105 Mercill Avenue
Please find the Request for Proposals to develop deed restricted housing at 105 Mercill Avenue, below. All responses are due by 4:00 PM on May 23, 2019. An information session will be held on March 19th at 1:00 PM at 320 S. King Street. Questions will be accepted until May 17, 2019 and answers will be posted on a rolling basis on this website.
If you are a developer, architect, general contractor, or planning consultant who seeks a team for this project, please email April Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions & Answers
What is the approximate schedule for the 105 Mercill RFP?
Submission deadline is May 23, 2019 by 4pm. Presentations for selected finalists will be held the week of June 3, 2019. The Board of County Commissioners will award the project at the June 18, 2019 Regular Meeting.
Is there an opportunity for shared parking at the site?
The Children's Learning Center has provided the Housing Department with a letter stating that they will not entertain shared parking. Respondents certainly may reach out to CLC to discuss other opportunities to partner on shared parking.
Will the Housing Department be providing a soils report or geotechnical analysis of the site?
Will respondents be allowed to modify responses after the May 23 deadline?
No. Proposals will be fixed during the competition phase. The Housing Supply Board and Board of County Commissioners retain the flexibility to negotiate once the developer is selected.
Is circulation out on the alley to the west allowed?
Maybe. There is nothing prohibiting circulation to the alley on the west. However, planning and public works staff will need to approve any proposed circulation and respondents are encouraged to reach out to both departments for more information.
If commercial space is provided, who is responsible for providing the required housing (mitigation)?
The developer is responsible for meeting the mitigation requirements of the project.
Can the required (mitigation) units be provided within the proposed building?
Are there any housing mitigation credits on site?
There may be housing credits on site. The existing building is considered an "assembly use" for the purpose of calculating the mitigation requirement. The housing mitigation calculator can be used to help determine the difference in requirements for the existing use and the proposed use. Generally, the difference between the requirements is what will be required of the new project. Respondents should present specific questions to the Town of Jackson Planning Department.
What is happening with the cabins that are currently on site?
The cabins will be moved at not cost to the developer.
Is there any land available from which to stage the construction of the project?
No. Respondents should assume that all staging will be self-contained.
Are there any parking credits on site? Can we pay a fee-in-lieu for parking spaces?
There are no parking credits on site. A fee-in-lieu for nonresidential spots may be available. Respondents should contact the Town of Jackson Planning Department for more information.
What is the primary street? What is the secondary street?
For this project, Mercill Avenue will be considered the primary street and Glenwood Street will be considered the secondary street.
Are there any fees that will be waived for the successful respondent?
The building permit and development plan fees will be waived. No exaction fees will be waived.