RFP - High Falls Garage

Agency: City of Rochester
State: New York
Type of Government: State & Local
Posted Date: Mar 1, 2024
Due Date: Apr 15, 2024
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RFP - High Falls Garage

Introduction/Overview

The City of Rochester is seeking proposals from qualified parties interested in purchasing the High Falls Parking Garage. The City has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) document and potential respondents are encouraged to respond for the opportunity to purchase and own this parking garage asset. The RFP and its attachments can be downloaded from the links below.

The objectives of the potential sale are to:

  • Provide satisfactory revenue to the City from the sale of the property;
  • Continue provision of public parking for employees and customers of businesses, as well as residents and visitors; and,
  • Add the property to the City’s tax base.

Respondents are reminded to review the RFP and all its attachments thoroughly. Note that all deadlines are firm and final.

RFP Downloads

Click here to download>>> RFP document

Exhibits:

A. Submission Cover Sheet and Proposal Checklist - Required for RFP Submission
B. State and City Requirements for Condition Assessment of Parking Garages
C. Garage Inspection Report, October 2021
D. Five-year Estimate for Capital Improvements, October 2021
E. List of completed repair projects, October 2021; (project plans are available upon request)
F. List of Project Warranties, 2021 [Transfer of warranties is subject to manufacturer’s terms and conditions]
G. Record Drawings, 1992
H. Commitment of 100 Spaces to Owners of 298 & 300 State Street
I. Parking Agreement with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. May 15, 2009
J. Parking Permit Agreement with WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, April 2, 1996
Pre-Proposal Conference

On March 1, 2024 at 12:00pm, City staff will conduct a virtual pre-proposal conference to explain/clarify requirements and respond to questions. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. You are encouraged to send questions ahead of time to help staff tailor the presentation. See below for details of where to send questions.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed here: https://cityofrochester.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__wJ9Y6utQliPcD-WEjQwYg

Submission Information and Deadline

Three (3) printed copies of the proposal and a USB thumb drive with an electronic copy of the proposal and all its attachments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024, at the following address:

City of Rochester - Department of Neighborhood and Business Development
30 Church Street - Room 005-A
Rochester, NY 14614
Attn: A. DaSilva Tella

Questions

Questions regarding this opportunity should be emailed directly to RFP-Development@CityofRochester.Gov

