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McMillan a go? The search is on for a general contractor
The $720 million overhaul of the historic McMillan Sand Filtration Plant is moving forward.
Vision McMillan Partners, the master developer for the controversial 25-acre project, on Monday released a request for proposals for a design-build contractor to prepare the site for vertical construction. VMP is a partnership of Trammell Crow Co., Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners and EYA.
The District, as McMillan’s owner, has set aside $70 million for horizontal construction. The city’s 2016 budget requires that revenue from the sale of each pad site, roughly $27 million in total, be reinvested in the public portions of the project.
The general contractor will be chosen through a two-step process. A statement of qualification is due by April 1. A shortlist of firms will be asked to submit proposals due by May 5. VMP expects to issue a notice to proceed by Sept. 1, with the hope of breaking ground on the $720 million project before the end of the year.