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Requests for Proposals

Following is a listing of active Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and program nominations being solicited by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED).

General Conditions are terms and conditions that the City expects all of its Contractors to meet. By proposing, the proposer agrees to be bound by these requirements unless otherwise noted in the Proposal. The proposer may suggest alternative language to any section. Some negotiation is possible to accommodate the proposer’s suggestions.

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  • The City of Minneapolis is seeking proposals for redevelopment of two contiguous parcels of land in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood – Lot A, which is owned by the City, and Lot A1, which is owned by Hennepin County. Both lots are near and northwest of the corner of 4th Street South and Cedar Avenue.

    The City seeks to create an Africa Village cultural area and public market, which will provide both shopping and economic development opportunities for rising entrepreneurs. The development may also include affordable housing, public/community space and parking.

    Lot A RFP
    submissions are due by Friday, January 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

  • The City of Minneapolis is seeking to sell for redevelopment of four contiguous parcels of land on the “Public Service Center Block” in the
    Downtown West neighborhood – 250 South 4th Street, 217 South 3rd Street, 215 South 3rd Street and 309 2nd Avenue South (collectively, the
    development property). The City will only entertain proposals to purchase all four parcels, although development can be phased. Two other parcels
    on the block are privately-owned and are NOT part of this RFP.  Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019.
  • Livable Communities Program – The City of Minneapolis is a voluntary participant in the Livable Communities Program funded by the Metropolitan Regional Council. The program provides funding for communities to invest in local economic revitalization, affordable housing initiatives, and development or redevelopment that connects different land uses and transportation. The program is an incentive-based approach to help communities grow and redevelop to address the region’s affordable and lifecycle housing needs.
    Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA)
    Transit Oriented Development (LCDA-TOD)
    Local Housing Incentive Account (LHIA) – This funding source is applied for through Minnesota Housing’s annual Consolidated RFP.
  • CPED is seeking applications for gap financing assistance for commercial development projects in neighborhood business districts through the Great Streets program. Open application period 


Housing Development

  • Culturally-Specific Capacity Building Notice of Funding Availability
    The City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department seeks applications to fund initiatives/programs that build capacity with and in communities that have been historically marginalized and disenfranchised, support housing stability and offer tools to close the racial disparity gap in homeownership. Announcement of Funding Opportunity (PDF)

    Direct inquiries to Aarica Coleman.

    Submit the application linked below and any required documentation to [email protected] by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

           •   Application (doc)
  • Minneapolis Homes Development Assistance
    The Minneapolis Homes Development Assistance (MHDA) Program provides funding for new construction 1-4 unit homes on City-owned lots through the Development Assistance request for proposal (RFP). The MHDA RFP submissions are due at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • Missing Middle Housing Pilot
    The Missing Middle Housing Pilot Program provides funding to develop 3 to 20-unit residential housing in Minneapolis through the Missing Middle request for proposal (RFP). The City is releasing the RFP after conducting a community information sharing and gathering period for feedback on the program design. Comments were incorporated into the pilot. The Missing Middle RFP submissions are due at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. 
  • The City of Minneapolis is seeking funding proposals for the 2019 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. ESG program funds may be use to renovate, rehabilitate and convert buildings for use as emergency shelters for people who are homeless. ESG program funds may also be used to deliver essential case management services to single adult users of emergency shelter facilities. Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019.
  • Minneapolis Homes 'Missing Middle' Development Opportunity
    The City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department seeks residential development proposals from qualified nonprofit and for-profit developers for three higher density development sites in north Minneapolis. Applicants may apply for one, two, or all three sites. Proposals that maximize residential development use of the land while achieving City goals for creating affordable (homeownership or rental) housing opportunities at 80% of area median income or less are a priority for the City of Minneapolis. Announcement of Development Opportunity (PDF)

    Direct inquiries to [email protected].

    Submit all documents linked below to [email protected] by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
  • Inclusionary Housing Policy and Long Term Homeownership Program Design
    The City of Minneapolis seeks proposals from qualified consulting firms for two scopes of work. Respondents may apply for one or both scopes of work:

    Scope 1: Inclusionary Housing Policy: Developing a comprehensive inclusionary housing policy.

    Scope 2: Long Term Affordable Homeownership Program Design: Analyzing long term affordable homeownership program resale formula options and program design.

    See the Requests for Proposals (PDF) for more information. Proposals are due by a new EXTENDED timeline: 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
  • The City of Minneapolis and the Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness are soliciting proposals for Homeless Street Outreach Services. The target population is people who are experiencing homelessness and sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, chronic users of services, and those in encampments and those who sleep on the Metro Transit Light Rails. Approximately $300,000 will be available annually for a single, qualified provider to deliver street outreach services for a period of five years. The provider’s contract would be evaluated annually for renewal based on performance. The contract period is proposed to begin on or about January 1, 2019.
  • Minneapolis Homes Request for Program Design Qualifications: Long Term Affordability Home Sale Model
    The City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department seeks qualifications from outside organizations for home sale models that will achieve City goals for preserving affordable homeownership opportunities at 80% of area median income or less throughout the City of Minneapolis.

    Qualified home sale models will be eligible to access long term affordability homebuyer assistance funds and properties restricted for sale through long term affordable home sale models in South and Northeast Minneapolis, subject to Minneapolis Homes program guidelines.

    See the Request for Qualifications (doc) for additional information. Direct inquiries to [email protected].

  • CPED is a suballocator of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for the state. Tax credits are offered through an annual RFP process pursuant to the Qualified Allocation Plan. Proposals are due annually.
  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund Program funds are used to provide gap financing (the difference between conventional financing and project costs) for affordable and mixed-income rental housing production and preservation projects. Proposals are due annually.
  • CPED seeks nominations for projects to include in its new Higher Density Corridor Housing Initiative . The program provides a new funding source for public acquisition of sites for multifamily housing development on or near community, commercial and transit corridors. Open application period.  

CPED RFP Archive

Last updated Nov 6, 2019



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