CPS Energy is currently soliciting proposals for a long-term lease agreement for the Villita Assembly Building (VAB), located at 401 Villita Street, San Antonio, Texas. The agreement will include use of the nearby Navarro Parking Garage, 146 Navarro, on weeknights and weekends at market rates.
“The primary focus for CPS Energy is to provide reliable, cost-competitive electric and natural gas services for our customers. We want our employees directing their efforts to fulfilling this core purpose,” said Shawn Eddy, the utility’s senior director of enterprise, facilities and asset management. “Overseeing and managing the daily operations of VAB can best be accomplished by an entity that can ensure full maintenance, operation and utilization of the building.”
VAB, unique with its circular design, opened its doors in 1959. Located on San Antonio’s historic River Walk, it sits near many of the city’s downtown attractions, including the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. VAB includes 24,000 square-feet of main floor and patio space, and over the years has a been a popular venue for weddings, quinceañeras, banquets, award ceremonies and corporate events, as well as the traditional Night In Old San Antonio that is part of San Antonio’s annual Fiesta festivities in April.
A non-mandatory pre-submittal meeting is scheduled for 9 – 10 a.m. Monday, March 3, at the Villita Assembly Building. At this time, interested parties may ask questions pertaining to the Scope of Services covered in the agreement.
To request a solicitation packet or to find out general information, contact Sandra M. Mucha via e-mail at SMMucha@cpsenergy.com; by phone at (210) 353-2838; or by fax at (210) 353-3056. Any written inquiries must be received by 3 p.m., March 5.
All proposals are due by 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11.
CPS Energy is the nation’s largest municipally owned natural gas and electric utility, providing service to approximately 728,000 electric and 328,000 natural gas customers in the Greater San Antonio area. The utility offers the lowest rates among the top 10 largest U.S. cities, while ranking number 1 in wind-energy capacity among municipally owned utilities and number 1 in Texas for solar generation.