6 Submissions were received for the Collingwood Grain Terminals Revitalization Request for Pre-Qualifications
The Town is pleased to announce that the 'Call to Interested Parties' for the Collingwood Grain Terminals Revitalization Opportunity received six (6) submissions at the time of closing on April 6, 2022. “We know that our community and Council have a great vision for the Grain Terminals Revitalization as a show piece to our waterfront, and we are thrilled to see the interest received from 6 proponents. It’s a positive milestone in this project”, said Chief Administrative Officer Sonya Skinner.
The next steps in the process is to 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 successful Pre-Qualified Proponents will then be invited to participate in the second stage of this process, the Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP is anticipated to be released in mid-April 2022 and will proceed until mid-July 2022.
The Town anticipates the selection of the preferred Proponent will take place in August 2022 after detailed evaluation of the Proposals.
For more information of the RFP process, see the latest staff report
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.