RFP: Redevelop 7.71-acre former motel site to help revitalize retail corridor (Illinois)

The City of Carbondale, Illinois is soliciting requests for proposals (RFP) for redevelopment of a 7.71 acre tract of land that is located at 800 East Main Street within the corporate limits of Carbondale.

This property was formerly the Holiday Inn/Horizon Inn and consists of two, 2-story masonry buildings, totaling approximately 120,000 square feet. This property is located just west of Carbondale’s primary retail corridor and is zoned Secondary Business (SB).

The property is located in the Jackson County Enterprise Zone which qualifies it for real estate and sales tax abatements for new construction. It is the desire of the City of Carbondale to partner with a developer that has both the experience and financial capacity to develop the site into a premier, high-quality commercial development.

Formal development proposals for the project are being solicited with the deadline for formal submission of proposals by April 15, 2016. Interested developers can obtain a copy of the RFP along with a “Developer Packet” from the City Manager’s office at Carbondale City Hall, 200 S. Illinois Avenue.

The basis of this RFP is to provide potential developers with specific information regarding the project, pertinent community data, an outline of the format for proposals, and process for reviewing and selecting a development team to work directly with the City in undertaking this project.

The City of Carbondale’s intention is to select the proposal that best addresses the needs of the community, meets the criteria as set forth in this RFP, and is most consistent with the overall development goals and Comprehensive Plan of the City. The City will enter into an agreement to sell the property to the most qualified developer. Proposals that offer the greatest economic potential to the community will receive priority consideration.

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