TikiMarket is back from vacay! with a four o’clock Happy Hour state of mind!

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (September 30, 2018)

TikiMarket presents MARGARITAville Island Escape! Beginning 4 pm- with Caribbean rock-n-roll & margarita bar! Celebrating Riviera’s birthday with Coconut Rum Cake! Featuring, Polynesian dancers with an authentic fire dancer!

TikiMarket has something Amazing! for everyone with our selection of freshly prepared foods, fresh fruits, vegetables, Island-y eats & more! Local artisans offer a cool array of handcrafted & island-y goods, jewelry, fashion, vintage flea and other unique gems.

TikiMarket at the Marina, dubbed “a taste of the islands without leaving town,” operates every Sunday from 4 pm to 7-ish, rain or shine. Café tables decked out with Tiki umbrellas make a great setting for kicking back and enjoying the market’s freshly prepared Caribbean fare, against a breezy and picture-perfect backdrop of island escape boats!

Sponsored by the Riviera Beach CRA, the TikiMarket is located on the slip side of the Marina, off US 1/Broadway and 13th Street. (Just follow the music!) Parking is free, and dogs on leash are always welcome. The market is also accessible by boat, water taxi and the Peanut Island Ferry.

For more information, contact the market manager, Alisa, at 561-352-6626 or
tikimarketrb@gmail.com. www.tikimarketrb.com

Requests for Qualifications, Proposals & Letters of Interest and Invitations to Bid

Requests for Qualifications, Proposals & Letters of Interest and Invitations to Bid

Please see the individual RFQ, RFP, RLOI, or ITB for specific instructions regarding the information to be included in your response, important dates, and other necessary requirements. Individual requests are listed below.

RFQ – Request for Qualifications

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Refer questions to:
Annetta Jenkins, Director of Neighborhood Services
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: ajenkins@rbcra.com


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Refer questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com

RFP – Request for Proposal

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Refer questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com


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Nov. 15, 2018
GIS Integration and Support Services (RFP NO. 2018-05)

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UPDATE: The opening for RFP2018-05 for GIS Services will be rescheduled to Nov. 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

Record of Inspection and Opening

Evaluation Results

Refer questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com


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Refer questions to:
Scott Evans, Interim Executive Director
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: sevans@rbcra.com


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Refer questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com


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Refer questions to:
Annetta Jenkins, Director of Neighborhood Services
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: ajenkins@rbcra.com


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Refer all RFP questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com
Marina Village Phase II Development Opportunity

RLOI – Request for Letters of Interest

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Refer questions to:
Sherley Desir, Sr. Admin. Assistant
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: sdesir@rbcra.com


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Refer all RLOI questions to:
Event Center Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: gmonroe@rbcra.com

ITB – Invitation to Bid

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REQUEST

Refer all RFP questions to:
Andre’ Lewis, Project Manager
Phone: 561-844-3408 Fax: 561-881-8043
E-Mail: alewis@rbcra.com


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Refer all ITB questions to:
Pamela Daley, Senior Procurement Specialist
Phone: 561-845-4180

It’s built to make a splash

Riviera Beach — In the 1920s Riviera Beach was a quaint fishing village. Today it’s still home to marine-oriented businesses — Cracker Boy Boat Works, the city’s marina, Albury Brothers Boats and others — and activities such deep sea fishing and scuba diving.

The marine-centric past and present remains the focus as city officials hope to raise Riviera Beach’s profile with its new Marina Event Center, scheduled to open in May. It’s a key cornerstone for revitalization in a city with a high share of low income neighborhoods juxtaposed against wealthy Singer Island.

Riviera Beach’s new Marina Event Center, park set to open in May photo
The two-story sea-foam blue state-of-the-art facility with large and small banquet and meeting rooms overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway and the bustling 111-slip marina. Located at the foot of East 13th Street south of Blue Heron Boulevard, the 36,488-square-foot building will also eventually include a two-story restaurant, cafe and the first-ever display of Riviera Beach’s history.

“We feel we have the best waterfront property in the county,” Tony Brown, executive director, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency said while standing on the expansive promenade, four feet above the docks. “What has made it popular is that you can get this close to the water.”

It’s a waterfront packed with the excitement of watching recreational boats and yachts, Peanut Island, the Blue Heron Bridge to the north, and cruise ships and other large ocean-going commercial vessels at the Port of Palm Beach to the south.

