Monday, July 9, 2012

Housing Authority of Covington seeking HOPE VI appraisers

The Housing Authority of Covington (HAC) has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for residential real estate appraisal services of abandoned and vacant parcels as part of its $17 million HOPE VI revitalization project.

The project, the fourth and final phase of redevelopment activity, involves new construction and rehabilitation of 34 properties for people of mixed incomes in the city's Eastside neighborhood, in an area roughly bounded by E 9th Street, the Licking River, E 13th Street, and Greenup Street. The first two phases included scattered-site rental units, while the third phase, a mixed-income redevelopment of the former Jacob Price Homes called River's Edge at Eastside Point, broke ground on March 29.

RFQ submittals are due by 4 P.M. on July 13.

Selection criteria will include level of experience, technical competence, and expertise; company capacity to complete the work; a service area that includes Covington; appropriate licensing; proven quality of work; and experience with historic properties.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations require independent, third-party appraisals on any property HAC hopes to acquire.

Previous reading on BC:
Covington housing authority seeks planning consultant for family developments (6/18/12)
City Heights redevelopment ramping up (6/7/12)
Covington housing authority seeking bids for final phase of HOPE VI program (5/1/12)
Covington HOPE VI project breaks ground (4/2/12)
$17M in HOPE VI funding sought for Jacob Price redevelopment (12/8/09)