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Hilton Head Island Seeks Qualification Proposals from Developers for Housing Partnership

April 1, 2022

The Town of Hilton Head Island today released its proposal seeking a qualified partner to develop approximately 12.97 acres of Town-owned land into a vibrant neighborhood for working families and individuals.

Located within proximity to the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center and Hilton Head Island public school campus on the north end of the Island, the tract will be the location of the Town’s first public-private venture for housing.

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a private partner is one of the initial steps the Town is taking to realize its vision of increasing the affordable housing supply on the Island. "Through the RFQ process, we are seeking highly qualified and experienced developers who have successfully developed similar size projects that have resulted in the creation of sustainable neighborhood communities," said Marc Orlando, Town Manager.

Orlando said this is an opportunity to bring onboard the most qualified partner to help the Town achieve its housing goals for the Island and its workforce. "We need a partner that complements our vision and presents a well-thought-out proposal that makes efficient use of land, energy and water resources, and environmentally responsible building materials," he said.

"Developing sustainable community neighborhoods is the most important initiative before us. I’m so excited that we are being intentional to solve this issue. We will soon have another neighborhood that will be proudly sustaining our community as a whole," said Ward 1 Town Council Member Alex Brown, whose district includes the 12.97-acre tract.

"I’m excited about the progress we are making towards housing for our workforce. There is a great need in our community, and we are forging ahead diligently to develop a sustainable neighborhood for families and individuals who want to live and work on Hilton Head Island," said Mayor John McCann.

The Town is advertising the RFQ through the SC Business Opportunities website at and the Town's procurement portal at

Proposals must be submitted through the procurement portal by May 20, 2022.

For more information about the RFQ for the public-private partnership for housing, contact Rich Groth, Procurement Officer, at 843-341-4711, or via email at

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Carolyn Grant