Page 1

Opportunity for Expression of Interest London Toronto New York

Halifax


This is an information booklet for real estate developers, provided by Develop HRM and HRM by Design. It is to be sent out to development companies across North America, as a “Request for Expression of Interest”(RFEOI). After reviewing all the criteria and information provided in this booklet the developer will submit a proposal. This RFEOI highlights the areas of Halifax’s Central Business District (CBD), where development should occur. Areas of development include, potential new building spaces, underutilized buildings, and possible restoration of heritage buildings. These sites for revitalization will be shown and described on maps.

DEVELOPHRM

w.halifax.ca/CapitalDistrict/ Regi ://ww onal http Ce nt

Halifax Regional Municipality P.O. Box 1749 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3A5 Telephone: (902) 490-8479 Fax: (902) 490-3976 Email: capdistrict@halifax.ca

reU rba nD es ig

We are working alongside HRM by Design, and all proposals must meet their requirements as well. Information regarding HRM by Design can be found contacting them directly. l tm y.h d tu nS

London Toronto New York

Halifax


Expression of Interest Develop HRM in partner with HRM by Design is seeking developer partners for the interest of developing Halifax Nova Scotia’s Central Business District. Development of: - Revitalizing Heritage Buildings - New Construction - Under Utalized Sites This is an exciting opportunity to engage in city building and development in Halifax’s most up and coming area. All the sites are located in the Central Business District. The developments of the communities are to accommodate mixed-use, new development and change in under utilized buildings. revitalization of heritage buildings will result in a more socially and economically healthy, viable neighbourhoods, fully integrated into the city’s future 25 year plan.

Halifax Regional Municipality’s recently adopted regional plan embraces urban design as a necessary tool in building healthy, liveable communities. The plan mandates the initiation of a Regional Centre Urban Design Study - a project now known as “HRMbyDESIGN”. The plan intends to articulate an urban design strategy that: establishes a clear and compelling vision for our city’s future; fosters high quality, sustainable development and vibrant public spaces; brings clarity and predictability to development review processes; introduces new design guidelines and establishes incentives for good design and development.

Prince Edward Island Newfoundland

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia


The successful applicants will be selected based on their extensive experience, familiarity with this community, and their understanding of HRM by Design’s vision and objectives. Creativity, and uniqueness are also valuable required aspects in their design. Develop HRM is a comprehensive strategy to develop and improve the condition and performance of Halifax’s CBD, by providing a healthy, safe environmentally and socially integrated buildings/communities.

The request for expression of interest is the first of a two stage selection process. Interested proponents are invited to submit a Expressions of Interest to one or more of the sites outlined in this booklet. As a result of this RFEOI, Develop HRM will short-list leading applicants based on their initial proposal. Short-listed clients will be invited to submit and even further detailed proposal for their selected site(s), as a part of a second stage Request for Proposals (RFP). Proponents successful in the RFP stage will be invited to partner with Develop HRM to determine the viability of their plan of their selected site(s). Should the development plan be feasible, it will be taken to be approved by the board.

Halifax CBD Halifax

Halifax and Surrounding Area


What We Want to See Halifax’s CBD will continue to grow and evolve with the construction and development of new buildings as well as the renovation and restoration of older and heritage buildings. The key to managing the ongoing transformation of downtown is by keeping with the overall vision, which embraces the old and the new.

de n

Many other cities have developed a plan for redevelopment in their downtown core. Develop HRM has recognized these cities and have listed elements and ideas, regarding creativity, design and development that should be considered in the proposal.

e we ,S m l kho Stoc

M as sa ch

us ett s

Visit any European city, like Stockholm, and see an organic bleand of new and old. This contrast between styles in architecture and design creates a dynamic urban landscape.

n, to os B all, eil H Faun

A city with a pedestrian friendly atmosphere is shown in Boston’s Fauneil Hall. This part of Boston, idemonstrates a walkable and complete neighbourhood. It is focused on transit oriented design without the use of a car. A small neighbourhood, similar to Halifax, makes Fauneil Hall a perfect example of elements to be incorporated into Develop HRM.


r io nta

To ro nto ,O

ll e Disti

r ist ry D

T h e Distillery District in Toronto, is an example of “Inclusive Design”. In a historic setting, with restored buildings from the original distillery, it is now been redeveloped as a new neighbourhood of Toronto. It has all the amenities, of living with condos and studio lofts, shops and other commercial spaces such as cafe’s, restaurants, and shops all hosed in the heritage buildings.

