereafter

Rent:7% of gross sales with minimum rent of $450,000 (for 25 years).

Guanabana’s Letter of Interest discusses the financial and operational capability of the proposing team.  The operational concept discussed includes a variety of community events and public outdoor activities at the site, including fundraisers, fishing tournaments, movie premiers, and high school reunions.

Bricktop’s (West End Restaurants)

Proposed Use:  Restaurant; +/- 7,500 sq. ft. with exterior patio of +/- 1,500 sq. ft.; lease is for a portion of the Property (+/- 14,000 sq. ft. lease area within the “building limit line” as depicted on the 05/02/2011 sketch);  Bricktop's to construct restaurant building; Bricktop's will provide rent guarantee via Letter of Credit at $1.2 million to be reduced by $400,000 per year assuming all rent payments timely made; restaurant to be “afforded…the parking required by City Code” subject to shared parking study; conceptual site plans provided, including connection to Silver Palm Park; City to complete site work and landscaping other than work within “building limit line”

Term: 15 years with 5 @ 5-year renewal terms (i.e. 40 years total term)

Rent: $400,000 minimum annual rent with annual increase of 1.5%; in addition 5% of gross sales in excess of natural breakpoint; percentage rent resets every five years at higher of minimum annual rent than in effect or 75% of average total rent paid during five prior years.

Bricktop’s originally made its proposal in June, prior to the City starting the Request for Letters of Interest process.  The Letter of Interest describes Bricktop’s as a community gathering place.

 

Summary:

The parties who have submitted Letters of Interest have been invited to make 15-minute presentations at the Special Workshop Meeting on October 18, 2011.  Noting that this is an informal process, any of the parties may make additions and/or modifications to the proposals outlined in their Letter of Interest, and the City may receive additional presentations of Letters of Interest or public comment prior to or during the Workshop.

As noted above, the City Council may elect to negotiate with a party based upon a Letter of Interest; solicit and re-advertise for other Letters of Interest; issue Requests for Proposals or other invitations for specific type(s) of improvements and/or development on the property; to take any other action available to it in its discretion; or to take no action.

The purpose of the Special Workshop Meeting is to hear the presentations on the Letters of Interest and public comments so that City Council may, in its discretion, establish consensus on the future of the Wildflower property and the direction to be taken.  Because it is a Workshop meeting, no decisions requiring formal action by City Council will be made, but staff will be prepared to follow up as indicated.

Document originated by:  George S. Brown, Deputy City Manager

Wildflower Property
Request for Letters of Interest and Public Input on Improvement/Development of City-Owned Property

The City of Boca Raton is seeking Letters of Interest and Public Input on the future use and possible improvement and/or development of the Wildflower Property.  This publicly-owned land (the Property) is located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Boca Raton, Florida, on the north side of Palmetto Park Road.  The Property was formerly the site of a restaurant known as The Wildflower.  The City purchased the Property, which is now vacant land, in December 2009.

The Property is located adjacent to the boundaries of downtown Boca Raton, and it has the potential to be a significant attraction with an important connection to the City’s downtown.  As early as 2006, the City identified the Wildflower property, with its direct connection to the Intracoastal Waterway, as an area of strategic importance to the City overall and the downtown in particular.  The City purchased the property in pursuit of its vision of a vibrant, active waterfront destination.  The City’s goal for the property is to improve it so that it works synergistically with the adjacent downtown to attract residents and visitors and is compatible and complementary to adjacent areas and uses.

The City is consequently considering the future use, improvement, and possible development of this property.  As an initial step, the City is requesting Letters of Interest as well as general Public Input on the improvement and/or development of this Property. 

Letters of Interest are discussed in detail in the Request for Letters of Interest and will be received from Applicants that propose to undertake actual improvement or development of the Property.  After submittal, Letters of Interest will be available for public review under the View Letters of Interest TAB.

General Public Input will be received from any interested party, including residents and area businesses, and may include ideas and recommendations for use of the Property and other suggestions and comments on the Property.  Please click on Submit Public Input TAB to submit comments.  E-mail comments are strongly preferred.  Comments may be also be mailed; please identify your letter as a comment on the Property in response to this request.  Mail your letter to City of Boca Raton, 201 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL  33432, attention City Manager’s Office – Wildflower Property Public Input.  After submittal, Public Input will be available for public review under the View Public Input TAB.

The City strongly prefers to receive all Letters of Interest and general Public Input by August 31, 2011, in order to move forward with the review and discussion process.  After August 31, the City plans to hold a public meeting to discuss the use of the Property and all Letters of Interest and Public Input received.  The meeting may be scheduled as early as September 12, 2011.  The actual date, time, and location of the meeting will be posted on the City’s web site and all parties who submit Letters of Interest or Public Input will be notified.

After the meeting, the City Council will determine what further action, if any, may be appropriate.

 

REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND/OR DEVELOPMENT OF THE WILDFLOWER PROPERTY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS
1-1     Invitation to submit Letters of Interest
1-2     General Property Description
1-3     Land Use Regulations
1-4     Property Visits
1-5     Letter of Interest Review and Presentations
LETTER OF INTEREST SUBMISSION AND WITHDRAWAL
2-1     Definitions
2-2     Letter of Interest Submission
2-3     Developments Costs
2-4     Inquiries
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING LETTERS OF INTEREST 
3-1     Rules for Letters of Interest
3-2     Letter of Interest Format
REVIEW OF LETTERS OF INTEREST
4-1     Timetable

 

GENERAL INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS

1-1 INVITATION TO SUBMIT LETTERS OF INTEREST
The City of Boca Raton (City) seeks Letters of Interest concerning the future improvement and/or development of a parcel of publicly-owned land (the Property) located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Boca Raton, Florida, on the north side of Palmetto Park Road.  The Property was formerly the site of a restaurant known as The Wildflower, and it is generally referred to by the community as the Wildflower Property.  The City purchased the Property in December 2009. 

The Property is located adjacent to the boundaries of the Boca Raton Community Redevelopment Area (generally the City’s downtown), and it could be a significant attraction and provide an important connection to the City’s downtown.  As early as 2006, the City identified the Wildflower Property, with its direct connection to the Intracoastal Waterway, as an area of strategic importance to the City overall and the downtown in particular.  The City purchased the Property in pursuit of its vision of a vibrant, active waterfront destination.  The City’s goal for the Property is to improve it so that it works synergistically with the adjacent downtown to attract residents and visitors and is compatible and complementary to adjacent areas and uses including Silver Palm Park, which includes a boat launching facility and a passive park area.

The City is consequently considering the use, improvement, and possible development of this Property.  As the initial step in this process, the City is soliciting Letters of Interest for the improvement and/or development of this Property, as well as suggestions and comments.

Depending on the number and the contents of the Letters of Interest that are submitted to the City, as well as the comments and suggestions received by the City, the City will determine the appropriate process for additional public comment.

After receipt and additional public input regarding the Letters of Interest, the City may elect to select a proposal and commence negotiations for a contract for improvement and/or development of the Property, to issue a request for proposal or other invitation for a specific use or possible group of uses, to take any other action determined by the City to be in its best interest, or to take no action.  Receipt and acknowledgment of any Letter of Interest does not imply or provide any right or interest in the Property, or expectation of any action on the part of the City.

Should the City determine to accept a proposal and enter into a contract for use, improvement, or development of the Property, any use of the Property for private purposes, including potential public-private arrangements, will require compliance with Article III of Chapter 13 of the Boca Raton Code of Ordinances.

The purpose of this invitation to submit Letters of Interest on the Property is to:

  • Assist the City in analyzing the opportunities available in terms of future improvement and/or development of this Property for civic, public, and/or other use in accordance with its vision and goals.
  • Enable all interested parties an opportunity to submit Letters of Interest.
  • Allow for public input on all proposals received in Letters of Interest and other opportunities for improvement/development of the Property.

Letters of Interest should contain a detailed description of the proposed future improvement and/or development of the Property. At a minimum, Letters of Interest should indicate how the proposed improvement and/or development of the Property will

  • Be open to the general public
  • Have amenities to attract the general public
  • Have a waterfront area open to the public
  • Demonstrate a connection to and compatibility with Silver Palm Park
  • Have an attractive pedestrian orientation
  • Be financially and operationally feasible

In addition, Letters of Interest should specify in detail

  • Proposed leasehold, financial (including proposed guarantees), and other terms
  • Requirements, if any, for project participation by the City (financial, operational, or otherwise)
  • If use is income-producing, proposed amount of income to City and payment schedule
  • Acknowledgement that the Property cannot be pledged as collateral
  • Compliance of proposed use with current Land Development Regulations (LDR’s) and/or proposed changes to LDR’s and zoning restrictions (and/or to the zoning map), including proposed maximum building height, floor area ratio, and other land development parameters
  • Detailed project description and proposed implementation plan and schedule

Proposed improvement and/or development of the Property may include “for profit” uses and/or development on the Property necessary to achieve the goal of significant public use of the Property.  For the purposes of this document, “for profit” means any use that generates revenue for a party other than the City.

