536 Acres of Opportunity to Build on

We refuse to believe the only way to develop a neighbourhood is the same way every other neighbourhood has been developed. And to accomplish our ambitious goals, we need builders who aren’t looking for a ‘business as usual’ community. We are looking for homebuilders with a passion for great design and energy efficiency to help us set a new standard for high-quality, urban, green living.

The First Opportunity- Blatchford West

Stage One

We will be selecting builders through a two-step process. The Request for Expression of Interest is the first step, and is open from November 6th to December 8th, 2017. Homebuilders need to apply to this first step to be eligible to submit proposals to the second step, the Request for Proposals (RFP).

  • 12 parcels for sale
  • Various products types available: Fee-simple townhouses with potential for garage suites, condo townhouses, stacked townhouses and mixed-use buildings.
  • Unique opportunities for properties fronting landscaped walkways, parks and plazas.

View Stage 1 Parcels (PDF)

Request for Expression
of Interest


What is the RFEOI?

The Request for Expression of Interest (RFEOI) is the introductory first step of a two step process to select builders for the first stage of residential construction on the west side of the site.

 The intent of the RFEOI is to:

  • Allow the Blatchford Redevelopment Office an opportunity to provide builders a high level overview of the various aspects of the project, including the first twelve parcels available for sale.

  • Allow builders an opportunity to express interest in specific parcels and to provide the Blatchford Redevelopment Office with information on how their company’s corporate values and philosophy aligns with the vision for Blatchford.

The RFEOI will allow the Blatchford Redevelopment Office to invite builders to advance to the second step in the process (submitting Offers to Purchase on specific parcels). The Blatchford Redevelopment Office recognizes that additional detailed information is essential for builders to advance Offers to Purchase. Detailed technical information, including architectural guidelines, green building codes and the District Energy Sharing System, will be provided at the second step (Invitations for Offers to Purchase). The Blatchford Redevelopment Office will not evaluate specific Offers to Purchase until builders have received additional technical documentation as part of the second step of the process.

The RFEOI is now closed. Thank you to all applicants, ranking results will be posted shortly.

Questions?


All questions must be be submitted in writing by clicking on the link below. The answers will be publicly posted here to ensure that all applicants have equal access to information.

7 Questions

    1. Blatchford

      The Request for Expression of Interest (RFEOI) is the introductory first step to select builders for the first stage of residential construction. It is intended to provide builders a high level overview of the various aspects of the project and express their interest in specific parcels. It is also an opportunity for builders to provide the Blatchford Redevelopment Office with information on how their company’s corporate values and philosophy aligns with the vision for Blatchford.

      The RFEOI will allow the Blatchford Redevelopment Office to invite builders to advance to the second step in the process (submitting Offers to Purchase on specific parcels). The Blatchford Redevelopment Office recognizes that additional detailed information is essential for builders to advance Offers to Purchase. Detailed technical information, including architectural guidelines, green building codes and the District Energy Sharing System, will be provided at the second step (Invitations for Offers to Purchase). The Blatchford Redevelopment Office will not evaluate specific Offers to Purchase until builders have received additional technical documentation as part of the second step of the process.

      Reply
  1. Question 2

    I couldn’t find any specifics for the green building guide lines. Are they available elsewhere?

    How will the scoring system work? Specifically how will energy performance be weighted against bid price?

    Have the costs of connecting to the DESS been established and what are they? This will be critical information in deciding whether to connect or not and in determining the value of the land.

    Reply
    1. Blatchford

      All evaluation criteria for scoring, full guidelines and detailed information for the District Energy Sharing System (DESS) will be provided within the next step, the Invitations for Offers to Purchase (IFOP). An executive summary for the green building codes is provided in Appendix B of the Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) package. Please let us know if you do not have it. Interest in an exemption to the DESS connection requirements (section 6 of the EOI form) does not indicate a commitment to applying for an exemption. Additional technical details for the DESS requirements will be outlined for builders at the IFOP stage, where it can then be decided if your organization would chose to apply for a DESS exemption.

      Reply
    1. Blatchford

      The tentative plan for the subdivision as reflected in the Request for Expression of Interest package (Stage 1 Parcels map) will be registered in Spring 2018

      Reply
    1. Blatchford

      There is nothing prohibiting builders from using precast concrete construction in Blatchford, as long as they adhere to the architectural and green building codes.

      Reply
  2. Question 5

    Will any reports and/or information pertaining to environmental remediation done to date be released in advance of the stage 2 process?

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    1. Blatchford

      Environmental testing and remediation to meet Alberta Environment’s residential standards has been completed for the Stage 1 area. The relevant reports will be made available to builders who are selected through the Invitations for Offers to Purchase process.

      Reply
  3. Question 6

    Will there be an option for builders to purchase multiple sites in the first phase or will there be 11 builders each with one site?

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    1. Blatchford

      Yes, builders may be selected for multiple parcels through the Invitation for Offers to Purchase process. During the RFEOI stage, builders are asked to select which parcels they are interested in submitting an Offer to Purchase.

      Reply
    1. Blatchford

      The Blatchford community is not in Toronto. It is in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta, just 2-km from Downtown.

      Reply

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