History

In January, 2017 the City of Seattle issued an RFP for the redevelopment of KeyArena into a world class sports and entertainment facility. Review the history of the RFP process here.

Historical Documents

RFP

On January 11, 2017, the City released an RFP for the redevelopment of KeyArena. Proposals were submitted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. OED received two proposals totaling more than $1 billion in combined investments proposed by two developers - Oak View Group and Seattle Partners (AEG and Hudson Pacific).

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Review Process

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, OED received two proposals totaling more than $1 billion in combined investments proposed by two developers - Oak View Group and Seattle Partners (AEG and Hudson Pacific).

To evaluate the proposals, the City created a three-pronged approach: 1) convening a Community Advisory Panel to offer their advice and observations to the Mayor on strengths and areas of concern for the responses to the RFP; 2) coordinating several City Staff Review Teams to provide a detailed analysis of the proposals as they relate to the City's objectives; and, 3) having an Executive Review Team evaluate the City Staff Review Team recommendations and consider the advice from the Community Advisory Panel before making their recommendation to the Mayor.

City Staff RFP Review Team Documents

Oak View Group (OVG) Documents

Questions for OVG

Responses from OVG

Seattle Partners (SP) Documents

Questions for SP

Responses from SP

Selection

The Mayor of Seattle made his decision on June 7th regarding the preferred development partner for the renovation of the Seattle Center Arena. In making the decision, the Mayor considered the City review teams evaluations of both proposals, the recommendation of the City Executive Team, and feedback from the Community Advisory Panel. The Mayor then appointed a team to negotiate with OVG regarding the terms of agreements under which the Seattle Center Arena would be redeveloped and operated.

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