The Presidio Trust will soon begin a public process to explore the future of Fort Winfield Scott, an iconic campus next to the Golden Gate Bridge in the Presidio of San Francisco, a national park site. We will seek proposals through a competitive solicitation process from organizations interested in and capable of revitalizing the site as a campus addressing contemporary social and environmental challenges.
What is Fort Scott?
When the Presidio was a US Army post, Fort Scott was dedicated to maintaining the coastal defenses of the Golden Gate. Built between 1909 and 1912, Fort Scott features the earliest example of the Mission Revival architectural style at the Presidio. The campus features 10 identical barracks and headquarters built around a horseshoe-shaped parade ground. A wide range of additional support buildings are also located within the campus.
Fort Scott is one of the last large collections of buildings within the national park awaiting revitalization and reuse. Given its setting, views, and legacy of military service, Fort Scott is an important place within the Presidio and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Two-Step Public Solicitation Process
The Presidio Trust will use a two-step public solicitation process to explore whether there is interest from capable organizations to revitalize Fort Scott. First, in early 2018 we will issue a Request for Concept Proposals (RFCP) seeking concepts and qualifications. If this step yields qualified respondents, we will invite those organizations to participate in a full Request for Proposals (RFP) process. The Trust will then select a finalist and enter into negotiations for a long-term master development agreement.
Stay Connected to the Fort Scott Project
We invite the public, organizations who are interested in submitting a proposal, and organizations who may wish to become tenants at Fort Scott to stay connected to this process. Please
provide your email address; we will offer regular updates.