Carr Lot Redevelopment and Transit Center
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Due: 3:00 P.M. on Friday, November 1, 2013
Responses to RFQ
Public Forum on Upper Floor Development
October 16, 2013 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Link to Video: http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01221&video=172527
Public Forum Presentation (Powerpoint)
Overall Carr Lot Site Rendering
Comments from Public Meeting:
Anticipated Remaining Project Schedule***:
*** Schedule is subject to change based on the successful conclusion of the property acquisition process.
- Prepare Corrective Action Plan / Carr Lot Development Site Plan: October 2013
- Request for Qualifications Due November 1, 2013
- Finalize purchase of Carr Lot property January 2014
- Finalize land swap with VTrans
- Obtain Environmental Clearances May 2014
- Select Multi-Modal Development Partner February 2014
- Finalize Multi-Modal Project Design: August 2014
- Begin Construction, Multi-Modal Project October 2014
- Complete Construction / Open Facility for Use ……..Summer / Fall 2015
The site known as the "Carr Lot Property" is located on the east side of Taylor Street in the city of Montpelier at the confluence of the North Branch and Winooski Rivers. It is approximately one acre in size. Currently leased by the State of Vermont as a state employee parking lot, it accommodates approximately 100 vehicles.
Centrally located in the downtown business district at the confluence of two rivers and adjacent to the State's Capitol Complex, the City of Montpelier hopes to transform what was once a scrap yard and train depot into a state-of-the-art transportation and commercial center and public park.
The conservation commission began exploring the potential for redeveloping this site back in 1998. In 2001, the City Council formed and appointed members to an official Carr Lot Redevelopment Committee to further investigate the feasibility of redeveloping this site and to help the Council and community determine whether the City should pursue purchasing it.
The citizens of Montpelier voted in March 2002 to authorize the City council to spend up to $800,000 for the purchase and redevelopment of this property.
On September 13, 2013 the City of Montpelier announced that an agreement had been reached with Allan Carr for the purchase of Mr. Carr’s property at 1 Taylor Street known as the “Carr Lot.” The property is being acquired as part of a major downtown redevelopment project which includes a new transit center, a welcome center, upper floor development, a bicycle and pedestrian path/bridge connecting to Main Street and public access to the Winooski River. The project is funded through the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration and the City of Montpelier. The property is currently leased by Mr. Carr to the State of Vermont for parking.
History of the Site