Town Center RFQ

Key dates and information for applicants

  • Question deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2022
  • Question responses: Monday, October 10, 2022 (posted on this page)
  • RFQ Responses due: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 4 p.m.
  • Submit questions and responses via email to:

Town Center Submitter Questions and Answers

  • Question 1: How will the town be evaluating the proposal with regard to energy efficiency and will that provide any advantage to the applications?
    • Answer: As noted in the RFQ Invitation, the response to energy efficiency will be under Submittal Item 3.e. While there is not a points system, the Town is very interested in this issue and experience will be noted and discussed in selection.
  • Question 2: Does the Town of Carbondale have flexibility in terms of meeting parking code requirements for the site?
    • Answer: As noted in the RFQ Invitation, the Town Trustees expressed some flexibility for parking requirements. For instance, the Trustees suggested that tandem parking could be allowed in this situation even though the UDC does not allow it. The Invitation also notes that a transit stop exists at the site and that the property has 23 parking credits from previous public improvements. Any off-street parking changes would be considered in the context of a specific development plan.
  • Question 3: Does the town hold subsurface rights on the property for potential purposes of geothermal-based energy extraction?
    • Answer: A detailed research of the ownership of minerals rights has not been conducted at this time, the original land grants have been provided with the Due Diligence documents at:
    • Additional research would be required to establish the status of those subsurface rights.
  • Question 4: Does the Town have a desired ratio of affordable rental to affordable ownership units for the project?
    • Answer: That has not been identified by the Town Trustees. The RFQ asks submitters to share their experience with either or both as well as commercial uses, if any, in response to Section 3. Submitters may share their interest in that split of ownership or rental in response to Section 8.

Supplemental Information Documents

Title Commitment  
Improvement Agreement

Property Report