"Statement of Qualifications for Public Housing Redevelopment ATLANTA Boulevard"
Statement of Qualifications for Public Housing Redevelopment ATLANTA 170 Boulevard SE Suite B-805 Atlanta, GA 30312-2301 404 577 3984 Phone 404 584 7716 Fax NEW YORK 11 Penn Plaza Suite 1005 New York, NY 10001-2006 212 290 8343 Phone 212 290 8281 Fax INTERNET www.boulevardgroup.com www.boulevardtechnologies.com Boulevard Group, Inc. Qualifications -1- Company Profile and Services COMPANY HISTORY Boulevard Group, Inc. was formed in 1997 by James Brooks and Jeffrey Wilson, as a planning and program management firm specializing in capital projects for public agencies. The two partners combined twenty-eight years experience in the planning, design and management of urban development and construction projects, from individual on-site project management to executive level multi-project program oversight. The principals formed the firm to implement their uniquely hands-on approach to planning and project management, backed by customized program management information systems development and innovative use of emerging, internet-based technologies. The firm is headquartered in Atlanta. URBAN DEVELOPMENT BG provides a wide range of services for urban development projects, including urban planning, zoning consulting, project analysis, design, and construction management, and is particularly oriented to redevelopment of urban buildings and neighborhoods, with strong experience in the adaptation of inner city industrial sites to mixed use development. BG has worked on large mixed-use urban redevelopment projects in such diverse cities as Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, Camden, NJ, Birmingham, AL and Chattanooga, TN. BG’s project approach is rooted in new urbanist philosophy, with traditional neighborhood design and sensitivity to stitching the new development seamlessly and appropriately into the fabric of the surrounding neighborhood. BG often advocates mixed-use development, favoring a traditional “town square” model with retail, housing, office, recreation and public space combined in a walkable, livable community neighborhood oriented toward human interaction. BG has worked extensively in historic neighborhoods in renovation, adaptive reuse, and new infill development, working closely with local design commissions and preservation agencies, including extensive experience in negotiation with State Historic Preservation Offices and the National Park Service. Boulevard Group, Inc. Qualifications -2- By combining our strong private sector development experience with in-depth knowledge of the various federal, state and municipal financing sources and enhancements available for intown redevelopment, BG is uniquely positioned to plan and manage urban development projects that require public/private partnerships. MIXED INCOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BG is considered an industry leader in the HOPE VI mixed-finance housing development program. As Deputy Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, the president of the firm, James Brooks, was responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the Techwood HOPE VI redevelopment, the first new mixed-income development to reach construction under the HOPE VI program, a special program funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) geared toward the development of mixed-income housing through public/private partnerships. Mr. Brooks was responsible for planning, development and implementation of the Olympic Legacy Program, a mixed-finance, mixed-income housing development program developed in partnership with private developers, including the development of 2300 units of new housing and demolition of 2900 units of dilapidated housing. In addition he lead the team that developed first mixed-finance public housing development using HUD HOPE VI grant funds, including development of the legal and financial model HUD now uses for mixed-income development. Those efforts led to revision of HUD development regulations to include mixed-finance development. The firm’s unique expertise in this field led HUD to engage BG as a consultant for its HOPE VI Program Management initiative for HUD Headquarters, to provide hands-on HOPE VI program management Technical Assistance as well as leadership in the development and implementation of a program management information system to track and provide reporting for the $4 billion HOPE VI Urban Revitalization program. Having worked for the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development or directly for local Public Housing Authorities at four of the six largest PHA’s in the U.S., Boulevard Group, Boulevard Group, Inc. Qualifications -3- Inc. is both an industry leader and a premier provider of expert technical assistance on HOPE VI redevelopment projects and in urban construction program management. