Laskin Road Annex RFP #ED-21-01

Request for Proposals: (RFP #ED-21-01)

Development Site for Purchase: 1413 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

I. Overview

Real Property

One parcel of land on Laskin Road, in the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia (GPIN: #24171837720000). (See Exhibit A below)

Exhibit A

The City of Virginia Beach Economic Development (VBED) department is seeking proposals from qualified respondents to purchase the property for development.


The estimated land area is 12.41 +/- acres.


The property was formally Linkhorn Park Elementary School and is located near I-264 and adjacent to the Hilltop Business District, which is primarily known as the high-end shopping and dining corridor of Virginia Beach. ​


A-12 (Apartment District)

II. Future Use

The VBED requests qualified (see section III. a. for qualification criteria) persons/companies submit proposals to state their intended purpose for the use of the land. Qualified respondents should include in their responses (1) the purchase amount they are willing to pay and (2) a description of how the property would be used and designed.

III. Proposal Requirements

a) Respondent Qualifications
  • Experience – Qualified respondents will have experience in the type of development proposed.
  • Insurability – Qualified respondents shall have the minimum insurance requirements listed below:
      Workers' CompensationStatutory
      Automobile Liability$1,000,000 Combined Single Limit
      Commercial General Liability$1,000,000 Combined Single Limit
      • Responder can have no outstanding debts or claims against the City at the time of execution. ​
      b) Submittal of Proposals
      • Each respondent must submit with their proposal the items listed​ below:
      • Five copies of each proposal in a sealed envelope marked "RFP # ED-21-01, Laskin Road Annex." on the outside.
      • All proposals shall be received and date-stamped in the location described below no later than August 19, 2021, 3 p.m. local time. All proposals received after that time will not be considered and will be returned unopened to the respondent.
      • Location for submissions: ​

      ​City of Virginia Beach Attention:
      Kathy Warren
      Department of Economic Development
      4525 Main Street, Suite 700
      Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

      • Proposals submitted by telephone, facsimile, or e-mail will not be considered. ​

        IV. Contents of Proposal

        • Respondents must include in their proposal the following documents and information which will be used as scoring criteria: ​
        • A description of the proposed use of the property including a concept plan for the property;
        • A description of your relevant experience;
        • Estimated capital investment;
        • Targeted timeline to construct improvements;
        • Proposed purchase price;
        • Demonstrated financial capability to complete the proposed project;
        • Evidence of insurability at limits described above and a copy of your current insurance coverage; and
        • Anticollusion Form as referenced in the RFP document page 4

        Open House

          Two open houses are planned for July 7 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The open house format is: enter the building at the main entrance, sign in and walk the building, then sign out. The outside is open and can be walked freely at any time.

          Frequently Asked Questions

          The property is zoned Residential, and the AICUZ Ordinance does not prohibit such use. The density is capped at the grandfathered zoning. The Navy will not require this property to be treated differently under the AICUZ Ordinance, as publicly owned properties follow the same rules as privately owned properties. However, both the School Board and the City Council must vote to approve the sale, and members on either body may have concerns about heavy residential use out of concern for the Navy. Applications that acknowledge the >75 noise zone and attempt to alleviate impacts (such as enhanced noise attenuation) could reduce or address such concerns, which would be a part of the consideration in selecting among the various applicants.

          Yes. The AHERA Summary Report is available on the Laskin Road Annex RFP site under related documents. The full AHERA report will be available to view at the July 7 and July 14 open houses or can be viewed by visiting:

          Office of Maintenance Services

          1568 Corporate Landing Pkwy, Suite 200

          Virginia Beach, VA 23454

          Monday – Friday between 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

          Yes. The Resource Protection Area (RPA) of the Chesapeake Bay watershed is present on the subject parcel. This area consists of a 100-foot buffer delineated from the edge of water, tidal wetlands, tidal shores and nontidal wetlands [City Code, Appendix F, Sec. 104]. Development encroachment into the buffer area may be permitted through the variance process to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA) Ordinance [City Code, Appendix F, Sec. 110].

          The School Board will not pay broker costs, if a purchaser chooses to use a broker they may at their own costs.

          Residential (at or below current zoning density), Mixed-Use, Retail, Office

          No. A site plan and site exhibit are available on the RFP site.

          Permitted uses are limited to Article 6 Section 601 of the City’s Zoning Ordinance

          Allowable height is determined by zoning, adjacent uses, and no building or other structure shall exceed the height limit established by section 202(b) regarding air navigation.

          Yes. The Laskin Road Annex Floor Plan is available on the Laskin Road Annex RFP site under related documents.

          Yes. Two open houses are scheduled to allow building access on July 7 & 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The open house format is: enter the building at the main entrance, sign in and walk the building, then sign out. The outside is open and can be walked freely at any time.

          All properly submitted proposals will be reviewed by a work group made up of School and City staff members and a member each from the School Board and the City Council. The work group will discuss and evaluate the proposals and determine if any additional information is needed. One option they will have to gain additional information would be to conduct interviews of leading proposals, but no decision to do so has been made at this time. While subject to change, it is estimated that the review period of proposals is 60-90 days. The work group will make recommendations, but all proposals will be summarized and presented to the School Board and the City Council before a final decision is made. Applicants should not attempt to make direct contact with any elected or appointed officials of either body.