A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Adaptive Reuse of the Glenn Dale Hospital site was issued on March 18, 2016 by RDA on behalf of M-NCPPC. The RFQ is the first step in the selection of a qualified development team with the experience and capacity to determine the economic feasibility of the adaptive reuse and development of the Historic Glenn Dale Hospital campus, consistent with the current CCRC use restriction.
The RFQ opportunity was extensively publicized and promoted nationally by RDA and Preservation Maryland to senior housing developers, CCRC owners and operators, and development companies specializing in preservation and adaptive reuse of historic properties. In addition to the RDA and M-NCPPC web sites, other venues and media where the RFQ was promoted include the Urban Land Institute’s Urban Land Magazine, Marketplace and Trends Conference held in Washington DC and at its Spring Conference held in Philadelphia; Senior Housing News Spring 2016 Summit and Online Media Platform; and the National Trust, PreserveNet and Preservation Directory web sites.
A pre-response meeting and tour of the site were conducted on April 11, 2016. Responses to the RFQ were received on June 14, 2016.
RDA and M-NCPPC are pleased to inform the community that two development teams responded to the RFQ. The responses were reviewed and ranked by a Proposal Analysis Group (PAG) consisting of staff from RDA and M-NCPPC, and the county’s Revenue Authority. Preservation Maryland staff served as technical advisors.
Key selection criteria included demonstrated CCRC ownership and operation experience, adaptive reuse and historic preservation experience, proposed community engagement strategy, and proposed project execution strategy.
The Alexander Company was selected to conduct studies to determine the feasibility of adaptively re-using the site as a CCRC. A community presentation on the credentials and experience of this company and the proposed feasibility strategy to explore the adaptive reuse of the Glenn Dale Site was held on February 22, 2017. Another community meeting will be held when the draft feasibility study is complete.