Artist work table with brushes

Lease opportunity: Multi-purpose arts and culture hub at 825 Pacific Street

The call for proposals is no longer open

Thank you for your interest, an operator has been selected.

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We are seeking proposals from qualified Vancouver-based arts and cultural nonprofits who are interested in a long term lease for a nominal base rent for an approximately 21,050 square foot cultural amenity space located at 825 Pacific Street (previously known as 801 Pacific Street).

The intended use for the space is to provide a multi-purpose arts and culture hub, with affordable and suitable presentation, Class A studio production space, and office space, for multiple artists as well as arts and culture nonprofit organizations.

The minimally finished interior will not be fitted out with specialized equipment, flooring, furniture, appliances or accessories. The selected operator will need to raise the appropriate funds in order to support all necessary tenant improvement (including the fit out) and start-up expenses.

Rendering of 825 Pacific St

Frequently asked questions

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This opportunity is open to established non-profit arts and cultural organizations based in Vancouver.

Organizations that are not based in Vancouver and whose primary purpose or activity is the provision of health care, educational, sport, recreational, or religious programs and services are not eligible.

Key dates

Intent to submit form completion deadline: November 28, 2018
Information meeting: December 6, 2018
Submitted questions deadline: December 17, 2018 1
Proposal submission deadline: January 30, 2019 1
Council approval anticipated: Spring 2019
Occupancy of premises: Anticipated 2021

1 Note new dates. These dates were previously December 10, 2018, and January 23, 2019, respectively.

Note Dates are targets and may change.

Submission Requirements

Submissions are no longer being considered as the operator has been selected.

Step 1: Complete the intent to submit form

Organizations applying to be considered for this cultural space must complete the online form below by November 28, 2018. 

Step 2: Information meeting

Potential proponents will be contacted by Cultural Services with instructions on how to register to attend the information meeting where clarification will be provided in a group forum with respect to any aspect of the RFP. 

The information meeting will be held the afternoon of Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Step 3: Proposal submission

Eligible proponents who have completed the intent to submit form, if meeting the eligibility requirements, will be provided a link to an online application form called the “online proposal" form.

To be considered, the online proposal form must be completed and duly executed by the relevant proponent by closing time, which is 4pm on January 23, 2019.

Amendments to the online proposal form may be submitted via the same methods, at any time prior to the closing time.

Proposals are revocable and may be withdrawn at any time before or after the closing time.

Proposals that are submitted after the closing time or that otherwise do not comply in full with the terms hereof may or may not be considered by the City. 

(RFP) Request for proposals: Lease opportunity at 825 Pacific Street  (328 KB)

Please note November 5, 2018 clarifications to RFP: Page 6 - facility utility costs were incorrectly identified at $3 per annum. Updated RFP reflects current estimates of $3/per square foot per annum.

Background information

Note Drawings indicate former address: 801 Pacific Street.

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Note Potential proponents are required to review the RFP with their board and submit any questions before December 10, 2018. Answers to these questions will be posted on this page.