January 27, 2017
By selecting a developer through this RFP, the PRA intends to bring the Project Site back into active use in a manner that is most productive and beneficial for the Mantua community. The site must be developed in accordance with the Mantua Urban Renewal Plan (Attachment A). The controls of the Urban Renewal Plan will run with the site for twenty five 25 years following execution of a Redevelopment Agreement with the selected developer. Any proposed changes to the Urban Renewal Plan must be clearly identified in the respondent’s narrative.
Respondents are encouraged to make their proposals responsive to recommendations in the Mantua Transformation Plan, which has been formally accepted by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. This RFP does not prescribe what should be built on the Project Site, and PRA expects respondents to be creative in proposing project concepts that will be beneficial for the community while also being financially viable under current market conditions. Proposals must contain a strong focus on “social impact,” and respondent will be required to describe that social impact as explained below in the section of this RFP that addresses the “Social Impact Narrative.” Proposals should have strong urbanism and architecture.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at the PRA’s offices (1234 Market Street, 16th Floor) on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM. This meeting is not mandatory; however, all respondents must either attend this meeting or submit their intention to submit by February 17, 2017.
All proposals must be submitted no later than March 17, 2017 by 3:00 PM. Applicants may upload submissions via our website, hand deliver or send submissions via mail to: