Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a public meeting on the Lakewood and Leschi Moorage Request for Proposals (RFP) on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing facility. Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing is located at 3800 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, 98118.
At this meeting Seattle Parks will provide a fact sheet on the process and announce the RFP evaluation team participants, including the tenant representatives. Parks will send an agenda for the meeting to tenants prior to the meeting and will post it on the website
At this meeting, Parks staff will provide the community with an update on the recent RFP process for a long term contract agreement with an operator for the moorages. The RFP requests that the operator invest in upgrading the moorage in exchange for a long-term agreement to manage the two facilities. Parks issued this RFP in order to meet the needs of the moorages and to ensure continued operations. Parks issued the RFP in March 2013 and proposals were due in June 2013.
Improvement construction is approximately two to three years out. Parks will hold three public meetings after selection of the operator and prior to construction.
Lakewood and Leschi Moorages are located on the western shore of Lake Washington. Lakewood is approximately 1 ½ miles south of the I-90 Bridge. Leschi is approximately one mile north of the I-90 Bridge. The moorage facilities are currently managed by a private operator through a concessionaire agreement that terminated on May 8, 2013 and has been extended until the RFP process is complete. The moorages are popular facilities with a 1 – 2 year waiting list period for the most popular size slips.
The current moorage facilities and their structures are near the end of their life cycle and there are unfunded needs of approximately $5 million for the South Leschi Moorage and an additional $3 million for Lakewood Moorage, including total replacement of the pilings, docks, decking, wake resistant breakwaters, new water and electrical lines, and other current building and permitting code improvements.
For more information please contact Rita Hollomon, Parks Concessions Coordinator, at 206-684-8008 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Charles Ng Manager, Contracts Administration and Support Office at 206-684-8001 or Charles.email@example.com. Additional information is available on the web at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/partnerships/RFP.htm.