Orange County Board of Supervisors' Vice Chair Lisa Bartlett has announced plans to launch a tender process to carry out the Dana Point Harbor revitalization PPP project in Orange County, California (USA).
A request for qualifications (RFQ) for is expected to be brought before the Board of Supervisors within the next four months. That process would be followed by a formal request for proposals (RFP) from firms determined to be qualified for the project. OC Public Works has completed design of the initial phases of the project.
Under the PPP agreement, the developer would develop, construct and operate certain improvements within the Harbor under a lease contract.
In addition to developing and operating the improvements, the developer would professionally administer leases, collect rents and be responsible for all costs associated with running its operations, while paying the County rent based on gross receipts pursuant to leases.
Developing a vision for the Dana Point Harbor has been a collaborative effort over the past 18 years. The plan is composed of two segments: landside improvements and waterside improvements. The total project investment is estimated at US$175 million.
In January 2015, the California Coastal Commission allowed the project to move forward.