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT BG provides comprehensive program management services for large multi-project capital programs, from master planning through design and construction. Boulevard Technologies’ project control systems are used to integrate reporting, decision support, audit preparation, and technical assistance to assure that projects are delivered on time and on budget. BG‘s depth of experience is working with large public clients, including federal agencies, municipal governments, housing and development authorities, public school systems, libraries, colleges and universities. BG’s program managers favor a partnering approach, always emphasizing project consensus and timely solutions to daily challenges. Our management stays focused beyond the “paper chase”, striving to work through issues intelligently and keeping each program or project tracking toward completion. BG’s principals, project managers, and programmer/analysts have all worked for owner agencies, design firms or contractors, allowing us to bring our multi-disciplinary perspective to every engagement. We not only build buildings--- we build lasting relationships with our clients and associates. Our robust, state-of-the-art Program Management Information System features integrated capital planning and project control tools, and takes advantage of the power of remote, centralized computing. Our systems emphasize custom reporting capabilities. Communication is the key to successful program management, and information management is the key to communication. BG’s webbased customizable information system has been used to track and manage some of the largest capital programs in the United States. Boulevard Group, Inc. Qualifications -4- Project Experience and Portfolio Boulevard Group's portfolio of projects is a strong indication of our capabilities. The following list indicates the type of projects we are uniquely qualified to perform for our clients. HOPE VI and Public Housing Project Experience PLANNING and PROGRAM MANAGEMENT The Principals of the firm were responsible for the planning and management of the following HOPE VI or mixed-finance, mixed-income development projects: McCALLIE HOMES – Chattanooga, TN • 435 units of new multi-family rental and for-sale housing • Mix includes public housing, elderly, affordable and market for sale • Significant infill housing component in historic neighborhood • $35 million in HOPE VI funds • Leveraging $97 million in other public and private investment • Planning underway; relocation underway METROPOLITAN GARDENS – Birmingham, AL • 663 units of new multi-family rental and for-sale housing • 40% public housing/20% LIHTC/40% market rate • $40 million in public housing HOPE VI and capital funds • Leveraging $60 million in other public and private investment • Integrated planned community with new elementary school and YMCA • Designed to fit into surrounding historic downtown neighborhood • Largest urban revitalization project in the history of Birmingham • Demolition of 910 units of sub-standard public housing • Planning complete; relocation underway CENTENNIAL PLACE (Techwood) – Atlanta, GA • 738 units of new multi-family housing • 40% public housing/20% LIHTC/40% market rate • $42 million in HOPE VI funds • Leveraged $90 million in other public and private investment • Significant negotiation with NPS and SHPO to gain demolition approval • First HOPE VI mixed-finance development to start construction Boulevard Group, Inc. Qualifications -5- • • Demolition of 1100 units of sub-standard public housing Four phases complete and occupied VILLAGES AT EAST LAKE – Atlanta, GA • 542 units of new multi-family housing • 50% public housing/50% market rate • $18 million in Public Housing Development funds • Leveraged $33 million in other public and private investment • Mixed-income housing surrounding a new public golf course • Non-profit foundation uses revenue from golf course for community services • Demolition of 650 units of sub-standard public housing • Phase I and II complete and occupied VILLAGE at CASTLEBERRY HILL – Atlanta, GA • 450 units of new multi-family housing • 40% public housing/20% LIHTC/40% market rate • $13 million in Public Housing Development funds • Leveraged $26 million in other public and private investment • Partnership with nearby Spelman and Morehouse colleges • Demolition of 600 units of sub-standard public housing (former John Hope Homes) • Phases I and II complete and occupied MAGNOLIA PARK – Atlanta, GA • 400 units of new multi-family housing • 40% public housing/20% LIHTC/40% market rate • $10 million in Public Housing Development/CGP funds • Leveraged $21 million in other public and private investment • Demolition of 500 units of sub-standard public housing • Phase I complete and occupied; Phase II under construction STATEWAY GARDENS – Chicago, IL • 1315 units of new multi-family rental and for-sale