Responses for the Heritage West solicitation of interest must be postmarked by midnight on May 22 OR delivered in person by 5:00 P.M. on May 22 to 444 S. Fifth Street, 6th Floor. Responses must be provided in PDF format on a flash drive, with all files clearly named for ease of understanding.
A concept plan showing the general pattern of development proposed, mix of uses, and unit counts where applicable
An explanation of financing, including sources of funding proposed and any city and state incentives anticipated to be requested
A list of development partners who will participate in each aspect of the proposed project.
An explanation of the development team’s qualifications for undertaking a project of this size and scope.
A commitment to adhere to the fair labor standards contained in Chapter 37 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances pertaining to minority, female and handicapped business enterprises.
After the SOI, will there be an RFP?
To clarify, there is one process, the SOI. There is no intent to do an RFP at a later date.
What keeps this from going the Vision Russell route of allowing community members to simply submit ideas?
Any interested community members are welcome to submit their ideas to the Vision Russell webpage. Part of this process involves input from the community as to what they would like to see happen with the site.
What is being done to protect ideas offered through this process? Will the group that offers the winning idea be the same group that actually gets the opportunity to develop the site?
The SOI seeks developers and a development plan, so this is not a solicitation for ideas. Rather, those ideas must be partnered with a proposal for how the idea will become executed to become reality and identify the members of the proposed development team.
Second, the community will have an opportunity to comment on the proposals. The transparency of this public process makes it which developer has which proposal, and if two proposals are similar, that will also be clear. The intent is, once the responses to the SOI have been reviewed with community input, to select the developer and that developer’s proposed plan that best reflects the needs and desires expressed by residents and other stakeholders.