As part of the 2019 voter-approved General Obligation Bond, one of the project identified as part of the Parks, Open Space, Recreational and Cultural Facilities category was the revitalization of the Orangebrook Club and Country Club. The project called for a new 15,000 sq. ft. multi-use clubhouse, ADA accessible nature preserve path within course designed with wildlife habitat/biodiversity for walking, jogging, biking, improved course drainage and water retention capacity, renovate 36 holes of golf to include an 18 hole championship course and an 18 hole Par 3 course, enhance putting/chipping area and driving range, new 10,000 sq. ft. cart barn, new 12,000 sq. ft. maintenance building, course restrooms and starter shack, new cart paths, illuminate 9 holes for evening play, parking lot and entryway signage.
Bond funding for this project was identified at $24,789,613. Subsequently, the City received an unsolicited proposal for the redevelopment of the site. The unsolicited proposal was determined to be a qualifying project as required by the state public-private partnerships (P3) statute, and the city issued the required Notice of Receipt of an Unsolicited Proposal and a willingness to accept competing proposals. The City’s real estate advisory firm, CBRE, marketed the opportunity and six P3 proposals were received. Through the evaluation process, four P3 proposals are now being considered. The applicants presented their proposals to the City Commission on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. A link to watch the meeting video is provided below. The item is slated to come back to the Commission in March.
Presentation by the Applicants to the City Commission on January 18, 2023
Evaluation Committee Final Rankings and Recommendations Meeting on December 19, 2022
Best and Final Offer (BAFO) Presentations on December 13, 2022
CBRE Presentation on November 15, 2022
CBRE Presentation on October 18, 2022