The City of New Port Richeys Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) invites interested qualified persons to submit Letters of Qualifications for the renovation and operation of the Historic Hacienda Hotel property. The Community Redevelopment Plan requires a use such as a boutique hotel, restaurant, adapted reuse and/or other related amenities. The City's goal is for the historic preservation, public access and sustainable operation of the property generally known as "Historic Hacienda Hotel of New Port Richey". The subject property is located at 5621 Main Street located on 0.79 acres. It is a rectangular-shaped parcel located at the northwest corner of Main Street and Bank Street. The subject property is located in the heart of the Downtown District of New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida and within the Citys community redevelopment area.
Interested parties shall submit sealed a signed original and five (5) copies properly identified and delivered prior to the deadline to: Mario Iezzoni, Economic Development Director, City of New Port Richey, 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, Florida, 34652. Each submittal shall be marked on the outside in bold letters as follows: CITY OF NEW PORT RICHEY, REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS, HACIENDA OF NEW PORT RICHEY. Proposals will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018. (Late, incomplete or facsimile submissions will not be considered
All proposals received will be forwarded for review and evaluation by the selection committee comprised of City staff. The City reserves the right to accept any proposals deemed to be in the best interest of the City, to waive any irregularities in any proposals, and/or to reject any and/or all proposals and/or to re-advertise for new qualifications in its sole discretion. During evaluation of each proposal, the selection committee will consider, but not limited to, the proposer's experience, and capabilities, the proposer's financial strength, the terms and conditions offered for the property, the market and economic viability of the proposed project concept, the public interest, and the appropriateness of the proposed uses and design relative to the immediate area and the City. Following review by City staff, the proposals will be forwarded with recommendations to the City Council.
The City will hold a pre-submission conference in the New Port Richey City Council Chambers on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Interested parties will be given the opportunity to ask questions of City representatives concerning the Hacienda, the Citys goals with respect to the development of the project, the Community Redevelopment Plan, submission requirements, and the selection process. Written responses to requests for additional information shall be distributed at the pre-submission conference and mailed/e-mailed to all parties to whom the original RFQ was distributed as well as any parties which have requested in writing that the CRA include their name on the master distribution list for the Hacienda of New Port Richey RFQ. A tour of the property is available upon request. However, staff will not answer questions unless submitted in writing for distribution to interested proposers.