Nicollet Hotel Block Request for Proposals
View Amended RFP (PDF, 40 pages, 1.18 MB)
The deadline for this RFP was Sept. 15, 2005.
Exhibits and reference materials are listed below
Please check this website regularly for announcements and updates.
RFP Update – Sept. 28, 2005
The deadline for development proposals for the Nicollet Hotel Block was Sept. 15, 2005, and no development proposals were received in response to the RFP. Therefore the Nicollet Hotel Block RFP is now officially closed. However, the City did receive a letter from the Opus Group requesting discussions with the City about a possible land swap and development of the Nicollet Hotel Block and the Powers Block, which is included in the attached document. The City of Minneapolis and Metro Transit are currently evaluating the response received from Opus.
The City of Minneapolis issued an amended RFP for the Nicollet Hotel Block in July 2005. The amended RFP replaces in its entirety the original RFP issued in July 2004, along with its exhibits and addenda. It provides information on the Nicollet Hotel Block project that was not available a year ago, including updates on the City and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements and details on the City of Minneapolis Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The amended RFP also reflects the enactment of legislation during the 2005 Legislative session that provides a public bidding exemption for transit facilities. This exemption will now allow a unified approach to the Nicollet Hotel Block project, rather than separate public bidding of the transit terminal by the City apart from RFP for the private mixed-use component of the project.
The Nicollet Hotel Block is the former site of a historic hotel and is considered the gateway to Downtown Minneapolis. The block borders the emerging Minneapolis Central Public Library and is located on two landmark arterials: Nicollet Mall and Hennepin Avenue. The new Hiawatha Light Rail line runs two blocks away.
Development objectives call for a mixed-use transit oriented project that will include a publicly funded underground transit terminal, up to 300 units of rental or ownership housing, structured residential parking, and convenience retail.
Development proposals were due no later than 4 p.m. Central Daylight Time, September 15, 2005.
View Nicollet Hotel Block RFP (PDF, 40 pages, 1.18 MB)
For more information, contact Jerry LePage, (612) 673-5240.
Pre-proposal reference materials
2005 Pre-proposal conference materials
A pre-proposal conference was held August 19, 2005 with an informational presentation on various aspects for the project and a question and answer period.
Additional RFP materials
Transit terminal schematics (PDF, 448 KB, 4 pages)
Online questions and answers
a) Minneapolis Economic Progress Report (PDF, 703 KB)
c) State Legislation on Public Bidding Exemption, (sections 12.2 to 12.34, pages 7-8)
e) Development Objectives for the North Nicollet Mall (9-29-00) (PDF, 31 pages, 6.85 MB)
f) Full FTA Guidelines for Joint Development Projects (PDF, 48 KB)
g) Metro Transit Lay-Over Terminal and Passenger Waiting Areas (PDF, 86 KB)
h) Excerpts from City of Minneapolis Parking Ordinance (Title 20, Chapter 541) (PDF, 40 pages, 339 KB) Minneapolis City Ordinances are online.
k) Site Bedrock Elevation Information (PDF, 17 KB)
m) Listing of TOD project websites (PDF, 12 pages, 1.97 MB)
n) Environmental Assessment – FTA (PDF, 105 pages, 7.1 MB)
o) Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Letter (PDF, 11 pages, 454 KB)
p) Memorandum of Agreement between City, SHPO, and FTA (PDF, 93 KB)
u) City of Minneapolis DBE Plan – Transit Terminal (PDF, 1.68 MB)
x) CPED Prevailing Wages & Apprenticeship Requirements (PDF, 314 KB)
y) City of Minneapolis Affordable Housing Policy (PDF, 25 KB)
z) City Developer Fee Policy (PDF, 86 KB)
Links to examples of transit oriented developments
(see also Exhibit M - Listing of TOD project websites)
Last updated Sept. 28, 2005
Last updated May 8, 2012