HOPE VI DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Lake Mann Hope VI Q & A
Monday, August 3rd 2009 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 11:00 a.m.
The occupancy rate for Lake Mann is 99% as of July 1st 2009.
Available upon request. Please contact Ayub Fleming at email@example.com.
OHA is seeking a developer partner who can bring an innovative design to the Lake Mann HOPE VI project. There is not a set amount of homeownership versus rental on any given HOPE VI project. Part of the final unit mix, homeownership and ratio between market and affordable will be driven by the current market and innovative design.
OHA would encourage each applicant to do a tour of Hampton Park located off Bumby and Robinson and Carver Park located at the corner of Gore and Westmoreland. Each HOPE VI is designed based on the land, resident participation, market conditions, creativity of the developer, local government input and OHA staff participation.
Hampton Park design and unit mix is different from Carver Park. We expect that the development of Lake Mann would be equally innovative. Our goal is to provide innovative design, a development that works for the residents, and a development that improves the surrounding neighborhood.
Market conditions will directly affect the homeownership part of the project. If the market is not conducive to homeownership, OHA may decide not to include it in the design.
OHA is seeking a developer to provide the finance scenarios and to bring in the financial partners. This is not to say that OHA does not participate through by providing HOPE VI dollars, land, residents and in some cases tax abatement.
The HOPE VI development is a mixed finance, mixed income project; the developer should be prepared to bring in considerable financial expertise and opportunities.
In a HOPE VI project, our goal is to make the project seamless. Our ultimate goal is for someone to go through our project and not be able to tell what homes are affordable versus market.
The difference is usually in the amenities, finishes and subsidy that make one affordable. OHA may contribute the land as part of the subsidy to make the property affordable.
OHA, through the Uniform Relocation Act, will permanently displace the renters from the property. However, we will offer to those who can participate in the homeownership program an opportunity to come back and purchase a home.
OHA will be in contact with Lake Mann former residents to see who wants to return to the site in rental units.
Each responder applicant is encouraged to read the URA. The relocation costs can be substantial. OHA is a good relocation partner in that OHA has public housing units that residents can be relocated into the other units.
Each applicant is encouraged to read and become familiar with Safe Harbor rules on cost of services for developers. This will provide a basic guideline for associated costs. For Phase II each applicant may turn in a detailed methodology of how costs of services would be calculated.
Yes, both phases should be represented at the same time meeting the August 14th 2009 deadline.
OHA would do what is in the best interest of the residents and future projects.
OHA would bear the costs of the grant application. Developer fees to put together the application with OHA staff participation are to be negotiated.
The developer partner will be selected on or about August 22nd 2009. Notification of the selection of successful RFQ proposal will be announced on or about August 22, 2009.
The applicant should consider “Concept” as an initial concept for the redevelopment of Lake Mann Homes that will achieve the HOPE VI objectives as outlined in the NOFA.
“Cost Detail” should include Phase 1 and Phase II. Please see question for more clarification.
Applicant should determine what certifications or licenses should be required to respond to the RFQ application as well as being able to perform as a developer partner in fulfilling the HOPE VI requirements as outlined in the NOFA.
Applicant should review the NOFA for required deadlines and provide a schedule that will meet the application deadline for PHAS I. Applicant should also provide a schedule from receiving the grant award to the time that the NOFA requires that the project be completed.
Applicant should consider the entity and individual interchangeable with the exception of any corporate structural arrangements were an individual may be required to produce financials. However, in most cases it is understood that the entity or corporation should provide recent financials.
Lake Mann Homes is currently a public housing site with all rental units.
Lake Mann Homes is approximately 20 acres.
o 20 1 bedroom units
o 90 2 bedroom units
o 80 3 bedroom units
o 18 4 bedroom units
o 2 5 bedroom units
It is the applicant’s role to provide conceptual design that will include property amenities and unit mix.
Colonialtown Community Builders, Inc.
Architect: Fugleberg Koch
Land Planner: SK Consortium, Inc.
Approx 18 acres
Hampton Park contains 103 residential units as follows: Multi-family (48) units for seniors, Single Family (42) units, Detached Townhomes (10) units, Attached Townhomes (8) units, Live-work units (5)
The project was conceived prior to submission of the HOPE VI application in 1997.
Housing component was completed August 2004
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