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Malik D. Evans
Mayor
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
High Falls Parking Garage
240 State Street, Rochester, NY
Parking Garage for Sale
Issued February 27, 2024
City of Rochester
Department of Neighborhood & Business Development
City Hall, 30 Church Street, Rm. 005-A
Rochester, New York 14614
CITY OF ROCHESTER
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
High Falls Parking Garage
240 State Street, Rochester, NY
ISSUED: February 27, 2024
ISSUED FOR:
High Falls Parking Garage
240 State Street, Rochester, NY
ISSUED BY:
City of Rochester
Department of Neighborhood & Business Development
City Hall, Rm. 005-A
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614
SUBMISSION
DEADLINE:
4:00PM, Monday, April 15, 2024
Pre-Proposal
Meeting:
12:00 PM, Friday, March 1, 2024 (via Zoom)
Registration is required; please use this link:
https://cityofrochester.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__wJ9Y6utQliPcD-WEjQwYg
CONTACT:
A. DaSilva Tella
Email: RFP-Development@CityofRochester.Gov
RFP High Falls Parking Garage
Page 2
City of Rochester, NY
February 2024
City of Rochester, NY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Parking Garage for Sale
High Falls Parking Garage
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1: Purpose ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4
Part 2: Schedule --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4
Part 3: Genesee Crossroads Garage Overview --------------------------------------- 5
Part 4: Property Description ------------------------------------------------------------------- 6
Part 5: Proposal Submission Requirements/Operation Information ----------------- 7
Part 6: Evaluation Criteria---------------------------------------------------------------------- 8
Part 7: Purchaser Selection ------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
Part 8: Offer to Negotiate and Request Refined Proposals ---------------------------- 9
Part 9: General Information-------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
Part 10: Tax Parcel Map, Views, and Photographs -------------------------------------- 12
EXHIBITS
(posted separately on RFP website)
A. Submission Cover Sheet and Proposal Checklist - Required for RFP Submission
B. State and City Requirements for Condition Assessment of Parking Garages
Parking Garage Evaluation & Repair Program Documents:
C. Garage Inspection Report, October 2021
D. Five-year Estimate for Capital Improvements, October 2021
E. List of completed repair projects, October 2021; (project plans are available upon request)
F. List of Project Warranties, 2021 [Transfer of warranties is subject to manufacturer’s terms and conditions]
G. Record Drawings, 1992
Agreements/Leases/Easements:
H. Commitment of 100 Spaces to Owners of 298 & 300 State Street
I. Parking Agreement with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., May 15, 2009
J. Parking Permit Agreement with WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, April 2, 1996
RFP High Falls Parking Garage
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City of Rochester, NY
February 2024
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Purchase of High Falls Parking Garage
Rochester, New York
PART 1: PURPOSE:
The City of Rochester is seeking proposals from qualified parties interested in purchasing the High
Falls Parking Garage located at 240 State Street, Rochester, New York.
The High Falls Parking Garage (hereinafter referred to as the “Property” or the “Garage”) consists of a
seven-story (incl. rooftop) parking structure of 750 parking spaces and commercial space on the
ground floor. The Garage is situated on a 1.16-acre parcel located downtown.
The objectives of this Request for Proposals (RFP) are to:
Provide satisfactory revenue to the City from the sale of the property;
Continue provision of public parking for employees and customers of businesses, as well as
residents and visitors; and,
Add the property to the City’s tax base.
PART 2: SCHEDULE
A. Request For Proposals Informational Meeting (Virtual):
City staff will be available to clarify requirements and respond to questions on:
DATE: March 1, 2024
TIME: 12 PM (EST)
Place: Virtual; Zoom meeting registration is required. Use this link to register:
https://cityofrochester.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__wJ9Y6utQliPcD-WEjQwYg
B. Proposal Submission Deadline:
Three (3) copies and a thumb drive with a digital copy of the proposal must be received
by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024, at the address below. Please include a
completed Submission Cover Sheet and Proposal Checklist (Attachment A) with your
proposal to:
City of Rochester
NBD Bureau of Business & Housing Development
30 Church Street, Room 005-A,
Rochester, NY 14614
ATTN: A DaSilva Tella
RFP High Falls Parking Garage
Page 4
City of Rochester, NY
February 2024
C. Project Timeline for Selection:
The following is the planned schedule for the selection process. This schedule may change at
any time as determined by the City:
a. Release of RFP -------------------------------------------------------- 2/27/2024
b. Pre-proposal meeting via Zoom, 12 Noon ------------------------- 3/1/2024
c. Questions deadline by 5 PM ------------------------------------------ 3/7/2024
d. Answers posted to RFP Website ---------------------------------- 3/18/2024
e. Submission deadline by 4 PM EST ------------------------------- 4/15/2024
f. City review of proposals ------------------------------------------- Four weeks
g. Prioritization of selected proposal --------------------------------- May 2024
h. Period of exclusive negotiation ------------------------------- up to 6 months
i. City Council authorization approving sale
Questions regarding this opportunity should be emailed directly to the City at this email
address: RFP-Development@CityofRochester.Gov.
PART 3: HIGH FALLS PARKING GARAGE OVERVIEW
The Property is owned by the City of Rochester. It is located downtown, in the historic High Falls district
near the Genesee River and is within close proximity to several commercial/office uses such as WXXI,
Stantec Consulting Services, Labella Associates, Innovative Field, Kodak HQ, City Hall, and Monroe
Community College. The seven-level, 750-parking space Garage also includes approximately 2,200 sf
of ground floor commercial space on Commercial Street and 2,000 sf of ground floor commercial space
on State Street. The Garage will be sold in fee simple.
Three existing parking agreements have been identified for this garage, and they include a commitment
of 100 spaces to the owners of 298 & 300 State Street, a parking agreement with Stantec Consulting
Services, and a parking permit agreement with WXXI Public Broadcasting Council. Copies of these
agreements/commitments are available for inspection on the RFP website. Prospective respondents
are urged to review the documents in their entirety. All parking revenues shall be payable to the
Purchaser of the Garage. There are also two public utility easements.
Title to the Garage will be subject to any existing easements, parking agreements, leases, and other
agreements. Without prejudice to the City of Rochester, after a good faith and diligent search, the City
of Rochester believes the attached easements and agreements are the sum of available easements
and agreements. A full title search will be required.
Notes:
1. The Purchaser shall maintain the existing parking fee rates through fiscal year 2025-26 (ending
June 30, 2026), with the exception that if the City raises its rates on other garages, Purchaser may
do so at the same dollar amount of rate change. Thereafter parking rates may be increased to
reflect periodic adjustments for inflation and to offset the Purchaser's capital costs of garage
rehabilitation and renovation projects.
2. There are currently two existing tenants utilizing the ground floor commercial space. The City is
working on a long-term solution to relocate them before transferring ownership of the Garage but
the City will pursue negotiating a short-term lease with terms and conditions that are mutually
RFP High Falls Parking Garage
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City of Rochester, NY
February 2024

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