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Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study

For New Monte Vista Sports and Wellness Complex



The City of El Centro is soliciting proposals for a Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study to determine the viability of a 72-Acre site as a Sports and Wellness Complex. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is intended to provide a common and uniform set of instructions to guide PROPOSERS through the development of proposals.

The Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE) currently owns an 80-acre site located south of McCabe Road and west of Sperber Road; of which, 72-acres is available for the project.  The ICOE wishes to develop the site into the Monte Vista Sports and Wellness Complex.  The City will be conducting an independent Market and Feasibility Study to evaluate the future complex site to determine the feasibility of it becoming a venue for an enhanced design, multi-purpose, “tournament type” sports complex.  The venue is envisioned to provide facilities to not only accommodate the recreational demands of residents within the Imperial County, but to stimulate economic conditions and to assist in providing a tourist destination to promote the City of El Centro as well. The relative lack of a state-of-the-art, tournament caliber facility in the area potentially creates a real opportunity to be very competitive in this market.

The objective of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to provide the City of El Centro with data and information to identify the economic impact this facility would have for the City of El Centro and surrounding communities, project costs, at least two funding models, operating budgets, job creation, market analysis and sports need assessment.