The former federal building on Dole Street that will be developed for family-oriented housing.

The University of Hawaiʻi is soliciting proposals from qualified real estate developers and development teams that are interested in entering into a public-private partnership with the university to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a family-oriented mixed-use rental housing project to be located on the UH Mānoa campus. Under the arrangement, UH hopes a child-care facility and commercial components can be included in the new building.

The project would be located on the 2.21-acre former site of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service building at 2570 Dole Street.

“We are seeking a high-quality project that offers below-market rental rates,” said Jan Gouveia, UH vice president for administration. “Ideally, it would create a live, work, play environment for housing residents as well as the greater university community.”

The development agreement and long-term ground lease will be negotiated between UH and the selected developer, and would be subject to review and final action by the Board of Regents.

Additional information on the Request for Proposal process

A pre-Request for Proposal (RFP) conference and site tour for interested developers is set for December 7, 2018. All RFPs should be received by 2 p.m. on February 22, 2019.

The RFP documents are available exclusively through the Hawaiʻi Electronic Procurement System (HePS). Interested developers intending to respond to the RFP must register with HePS in order to access the RFP documents and to correspond with the university. Developers that are already registered with HePS may log in to their accounts. Only those documents and correspondence submitted through HePS in accordance with the procedures described in the RFP will be considered by the university.