About a month ago, the City’s Economic Development Department held open-houses for four city-owned properties, with the hopes that qualified parties would bid on the properties and turn them back into the productive, bustling downtown spots that they once were. Those locations are 1200 First Avenue, the Studio Theater at 1347 Central Avenue, 19 North Clinton, and 24 North Main Street.
Unfortunately, we did not receive any bids on any of these locations after the first round. The next round of public open-houses for all four locations will be Wednesday, November 30 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. After the open house sessions are complete, interested individuals are invited to submit proposals for any of the respective properties to the City’s purchasing agent, Cindy Strayer, by January 2, 2017.
Please be advised: In order to have a proposal accepted, you must attend the open house session for the property that you’re interested in. After you have attended the open house, your proposal must contain the following items in order to be considered:
- A cover letter
- An executive summary
- A market analysis
- An explanation of how your project will be financed
- A section regarding the management of your project
- A project timeline
- A price proposal
- Appropriate forms
We will continue to hold open houses + proposal submission periods on a rolling, quarterly basis until we have found a suitable party to take over each location or have demolished the properties. More information can be found here.