ADDENDUM #2: Request for Proposals For the Loew’s Jersey Theater

ADDENDUM #2

 PROPOSAL SUBMITTAL AND QUESTIONS DEADLINE

 The Proposal submittal deadline is amended and extended from July 31, 2020 to Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

The deadline to submit questions is amended and extended from July 3, 2020 to Friday, July 24, 2020. Responses will be posted no later than Friday, August 21, 2020.

SITE VISITS AND QUESTIONS RECEIVED

 The requests for additional site visit dates, and the questions received to date from potential respondents, are being processed. Responses will be posted via future addendum(s).

ADDENDUM #1: Request for Proposals For the Loew’s Jersey Theater

The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, the City and Friends of the Loews will provide access to the Site for inspection purposes on the following dates:

Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

Anyone interested in attending a site tour should contact Mary Pat Noonan at marypat@jcnj.org or Victoria Bonners at vbonners@jcnj.org for confirmation.

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners Meeting For June 2020

VIRTUAL MEETING ADVISORY:

In an effort to adhere to social distancing protocols and best practices imposed by Jersey City and State authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency will hold its regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. as virtually accessible by phone and web via Zoom. The public is invited to attend and participate via the following:

Telephone:

Call-in number: (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 842 6053 4574

Web:

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84260534574 Meeting ID: 842 6053 4574

To keep the meeting as organized as possible, members of the public who wish to speak during the public portion(s) of the meeting are encouraged (but not required) to register their name and address with Jesamil Suazo Lozano at jsuazo@jcnj.org or call (201) 761-0819 with their information prior to the meeting date. You may also submit written comment by email prior to the meeting at jsuazo@jcnj.org. Please indicate “Public Comment” in the subject line of the email. Additional instructions for public comment will be provided during the meeting. Public comment will be guided by the Agency’s designated “Host” on the Zoom platform.

The procedures described herein may be modified as circumstances dictate to ensure appropriate access to the Board meeting.

Request For Proposals for the Redevelopment of the Loew’s Jersey Theatre

Request For Proposals for the Redevelopment of the Loew’s Jersey Theatre Within The
Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan

 

ADDENDUM #2 TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETING AND BROKERAGE

JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY 

ADDENDUM #2 

TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR  REAL ESTATE MARKETING  AND BROKERAGE 

PROPOSAL DUE DATE 

Thursday May 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST 

The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (the “JCRA”) issues this Addendum #2 to the Request for Proposals for Real Estate Marketing and Brokerage (the “RFP”) advertised on Thursday, May 7, 2020.  This addendum is issued to clarify, correct or supplement the RFP as originally issued and shall supersede any conflicting section of the original RFP.  This Addendum #2 shall be acknowledged in your proposal utilizing the form captioned “Acknowledgement of Receipt of Addenda” annexed to the RFP as Schedule C along with acknowledgment for Addendum #1 which was previously issued on May 18, 2020.  Failure to acknowledge Addendum #2, as well as Addendum #1, may be cause for rejection of your proposal.

 Question #1: Can you provide the unit numbers being listed? 

JCRA Answer:  The units being listed are as follows: Unit 2A, Unit 2B, Unit 2C, Unit 2D, and Unit 2G. 

Question #2Can you provide any of the details of each unit that will be listed? (in particular, total sqft of each unit, total bedrooms of each unit, and total bathrooms of each unit). 

 JCRA Answer:  The units being listed are all approximately 1,200 square feet, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. 

 Question #3: Will all 5 units be awarded to one brokerage?    

 JCRA Answer:  Yes. 

 Question #4However, we are looking for more specific on the five units your team looking to market. If you can give us more details such as floor plans what floor and the conditions of the units? 

 JCRA Answer:  Please refer to the Answer to Question #2 of this Addendum #2.    

 Question #5Where should the $50 be sent or dropped off?  Please advise. 

 JCRA Answer:  The $50.00 proposal fee shall be made by check payable to the “Jersey City Redevelopment Agency” and must be mailed to the JCRA with a postmark no later than the Submission Date to the following address: 

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency 

66 York Street, 3rd floor 

Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 

The failure to provide the proposal fee shall constitute a basis for rejection of the proposal. 

Question #6Are the units being sold “as is” or will JCRA be making any improvements prior to being marketed for sale? 

JCRA Answer: The Condominium Units are being sold “as is” and the JCRA will not be making any improvements prior to being marketed for sale.  In addition, all sale shall be subject to a waiver by the buyer regarding the condition of the units.    

 Question #7Do any of the units include parking? 

 JCRA Answer: No.    

 Question #8Is there a tax abatement in effect, and if so, how many years are remaining, and can the tax abatement start date be effective once each unit is sold? 

 JCRA Answer:  There is no tax abatement in effect for the units.    

 Question #9If the RFP can only be submitted electronically, how do we include the $50 fee?   Can payment be made electronically via Zelle? 

