The City of Springfield Oregon’s urban renewal agency, Springfield Economic Development Agency (SEDA), has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking a well-qualified and experienced developer to implement the community vision for the SEDA owned Glenwood Riverfront site. The vision for the nine-acre site was drafted with extensive community engagement and outlined within the Glenwood Refinement Plan. The vision includes development of a vibrant riverfront neighborhood that promotes density and a mix of housing, a focus on access to the riverfront and open spaces, and incorporation of commercial and hospitality opportunities.

This RFQ marks SEDA’s first formal public process for requests submissions from qualified developers and aims to provide the SEDA Board an opportunity to make a selection of the preferred developer by the end of the year.

“Springfield is a wonderful and hardworking community with so much vibrancy! We are excited to find a partner who shares these traits and also brings experience and knowledge to the table,” said SEDA Board Chair Marilee Woodrow. “We believe this Request for Qualifications, which is framed in the community’s past vision work and within this optimally defined process, will clearly outline the Board’s priorities and community hopes for how the site might develop and the desired characteristics of our future development partner.”

Submitters will be asked to provide demonstrable master development experience in not only planning, financing and construction of high design quality, but experience and attentiveness to emerging markets, community process and engagement, with established and verifiable business practice policies that prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and local sourcing, and values of sustainable design.

The RFQ can be found on the City of Springfield, Oregon website at Glenwood Riverfront Design RFQ – City of Springfield Oregon ( Submissions must be received no later than 3:00 PM PST on October 15, 2021.


About SEDA

The Springfield Economic Development Agency (SEDA) is the urban renewal agency of the City of Springfield, Oregon. The Agency’s Board, made up of the Springfield City Council and one Lane County Commissioner, oversees two tax increment financing (TIF) areas, sometimes referred to as Urban Renewal areas – Glenwood and Downtown. Both districts were formed through voter approval, are guided by TIF Plans, and exist to make investments in redevelopment.