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Proposal Summaries

City staff have completed their review of redevelopment proposals for the 4146 Fremont Ave N project.

City staff plan to recommend that exclusive development rights for the project be awarded to Ideal Development Group. Staff also plan to recommend that JB Vang Partners be approved as an alternative developer if Ideal Development Group is unable to meet certain "Predevelopment Milestones" within 6 months following the City Council's decision. The staff recommendation will be considered at the City Council's Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 6, at 1:30 PM at 350 South 5th St, Room 317. Pending Committee action the item will then be voted upon at the full City Council meeting on Friday, June 16, at 9:30 AM (same location). The Council meetings are open to the public. A detailed staff report related to the recommendation will be available on the City's website here on or around June 2.

The staff decision was based on the extent to which the proposals met the evaluation criteria, including specific development objectives, listed in the November 2016 RFP. Staff also considered public feedback received throughout the RFP process, including feedback received at an April 12 open house held at the Webber Community Center. Below is a summary of the proposals presented at the open house:

Request for Proposal Information

The City of Minneapolis sought 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.

Proposals were due no later than 4:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 10, 2017. The City received seven proposals during the response period. Please see the links below for a summary of the proposals received and the RFP materials:

Project Overview

The City of Minneapolis, working through its Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED), seeks to reactivate these two buildings located at an important intersection in the Webber-Camden neighborhood of Minneapolis. The City of Minneapolis acquired the property out of tax forfeiture in 2015. The redevelopment opportunity consists of two buildings: 4140 to 4146 Fremont Ave North. The northernmost building includes two commercial storefronts on the ground floor and four apartment units on the second floor (which could also be converted to offices). The southernmost building consists of two commercial storefronts on the ground floor.

The buildings are in fair to poor condition and will require significant rehab. Attached is a Property Condition Report which identifies several items that need immediate attention. In addition to the items identified in the Property Condition Report other costs to be considered include improvements related to: ADA compliance, fire suppression system (building is not sprinkled), tenant improvements, etc. Specific building code requirements will depend on the ultimate reuse of the buildings. The City is not interested in proposals that include demolishing these buildings.

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Last updated May 11, 2017



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