RFP: The city of Detroit seeks a commercial redeveloper for a property in the heart of a revitalizing neighborhood

In partnership with the Detroit Building Authority (DBA), the City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department (HRD) and Planning and Development Department (P&DD) seek submissions from qualified entities to design and construct a new commercial development in the heart of the Cass Park neighborhood.

The development site contains 4 parcels: 3154, 3136, 3126 Third and 708 Charlotte. The site is approximately 37,500 square feet, or 0.86 acres.

The City of Detroit seeks well-designed proposals for a pioneering new development that will build upon the inherent strengths of the area.

The Property is a prime location for commercial development, and sits in one of Detroit’s hottest neighborhoods. Centrally located in Greater Midtown, Cass Park is home to the new Little Caesars Arena and several new commercial establishments.

The Property is generally bounded by Charlotte Street to the South and 3rd Avenue to the West. The Property is close to all major expressways, including M-10, I-75, and I-94, and is two blocks from the Qline on Woodward Avenue (which provides access to the Central Business District, Brush Park, TechTown, the New Center area, etc.).

The Property is a top development priority for the City of Detroit given its visibility, proximity to institutions and employment hubs, and its adjacency to other City controlled parcels and infrastructure investments. The City of Detroit and community stakeholders have identified the need for development products that address gaps in retail and innovative commercial space.

In 2017, the University of Michigan Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning released a needs assessment for the lower Cass Park and Brush Park neighborhoods. The report focused on area history and current conditions and includes valuable insights for those considering development in the area. The Property is situated in a B4 General Business District.

Responses are due Friday, December 6, 2019.
Please direct all questions to Bunia Parker at Summit Commercial: parker@summitcommercialllc.com

See full RFP (PDF).

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