Bexar County Seeks Team to Develop 51-Acre Site
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Bexar County is planning a 55.5-acre development of agency offices and private retail across Loop 1604 from Boyvsville in Converse.
Posted 2-6-2017, 1:03 p.m.
by Adolfo Pesquera
San Antonio (Bexar Co.) - Bexar County Commissioners Court released in late January its request for statements of qualifications for firms interested in developming a masterplan for a 51.5-acre tract.
The project location is identified as the 8800 block of North Loop 1604 East. It is adjacent to the southwest border of Randolph AFB in Converse. Acreage fronts Loop 1604 south of the intersection of Rocket Lane. It is across the Loop 1604 divided highway from the Boysville campus of Converse.
A Pre-Proposal meeting will be held this Friday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Paul Elizondo Tower, Conference Room 204. Questions are due no later than Feb. 16 by 5 p.m. The RFQs are due March 3, at 4 p.m.
The initial intent of this county purchase in May 2015 was the establishment of a northeast substation for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.
"There will be enough land remaining for further development," the RFQ states. "The county is in the process of platting approximately 6 acres in the northwest corner of teh parcel for (a) Sheriff Substation."
Commissioners Court wants to use the property, located in far northeast Bexar County, for numerous county agencies. Uses include--but not limited to--offices for the Bexar County Tax Assessor Collector, Precinct 4 Constable, Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace, a Bibliotech library, a University Health System clinic, a public park, and private commercial pad sites.
Scope of services include--but are not limited to--the drafting of a site master plan document, multiple planning and space use concepts, cost estimating, recommendations on phasing and scheduling, major thoroughfare plans, a traffic impact analysis, area and site-specific drainage.
There should also be a financial assessment that takes into account available grants, energy efficiency incentives, economic impact studies, and the Converse Economic Development Corp. Retail Market Gap Analysis Study.
In general, the county wants a listing of incentives available through local, state and federal agencies, "and other entities that can be used to lure tenants to the 51 acre site."
The RFQ is open to architectural and engineering professionals or land planners, land development and commercial real estate specialists. The county wants a tem that can help develop "a profitable land use plan that maintains a high quality office environment for county employees and the surrounding community," the RFQ states.
Adolfo Pesquera is a veteran news journalist. He has previously worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He is a communications graduate of the University of Texas-PanAmerican.
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