Deadline August 31st, 2020
Written by Janet Thome
Kamsack recently acquired the titles to 14 separate residential lots, located adjacent to each other, through the tax enforcement process. These properties formed a trailer court until the early 1990s. Town Council believes these properties would be an ideal location to develop a tiny house community, especially one which utilizes energy-efficient or green technology and is seeking interested parties to initiate discussions and form potential partnerships through an Expression of Interest.
Town Council believes these properties would be an ideal location to develop a tiny house community, especially one which utilizes energy-efficient or green technology and is seeking interested parties to initiate discussions and form potential partnerships through an Expression of Interest.
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The Town of Kamsack is located in East-Central Saskatchewan, approximately 90 km from Yorkton and 20 km from Duck Mountain Provincial Park (DMPP). The population of Kamsack is approximately 2000, however, we service a trading area of approximately 20,000. This trading area includes permanent and seasonal residents at DMPP, surroundings, and villages as well as three First Nation’s reserves. Town Council believes a tiny house development may be a solution to the following challenges we currently have:
-Our medical facilities (hospital, medical clinic, dental clinics, and nursing home)and educational facilities (elementary and high school) are utilizing more and more temporary professionals, who then have a difficult time finding appropriate accommodations;
-The RCMP detachment also experiences a large annual turnover in staff and tiny houses may be an option for single members; -Many of our seniors travel out of the country during the winter and a tiny house may be an attractive option, rather than an apartment, during the summer months;
-Our proximity to the provincial park and Madge Lake make Kamsacka perfect location for retired people to spend their summers, however, there are limited options, outside of camping at the park;
-There is a gap in the rental inventory within the town, with only a few good rental accommodations available, and
-We have a need to better serve marginalized groups within our community.
The Town does not have any experience in housing development, nor do we have a pre-conceived idea about what the partnership or end results would look like and would need to depend heavily on the knowledge and experience of the selected developer to ensure the success of the project. And, while we believe this property would be ideal for tiny house development, the Council would consider other proposals that meet the community’s housing needs. If you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), outlining your thoughts on both the development and what a partnership with the Town would look like a conceptual level. Proposal Submissions: Proposal must be mailed or delivered to and received by,
The Town of Kamsack at the address below by 4:00 p.m. Saskatchewan time on August 31, 2020. Town of Kamsack Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0 EMAIL: email@example.comSubeject line: EOI Proponents should provide the following information with their proposals: •Proponent’s name, address, telephone and facsimile numbers •Name and contact information for people who will be dealing directly with the Town for the purposes of this EOI•Number of years the proponent worked in the housing industry•Relative experience in similar developments •ReferencesAll information contained in your proposal will be considered confidential and not shared beyond Town Council and Administration. Late proposals may be rejected at the sole discretion of the Town of Kamsack.
The Town may, in its sole discretion at any time, extend the deadline for receipt of proposals. If the deadline for the receipt of proposals extended, it will be done by way of addendum. TheTownreservestherighttodisqualifybiddersifthereisanexisting, or recent, tbusinessorpersonalrelationshipwhichcanbeperceivedascausingaconflictofinterest.Proposalsshallcontainadeclarationofa conflict of interest,anddescribehowtheProponentistodealwiththatconflictofinterest.Addenda: Addenda to this EOI, if any, will be posted on SaskTenders at the same location where this EOIwas originally posted on. Whether to issue any addenda and the timing of any addenda issued is to be determined by the Town of Kamsack in its sole discretion.
Inquiries concerning this EOIare to be directed, in writing, as follows: Attention: Laura Lomenda, CAOEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTo ensure a timely response, all questions and inquiries must be submitted to the Town of Kamsack no later 7 business days prior to the EOI closing date. Questions received after this date may not receive responses. It is solely the Proponent’s responsibility to ensure that questions are submitted by the deadline.
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Tiny House Development
Details: Expression of interest