, ict

T h e city of Portland Oregon shows an example of sustainable design. Consider taking elements of their way of thinking throughout their cities development. Portland is the leader in sustainable architecture, and has the largest collections of LEED accredited “green” buildings in the United States.

reg d, O n a l Port

on


1

Co

i ll e 1-Granv

fG

ur t- S eco

ran ville

St.

nd Level

Revitalize Heritage Buildings

h 2-Nort

do En

2 3

18

e vill 11-Sack

St

7

t

tree

tre et

tS

8

12-1664

e rk Ma

8 67 0-1 14-166

Stree t

9

ng ton

10

14

Street

13

6

ing ton

11

12

4 5

15

g in ar r 7-1540 B

.a nd Brun swick St.

17

Ba rr

16

r ate rW 6-Lowe

to nS

St . an d Pr

ince St.

19

ri ar 6B 15-154


et Stre lle n

vi

ng ton

ra 4G 17-173

gt

on

St ree t

Stre

et

i arr 8B 16-178

18-1780

n rri Ba

0 19-520

ke Du

Lo wer Water St.

d .a nd Market St.

St

rington St.

B ar 8 67 0-1 14-166

ing ton

ing ton

Street

lle kvi 10-Sac

Street

d

B

n t. a eS 4-Princ

Ba rr

64 -16 13-1641

. St

Ba rr

4

ille 9-Sackv

ar rin gto n Street

rri ngt on

Ba

6 1-16

n

an d

er Low 5-1696

Stre et

13-164

a St.

W ate

l vi

3-Duke

r St

tre et

le S

k Sac

Gr anv ille

fG

do En

reet

2-North

Street

8- 5 1 6 2

S t.

S t.

ran ville

S t.

ran ville fG

do En 2-North

8 67 0-1 14-166

Within the Halifax area there are over 100 municipally registered heritage properties, a few of these buildings are located in the Central Business District. Of the nineteen sites selected and chosen by Develop HRM, there are plenty of opportunities to restore the site, and revitalize the space, into a new building. Possible re-zoning and permits will be needed, but as this RFEOI states, all proposals should include creativity, and originality into the design, as well as incorporating the guidelines from HRM by Design . Looking at other cities, that incorporate new and old archetecture throughout a city is is a good reference, and consider when planning for the revitalization of Heritage Buildings in the CBD of Halifax.


New Construction

p Up 1- 1983

3

er

19

7- 1608

r we Lo

r S tr ee t W ate

5

W ate rS

4 21 20

.a St lis 2- Hol

treet

22

nd B

W ate

r Str e et

2

arri ngton St.

1

8- 1552

r we Lo

6

13

aft Gr

tree

6 14- 527

w Blo

8

14

i arr 4B 21- 189

11

et Stre

ng ton

Stree

t

10 vi lle

12

13- 1582

9

sS

7

er

15

tree t

16

on S

17

t

18

ra 8G 22- 179

n


20- 174

ra 4G

n

et

r Stre rW ate

rW ate

rW ate

we Lo

rk Ma

et Stre lle

vi

k ac 0S 12- 517

tre et

tre et

B 22

eS

ish op S

treet

6- 1658

et S

tree

on S

6 17- 169

vi lle S

tre et

aft Gr

t af Gr

treet

16- 1644

on S

19- 1718

we Lo

1 11- 5

t

Str ee t

e ow 3L 10- 157

vi lle

k ac 8S 15- 526

0 5- 169

rW ate

r S tr ee t W ate

we Lo

r Street

4- 1718

r we Lo 9- 1611

r Street

et

r Stre

et

r Stre

rW ate

pe Up 3- 1876

nc Pri 18- 5276

Areas of new construction, have been selected by land or buildings that are in need of new developments, inlcuding residential and commerical properties. Proposals focused on these sites should show creative design, with the aesthetic that suits the neighbourhood and surrounding buildings. All prospetive designs, must meet the guidelines of new development made by HRM by Design. Sites selected on this map, may be individual developments, or concepts of master plans for large land areas. New construction sites can be fosuced primarily on being unique, or similar to the feel of the rest of the CBD. Sites on this map include, parking lots, open and un-used spaces, and torn town buildings.


St

St ree t

. an St. d Up per Water

Underutilized Buildings

1 2 3

n to ing 1- Barr

2- 1877

s lli Ho

St

ng ton S

treet

. an d Salter St.

20

n

o gt ri n 7- Bar

8- 1576

rri Ba

19

13 12

9 10

Str eet

6

rk et

17 15 16

ke t

14

45 Str eet

18

13- 16

8

11 7

28

ar M

14- 16

96

a M


et u

tree t

ol lis S S tr eet

lowers St.

nd B

to n

t. a S

af Gr

ince St.

4 12- 157

an d Pr

treet 0 17- 166

tre

D 12 20- 52

H 54 6- 16

rri Ba

St

ng ton S

r ar 1B

ke S

St

eS

an dP

16- 166

.a nd P

e ygl 19- Ar

n fto 11- Gra

in gto

r ar

S

nc Pri

n St reet

in gt on Street

n

e gyl 10- Ar

rince S . t

4B 15- 166

8 5- 513

t. a nd Sack ville St.

