UWF BEI moves to RFP phase of University Park & Northwest Village Development Project
University of West Florida Business Enterprises, Inc. (BEI) announced today the names of three development firms selected to submit Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the University Park & Northwest Village Development Project. The selected firms are as follows:
- American Campus Communities (Austin, Texas): In partnership with Bullock-Tice Associates (Pensacola, Fla.) and Greenhut Construction Company (Pensacola, Fla.) as well as Niles Bolton (Atlanta, Ga.).
- Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions (Newtown Square, Pa.): In partnership with Caldwell & Associates (Pensacola, Fla.) and Provident (Baton Rouge, La.).
- KUD International (New York City, Ny.): In partnership with Jehle-Halstead (Pensacola, Fla.), as well as EMO (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Haskell (Jacksonville, Fla.), among others.
Developers and development teams previously submitted their level of experience and qualifications to UWF BEI in February 2013, as part of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase. Of the submitting firms, three development teams have been chosen to submit RFPs by May 31, 2013. The RFP will be used to select the team that will work with UWF BEI to develop the current Campus Master Plan and provide financial support along with the viability of the various components of this Master Development project. This competitive solicitation process is routine in selecting a master developer or development team for public-private partnerships.
University Park is the central area of campus, which will potentially include facilities such as a new student union, additional housing facilities, a football stadium, a parking garage and more. Also included in University Park are current facilities, such as the UWF Field House, Health & Leisure Building and the Wellness Center. The development of University Park will enhance the campus experience for current and future UWF students, and provide new opportunities to engage UWF alumni and the local community.
Northwest Retirement Village is a proposed 55+ active adult community, to be developed on west campus. Active adult communities are typically age-based and offer facilities, events and activities for residents. These communities can be an attractive alternative for lifelong learners, those actively interested in community involvement, as well as those with university affiliations. Residents enjoy the intellectual and social stimuli of a college campus, and the university has the potential to profit both financially and culturally.
The viability of potential facilities within University Park and Northwest Retirement Village will be determined based on financial and business models proposed by the development partner and negotiated with UWF BEI.
For additional details on the University Park & Northwest Village Development Project as well as other UWF BEI projects, please visit uwf.edu/bei/projects.html.