Request for Proposal

Southside San Antonio Opportunity Zones

Strategic Plan

The City of San Antonio intends to contract with a professional respondent(s) to develop a strategic plan to encourage and attract investment for the southside opportunity zones, a historically low-income area. Investments must be in alignment with community priorities and sensitive to the existing residents and small business community. Respondents must demonstrate expertise in the following areas: Real estate investment; Economic development; Infrastructure and planning; and Community outreach (in Spanish and in English).

 

 

Date Issued: July 23, 2020

Due Date & Time: August 24, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Central Time

Staff Contact Person: Ann Eaton, Opportunity Zones Economic Development Manager | ann.eaton@sanantonio.gov 

Southside First Contact: Judith Canales, Executive Director | judith@southsa.org | (210)718-8347

Attachment A

Quintana Neighborhood

Community and Business Survey 

Southside First conducted an in-person survey of 124 Quintana Community residents and small business owners through a partnership with St. Mary’s Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility. The purpose of the survey was to assess the business and economic needs of the residents and small business owners to determine community and small business improvements in the southside.

View the full report below to learn about community and small business owner responses and needs.

Attachment B

Mission San Jose Neighborhood 

Community and Business Survey 

Southside First conducted an in-person survey of 109 Mission San Jose residents and small business owners through a partnership with St. Mary’s Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility. The purpose of the survey was to assess the business and economic needs of the residents and small business owners to determine community and small business improvements in the southside.

View the full report below to learn about community and small business owner responses and needs.

Attachment C

Southside San Antonio

Opportunity Zone Maps 

San Antonio's southside has multiple census tracts that are designated as Opportunity Zones. Click the button below to view where these are located. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation Committee Voting Members:

Colleen Swain, Director, World Heritage Office

Shuchi Nagpal, Interim Assistant Director, Economic Development

Ann Eaton, Economic Development Manager, Economic Development

Judith Canales, Executive Director, Southside First

Chris Ryerson, Planning Administrator, Planning Department

Veronica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Department

Pursuant to Section 011 – Restriction on Communications and in accordance with and as authorized by Section 2-61 of the City Code, the following restrictions on communications apply to this solicitation: Respondents are prohibited from contacting 1) City officials, as defined by §2-62 of the City Code of the City of San Antonio, regarding the RFP or proposal from the time the RFP has been released until the contract is posted for consideration as an agenda item during a meeting designated as an A session; and 2) City employees from the time the RFP has been released until the contract is approved at a City Council “A” session.

 

Exceptions to the Restrictions on Communications: Respondents may submit written questions concerning this RFP to the Staff Contact Person listed below until 4:00 p.m., Central Time, on August 19, 2020. Questions received after the stated deadline will not be answered. All questions shall be sent by e-mail.

 

Ann Eaton, Economic Development Manager

City of San Antonio, Economic Development Department

Ann.eaton@sanantonio.gov

 

Questions submitted and the City’s responses will be posted with this solicitation.

 

Due to Covid-19, Respondents may submit all responses and bid/proposal submissions electronically by emailing them to sbedainfo@sanantonio.gov before the posted deadline in an effort to ensure safety measures. The email subject shall be marked “San Antonio Southside Opportunity Zones Strategic Plan.” Bid/proposal submissions shall be in PDF format.

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