The Historic Triangle Recreational Facilities Authority (HTRFA) is requesting Statements of Interest from qualified youth/amateur sports facility management and/or sports tourism marketing firms to provide sports center operations and/or marketing services for a new indoor sports center. The RFI is open until 3 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2023.
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HTRFA will hold a public hearing at its meeting on Oct. 12, 2022, at 3 p.m. at the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA on the proposal for the PPEA sports and recreation project.
The Historic Triangle Recreational Facilities Authority (HTRFA) voted unanimously on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, to negotiate an interim agreement with MEB to design and build a regional indoor sports facility on property in the City of Williamsburg.
The Authority will consider approval of the interim agreement at the October meeting. The agreement allows the design work to begin. Architectural firms Clark Nexsen, Guernsey Tingle, and Timmons Group are part of the design-build team for this project. The indoor sports facility will be at least 160,000 square feet and include 12 basketball courts that can be converted to 24 volleyball courts and 36 pickleball courts.
Once an interim agreement is established, HTRFA will work with the team to create 30% of the design drawings. That level of detail allows the Authority to take all the operational materials, and aesthetic considerations into account and obtain meaningful project cost estimates. Concurrently, the Authority will finalize lease negotiations with Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for the land at the preferred site, property at 100 Visitor Center Drive.
The Authority expects to present a comprehensive agreement to the Williamsburg City Council, James City County Board of Supervisors, and York County Board of Supervisors in 2023. That agreement will include the final pricing and design elements of the sports facility.
HTRFA received two unsolicited proposals for a regional sports facility at its inaugural meeting in January 2022. The Authority began soliciting bids through the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA) in February. That process allowed HTRFA to choose its preferred proposal for designing and building a regional sports facility and to negotiate the contract. No viable proposals came through the bid process, so only the two unsolicited proposals were considered.
As part of the proposal review process, the Authority convened an advisory panel made up of regional stakeholders in the banking, tourism, and economic development industries.
HTRFA is a governing body made up of members of the three Historic Triangle localities – the chief executive and one additional staff member of the three localities – to oversee the regional indoor sports facility. The Authority is tasked with leasing the property, procuring the construction and financing for the project, and managing the operations of the facility once it has been constructed.
The Historic Triangle Recreational Facilities Authority (HTRFA) will be accepting proposals for Banking Services until 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. The pre-proposal conference will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, in the 2nd floor conference room.
The Historic Triangle Recreational Facilities Authority has received and accepted two unsolicited proposals under the provisions of the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA) for the construction of a Regional Indoor Sports Facility located on property at 100 Visitor Center Drive in the City of Williamsburg. The proposal is for the construction of a facility of at least 160,000 square feet with 12 basketball courts which can be converted to 24 volleyball courts and 36 pickleball courts. At least one court should be sized to accommodate college-level play when necessary and the facility should be designed to offer championship seating options. The facility should incorporate office space, modular multi-purpose rooms, a lobby, concessions, kitchen, a mezzanine level, storage, box office/ticketing all appropriately sized to support the playing courts. Proposals incorporating the sports facility within the context of a larger master plan development including other potential elements is encouraged. See a map showing the general outlines of the potential developable site.
The Authority intends to evaluate the unsolicited proposals and may negotiate a comprehensive agreement with one of the private entities based on the proposals. However, in accordance with the Authority’s Guidelines for Implementation of the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (available online), other interested private entities are invited to submit competing unsolicited conceptual phase proposals for this project for simultaneous consideration. Copies of the received unsolicited proposals are available for review by contacting Julie Phares at [email protected] or 757-220-6181.
To submit a competing unsolicited proposal, please provide one original and seven copies to, Historic Triangle Recreation Facilities Authority, Travis Dill – Purchasing Agent, 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time on April 25, 2022. Proposals must be clearly marked as a “PPEA Proposal for HTRFA Indoor Sports Facility”. For additional information, please contact Travis Dill – [email protected] or 757-220-6181.
The Historic Triangle Recreational Facilities Authority (HTRFA) voted unanimously on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, to begin soliciting bids for a regional sports facility through the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA).
The PPEA process allows HTRFA to choose its preferred proposal for designing and building a regional sports facility and to negotiate the contract. The Authority has already received two unsolicited proposals for the facility.
HTRFA is a new governing body made up of members of the three Historic Triangle localities — the chief executive and one additional staff member of the three localities — to oversee the regional indoor sports facility planned for land near the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center.
The Authority is tasked with leasing the property, procuring the construction and financing for the project, and managing the operations of the facility once it has been constructed.
The Historic Triangle localities have been pursuing a regional indoor sports complex since 2014. In 2019, the Williamsburg City Council approved a grant application from the Williamsburg Hotel & Motel Association that served as a catalyst for project advancement. In the fall of 2021, all three localities committed to forming the Authority, which began its monthly meetings in January. In its first two meetings, the Authority has adopted bylaws and launched the PPEA process.
The governing bodies of the City of Williamsburg, James City County, and York County have each passed a resolution that authorizes the creation of the Historic Triangle Recreational Facilities Authority. This authority will have members from the three jurisdictions to oversee the regional indoor sports facility planned for property near the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center.