CMAR RFQ Issued for PV Mall Redevelopment

Preliminary rendering of a portion of the Paradise Valley Mall Redevelopment. Credit: Nelsen Partners/RED Development

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX

After rezoning was approved by the Phoenix City Council for the Paradise Valley Mall Redevelopment project in February, plans are moving right along as a new Request for Qualifications was recently published on the development’s website.

RED Development, the developer for the PV Mall Redevelopment, is requesting Construction Manager at Risk services for various site improvements and demolition to prepare the current site for future development.

According to the RFQ, “While the final scope decisions may vary, the general scope for the project includes major structural and site demolition, new roadways, utilities/infrastructure, future retail sites, parking garage improvements and various other improvements/upgrades.”

The mall is expected to close for good on March 31st, and future development of the project is proposed to include a total of 6.5MSF comprised of a mix of retail, grocery, restaurants, multifamily, office, self-storage and more. The multifamily portion is expected to contain approximately 2,500 units and 3.25MSF, leaving another 3.25MSF for the non-residential uses.

The mall redevelopment project will be designed and constructed in phases, possibly involving multiple Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contracts. Phase one will include the demolition and may begin immediately after a GMP is established for that portion.

“The developer will give prime consideration to the CMAR with significant, current experience as the primary contractor in the demolition and construction of site improvements and other scope elements and projects similar to the potential scope,” the RFQ states. To be considered, firms must have at least three years of experience in structural demolition scopes exceeding $2M and experience in masterplan/mixed-use projects.

This is a one-step RFQ process, and no pre-submittal meeting has been scheduled. All questions must be submitted to RED Development by 5:00 p.m. on March 25th, and all interested firms must submit their Statements of Qualification no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 1st.

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