McCollum Hall: Selection Committee Ranks Request for Proposals
A selection committee consisting of CRA staff, City staff, one CRA Advisory Board member, and two community members, was convened to review the proposals submitted to the City’s Procurement Division, Edith Stiller, Senior Procurement Specialist, in response to the McCollum Hall Request for Proposals (RFP). Three firms submitted proposals and were invited to make presentations.
On May 18, 2022, the committee ranked Goshen & Corner, LLC as #1, Launch Development, and LLC as #2, and McCollum Hall Redevelopment, LLC as #3. Criteria used for rankings included qualifications and experience of the firm, financial capacity of the firm, project approach, qualifications and experience of key personnel, and compliance with the City’s Minority Business Enterprise guidelines.
On May 25, 2022, the CRA Board of Commissioners requested at their monthly meeting that these three firms make their presentations directly to commissioners at a future meeting so that they could weigh the exact merits of each proposal before making a decision and signing an agreement with the firm that is chosen.
McCollum Hall was popular from the 1930s through the 1950s as a Chitlin’ Circuit venue where famous black entertainers such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, and others performed.
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