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File #: 23-238 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/9/2023 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 11/16/2023 Final action:
Title: REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS - NW 600 BLOCK - WEST ATLANTIC AVENUE
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - Location Map, 3. Exhibit B - Agreement with SRS
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Christine Tibbs, Assistant Director
THROUGH: Renée A. Jadusingh, Esq., CRA Executive Director
DATE: November 16, 2023

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS - NW 600 BLOCK - WEST ATLANTIC AVENUE

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Discussion and direction.

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Background:
On March 8, 2021, an Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for professional architectural and engineering services for a redevelopment project within the Northwest 600 Block of West Atlantic Avenue, to provide pre-design, design, permitting, bidding assistance, construction administration, through project closeout.

At the July 15, 2021, CRA Board meeting, the CRA Board awarded RFQ CRA No. 2021-01 to Synalovski, Romanik, and Saye Architects (SRS).

At the time of the award, the CRA owned five (5) vacant lots within the Northwest 600 Block of West Atlantic Avenue (NW 600 Block). However, subsequent to that the CRA had the opportunity to acquire three (3) additional vacant lots within the same block; the CRA currently owns a total of eight (8) vacant lots within the NW 600 Block. The properties are generally bounded by West Atlantic Avenue to the south, Northwest 1st Street to the north, Northwest 7th Avenue to the west, and Northwest 6th Avenue to the east.

The initial concept for the NW 600 Block redevelopment project included affordable commercial rental space. However, after the acquisition of the additional three (3) vacant lots, and the continued and increased need for workforce housing within the CRA District, CRA staff presented the potential for the redevelopment project within NW 600 Block to include workforce housing at the September 1, 2022, CRA Board meeting.

At the September 29, 2022, CRA Board meeting, the CRA Board approved the FY 2022-2023 CRA Work Plan and Budget that included potential development options for the NW 600 Block that keep in mind the best interests ...

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