The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency is seeking proposals for the repair of sidewalk located at 332 Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Jersey City Board of Commissioners Meeting Update
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 a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. as a virtual audio conference by phone and web via Zoom, a virtual meeting service. The public is invited to attend and participate via the following:
Call-in number: (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 8901682552#
Zoom Room: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8901682552
Meeting ID: 890-168-2552
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 the Agency’s administrator, Jesamil Suazo Lozano at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 761-0819 with your information prior to the meeting date. You may also submit written comment by email prior to the meeting at email@example.com. 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.
JCRA Is Closing The Office
This morning, Mayor Fulop issued an Executive Order closing bars, nightclubs, fitness centers, and other establishments. Restaurants may only provide take-out, as in-dining service is now restricted. You can get more details by following the Mayor on Twitter, or by going to www.jcnj.org/coronavirus. There are also FBlive daily updates at 2:00 pm on the City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/JerseyCityNJ/
Social distancing is the key to staying ahead of the curve with this virus. The fewer face-to-face interactions we all have, the less likely the virus is to spread. This will not only keep us all safe and healthy, it will prevent our healthcare systems from becoming overloaded and overwhelmed.
Towards that end, the JCRA is closing the office, and instituting a “work from home” directive. Staff will be checking email and phone messages. If you need to contact the JCRA, but don’t have a direct contact, please call 201-761-0819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will be checking those messages.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CANCELLATION NOTICE
MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE
AS PART OF THE PROACTIVE STEPS THAT THE CITY OF JERSEY CITY IS TAKING TO ADDRESS COVID-19, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 17, 2020 IS HEREBY CANCELLED.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE AGENCY AT (201) 761-0819.
Addendum #2: Request for Expressions of Interest in the Development of Mixed-Use Project and Firehouse in the Jackson Hill Redevelopment Area
EMAIL OR DROPBOX SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS REQUIRED
All proposals in response to the Request for Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the Agency no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2020, via email or dropbox link to Christopher Fiore, email@example.com with a copy to Shoshana Schiff, Esq., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addendum#3: Request for Proposals for the Development of Property Within the Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Area
EMAIL OR DROPBOX SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS REQUIRED
All proposals in response to the Request for Proposals must be delivered to the Agency no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on WEDNESDAY MARCH 18, 2020, via email or dropbox link to Christopher Fiore, email@example.com with a copy to Shoshana Schiff, Esq., firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission fee of $1,500 must be received by the Agency no later than Tuesday March 24, 2020, at 4 p.m. EST via USPS or overnight mail. If the Agency does not received the submission fee by March 24, 2020, the proposal will be rejected.
Questions and Responses: Request for Proposals for the Development within the Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Area: March 5, 2020
QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES
MARCH 5, 2020
Question 1: Is there any survey available for Blocks 10602, Lots 10,11,12,13,14,15, or 16?
Question 2: Are there any details or requirements to widen Sip Avenue to include additional lanes for a bus priority lane or Bus Rapid Transit Line referenced in Section II G. and Map 6: Circulation Map of the 2060 Redevelopment Plan?
Answer: There are no current plans to widen Sip Avenue.
Question 3: Can you provide details on the required 15-foot minimum sidewalk that connects Sip Avenue and JFK Boulevard referenced in Map 5: Required Sidewalk Width Map of the 2060 Redevelopment Plan?
Is the intended sidewalk meant to run along Block 10602 Lot 9 and Lot 10?
Is there current access from the parking lot to JFK Blvd?
Will retail be required along that new sidewalk?
Answer: The 15 foot sidewalk requirement has to be met and if the sidewalk in front of the property does not allow for 15 foot clearance, it has to be taken out of the property to make up the difference.
All frontages on Sip Avenue require retail.
Question 4: Does the northern lot boundary extend all the way to the buildings at the rear? Do the buildings along the rear of the lot have fire escapes and emergency exits that cross onto the property line? If so, is there an easement?
Answer: The Agency does not have this information.
Question 5: Is there an estimated minimum timeline needed for HCCC to vacate and relocate from the current building?
Answer This timeline has not yet been determined by HCCC.
Question 6: Is there a form of agreement for the required project labor agreement and/or the labor peace agreement?
Answer: There is not a form agreement that will be required. The agreement will be negotiated between the applicable union and the developer(s) selected by the Agency.
Update Q & A: RFP For Website Design and Maintenance Services
Question: Would you like for proposers to migrate all content into a new website?
Answer: At this time, the Agency only requires maintenance of and updates to its existing website. Development of a new website is beyond the scope of this RFP. No migration is required at this time.
Question: How many non-technical content editors do you want to allow to edit the website?
Answer: Up to three (3) members of JCRA’s administrative staff may handle website edits, but the JCRA reserves the right to request additional edit access for its staff members.
Question: How many pages and documents are on the websites today?
Answer: The website currently has approximately 17 pages and approximately 323 documents.
Question: Can you give us any idea on the budget range for this project so we can get the proper discounts to fit your budget?
Answer: The Agency is not in a position to provide this information. The budget has not yet been determined. The purpose of the request for proposals is to obtain respondents’ most competitive offers.
Question: Why was the previous request for proposals rejected?
Answer: Due to the broad nature of the previous request for proposals, the response received by the Agency did not align with the scope of work required by the Agency. The Agency rejected all responses in order to substantially revise and re-issue the request for proposals to clarify the scope of services required.
Addendum #2: Request for Proposals for the Development within the Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Area
Answers to all questions received regarding the RFP will be posted on the JCRA’s website by close of business (COB) on Thursday March 5, 2020 instead of Wednesday March 4. Thank you for your consideration.
Addendum #1:Request for Expressions of Interest in the Development of Mixed-Use Project and Firehouse in the Jackson Hill Redevelopment Area
4. Development Program Goals. Please see the following addition- “If the Respondent is selected as Redeveloper, the Redeveloper shall enter into a labor peace agreement with a union for property service workers prior to the execution of a Redevelopment Agreement”