The Town of Bluffton is seeking proposals from interested and qualified firms or joint ventures with past, proven, positive experiences in developing high-quality affordable housing solutions through all of the major development milestones, such as financing and construction, through marketing for sale and long term management.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) schedule contemplates proposal submittal, then request for oral presentations from firms with the top ranked submittals. The target start date for contract award is March 2019.

The Town of Bluffton is committed to improving the quality of families and communities, by helping to develop, produce and-or assist with low-cost affordable and-or workforce (affordable) housing in safe neighborhoods including rental units and home ownership programs. The 2018-2019 Strategic Plan adopted by Town Council included a seventh Strategic Focus Area – affordable and-or workforce housing.

The subject property is a 1.78-acre parcel located at 1095 May River Road, which was acquired by the Town of Bluffton specifically for the purpose of developing affordable workforce housing.

It is estimated that the property could be developed to contain up to 14 residential units with an area for common use. The estimated 14 residential units is based on the density bonus allowed per Article 6 Sustainable Developments and Incentives of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).

The Town is seeking proposals suggesting financing, design, construction, marketing and management options. Submittal of sealed proposals shall be received by or prior to 2 p.m. Feb. 7.

For more information, visit TownofBluffton.sc.gov and click on Bid Opportunities.