Request for Letters of Interest

Seattle Colleges is soliciting proposals from public agencies and not-for-profit organizations to acquire and redevelop the Seattle Vocational Institute Building on 2120 S. Jackson Street.

The Request for Letters of Interest (RFI) process is the first step in determining a successful future for the SVI building. It capitalizes on the creativity, knowledge, and vibrancy of local organizations to empower them to develop proposals for the long-term ownership, management, and operation of the property. As a public asset owned by the State of Washington, this approach will ensure that the property is following a transparent and accountable process to reaching resolution on the complex issues facing SVI.

Timeline and Process

  • The RFI opens June 21, 2018. Responses are due by 12 p.m. August 24, 2018.
  • The process will be guided by a carefully selected Advisory Group of community and agency leaders. The advisory group will review proposals and recommend a preferred concept in August 2018.
  • The outcome of the RFI process will be documented for the State legislature in September 2018