Magnuson Park Building 2

Thank you for your interest in the Magnuson Park Building 2 RFP. The process is now closed; the evaluation panel has forwarded its recommendation to the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation. The Superintendent final decision will be announced in the fourth quarter of 2016.


Magnuson Park Building 2

The City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking proposals for the redevelopment and renovation of Building 2. Proposals should include the management and operation of recreation, arts and cultural or environmental programming that will be open to the public. SPR does not have designated funding for this redevelopment, and as a result proposals should include a funding plan.

Through this, SPR is seeking a proposer(s) able to make a significant capital investment in exchange for a long-term agreement. This agreement will be in the form of a lease or concession agreement under which the successful proposer(s) will redevelop, operate and manage Building 2 and its facilities for the approved use(s) and programming for a term that is commensurate with the financial commitment made by the proposer.

SPR is encouraging interested groups which may not have the financial ability to develop the entire building to work in partnership with other groups, and develop a comprehensive proposal, which includes overall project funding, design and management. SPR intends to enter into an agreement with only one proposer. As a result, only proposals where a designated sole lead entity or organization is clearly defined will be accepted. This entity or organization will be responsible for all aspects of the agreement, including but not limited to, financing, design, construction, development and operation of public programs for all spaces within Building 2. The proposer (s) may also include plans for areas adjacent to Building 2. Proposals should include architectural and engineering design, timelines outlining planning for environmental surveys, historic preservation reviews, and land use/building permits. To be selected, a proposer(s) must have the ability and experience to fund, develop and manage: 1) building and site improvements, 2) tenant improvements, and 3) any and all public programming described in the submitted proposal. The Proposer(s) will also be responsible for all permitting costs as well as the operation and ongoing maintenance costs associated with Building 2 throughout the negotiated term.

Schedule of EventsDateNotes
RFP Release January 11, 2015  
Pre-Submittal Conference & Site Tours options January 26th, 2016 10:00 am
February 26, 2016 1:00 pm
March 14, 2016 3:00 pm

Building/Hangar 2, Magnuson Park

7727 63rd Ave NE Seattle, WA. 98115
Deadline for Questions March 31, 2016  
Proposals Due to the City June 3, 2016, 4 p.m.  
SPR Evaluation of Proposals June 6 - August 5, 2016  
RFP Interviews July 18 - 22, 2016  
Announcement of Successful Proposer(s) Q4 2016  
Anticipated Negotiation Schedule As Needed  
Submit Agreement for City Council Approval Following completed negotiation  
Anticipated Contract Execution Following City Council approval  

Application Materials

Reference Documents

Building 2 Community Meetings

Environmental Baseline Survey

Hazardous Materials Reports

Historic Preservation Guidelines

Warren G. Magnuson Park Strategic Development Plan

Magnuson Park Reuse Plans

Building 2 Deed

Renovation Estimates

Design, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance Criteria

Building 12

Outreach and Engagement

Building 2 Selected Floor Plans (CAD files)

Building Details