RFP: Affordable housing redeveloper is wanted to turn vacant building & parking lot into Arts & Innovation District with library

In Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Upham’s Corner Arts & Innovation District revitalization effort.

Image via Google Maps.

It involves the long-term lease and redevelopment of 555-559 Columbia Road in the Dorchester neighborhood.

The sites consist of approximately 18,800 square feet of developable land area.

The Premises are currently occupied by a vacant three-story masonry building and a 17-space parking lot.

The redevelopment moves forward on the implementation of Imagine Boston 2030 and the creation of the Upham’s Corner Arts & Innovation District.

This RFP, for the redevelopment of 555 Columbia Road and 559 Columbia Road, seeks qualified proponents to:

  1. deliver affordable housing;
  2. deliver affordable commercial space; and
  3. deliver core and shell for a community space anticipated to be used for a branch library.

There will be a pre-submission conference on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM.

Proposals are due on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Aerial view courtesy of Boston Planning & Development Agency.

See full RFP.

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