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Brackenridge Campus RFQ

Brackenridge Campus RFQ

Central Health, a special-purpose taxing entity devoted to providing access to quality health care for qualified Travis County, Texas residents, is seeking proposals from prospective developers interested in a mixed-use development opportunity on a multi-block site located in the northeast corner of Downtown Austin. Central Health envisions this as a “Master Developer” opportunity, through which Central Health would partner with one or more entities to develop the multi-block property in a coordinated manner – including infrastructure and buildings.

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The site, known as the Central Health Brackenridge Campus, is owned by Central Health, and has been occupied by medical buildings including the Brackenridge Hospital, Clinical Education Center, and a medical office building, plus parking structures and other related support facilities. The hospital and some of the related support functions are being replaced by a new teaching hospital currently under construction—Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas—immediately north of the site. As a result, Central Health’s 14.3 acres will be made available for redevelopment. Central Health has worked extensively with consultants, stakeholders and the community to prepare a Master Plan to inform development opportunities on the site. More information can be found at http://www.centralhealthcampus.net/

The vision for this site includes a high-density, mixed-use development oriented to pedestrian-friendly streets, a public market building and public spaces. Uses on the site may include housing, office, hotel, and retail space, as well as opportunities for additional health-related uses including technological innovation.

Pre-Response Meeting and Site Tour

On September 15, 2016 Central Health will host a meeting for interested developers and other potential participants at the Dell Medical School’s Health Learning Building, 5th floor, located at 1501 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78701 (map shown below). The meeting will include a presentation by Central Health, a walking tour of the site, and a question-and-answer session. While attendance is not mandatory, potential respondents are encouraged to participate. The meeting and site tour are expected to take four hours. Lunch will be provided.

Time: Approximately 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
RSVP: Please confirm RSVP no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016, to purchasing@centralhealth.net
Location: Dell Medical School Health Learning Building, 5th floor, 1501 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78701 (Download a Map)

Addendum 1 for the Brackenridge Campus RFQ (9/30/16)

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  • Responses to questions submitted in writing from the pre-response meeting
  • Questions asked but not answered from index cards during the pre-response meeting
  • Questions submitted after the pre-response meeting
  • Appendix A: PowerPoint Presentation
  • Appendix B: List of Attendees of the Sept. 15 Pre-Proposal Meeting
  • Appendix C: Central Health Board of Managers Resolution