 JCRA Answer:  Please refer to the Answer to Question #5 of this Addendum #2.

ADDENDUM #1 TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETING AND BROKERAGE

JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY 

 ADDENDUM #1 

TO 

 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR  REAL ESTATE MARKETING  AND BROKERAGE PROPOSAL DUE DATE 

Thursday May 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST 

The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (the “JCRA”) issues this Addendum #1 to the Request for Proposals for Real Estate Marketing and Brokerage (the RFP”) advertised on Thursday, May 7, 2020.  This addendum is issued to clarify, correct or supplement the RFP as originally issued and shall supersede any conflicting section of the original RFP.  This Addendum #1 shall be acknowledged in your proposal utilizing the form captioned “Acknowledgement of Receipt of Addenda” annexed to the RFP as Schedule C.  Failure to acknowledge this Addendum may be cause for rejection of your proposal. 

Question #1: Is it one application per Company or can multiple independent contractor agents from the firm submit applications? 

JCRA Answer:  Independent Contractor agents can submit proposals provided they meet the qualifications and specifications set forth in the RFP. 

 Question #2: My brokerage has been independently owned since February 2019.  However, the principal brokers have been licensed and actively operating under other brokerages in Hudson County, Jersey City specifically for over 15 years.  Your requirements state 5 years of firm experience, so I want to confirm that this would meet the stated criteria.  

JCRA Answer:  See Response to Question #1.  Based on the circumstances described in the question, the brokers can independently submit proposals, but the brokerage firm would not qualify. 

Question #3: Your insurance requirement states workers compensation. However, our firm consists exclusively of less than 20 independent contractors. Would we still be required to secure workers compensation for this project should we be awarded this business?    

JCRA Answer:  Section 3 of the RFP shall be amended to state as follows: 

 SECTION 3.INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS 

 For proposal purposes, Respondents must submit copies of certificates of insurance for general liability. The successful Respondent must provide original certificates prior to commencing services. 

 Question #4What is the date of final decision when the selected firm will be notified? 

 JCRA Answer:  The decision to award the Contract for Real Estate Marketing and Brokerage will be formally adopted by resolution of the JCRA Board of Commissioners.  The next meeting of the JCRA Board of Commissioners following the Submission Date set forth in the RFP is scheduled for June 16, 2020.    

 However, the JCRA reserves the right to award the Contract for Real Estate Marketing and Brokerage at a later meeting of the JCRA Board of Commissioners, no later than sixty (60) days from the Submission Date set forth within the RFP.  The JCRA further reserves the right to further extend the time to award the Contract for Real Estate Marketing and Brokerage beyond the sixty (60) period provided that the respondent consents to extend the duration of the proposals beyond the sixty (60) day period, all respondents who do not consent to the extension beyond sixty (60) shall be deemed to have withdrawn their Proposals at the expiration of the sixty (60) day period.  

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners May Meeting

VIRTUAL MEETING ADVISORY:

In an effort to adhere to social distancing protocols and best practices imposed by Jersey City and State authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency will hold its regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. as a virtual audio conference accessible by phone and web via Zoom. The public is invited to attend and participate via the following:

Telephone:

Call-in number: (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 87861633641#

Web: Zoom Room: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87861633641 Meeting ID: 878-6163-3641

To keep the meeting as organized as possible, members of the public who wish to speak during the public portion(s) of the meeting are encouraged (but not required) to register their name and address with Jesamil Suazo Lozano at jsuazo@jcnj.org or call (201) 761-0819 with their information prior to the meeting date. You may also submit written comment by email prior to the meeting at jsuazo@jcnj.org. Please indicate “Public Comment” in the subject line of the email. Additional instructions for public comment will be provided during the meeting. Public comment will be guided by the Agency’s designated “Host” on the Zoom platform.

The procedures described herein may be modified as circumstances dictate to ensure appropriate access to the Board meeting.

Clean Up at Mill Creek Site

EPA has selected the City of Jersey City for a $500,000 Brownfield Cleanup Grant to clean up Mill Creek at the southern end of Jersey Avenue. In the late 1800’s, historic fill was placed on the Mill Creek site to allow for urban and railroad development. The northern part of the site was used for industrial storage and heavy industrial purposes such as steel construction, scrap metal processing, metal supply, warehousing, smelting and live stock trade. The site is contaminated with polychlorinated  biphenyls (PCB’s) and heavy metals. In addition to the cleanup, grant funds will also be used to carry out community outreach activities.

“This is a substantial grant that will greatly benefit the community and the environment by remediating 24 acres of land plagued by contamination for decades” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “Once remediated, the area will provide increased access to public space for our residents, improved water quality, and enhanced ecological health. Once again, the EPA has enabled us to take the next step forward on this latest project, as we are always looking to improve the quality of life for our overall community.”