Request for Proposals on Properties

TCAPS Seeking Request for Proposals for Sale of Buildings 

Proposals Accepted Until 12:00 p.m. on October 26, 2022

 

At the August 8th Board of Education meeting, the Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Board voted and approved Request for Proposals (RFP) for the District’s Boardman Administration Building and Bertha Vos Elementary School Building. 

Recent interest in the Bertha Vos school building initiated the Board to evaluate the best use of all TCAPS properties and ensure the public had fair and equal opportunity to submit proposals. RFPs are due Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. EST.  Full RFPs are available online at https://www.tcaps.net/about/property/ .

“By submitting an RFP, we can control the future use of the building to ensure we are finding the best use of these spaces,” Superintendent John VanWagoner stated. “We hope to secure a win-win for our community and the school district. We can always decline requests that do not align with the goals, timelines, and objectives of the district and Board of Education.”

TCAPS Administration Building, located at 412 Webster Street, currently houses the office of the superintendent, business services, and central administration. The building also maintains conference space and is the location for all Board of Education meetings.

“We can accept, reject, or negotiate,” noted Trustee Matt Anderson. “For example, there is a need for attainable and affordable housing. I’m excited to see the potential for the Boardman building and the Bertha Vos property.” 

Aging infrastructure and a lack of growth near the Acme corridor are top reasons for the Board to consider offers, while requesting an RFP ensures potential use of the buildings complies with future uses that support the greater good of the community as a whole. 

“Both of these buildings have infrastructure needs,” Trustee Erica Moon-Mohr added. “Seeing public interest through the RFP process is a step in the right direction.”

Proposals and deposit monies must be delivered to:
Traverse Area Public Schools Attn: John VanWagoner II, Ph.D.
412 Webster Street Traverse City, Michigan 49686
Email: vanwagonjo@tcaps.net

Email proposals are encouraged. If a proposal is submitted by email, the respondent must provide a check or money order to the aforementioned address. No phone offers will be accepted. If mailed, no responsibility is assumed for postal delays. See Section II, RFP Submission Requirements.

Questions?

Christine Thomas-Hill, Assistant Superintendent of Finance & Operations
phone: 231.933.1730
email: thomasch@tcaps.net

 

Timeline

The District intends to undertake this selection in the most expedient manner possible. At this time, the District anticipates that the process of selecting and designating the qualified developer will be used as follows:

Week of August 8, 2022 Notice placed in newspaper and/or District's website regarding opportunity for submitting proposals.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Proposal documents due by 12 p.m., EST.

October 26, 2022- November 2, 2022 Administrative review and Board/Board subcommittees' review of proposal documents and submits a listing of recommended finalists for Board interviews.

November 2, 2022- November 30, 2022 Board may interview finalists.

November 14, 2022– December 12, 2022. Board may take final action. The District reserves the right to adjust or extend the above timelines.

 

TCAPS Administration Building  ~ Request for Proposal 

412 Webster Street, Traverse City, MI. 49685

Building Request For Proposal

Property Statistics (August 2022)

  • Property Type:  Site and Building
  • Legal Description: Lots 1, 2, 3 & 4, Block 15, Original Plat of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • Building Size:  Approximately 19,283 gross square feet of above grade area and 12,144 gross square feet of below grade area.
  • Property Size:  43,560 square feet
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • County: Grand Traverse
  • Zoning:  R-2, Two Family Dwelling District. Anticipated to be able to change to C-2 Commercial
  • Bid Deadline: The bid deadline is 12 p.m., Eastern Time, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Proposals and deposit monies must be delivered to:
Traverse Area Public Schools Attn: John VanWagoner II, Ph.D.
412 Webster Street Traverse City, Michigan 49686
Email: vanwagonjo@tcaps.net

Email proposals are encouraged. If a proposal is submitted by email, the respondent must provide a check or money order to the aforementioned address. No phone offers will be accepted. If mailed, no responsibility is assumed for postal delays. See Section II, RFP Submission Requirements.

Bertha Vos School ~ Request for Proposal

3723 Shore Road,Village of Acme
Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Building Request For Proposal

Property Statistics (August 2022)

  • Property Type:  Site and Building
  • Legal Description: LOTS 3-4-5-6 BLK 8, ALL BLK 9 & 12, LOTS 3-4-5-6 BLK 13 AND ALL VAC ST'S & ALLEYS BOUND BY BLKK'S 8- 9-12-13 VILLAGE OF ACME, Acme Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
  • Building Size:  Approximately 35,320 square feet
  • Property Size:  6.926 Acres (per the dimensions on the plat)
  • Shape: Rectangular
  • Township: Acme
  • Zoning:  SFN – Single Family Neighborhood District
  • Bid Deadline: The bid deadline is 12 p.m., Eastern Time, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

Proposals and deposit monies must be delivered to:
Traverse Area Public Schools Attn: John VanWagoner II, Ph.D.
412 Webster Street Traverse City, Michigan 49686
Email: vanwagonjo@tcaps.net

Email proposals are encouraged. If a proposal is submitted by email, the respondent must provide a check or money order to the aforementioned address. No phone offers will be accepted. If mailed, no responsibility is assumed for postal delays. See Section II, RFP Submission Requirements.