Q & A

This page will be updated as questions are submitted. If you would like to submit a question, please send it to Housing Director April Norton. The deadline to submit a question is January 24th at 5 PM. 

Question:

Can you provide me with a survey of the property?

Answer: 

A survey of the property will be available by December 15. 

Question: 

The RFP talks about doing a Development Plan as part of the RFP. How far through the Development Plan process should we be before February 9th?

Answer: 

You should have a plan, but are not required to go through the Planning Department’s formal Development Plan process until the project is awarded.

Question:

Can you clarify the award process? I understand the submittal deadline is February 9, 2017, is there a defined process to review and award the RFP?

Answer:

All submissions will be reviewed by the 7-member Housing Supply Board and Housing Director. A recommendation will be provided to the Town Council by the Housing Director on or before February 26, 2018. The Town Council will award the RFP on or before March 12, 2018. The Housing Supply Board and/or the Town Council might conduct interviews during this process.

Question:

When and where is the pre-app meeting?

Answer:

The information meeting is scheduled for December 4 at 320 S. King Street at 1pm. To call in, please dial 307-732-8696. 

Question:

Is the pre-app meeting mandatory?

Answer:

No, it is not mandatory. There will be a call-in option for those unable to attend in person.

Question:

Have you thought about doing a soils test?

Answer:

We have thought about it, but we are not doing one.

Question:

You talked about doing multiple proposals - can they be the same format?

Answer:

The same format is fine. If several sections are the same between proposals, it is fine to reference a prior proposal instead of repeating the section entirely, and then noting any changes.

Question:

Are we free to use other parking areas nearby to meet parking requirements?

Answer:

You could propose to use other parking facilities, but should be prepared for the possibility of paying for it. It might be hard sell, as it could increase pressure on parking all over town. The initial RFP had fee-in-lieu parking, but that was removed in order to allow for other options. It would also be helpful to discuss parking with Public Works.

Question:

Is the new hotel that is being built going to impact anything on this site, like access?

Answer:

The hotel timeline is not currently set in stone, but they will be required to maintain, if not improve access. More will be known in 2-3 months.

Question:

Is the city going to lease back part of the property?

Answer:

Right now it has a long term ground lease, so yes. The Town council also wants 5 units in the building. The terms for these units are not set yet, but the town wants them for $1/year with no additional costs.

Question:

Are there size requirements for these 5 units?

Answer:

There will be a mix of bedrooms. We have been directed to remove the minimum size requirements in the updated rules and regulations.

Question:

Will parking requirement also change in the updates?

Answer:

District 2 has already been updated. There are some new parking ratios for residential, but there is also the option to do an independent calculation for an individual project.

Question:

Are there other Rules and Regulations updates that might impact this project?

Answer:

You can look at the Final Direction from the Town Council and the Board of County Commissioners for further information on the Rules and Regulations update.