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  • Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

    Funding for Improvements to Historic Buildings in Commercial Use

    Proposals to be Received by 12:00 p.m., Central Time Friday December 31st 2017

    Submit Proposals to City of Nashville

    Office of Economic and Community Development c/o Audra Ladd

    1 Public Sq. Nashville TN, 37201 Suite 100

    NO LATER THAN 12/31/2017

  • I.) STATEMENT OF INTENT

    The City of Nashville is requesting proposals from owners of historic commercial buildings seeking

    funding for exterior property improvement projects located in Tier-1 census tracks and historic

    overlay districts or listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or eligible for listing on the

    National Register of Historic places in the City of Nashville. Determine if your property is eligible.

    II.) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TIME LINE

    Availability of RFP...November 6, 2017

    Deadline for questions (in writing).December 8, 2017

    Proposals Due Date...December 31, 2017

    Expected Project Completion Date .No later than June 30, 2018

    This timetable is for information of submitting entities. These dates are subject to change.

    However, in no event shall the deadline for submission of the proposals be changed except by

    written modification from the City of Nashville Office of Economic and Community Development.

    III.) BACKGROUND

    The City of Nashville has allocated $150,000 of its budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 for the purpose

    of offering matching grants in order to preserve Nashvilles cultural draw, enhancing the

    uniqueness and the vibrancy of its neighborhoods; for historic structures within Tier-1 census tracts

    within Davidson County. Only commercial, non-residential, construction/ rehabilitation projects are

    eligible for such funding. Funding is only applicable to exterior work on historic properties (roofs,

    windows, masonry, siding, etc)

    The amount of the grant shall not exceed fifty percent of the documented investment of the

    developer up to a maximum grant amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) and a minimum grant

    amount of $5,000.

    Proposers should refer to Section IV (Conditions of Funding) for details regarding City

    requirements for project funding, and should refer to Section VII (Instructions to Proposers) for

    detailed information that the City will need in order to evaluate the proposed project. Ordination

    information

    IV.) CONDITIONS FOR FUNDING

    No Unpaid Taxes Properties for which Metro property taxes are in arrears shall not be eligible for

    program funding. Any other properties owned by the proposer must have City and County property

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  • taxes current. City Codes violations on any properties owned by the proposer may render the

    application ineligible.

    Ownership of Building Proposal must provide evidence that the applicant owns the property;

    funding is not available to underwrite or help underwrite the acquisition of property. If there is

    more than one owner, all owners must support the application.

    Types of Projects Eligible for Consideration To be eligible for funding, projects will support the

    historic preservation of structures through construction-oriented activities that will result in re-use,

    or improved use, for increased public benefit.

    Program funds will not be awarded for operating expenses (e.g., payroll, printing, office supplies or

    equipment) or for design services or contractor overhead. Funds will be provided on a

    reimbursement basis for building improvement materials and labor.

    Building Codes All proposed improvement projects must meet applicable building codes and are

    subject to Metropolitan Historical Zoning Commission (MHZC) design review.

    Historic Overlay and/or Designation Required The purpose of the Citys funding program is to

    provide needed funding for improvements to commercial buildings that are historically

    significant. Commercial property is defined for the purposes of this solicitation to be property

    that generates, or is intended to generate, income. Commercial properties may include some multi-

    use properties, but the primary use of the building generates income for the owner. "Historically

    significant structure" means a structure within the boundaries of the metropolitan government

    that is used for commercial purposes and that meets one or more of the following criteria:

    1. The structure is individually listed or is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic

    Places, as determined by the Metropolitan Historical Commission of Nashville and Davidson

    County, or by the Tennessee Historical Commission; or,

    2. The structure is within a district listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic

    Places or is within an historic overlay district, such structure having been determined to

    contribute to the architectural character of the district by the Metropolitan Historical

    Commission of Nashville and Davidson County or by the Tennessee Historical Commission; or,

    3. The structure is within an historic overlay district, or within a district that meets the criteria

    for designation as an historic overlay district, such structure having been determined to

    contribute to the architectural character of the district by the Metropolitan Historical

    Commission of Nashville and Davidson County.

    For commercial buildings the scope of work approved for funding with the City Historic

    Preservation Grant must be matched by the owner with at least a 50% cash contribution to fund

    the same items contained in the scope of work. For example, if the project total for exterior

  • improvements to a building is $100,000, the owner will be required to provide a minimum of

    $50,000 of its own funds (50% of $100,000).

    Note that non-monetary, in-kind contributions cannot count towards the 50% match. Donated

    labor or professional services (such as architectural work) will not be assigned a monetary value but

    will be considered as a plus to the overall application.

    Mixed Funding Sources The City may be the proposed projects sole funding source, but other

    funding sources may be used in addition to City funding. In evaluating a proposed project for

    award, the City will review how much of the projects total cost will be funded by the City and how

    much will come from other sources. Proposals will be evaluated for cost reasonableness and

    demonstrate that City funds are needed for the project to be completed. Proposals utilizing other

    funding sources in conjunction with City funds may receive higher scores.

    Detailed, Well- Conceived Plan Proposed improvement projects must be well thought out, with

    demonstrable pre-planning. The more complex the project, the more detailed the proposal must

    be.

    Contractors Performing Work for Owner All projects shall be performed by qualified, licensed and

    insured contractors in accordance with industry standards, local codes, ordinances, permit, and

    inspection requirements. For property listed in, or eligible for, the National Historic Register, all

    work must comply with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic

    Properties. If the property is a contributing property within a local or Federal Historic District or

    area, or listed on the National Register of Historic Properties, or within an Historical Zoning Overlay,

    then all rehabilitation work, new construction or other alterations shall conform to the specific

    requirements.

    V.) CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS

    Submitting entities, if selected, must be willing to sign a contract with the City which will include

    certain provisions, among which are the following:

    5.1) The contract shall consist of (1) the proposal submitted by the Owner to this RFP; and (2)

    the contract 3) a vendor form and 4) a W9. In the event of a discrepancy between the contract,

    the RFP and the submitted proposal, the contract will prevail.

    5.2) The contract will be administered by the City of Nashville Office of Economic and

    Community Development.

    5.3) Invoices for work completed and proof of payment of said invoices will be submitted to the

    City in accordance with the contract terms and will be paid on a reimbursable basis.

  • 5.4) Applicable Building Codes and Standards All project work shall also be performed in

    accordance with the Standard Building, Plumbing, Gas, and Mechanical Codes and the National

    Electrical Code, regardless of whether specific reference is made to these codes in the work

    write-up. All project work carried out under this Agreement shall be of first quality and

    performed in a workmanlike manner.

    5.5) Inspections by the City The Owner will permit inspections at reasonable times by the

    Departments staff and designated agents to determine compliance with terms of this

    agreement. At a minimum, before and after photography will be taken.

    5.6) Local Historic Designation: If the property is not currently designated as a local historic

    landmark by the MHZC, upon acceptance of award, designation as a local landmark (and

    associated