The City of Santa Ana (the “City”) invites responses to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) by
qualified developers to develop the best available option for the renovation and reuse of the
historic YMCA building. The YMCA’s location and its iconic architecture presents a unique
opportunity to return this underutilized building to its former prominence. The City is
determined to find a suitable project which will incorporate the buildings historic architecture
into a new and innovative use. The site is located directly adjacent to the Civic Center Complex
that includes City, County, State and federal offices, and close proximity to the City’s dynamic
downtown. The purpose of this RFQ is to offer the opportunity for qualified developers to
present creative ideas for restoring this unique building in a manner consistent with its National
Register of Historic Places designation and the Santa Ana Register of Historical Properties.
Possible uses may include, but not be limited to retail, office, hotel, residential, and
The City envisions a two-step process for selecting a qualified developer. The first step involves
issuance of an RFQ to identify a group of qualified developers, and the second step involves the
issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to a short list of the top respondents to the RFQ. This
process will ensure that the City and development community can most efficiently deliver the
best project for the property.
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