Community Planning & Economic Development

Phone: (612) 673-5095
Contact Us

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.

Sign up to receive announcements on CPED-related funding and site development opportunities available through RFP application cycles throughout the year.

Employment and Training


  • The City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) is seeking proposals focused on creative and innovative ways to enhance the commercial vitality of commercial corridors, commercial nodes, activity centers, and Light Rail Transit station areas. Healthy business districts play a crucial role in the vibrancy of Minneapolis neighborhoods and are critical to the overall health of the local economy. CPED issued the 2016 Façade Improvement Program RFP on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Proposals are due on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Rebecca Parrell, 612-673-5018.
  • CPED is seeking applications for gap financing assistance for commercial development projects in neighborhood business districts (map of eligible areas) through the Great Streets program . Open application period 

Housing Development

Proposals are due to City offices no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on Friday, February 12, 2016. Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Prospective responders may direct questions in writing to:
Ms Theresa Cunningham
Minneapolis Community Planning & Economic Development
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-673-5237
Fax: 612-673-5248

The department contact person is the only individual who can be contacted about the project by proposers before the proposal deadline and cannot vary the terms of the RFP. The site may be toured on your own. No appointment is needed.

For further information about this RFP email Theresa Cunningham.

  • 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 Feb 4, 2016