1-2 GENERAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
The Property consists of +/- 2.3 acres. It fronts on the Intracoastal Waterway to the east and Palmetto Park Road and the Lucas Douglas Bridge over the Intracoastal to the south.  The Property connects to NE 5th Avenue on the west and is bordered by residential property to the north.  Palmetto Park Road is the City’s main downtown east-west thoroughfare.  To the east, Palmetto Park Road connects with the City’s beachfront area.  To the west, it connects with I-95 and west Boca Raton.

It is possible to cross under the bridge from this Property to the City’s Silver Palm Park, a 4.3 acre park located on the south side of Palmetto Park Road and the location of a boat launching ramp.

There is no longer any building on the Wildflower Property; the structure on the Property was demolished prior to the City acquiring the Property. Since the City has acquired the Property, City staff has cleaned the Property and has cleared much of the vegetation that had blocked the view of the Intracoastal Waterway.  During the recent construction along Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton Road, and NE 1st Avenue, the Property has been used as a construction staging area.

Property information is available under the Survey and Aerial Photographs TAB on the Wildflower Property web page on the Wildflower Property web page.

1-3 LAND USE REGULATIONS
Improvement and/or development of the Property must be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Regulations of the City of Boca Raton.  The Property is currently zoned B-1 (Local Business) and R-1-B (Single-Family Residential).  At the time of the original Wildflower Restaurant development, City Code allowed parking for commercial uses in adjacent residential zoning districts as a conditional use (a type of special exception requiring City Council approval after notice and public hearing); however, the City’s current zoning Code does not permit parking for commercial uses in residential districts.  If the use proposed in the Letter of Interest is not compatible with the existing zoning regulations on the Property, the Letter should explain in detail what amendments to the existing land development regulations and/or rezoning(s) will be needed to achieve the proposed use.

The above information is not being provided to discourage the submission of Letters of Interest for the Property but to provide background regarding the current status of the Property and acknowledge that modifications may be required.  Any rezoning or other establishment of land development regulations will be controlled by applicable legal and statutory requirements.

1-4 PROPERTY VISITS
Applicants will be able to visit the Property (execution of a waiver will be required.)  Contact the City via e-mail at bocacm@myboca.us (e-mail contact strongly preferred) or by telephone at 561-393-7703 to arrange an appointment for an escorted Property visit.  The Property visit escort will not answer questions about the Property or the Letter of Interest process.

1-5 PRESENTATIONS
Applicants submitting Letters of Interest will be offered the opportunity to discuss their Letter of Interest in person before the City Council at a meeting as part of the review process.  These discussions will provide an opportunity for the Applicant and City Council to review the contents of the Letter of Interest and to exchange information related to improvement and/or development of the Property.

LETTER OF INTEREST SUBMISSION AND WITHDRAWAL

2-1 DEFINITIONS
For the purposes of this document, "Applicant" shall mean any entity and/or person submitting a Letter of Interest in response to this Request with respect to the proposed improvement and/or development of the Property. “Letter of Interest” shall mean the response to this Request for Letters of Interest made to the City by an Applicant.

2-2 LETTER OF INTEREST SUBMISSION
To submit Letters of Interest, see the Submit Letters of Interest TAB on the Wildflower Property web page.  Electronic submittals are strongly preferred.
To submit a Letter of Interest by mail, mail to the City of Boca Raton at 201 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432, attention City Manager’s Office – Letter of Interest on Wildflower Property. 

To facilitate review and processing, the City strongly prefers that all Letters of Interest be received by the City before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on August 31, 2011.  The City will acknowledge receipt of each Letter of Interest.

Applicants may withdraw their Letter of Interest by notifying the City at any time. An e-mail or letter withdrawing a Letter of Interest must be sent by an authorized representative of the Applicant.

All Letters of Interest will become a public record of the City upon receipt and are subject to public disclosure consistent with Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes.

2-3 DEVELOPMENT COSTS
Neither the City nor any of its officers, officials, employees, or agent shall be liable for any expenses incurred in connection with any Letter of Interest.

2-4 INQUIRIES
Interested parties may contact the City with questions with respect to the Request for Letter of Interest.  E-mail inquiries via the web site are strongly preferred.  Telephone, facsimile or postal mail inquiries will be accepted but will be answered after e-mail inquiries.

All inquiries and responses become public records and will be posted on the City’s website.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING LETTERS OF INTEREST

3-1 SUBMITTAL INFORMATION FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST
The Letter of Interest should name all persons or entities involved in the Letter of Interest at the time of submission and identify the authorized representative(s) of the Applicant.

