Section Foreman House Rehabilitation

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As a central and pivotal building for the City, the Section Foreman House will be rehabilitated for reuse as a new vibrant lakefront learning center providing indoor and outdoor classroom and community space as part of the new Eco Park. The learning center will feature educational programming to learn about early 20th century railroad operations and the influence of the Great Northern Railroad on the geographic, economic, and social development of Wayzata. The purpose of the Eco Park is to restore shoreline marsh and improve water quality while providing STEM-based learning opportunities. Eco Park will encompass the Section Foreman House and extend to the east with a boardwalk.

Request for Proposals

The City of Wayzata is seeking a qualified consultant to provide Architectural Design Services for the rehabilitation of the historic Section Foreman House, on the lakefront in downtown Wayzata. The scope of work will include traditional architectural design services including Schematic Design (SD), Design Development (DD), Construction Documents (CD) and Construction Administration (CA). The building is owned by the City, who will hold the architect’s contract, which will be based on a standard AIA B-101 contract. The design process will be jointly led by the City in partnership with the Wayzata Conservancy. The design and construction process will be a traditional design-bid-build process and construction services will be procured through a public bidding process led by the City. The entire Request for Proposals is listed below. 

Proposals are due on September 1, 2021 at 7:00am. 

Tentative Schedule

  • August 11 - Distribution of RFP
  • August 20 - Question submittal deadline
  • August 25 - Answers to questions posted publicly on this City webpage
  • September 1 - Proposal submission deadline at 7:00 am
  • September 14 - Potential interviews with selected consultants (in-person or virtual via Zoom)
  • September 17 - Approval of consultant by Selection Committee
  • October 5 - Review of contract by City Council