RFP for Hawaii housing P3

A university in Hawaii has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a mixed-use housing project.

The University of Hawaii System is seeking proposals to enter into a P3 to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) a family-oriented mixed-use rental housing project to be located on the University of Hawaii Manoa (UHM) campus.

Under the plans, the project will be situated on a 2.21-acre university-owned parcel in Honolulu that is the former site of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service.

The primary purpose is to provide family-oriented rental housing units at rental rates that are below the market rental rates in the area surrounding the UHM campus. It is intended primarily to serve UHM graduate students, but may also serve the UHM junior faculty to the extent project units are available. Depending on market demand, units may also serve UHM staff and other parties affiliated with UHM. 

There is a strong preference that the project include a child care facility (to be operated by the university) that will replace an existing facility that currently houses the UH Mānoa Children’s Center. The University child care program currently services approximately 100 children.

The university also prefers that the project include commercial components.

A pre-proposal conference is scheduled for December 7, with questions due by December 21. Proposals are due by February 22, 2019, with a winner selected in June.