The City of El Cerrito undertook a two-step qualifications and proposal process to narrow down experienced development teams for the development of three parcels with a combined size of approximately 68,500 square feet. The parcels are located in a prime location for transit-oriented development (TOD), at the major intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Cutting Boulevard adjacent to the Del Norte BART station, one block from Interstate 80 and the Cutting Boulevard on and off-ramps. The City asked respondents to submit development concepts that conform with the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan and provide 5-6 stories of mixed-use development with a portion of the ground floor devoted to commercial uses and high-density residential above, and encouraged the inclusion of affordable housing units.
The Mayfair Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued and we received a total of 11 submittals. Three development teams were selected to advance to the short-list proposal stage. Responses to the Request for Proposals (RFP) were due on June 2, 2016 and the City and review committee selected the Holliday Development and BRIDGE Housing development team's proposal to move forward.
Click here for more information about the RFQ/RFP process, selection criteria and timing.
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Recent Events & Actions
Joint Study Session - September 7th, 2016
A joint public study session of the Planning Commission and Design Review Board was held to preview the Mayfair proposal on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in El Cerrito City Hall City Council Chambers (10890 San Pablo Avenue).
The public was invited to attend the study session to learn more about the proposed development and provide comments. For more information view the agenda and flyer for the Study Session.
Next Steps: It is anticipated that the project applicant will finalize an application to the City and the project will again be brought before the Planning Commission and Design Review Board for review and formal action.
ENRA - July 19th, 2016
The City received approval to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Rights Agreement with the Holliday Development and BRIDGE Housing team at the July 19th, 2016 City Council Meeting. The agenda item can be viewed here.
Katherine Ahlquist at (510) 215-4361 and Community Development Director, Melanie Mintz at (510) 215-4339.