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.
Frequently asked questions
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• 825 Pacific Electrical Concept report PDF file (161 KB)
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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.
|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.
Dates are targets and may change.
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 PDF file (328 KB)
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.
- 825 Pacific Street leasable area plans PDF file (1.32 MB)
- 825 Pacific Street site plans PDF file (21.1 MB)
Drawings indicate former address: 801 Pacific Street.
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.