The $35 million project, funded two-thirds by the CRA and one-third by the city, is a complete re-do of the property, Brown said. The event center, with its high-end finishes, beige tile floors with multi-colored decorative inserts, a stairway with glass panels and a cupola with a lighted contemporary sculpture and skylights, is the showy centerpiece of the property officially known as the Riviera Beach Marina Village.

“Riviera Beach Marina Village is a testament to the progress being made in our city,” said Riviera Beach Council and CRA Board Chair Dawn Pardo. “It will change perceptions about Riviera Beach, and give people a new reason to visit our waterfront.”

Last week the city cuncil approved a three-year contract with Loggerhead Marina, a subsidiary of Seven Kings Holdings, to operate the marina.

The CRA plans to issue a request for proposals in the next few months from private developers for projects on CRA-owned property.

In December the CRA cuts its ties with Viking Developers, which in 2006 was selected as master developer for the mixed-use project. Viking wanted to bow out after it disagreed with the CRA on issues such as leasing, parking, land swaps, timing and building height.

However, recently Viking and the CRA swapped some land so the CRA can provide surface parking at the site. The CRA is also leasing the former Yachtsman motel site from Viking for parking.

In addition to the restaurant and cafe anticipated inside the event center, plans call for five restaurants to occupy a “Restaurant Row” facing the waterfront.

The center’s 4,800-square-foot ballroom, named Newcomb Hall after the demolished previous one-story facility built in 1959 will be available for events for $2,000 for eight hours to non-residents. A wedding is already booked in May, as well as approximately 70 other events and meetings through 2017, said Mark Blomeke, marina facilities operations manager. He previously worked as director of audio visual services and as a conference manager at The Breakers, Palm Beach.

Wednesday, several dozen workers were putting the finishing touches on the event center and grounds. A Bobcat outfitted with a wide broom was being used to push gravel between the pavers on the promenade.

Some of the 700-plus trees, including Medjool and Royal palms, were being installed. At Bicentennial Park, 24,000-square-feet of hardy Bermuda grass is in place in anticipation of upcoming concerts and other events. Surveillance cameras and wi-fi will also be operating throughout the property, which will have 24-hour security patrols, Blomeke said.

The park will feature a children’s splash park with 42 water jets — 40 of them with lights — shade sails, restrooms and eventually, a concessions stand. There’s even a half-acre sandy beach designed for “family fun” with kayaks, jet skis and other water craft available for rent.

Mark Lucier, general superintendent of Sanford-based Freeport Fountains, said his company has installed splash parks all over the country, including those at Disney World and the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach. The jets at the Riviera Beach park will shoot five and a half feet into the air. The water will be filtered and recycled and can also be heated. The computerized system can be controlled via a laptop.

Surface parking will be free, but in years to come, once a garage is built, there will be parking fees.

The 23-acre site’s development is expected to take about 10 years. Viking officials have said they expect to develop rental apartments or condominiums on land the company owns along Broadway. There are also plans for a marine business office building and a hotel.

The vision begun with Montreal-based consultant LiveWorkLearnPlay’s advice that the waterfront must be re-done correctly or that Viking’s land would become worthless, is being carried forward today, Brown said.

West Palm Beach-based Song + Associates Architects designed the Key West-style exterior and the interior. Construction partners include The Weitz Co., D. Stephenson Construction and Clearspan Structures.

The marina is intended to be a catalyst for the redevelopment of the Broadway corridor.

“We wanted to create a great project and work on re-branding our image,” Brown said.

By Susan Salisbury, Palm Beach Post

Riviera Beach considers $35M hotel with mixed use at marina

Viking Developers will go before the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) on Sept. 23 seeking design approval and partial public ownership for its $35 million project. The marina is already in the midst of a $375 million redevelopment that will include shops, restaurants, a boardwalk promenade and boat slips. The city is trying to raise funds for a 50,000-square-foot market for local produce and wares.

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The potential new addition would be a six-story building with 37,600 square feet of commercial space, 66 hotel rooms and 751 parking spaces. The developer asked the CRA to secure financing to support the $15 million parking deck and place ownership in public hands, since the parking would serve the entire site. Viking Developers estimated the $282,000 in tax increment revenue generated annually for the CRA from the privately-owned portion of the site would be enough to support debt payments on the parking deck.

The building would include 66 hotel rooms, 21,200 square feet of retail space, 750 square feet of office space and a fitness center. It would also have a 5,000-square-foot restaurant, a sky bar and a pool on the top floor.

Riviera Beach is a working class city north of West Palm Beach. It’s counting on the marina redevelopment to boost tourism and job creation.

 

-Brian Bandell