In July 2018, the town issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to develop the seniors oriented housing block within the former hospital lands as per the Town Council-approved Master Plan (pdf).
An EOI is used to solicit information only from interested respondents and does not constitute a solicitation for bids. With this EOI, the town was simply seeking creative ideas, solutions, designs and development models for seniors oriented housing that may include the re-purposing of the former Oakville Trafalgar High School (OTHS) building and incorporates the publicly accessible civic square with pedestrian connections to the community centre and park.
The EOI closed on September 12, 2018 and submissions received will provide staff with direction and insight on how to proceed with a Request for Proposal (RFP) for development models for seniors oriented housing on the site. An RFP is anticipated to be issued in 2019.