Joint Board issues final RFP for State Street Redevelopment Project

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Oct. 14, 2015) – The State Street Redevelopment Project is taking its next step forward after the approval Tuesday (Oct. 13) of the final Request for Proposals (RFP). The City of West Lafayette and Purdue University Joint Board overseeing the project issued the RFP to the teams competing for the project. 

“We continue to work together to achieve our common goal of establishing State Street as a place that reflects the vibrant sprit and personality of our community,” City of West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said. “Issuing the final RFP brings us another step closer to improving the quality of life for our citizens, students and visitors through this transformative project and the shared vision it represents.” 

“This is an exciting moment on the timeline of a very exciting project,” Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said. “Experience tells us that competitions of this sort tend to produce creative and often important ideas for savings and project enhancements. We are eager to see what these three competitors are going to deliver.”

The City of West Lafayette and Purdue University are using a public-private partnership (P3) approach to complete the State Street Redevelopment Project. The P3 project delivery method offers significant opportunities to save time and money that are not available using a more traditional approach. Additional information about the use of the P3 project delivery method for the State Street Redevelopment Project is available at www.statestreetwl.com. 

Additionally, the Joint Board recently received a request to replace Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited with Star America Fund GP LLC and Lane Infrastructure Inc. in the State Street Mobility Alliance team. On the recommendation of the project’s joint management team, this change was approved by the Joint Board at its meeting held on Tuesday (10/13). This modification is reflected in the list of competing teams below. 

  • Plenary Roads State Street
    (Plenary Group USA Ltd., Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc., Janssen & Spaans Engineering Inc., and Shrewsberry & Associates LLC)
     
  • State Street Mobility Alliance
    (Star America Fund GP LLC, Lane Infrastructure, Inc., The Lane Construction Corporation, Lochmueller Group, and Schmidt Associates)
     
  • Walsh Gateway Partners LLC
    (Walsh Investors LLC, Walsh Construction Company II LLC, Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc., Rundell Ernstberger Associates Inc., and Milestone Contractors LP) 

Proposals are due by the end of the 2015 calendar year. The Joint Board is expected to review the proposals and award the contract in early 2016. 

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The State Street Redevelopment Project is a collaborative effort between the City of West Lafayette and Purdue University to improve quality of life by transforming State Street into a more desirable destination for the local community and visitors. For more information about the State Street Redevelopment Project, visit www.statestreetwl.com.