Raleigh soliciting Requests for Qualifications for new tower

December 19, 2018 by  

The City of Raleigh recently announced that it is seeking Requests for Qualifications from engineering and architectural firms with experience in designing multi-story buildings, who would like to be considered for a new tower.

The structure will be located at the corner of McDowell and Hargett streets, on the Avery C. Upchurch block. A master plan for the block has already been approved and envisions a project that will create a block for mixed-use activities, built in three phases.

The first phase will be the construction of the tower, which will be twenty stories high, and sites on the block’s southwest corner. The tower is being called a “civic” tower, since city offices will be located here, consolidating staffers from other locations. Customer service activities will also be addressed in this location. Officials working on projects like this might consider logo design to create a striking emblem for the building.

The new civic tower will also have bigger city council chambers, enhanced security, and offices designed for maximum efficiency. City staff members from six other buildings downtown will move to the new tower, but the parking deck and the Raleigh Municipal Building will stay at the site. These will remain open and provide services during the construction process.

Interested parties have until January 14, 2019, to respond to the RFQ. Anyone who would like to see a full copy of the RFQ may contact Melissa Johnson, 919-996-5575 for a copy.

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