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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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  • 4146 Fremont Avenue North
    The City of Minneapolis is seeking redevelopment proposals for two commercial buildings located at 4146 Fremont Ave N in the Webber-Camden neighborhood of North Minneapolis. The buildings contain approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. One of the buildings also includes a second floor with 4 vacant apartment units totaling approximately 2,500 square feet. The development goals for the site include revitalizing the vacant storefronts and providing retail goods and services to the community that will support the commercial and residential activity near the 42nd & Fremont intersection. 

    The RFP document and additional property information can be found on the Project’s webpage, here.

    Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 10, 2017. Questions regarding the RFP must be submitted via email to Casey Dzieweczynski no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday January 13, 2017. Questions will be answered and posted on the City’s website by Friday, January 20, 2017.

    An optional RFP informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30 at 4:00 p.m. at the at the City’s Innovation Center located on the 1st floor of the Crown Roller Mill building at 105 5th Ave S, Minneapolis.. Building walk-throughs will be available by appointment only on December 2, 7, and 9. Email Casey Dzieweczynski, 612-673-5070 to RSVP for the informational meeting and/or the building walk-throughs.

  • Penn-Lowry, North Minneapolis
    The City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County are seeking proposals for the redevelopment of a vacant, 0.8 acre site located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Penn and Lowry Avenues North. The City and County’s development goals for the site were developed with input from the Folwell, Cleveland and Jordan Neighborhoods. Goals include mixed-use or commercial development with innovative and sustainable design elements included in the building design. New development should incorporate pedestrian oriented and transit oriented design elements and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

    Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Questions regarding the RFP must be submitted via email to Casey Dzieweczynski no later than 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2016. Questions will be answered and posted on the City’s website by Thursday, December 8.

    The RFP informational meeting originally scheduled for November 15 has been postponed. The revised meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 29, at 6:00 p.m. at Folwell Recreation Center, 1615 N Dowling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412. City and County staff will provide an overview of the site and answer questions related to the proposal requirements and RFP process. Please RSVP for the meeting by contacting Casey Dzieweczynski at the City of Minneapolis, 612-673-5070.
  • 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

  • East Bank Village Qualified Contract Purchase Opportunity – 11/10/2016
    East Bank Village
    East Bank Village is a 30-unit property located at 24 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. The unit mix is comprised of 7 one-bedroom, 15 two-bedroom, and 8 three-bedroom apartments located on the building’s second and third floors. The first floor is a separate commercial development that is a separate legal and tax parcel with no shared ownership to the housing component.

    The individual units are designed with an open floor plan with 6 foot high windows to allow for ample natural light and central air. The kitchens are equipped with a dishwasher and disposal, and the closets are spacious for maximum storage. Each apartment has its own furnace, giving residents control of their electric and gas bill.

    The property is subject to a Declaration of Land Use Restrictive Covenants for Housing Tax Credits imposing rent and income restrictions for a 30-year period ending 2031. The property is currently in year 15 of its tax credit compliance period and the current owner is offering the property for sale by Qualified Contract per Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit rules.

    The Qualified Contract Price as specified by Section 42 formula is $4,849,143.

    Please refer to East Bank Village Qualified Contract listing for additional information. Please refer to the state’s Qualified Contract Guide for additional information regarding qualified contracts generally.

    Preservation of at risk subsidized rental housing is a priority specified in the City of Minneapolis Affordable Housing Policy Resolution. Housing for families with children (2+ bedroom units) is the City’s highest preservation priority. The City of Minneapolis has made a subordinate loan of $1.1 million in support of East Bank Village’s affordable units and is seeking an experienced affordable housing development partner to pursue a qualified offer on the property.

    Inquiries of the City regarding East Bank Village Qualified Contract should be directed to Scott Ehrenberg / (612) 673-5067 or Dollie Crowther / (612) 673-5263.

    Inquiries of the owner regarding East Bank Village should be directed to:
    Mandy Grant
    Greco Properties
    607 Washington Ave N, Suite 100
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    (612) 630-2450
  • 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 21, 2016