The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document inviting interested parties in the private sector to take a preliminary step to become a partner with PRPA in the development of Southport.
The PRPA Board of Directors will be overseeing the RFQ process, and shortly thereafter a Request for Proposals (RFP) process that together will ultimately identify private sector partners to assist PRPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in developing the three parcels that comprise Southport.
The Southport Marine Terminal Complex is a 194-acre site at the eastern tip of the former Philadelphia Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Three waterfront sites collectively comprise the Southport complex: the Southport Marine Terminal site (119 acres); Southport West (75 acres) and the Pier 124 North Berth, a 1,132-foot finger pier.
With the Commonwealth’s support, PRPA has already completed substantial pre-construction and permitting work at the sites, in anticipation of private development.
The RFQ is now available on the Southport Marine Terminal Project page.