Eagle County Seeks Operators and Developers For New CCRC Project

vailcoloradoInterested in operating and developing a CCRC site in the beautiful Rocky Mountains?  Eagle County in Colorado is seeking Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for developers and operators interested in partnering with the county in bringing a first class continuum of care retirement community (CCRC) on a nine-acre redevelopment parcel within the Town of Eagle’s boundaries owned by Eagle County.

Eagle County, Colorado is a rural resort community of over 54,000 permanent residents, which account for approximately half of its peak population. Eagle County includes the resort communities of Vail and Beaver Creek. The land proposed for the West Eagle CCRC project is adjacent to downtown Eagle, in the heart of the Eagle River Valley. Eagle is a thriving locals’ community 17 miles west of Beaver Creek and 26 miles west of Vail. The Town is home to the County seat and is increasingly becoming an important employment center for the County. There is no CCRC facility in Eagle County—seniors requiring skilled nursing or assisted living facilities leave the County.

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The plan for the West Eagle CCRC be a financially self-sustaining, green-built (preferably LEED certified) project, serving a broad spectrum of social-economic residents, including Medicaid recipients, and providing a broad spectrum of care levels, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and hospice and memory care facilities for at least 100 residents, with the ability to expand as the population of Eagle County grows.  The county has provided a fall 2009 summary of market demand for the project.

While the County will accept operator-developer applications, operators that are not CCRC developers should not partner with developers in responding to this RFQ. The County has published a developer RFQ contemporaneously. Team applications between developers and operators that are separate entities are discouraged.

There will be a tour of the West Eagle CCRC project and pre-submittal conference on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Attendance at either tour is not required but respondents are encouraged to attend at least one.  Statements of Qualifications are due in hard and electronic copy, as provided for in this RFQ, no later than Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 3 p.m.

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