1801 Vine & 1901 Wood Streets

Deadline: Apr 8, 2022

PIDC, on behalf of the City and PAID, is pleased to offer this exciting RFQ opportunity for parties interested in redeveloping the architecturally and historically-significant, 247,196 SF building, formerly known as The Judge Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Court Building (“Family Court Building”) and the approximately 88,300 SF lot at 1901 Wood Street (together known as “Property”).  The Property, in a highly visible location along and just behind the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, provides a rare opportunity to revitalize an important historic building and to create a unique, new development along Philadelphia’s most prominent thoroughfare

The City’s and PIDC’s primary objective in issuing this solicitation is to select a diverse, experienced, capable and qualified development team that will ultimately plan and implement a dynamic commercial development that significantly enhances and complements the existing cultural, commercial and residential developments along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and to maximize the value of the Property for the City. Of significance will be the development team’s ownership structure and programmatic considerations. Specific commitments to and direct representation of diversity, equity and inclusion at all phases and levels of any proposed development project will carry significance in the evaluation of responses.

PIDC has structured the solicitation for the Property as a two-step process, beginning with an RFQ to establish a shortlist of interested, capable, and qualified developers that will subsequently be invited to participate in a Request for Proposals (RFP) process.


Thursday, August 5th and Friday, August 6th at 10:00 AM EST

  • Not mandatory.
  • Must register in advance.
  • Shortlisted teams will be offered another opportunity to tour during the RFP process.


Wednesday, November 10th at 9:30 AM EST

Please refer to Addendum #2 (bottom of the page) for tour registration and attendance details.


Friday, August 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

  • Any questions or comments regarding this RFQ must be submitted via email to the contact info below. 
  • Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.


RFQ response submissions are due on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST.

EXTENDED: RFQ response submissions are due on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST.

  • Hardcopies will not be accepted. An electronic copy of the response, in PDF format, should be emailed to the contact info below.
  • Proposal files larger than 10MB should be attached via filesharing link in an email.
  • Proposals received after the deadline will be disposed of by PIDC and will not be considered.

Key Dates – Quick View

  • Tour Registration Deadline: 8/04 @ 3PM EST
  • Pre-Response Site Tour Dates: 8/05 & 8/06 @ 10AM EST
  • Questions Submission Deadline: 8/13 @ 5PM EST
  • Questions Response (Q&A) Posting Date: 8/25 @ 5PM EST
  • Extended RFQ Submission Deadline: 1/21/2022 @ 3PM EST
  • Additional Tour Date Registration Deadline: 11/08/2021 @ 3PM EST
  • Additional Tour Date: 11/10/2021 @ 9:30AM EST
  • AAMP Presentation and Q&A Session: 3/4/2022 (additional details to follow)
  • Second Extension of RFQ Submission Deadline: 4/8/2022 @ 3PM EST


  1. Questions & Answers
  2. Site Tour Participants Lists
  3. Addendum 1: RFQ Response Deadline Extension
  4. Addendum 2: Additional Tour Date
  5. Additional Site Tour Participants List – Day 3
  6. Addendum 3: Second Extension of Submission Date and AAMP Q&A Session
  7. Appendix D – Historic Preservation & Floor Plans (Sharefile Link Refresh)
  8. Appendix I – Library Lot & Expansion (Sharefile Link Refresh)
  9. AAMP Presentation and Q&A Webinar (Recording & Chat Transcript) – 03.04.2022
  10. Development Teams Shortlisted for RFP Participation:
    • Lubert-Adler/Mosaic Development
    • National Real Estate Development/Frontier Development
    • Tishman Speyer/Jair Lynch RE Partners
    • Trammell-Crow/Badger Group/Salamander Hotels
Project Manager: Troy Mandy
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