St

o gt rin 9- Bar

tre et

rinc e St.

r Street

rW ate

. St llis 4- Ho

. an d Sackville St.

e pp 6U 3- 186

18- Gr

ill anv

e

The sites selected for this section of the RFEOI, have been chosen as sites, due to their old structure or being run down buildings, that are no longer in use, or sites that can be greatly improved. With design and a rebuild, these twenty sites can be brought back to use. Change in their zoning, can be considered, but proposals must be specific to the intended buildings purpose, design and aesthetic.


What to Consider As a developer it is important to understand who you are designing and building for. The following information, will better your understanding as a developer, the city of Halifax.

Housing Supply and Demand (HRM) 1996-2026

We have supplied you with: Housing Supply and Demand in the HRM 19962001, with projections of the base, low and high senario. and The Change is Housing Stock from 1991-2001. This information is specifically focused on the Halifax Regional Municipality, a broader spectrum than just the Central Business District. This will give you a better understanding of Halifax, in past years, as well as projections into the future. With this knowledge you will be able to target a specific audience with more understanding for your proposal.

High

Growth

Hig

h

Baseline

Completion

Baseline

Low Lo w

1996

2001

2006

2011

2016

2021

2026


Change in Housing Stock 1991-2001

Other Single Attached

Moveable

Apartment- Less than 5 Storeys

Apartment- More than 5 Storeys

lex

up

me

eta che

w Ro

d

g in

s ou H

iD

art Ap

Sem

D nt-

Single Detached


For more information, please contact: Develop HRM at Halifax Regional Municipality P.O. Box 1749 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3A5 Telephone: (902) 490-8479 Fax: (902) 490-3976


Submission tear off and use while you analyze the HRM

Submissions must strictly comply with the format outlined below, using the sameheadings in the same sequence. Failure to provide required information may result in disqualification.

tear off and use while you analyze the HRM

1 2 3

Executive Summary: The executive summary will provide a concise overview of the proposal and is also to include:  - Identity of the Proponent  - A designated contact person for the Proponent,   including name, position, organization, address,   email address, telephone and fax number. Vision Statement(s): Proponents should include a brief vision statement for each site for which they are interested in becoming Development Partners with Develop HRM to revitalize. The vision statement should outline the Proponent’s thoughts with regards to:  - Achievable density for the parcel  - Marketability of the site  - Proponent’s experience working in the area of a   City, and where the site is located  - Overall vision for the repositioning of the Develop   HRM community in the broader neighbourhood  - Any other thoughts that convey the Proponent’s   interest in the property. Demonstrated Experience: The experience of the Proponent will be evaluated based upon the complexity, size, location, and comprehensiveness of the work experience outlined and its similarity to the envisioned revitalization program for the Proponents selected site(s). This section of the Proposal should include a brief profile of the Proponent’s past development experience, expertise and qualifications that may be relevant including experience in construction management and marketing services for residential infill projects of a similar size and scope, infrastructure work and sustainable construction practices. At a minimum, Proponents must make specific reference to at least three


Corporate or Firm Information: Corporate or firm information should include:  - If the Proponent is a corporation, the corporate name and corporate history of   the Proponent  - If the Proponent is a partnership, the identity of each partner and the corpo   rate or firm history of each partner;  - If the Proponent is a consortium, the identity of each member of the constium   and the information outlined above with respect to each Team Member  - The identity of any parent corporations of the Proponent, its partners and   Team Members; the number of years the Proponent and, if applicable, each   Team Member, has been in business  - A description of the number of employees and professionals within the Prop  nent’s organization and a breakdown of their skill sets and areas of expertise  - An organizational chart showing each of the Proponent’s team members and   any sub-consultants. Financial Capacity and Stability: Proponents must demonstrate the financial capacity and stability that would be necessary to financially support the development of the market component in the range of $70 to $200 million, or as appropriate to the sites for which the Proponent is applying to partner with Develop HRM. To satisfy this requirement, Proponents should provide a description of the financial and business resources available to support the development of the market component included in the revitalization of the sites that they are proposing to partner with Develop HRM to redevelop.

tear off and use while you analyze the HRM

4 5

Examples of similar work should include a description of the Proponent’s role, final project costs, information regarding the market response and contact information of an independent client who can verify the information provided.

tear off and use while you analyze the HRM

projects completed by the Proponent in the past five years as appropriate given the scale of the sites for which the Proponent is applying to partner with Develop HRM to redevelop.


DEVELOPHRM


DEVELOPHRM

HRM by Design Proposal  

This booklet is to be used by developers to understand more about the HRM by Design development initiative. THis is to be used as a guide to...

Advertisement