RFP: Redeveloper is wanted to repurpose historic state Senate building into mixed-use

The State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Real Estate Division—with support from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)—is pleased to present a Request for Proposals (RFP) to acquire and redevelop the Billie S. Farnum Building located at 123 West Allegan Street in downtown Lansing, Michigan.

The Farnum Building is adjacent to the State Capitol Building and is in close proximity to the State of Michigan Executive Offices. This 94,930 gross square foot building offers development opportunities lending itself to many variations of commercial, high density residential, retail, and mixed uses.

This RFP is intended to identify and choose a favorable developer who has the capacity, innovation, and financial ability to purchase and develop this classic
mid‐century modern building. The Farnum Building’s most recent use was housing The Michigan State Senate and was originally built for the Michigan National Bank.

The State of Michigan encourages all interested developers to submit proposals.

RFP No. 2017‐0095

RFP Submissions Due: May 15, 2018 by 5pm EST

See full RPF (PDF).

See Farnum Building website.

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