Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 9, 2018
REVISED October 9, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #44

Invitation to Negotiate #16-01 PM Old Jail Site Located at Judicial Center


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Bishop, Director, Property Management, Ext 3004

Action Requested
  • Authorize staff to enter into negotiations with The Croghan Company (DBA Connect Bradenton) to enter into a long-term lease for redevelopment of the Old Jail section of the Judicial Center to multi-family residential housing.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
  • Florida Statute Chapter 125, County Government

Background Discussion
  • In July of 2016 an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) was issued seeking proposals for a long-term lease of the Old Jail section of the Judicial Center for redevelopment into multi-family housing (ITN attached).
  • The sole response received was a proposal from The Croghan Company to redevelop the Old Jail into multi-family housing (copy of response attached).
  • The ITN was placed on hold on November 2, 2016, due to concerns expressed by constitutional officers (Sheriff, Clerk of the Court, and Judicial).
  • A worksession with the BCC was held on February 14, 2017 on this issue. County staff undertook a review of the concerns presented.  Meetings and discussions have been held among County staff, impacted constitutional officers and Mr. Croghan.
  • Authorization to negotiate an agreement would allow the development proposal to move forward and details developed to address concerns that have been raised by impacted constitutional officers, including those outlined in a letter dated August 30, 2018, from Angel Colonneso, Clerk of the Court (copy of letter attached).

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Assistant County Attorney Anne Morris and Assistant County Attorney Bill Clague have opined on four Requests for Legal Services regarding the Old Jail. Each RLS response is attached to this agenda item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please email a stamped approved copy of the agenda to Joy Leggett-Murphy, joy.leggettmurphy@mymanatee.org, and Charles Meador, Charles.meador@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  RLS 2016-0377 and RLS 2016-0329.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Response 2018-0161.pdf
Attachment:  RLS for Parcel Out 2016-0202.pdf
Attachment:  Old Jail Site ITN.pdf
Attachment:  9.13.18 Manatee Jail Conversion ITN Submission.pdf
Attachment:  Clerk of Court's August 30 Letter.pdf