3-2 LETTER OF INTEREST FORMAT
Applicants should prepare their Letters of Interest using the following format:

A.  Letter of Transmittal
A letter which identifies the Applicant proposing improvement and/or development of the Property as described in this document. The letter should also contain statements:

  • Identifying the uses, including any “for profit” uses, proposed to be placed on the Property
  • Identifying the type of business making the Letter of Interest (e.g., sole proprietorship, partnership, not-for-profit, corporation, etc.)
  • Identifying whether the business is incorporated in Florida, another state, or foreign county.

B.  Letter of Interest Information
The information requested below will assist City staff and the City Council in the review process. Submitting Applicants are also referred to Section 1-1 for information requested in the Letters of Interest. 

  1. Description of Use
    A narrative describing, in as much detail as possible, how the Property will be utilized, why the Applicant is interested in improving and/or developing the Property, and what benefits the Applicant and the Boca Raton Community will derive from use of the Property in this manner.

  2. Performance Commitments
    A narrative description of the parties to be involved with respect to the Letter of Interest and the status of their commitment and ability (financial and otherwise) to improve and/or develop and occupy the Property.

  3. Continuing Program of Operations and Community Access
    A narrative description of the overall program for the continuing operation of the Property and community access to and use of the Property.

  4. General Terms and Conditions Requirements
    A narrative description of any general leasing or other contract terms or conditions required by the Applicant in order to achieve use of the Property as described in the Description of Use. This should include any proposed subleasing or other assignment of rights for any proposed use of the Property.

  5. Qualifications of Applicant
    A narrative description of qualifications of the Applicant and team assembled to achieve Description of Use.

  6. Statement of Financial and Performance Capacity
    The financial capacity of the Applicant submitting the Letter of Interest and its ability to achieve the Description of Use.

  7. References on Similar or Past Activities
    Specific references for the Applicant in relation to its ability to successfully achieve the uses described in the Description of Use. These references should include:           
    • A list of previous projects/developments
    • Current pertinent professional and financial references (names, addresses, and phone numbers) which the City may contact in relation to the Applicant’s qualification, experience, work and financial capacity
    • Business associates (names, addresses, and phone numbers) which the City may contact in relation to the Applicant’s past performance in similar or related projects.

  8. Additional Information
    Any additional information, if available, which the Applicant considers pertinent for consideration of the Letter of Interest, such as:
    • conceptual or schematic designs for use of the Property
    • preliminary or conceptual land uses by gross square footage, building heights, etc
    • a preliminary business plan, including pro forma capital and operating budgets indicating sources of revenues and required expenditures, over an extended period of years from commencement
    • general time frames for improvement, development, and/or occupancy of the Property.

  9. Summary
    A brief summary highlighting the most important elements of the Letter of Interest.

REVIEW OF LETTERS OF INTEREST

4-1 PRELIMINARY TIMETABLE
The City has adopted the following tentative schedule with regard to the Letters of Interest:

  • On July 8, 2011, the City will publish this Notice of Request for Letters of Interest and make the document available via its website.  Additional publication of the notice in print and other media may be made at the City’s discretion.

  • The City strongly prefers to receive all Letters of Interest by 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on August 31, 2011.

  • The City will review and evaluate the Letters of Interest. Applicants will be offered the opportunity to discuss their Letter of Interest in person with the City Council in a meeting to be scheduled as early as September 12, 2011. The actual date of the meeting will be posted on the City’s website and all parties who submit Letters of Interest will be notified.

  • After review, the City may take action, in its discretion, with regard to moving forward with the improvement and/or development of the Property, or it may elect to take no action.

  • Applicants submitting Letters of Interest will be notified by the City of actions taken with respect to the Letters of Interest.

  • During and after the period between the publication of the Notice of Request for Letters of Interest, the City will receive public comment on the improvement and/or development of the Property.  After screening for appropriateness of content, all comments regarding the Property will be published on the City’s website.  All comments received become public records and are subject to public disclosure consistent with Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.

The City reserves the right to negotiate with any person based upon a Letter of Interest, to solicit and re-advertise for other Letter of Interests or to issue Requests for Proposals or other invitations for specific type(s) of improvement and/or development on the Property, to take no action, or to abandon the future improvement and/or development of the Property. The City may, in its sole discretion, waive or not waive any informality and irregularities contained in a Letter of Interest or in the manner of its submittal.

Letters of Interest :

 

Public Comments:

 

10/18/2011 Special Workshop Video: