Addendum #4: BAYFRONT PHASE I RFP: Q&A

    • THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

      FOR THE ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT OF

      THE PHASE I DEVELOPMENT AREA WITHIN THE

      BAYFRONT I REDEVELOPMENT AREA

       

      ADDENDUM NO. 4

      DATED:  July 3, 2019

      The following Addendum No. 4 is being issued by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (the “JCRA”) to reflect the minutes and address the questions received pursuant to the two the site tours held on June 5 and June 19, 2019.

       

      Minutes of June 5, 2019

       

      • Introduction provided by JCRA, Chris Fiore and Mary Pat Noonan
      • General review of RFP affordable requirements and infrastructure planning
      • Comments by counsel regarding environmental questions and preference to receive questions in writing
      • Site Tour
      • Q&A Session (incorporated into Section III, below)

       

      Minutes of June 19, 2019

      • Introduction by JCRA, Chris Fiore, and Glenn Stock, JCRA consultant
      • Comments by counsel regarding environmental questions and preference to receive questions in writing
      • Comment that density for residential units is set forth in the Bayfront Phase 1 Building Regulation and Design Guidelines, posted as an Exhibit to the RFP. Please see Massing Plan, Exhibit 2.
      • Site Tour
      • Q&A Session (incorporated into Section III, below)

       

      Questions and Answers, as of July 3, 2019

       

      Question: Is there an update on the light rail?

      Answer: NJTransit received approval to move forward with preliminary engineering designs (approximately 30%), and they have started to engage the City of Jersey City (“City”). NJTransit has indicated that they would like to get through preliminary engineering design by the end of this year and make a determination whether to go design/build or design/bid/build.  Construction is anticipated to begin in 2-3 years.

       

       

       

      Question: What is the policy on PILOTs for this site?

      Answer: Respondents should demonstrate the need for a PILOT for their proposed project in order for the Agency to evaluate and review with the City.

       

      Question: What is the affordability requirement at the site?

      Answer: The RFP has a 20% minimum requirement, and beyond this the City will view favorably proposals which help meet its overall project goal of 35%. This is consistent with the ordinance passed by City regarding acquisition of the site.

       

      Question: Other than the open space in Phase 1, will the remaining undeveloped parcels be developed as a temporary park or open space until the remaining parcels are fully developed?

      Answer: No

       

      Question: Can one architecture firm design all of the buildings in Phase 1 provided the buildings vary in design?

      Answer: Please see Architectural Regulations, Bayfront Phase 1 Building Regulation and Design Guidelines, posted as an Exhibit to the RFP, page 11.

       

      Question: What are Jersey City’s plans to mitigate the risk of flooding and damage from severe storms in the area?

      Answer: The Redevelopment Plan raises the elevation of the site well above the base flood elevation and provides for other flood mitigation such as the use of green infrastructure. In addition, the City is engaged in long term planning efforts with the State to manage storm water and flooding along Route 440.

       

      Question: Are there any plans to create pedestrian walkways / bike paths over 440 during the first phase of the redevelopment?

      Answer: No, however City Planning is evaluating the potential location for such a crossing.

       

      Question: Will details on the landscaping of the park parcels weigh in JCRA’s decision process?

      Answer: All aspects of the Respondent’s proposals will be evaluated.

       

      Question: Is JCRA seeking one developer for the project or seeking multiple developers for different parcels? Is there a preference for either option?

      Answer: As set forth in the RFP, proposals from either a single developer or multiple developers will be welcome.

       

      Question: The RFP outlines measures taken by Honeywell to address chromium remediation in several areas around the property, all outside of the Phase I Development Area. While it states that long term ground water management and monitoring is ongoing, what are the potential implications of these localized areas with respect to the Phase I site and to subsequent development phases at Bayfront?

      Answer: Respondents are directed to the environmental repository located at http://www.jerseycitychromiumcleanup.com/background/documents.cfm. The City and JCRA cannot speculate with regard to the question posed; Developers shall undertake their own due diligence regarding same.

       

      Question: With respect to affordable housing units, the City and JCRA have expressed an aggregate goal of 35% affordable and workforce housing at Bayfront (and a minimum of 20%). Can you please detail the % breakdown desired (or required) between: low-income (<=50% AMI), moderate-income (<=80 AMI), and workforce housing (<=120% AMI)?

      Answer: The RFP does not provide a desired or required breakdown

 

 

 

Addendum #3: SITE VISIT FOR THE BAYFRONT PHASE I RFP

There is an additional site visit scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.  The visit will be held at the JCRA’s Bayfront Trailer Complex, 575 State Route 440, Jersey City (entry into the site via the Culver Avenue jug handle).  Please see Addendum Nos. 1 and 2 with regard to registration forms and safety precautions at the site.

RFP for Vacant Lot Clean-up and Maintenance Services

THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR:

VACANT LOT CLEAN-UP AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:00 A.M., JULY 30, 2019 ADDRESS ALL BID PROPOSALS TO:
ELIZABETH VASQUEZ, QPA
66 YORK STREET,
3rd FLOOR
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302

RFP for Salting and Snow Removal Services

THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR:

SALTING AND SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:00 A.M., JULY 30, 2019 ADDRESS ALL BID PROPOSALS TO:
ELIZABETH VASQUEZ, QPA
66 YORK STREET,
3rd FLOOR
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302

Addendum #2: Submission Date For Questions for Bayfront Phase 1 RFP

On page 3, paragraph 4, of the Request for Proposals, the following has been updated:

“Only written requests submitted by regular mail / fax / email for interpretation will be considered. Such requests will only be accepted until July 24, 2019.

Addendum #1: Site Visits for the Bayfront Phase 1 RFP

There will be two scheduled site visits conducted on June 5, 2019 and June 19, 2019. The visit will be held at JCRA’s Bayfront Trailer Complex, 575 State Route 440, Jersey City (entry into the site via the Culver Avenue jug handle).

Attendance at the site visit is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged.

  • All attendees should arrive by 10:30am to check-in and sign registration paperwork (if needed).
  • All members of company’s team present for site tour must execute registration paperwork.
  • Introduction to begin at 11:00am
  • Walking tour to begin promptly at 11:15am, followed by a short Q&A session at the trailer.
  • Must wear appropriate footwear (boots, sneakers) to avoid injury.
  • In case of rain, site tour will be rescheduled. Notice of rescheduling will be provided 24 hours in advance of site tour.
  • Questions and Answers: It is strongly preferred that site tour participants note all their questions and deliver them in writing via email to the Agency after the site tour.  A 20-minute Q&A will be reserved at the end of the site tour.  The Agency reserves right to decline a response and respond in writing to any or all questions. Any questions and answers during the site tour will be recorded in the minutes and posted on the Agency website as an addendum.

All attendees must register with the JCRA at least 48 hours in advance by completing and submitting the Site Visit Registration Form, attached hereto.

RFP for Phase I of the Bayfront Redevelopment Area

The Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for Phase I of the Bayfront Redevelopment Area is now available at the link below:

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March’s Board of Commissioners Meeting

THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY’S BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING FOR
MARCH 19,2019 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019 AT 6:00 P.M. IN
ROOM 120.

Jersey City Application for US EPA Brownfields Grant Funding, Public Meeting

US EPA Brownfields Grant Application

The City of Jersey City/ Jersey City Redevelopment Agency are applying for US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Grants funding to clean up sites within Jersey City. A community meeting is being held to discuss the grant proposals and to accept public comments on the proposals and the proposed use of funds.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM at 66 York Street 3rd floor, Conference Room,  Jersey City, NJ 07302. Copies of the grant proposals, including the draft EPA-required Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives documents that are part of the applications, will be available for public review and comment on the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency’s website at https://thejcra.org, see below. For more information about the proposals, the meeting, or to provide comments, please contact Benjamin Delisle, Jersey City Redevelopment Agency Director of Development, at delisleb@jcnj.org or 201-761-0822.

Posted: January 17, 2019.

November’s Board of Commissioners Meeting

Please be advised that the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners Meeting will be rescheduled from Tuesday, November 20, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  The meeting will convene at 6:00 p.m at 180 Ninth Street, Jersey City, NJ.