City of Reno
Nevada

Staff Report
7652

Staff Report (For Possible Action): Approval of Request for Qualifications for the development, operation, and maintenance of the Pembroke Recreational Complex and direction to advertise. This item was continued from the January 11, 2017 City Council meeting.

Information

Department:Parks, Recreation and Community ServicesSponsors:
Category:Bid | Rfp | Rfq

Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Recommendation:  Staff recommends approval of the RFQ for the development, operation, and maintenance of the Pembroke Recreational Complex and direct staff to advertise.

 

Proposed Motion:  I move to approve staff recommendation.

Staff Report Formal Body

Summary: The City of Reno is seeking qualified candidates for the development, operation and maintenance of a recreational complex through an open Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process.  The City owns five parcels around Pembroke Drive and is interested in having them developed with recreational amenities that include athletic fields, golf, open space, and other amenities commonly located with a public outdoor recreational complex.  If there are successful applicants a detailed site plan for the properties will be developed which will include a detailed operations plan.  This is the first step in the process.  After the RFQ’s are evaluated, up to three will be selected to move on to the next step which is to submit proposals to actually propose a project for the recreational complex.

 

Background: The proposed project contains five parcels that the City of Reno owns.  A corresponding map of the location of the parcels is included in the proposed RFQ.  Below is a brief history of each parcel.   

   

a.                   Three Parcels on Pembroke Drive

                                          021-050-01 44.36 acres

021-050-02 52.29 acres

021-050-03 14.55 acres

            Total 111.2 acres

 

These three parcels were purchased by the City of Reno Sewer                            Fund to use effluent (reuse) water from the sewer plant.  The successful                                           development will be required to use effluent water on these parcels equal                                           to or greater than current use of effluent water on site.

 

b.                   Rosewood Lakes Golf Course

                                          The City of Reno developed, maintained, and operated Rosewood Lakes                                                         Golf Course in 1990 as an 18 hole championship golf course.  In 2012 the                                                         City of              Reno entered into an agreement to construct the southeast                                                                       connector roadway through the middle of the golf course.  In 2014, the                                                         City entered into an operation agreement with the 1st Tee of Northern                                                         Nevada for Rosewood Lakes Golf Course.  There are eight remaining                                                         holes and a driving range on site. The City is interested in having a golf                                                         component as part of the proposed recreational complex.  The City prefers                                           that the successful candidate work the 1st Tee of Northern Nevada into                                                         their operation plan.  

 

c.                   Parcels 021-160-50 and 021-771-01

These parcels will be zoned as open space through the development process.        

 

 

Discussion: Attached to this staff report is the draft RFQ which includes a map of the proposed location of the Pembroke Recreational Complex.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the costs to develop, operate, and maintain the property as a public parkland/open space.  The overall goal of this project is to increase the number of athletic fields for the local athletic programs as well as create an economic impact for Reno by creating a sports complex that can host large regional and national athletic tournaments. 

 

This is the first step in the development process.  The goal of the RFQ is to learn of the interest of local and national developers that have the qualifications to build and operate a large recreational complex.  Once a list of qualified developers is created after the RFQ’s are evaluated, up to three will be selected to move on to the next step which is to submit proposals to actually propose a project for the recreational complex, including a detailed site plan for the parcels with an accompanying operations plan for City Council’s review and approval.       

 

The proposed RFQ was presented to and approved by the Recreation and Parks Commission at their regular meeting on December 6, 2016.   

 

Financial Implications:  None at this time.

 

Legal Implications:  This is the first step in the process.  After the RFQ’s are evaluated and up to three are selected to move on to the next step which is to submit proposals to actually propose a project for the recreational complex. 

 

Meeting History

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 PM Video Reno City Council & Redevelopment Agency Board Joint Regular

Andy Bass, Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, presented the staff report.

Council Member Brekhus expressed concern regarding this approach and felt the best process would be for the City to use the available grant and have staff hold public outreach meetings.

Council Member McKenzie discussed community feedback regarding potential traffic issues.

Council Member Duerr expressed concern regarding the plan to enter into an agreement with a private party to do the public planning. It would be valuable to utilize the available grant and do the public planning process before beginning the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process.

Council Member Delgado stated that they will be doing public outreach and the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will need to address the traffic concerns.

Mr. Bass explained next steps in the process and clarified that if this RFQ process is approved, the grant will not be available.

The Council upheld the staff recommendation with Council Member Brekhus voting nay.

RESULT:APPROVED [6 TO 1]
MOVER:Oscar Delgado, Councilmember
SECONDER:Paul McKenzie, Councilmember
AYES:Hillary Schieve, Naomi Duerr, Oscar Delgado, Paul McKenzie, Neoma Jardon, David Bobzien
NAYS:Jenny Brekhus