3 Proponents shortlisted to submit Request for Proposals for the Collingwood Grain Terminals revitalization project

Following extensive evaluations in the pre-qualification stage, 3 Proponents will move through to the Request for Proposal phase of the Collingwood Grain Terminals Revitalization.

The 3 Proponents are:

• Diamante Urban Corporation

• Fram Building Group Ltd.

• Streetcar Developments Inc. & Dream Unlimited Corp.

Each of the three proponents have outlined a commitment to developing their vision within the guiding principles established by the Town, incorporating community feedback. Some of these principles include structural preservation of the terminals in some form, optimized public access and to energize and animate Heritage Drive.

Six submissions were received following the Call for Interested Parties for the Collingwood Grain Terminals Revitalization Opportunity at the time of closing on April 6, 2022.

The Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFPQ) evaluation included review all of the submissions for compliance with the independent Fairness Monitor (RFP Solutions), followed by a technical evaluation of each compliant submission relative to the criteria set out in the Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFPQ).

The Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be sent to the proponents later this week. After the RFP closes around the end of July, Town staff will complete a compliance review with the independent Fairness Monitor, followed by technical evaluation, and those meeting the criteria will be advanced to the interview stage. To uphold the integrity of the RFP, proponents are not permitted to engage with the public until the successful proponent is determined. Once Council awards the project to the successful bidder, the bidder will be responsible for implementing their public consultation strategy.

The Town anticipates the selection of the preferred proponent will take place in August 2022.

For more information of the RFP process, see the latest staff report.

Background

The Town of Collingwood is seeking a visionary partner and/or developer to revitalize this unique property that is home to the Collingwood Grain Terminals and the surrounding spit land on Heritage Drive. There is an opportunity to repurpose and reimagine the historical waterfront property. The Town is committed to respecting the local heritage of the Terminals by preserving the Terminals in some form, while also ensuring the surrounding land encourages public access to the waterfront for the people that live, work, and play here.

There has been extensive public engagement regarding the Collingwood Grain Terminals, such as through the Waterfront Master Plan, Terminals White Paper and the Built Heritage Assessment. This engagement demonstrated there is a strong local connection between many current, former and some new residents to the preservation and revitalization of the Grain Terminals.

This unique opportunity awaits a partner and/or developer to share their vision to transform this landmark and surrounding lands to create a destination for residents and tourists. There is so much potential for bold concepts that energize and animate the site while respecting, celebrating and preserving the historical significance of the Terminals.



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