housing • 33% public housing/33%affordable/33%market rate • $52 million in public housing capital funds • Leveraging $150 million in other public and private investment • Planning complete; relocation underway CAMDEN HOUSING REVITALIZATION PROGRAM – Camden, NJ Scope: Comprehensive planning, program management, program controls and reporting system for $25 million HUD-funded housing construction and renovation program, including responsibility for supervising all design professionals, bid, award and construction administration of all construction contracts, and supervision of all construction. Client: Housing Authority of the City of Camden Boulevard Group, Inc. Qualifications -6- PUERTO RICO HOPE VI REVITALIZATION PROGRAM – San Juan, PR Scope: Program Management consultant to Dept of HUD for oversight of two housing construction and renovation projects for low income housing in San Juan. Estimated project value: $80million. Client: US Dept of HUD PROGRAM CONTROL/COMPLIANCE SYSTEMS Department of Housing and Urban Development – Washington DC OFFICE OF URBAN REVITALIZATION (HOPE VI) Developed HOPE VI Program Quarterly Project Progress Report, HUD’s official tracking and reporting system for all HOPE VI projects in the United States, a comprehensive computer-based program management tool providing HUD with standardized information for all HOPE VI projects, including: • • • • Data in eight key program areas A pictorial overview of each project’s planned activity and progress to date General budget and financial status for all fund sources A breakdown of specific uses for HOPE VI funds Reporting system is used to provide HUD, Congress and OMB with official information on all aspects of the HOPE VI program. HOPE VI TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Department of Housing and Urban Development – Washington, DC OFFICE OF URBAN REVITALIZATION (HOPE VI) At direction of HUD Headquarters, provided project-specific Technical Assistance on-site for HOPE VI projects: Chicago Housing Authority (IL) Program Management Intergovernmental Coordination Document and Contract Compliance Housing Authority of New Orleans (LA) Developer procurement and contract negotiation Program Manager contract negotiation Response to OIG Audit reports Master planning process for HOPE VI Revitalization Plan Boulevard Group, Inc. Qualifications -7- Housing Authority of the City of Camden (NJ) Program Manager procurement Program Manager contract development Peoria Housing Authority (IL) Program Manager procurement Program Manager contract development/negotiation HOPE VI PROJECT ASSESSMENT Department of Housing and Urban Development – Washington, DC OFFICE OF URBAN REVITALIZATION (HOPE VI) At direction of HUD Headquarters, led team for annual HOPE VI on-site project assessment: Charlotte Housing Authority (NC) Earle Village Dalton Village Chicago Housing Authority (IL) ABLA Brooks Extension Cabrini-Green Henry Horner Robert Taylor Homes Indianapolis Housing Authority (IN) Concord/Eagle New Haven Housing Authority (CT) Elm Haven HOPE VI REVITALIZATION PLAN REVIEW and ASSESSMENT Department of Housing and Urban Development – Washington, DC OFFICE OF URBAN REVITALIZATION (HOPE VI) At direction of HUD Headquarters, conducted technical review and assessment of HOPE VI Revitalization Plans submitted to HUD for approval: Chester Housing Authority (PA) Lamokin Village Chicago Housing Authority (IL) Brooks Extension Boulevard Group, Inc. Qualifications -8- Henry Horner Robert Taylor Homes Cleveland Housing Authority (OH) Carver Park Jacksonville Housing Authority (FL) Durkeeville Housing Authority of Kansas City (MO) TB Watkins Memphis Housing Authority (TN) LeMoyne Gardens Orlando Housing Authority (FL) Hampton Park Pittsburgh Housing Authority (PA) Bedford Park Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority (VA) Ida Barbour Spartanburg Housing Authority (SC) Tobe Hartwell Tucson Housing Authority (AZ) Connie Chambers Boulevard Group, Inc. Qualifications -9- Professional References Milan Ozdinec, Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Public Housing Investments U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 7th Street SW, Room 4138 Washington, D.C. 20410 Ralph D. Ruggs, Executive Director Housing Authority of the Birmingham District 1826 Third Avenue, South Birmingham, AL 35233 L. Matthew Powell, Executive Director Chattanooga Housing Authority 505 M L King Jr Blvd Chattanooga, TN 37401 Renee Lewis Glover, Executive Director Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta 739 West Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30308-1149 Michael Kelly, Executive Director District of Columbia Housing Authority 1133 N. Capitol Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-7599 Benjamin Bell, Executive Director Housing Authority of New Orleans 4100 Touro Street New Orleans, LA 70122 Boulevard Group, Inc. Qualifications - 10 -