Requests for Proposals
Following is a listing of active Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and program nominations being solicited by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED).
General Conditions are terms and conditions that the City expects all of its Contractors to meet. By proposing, the proposer agrees to be bound by these requirements unless otherwise noted in the Proposal. The proposer may suggest alternative language to any section. Some negotiation is possible to accommodate the proposer’s suggestions.
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- The City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) is seeking development proposals for the City-owned properties in the Grainbelt Riverfront Redevelopment Area. CPED issued the 2017 Grain Belt Redevelopment Area RFP on October 25, 2017. Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday January 5, 2018. For more information, contact Shalaunda Holmes
• 2017 Grain Belt Riverfront Redevelopment Area RFP (pdf)
• 2017 Grain Belt Riverfront Redevelopment Area ALTA Survey (pdf)
• 2017 Grain Belt Riverfront Redevelopment Area ALTA Survey -limited (pdf)
• 2017 Grain Belt Riverfront Redevelopment Area RFP Question & Answer (updated 12.1.17)
• 2017 Site Visit Scheduled for December 7th from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
• Exhibit 1 – Grain Belt Riverfront Redevelopment RFP Context Map (pdf)
• Exhibit 2 – Grain Belt Riverfront Redevelopment RFP Perspective Map (pdf)
• Exhibit 3 – Offer to Purchase for Commercial/Industrial or Multifamily Residential (doc)
• Exhibit 4 – Consent for Release of Response Data (doc)
- The City of Minneapolis is seeking proposals from organizations to administer the Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program in commercial corridors, neighborhood commercial nodes, activity centers, and Hiawatha and Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) station areas. The City provides Façade Improvement Matching Grant administration contracts to organizations as an incentive to encourage private investment in and improve the appearance of our neighborhood business districts. The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) issued the 2018 Façade Improvement Program RFP on Monday, October 16, 2017. Proposals are due on Friday, November 17, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Judy Moses.
• 2018 Façade Improvement Program RFP
• Exhibit 1 - Business Guidelines 2018 (pdf)
• Exhibit 2 - Business Application and Participation Agreement 2018 (doc)
• Exhibit 3 - Façade Design Guide (pdf) (online only)
• Exhibit 4 - Annual Report 2018 (doc)
• Exhibit 5 - Proposal Submittal Form 2018 (doc)
- CPED is seeking applications for gap financing assistance for commercial development projects in neighborhood business districts (map of eligible areas) through the Great Streets program . Open application period
- The City is requesting proposals to provide training or technical assistance to Minneapolis small businesses through its B-TAP Professional Series program. B-TAP Professional Series, a component of the City of Minneapolis’ Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP), aims to respond quickly to opportunities to support small business growth. The goal is to sponsor a series of events in 2018 where local professional experts provide training or technical assistance on topics that help entrepreneurs, particularly those that have been underrepresented, take their businesses to the next level.
- The City is seeking a Request for Proposal for a qualified consultant to provide the Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED) with professional services for managing the City’s HOME monitoring for HOME funded multifamily rental housing projects. Please consider submitting a proposal for providing these services if your firm meets the qualifications and is available. Please review the RFP for details. Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 1, 2017. Please direct any questions to Carrie Goldberg at (612) 673-5240.
- Minneapolis Homes Development Assistance RFP - The Minneapolis Homes program requests proposals for Development Assistance for new construction homes on City-owned vacant lots. Proposals are due no later than Noon, Friday, October 27, 2017. Visit the Developer RFP website for more information.
- The City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) is seeking development proposals for the City-owned property at 628 Franklin Avenue East. The preferred development types are rental or ownership housing proposals. Priority will be given to market rate housing proposals. Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday October 30, 2017.
628 Franklin Ave East RFP (pdf)
628 Franklin Ave East Cover letter (pdf)
Offer to Purchase – Commercial and Multifamily (pdf)
City of Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan
City of Minneapolis Contracting Requirements
City of Minneapolis Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Organizations
C1 Neighborhood Commercial District
Transit Incentives – Minimum Parking Requirements
Survey: 630 Franklin Ave E (628 Franklin Ave E)
Consent for Release Response Form
Question and Answers
REMINDER: 628 FRANKLIN OPEN HOUSE - FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, 2017 - 9:00 A.M. TO 11:00 P.M.
- The City of Minneapolis is seeking development funding proposals for the 2017 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. ESG program funds may be use to renovate, rehabilitate and convert buildings for use as emergency shelters for people who are homeless. There is approximately $400,000 available and proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017.
2017 ESG Capital RFP (pdf)
2017 ESG RFP Cover Letter (pdf)
2017 ESG RFP Bidding Procedures (pdf)
2017 ESG RFP Special Conditions (pdf)
2017 ESG CDBG and HOME Special Conditions (pdf)
2017 ESG RFP Standard Conditions (pdf)
Exhibit A MN Multifamily Rental Housing (xls)
Exhibit B MN Multifamily Rental Housing (doc)
Exhibit C CPED Supplemental Application Form (doc)
Exhibit D Form of Consent for Release of (pdf)
Exhibit E SUBP Goals Form (xls)
- Minneapolis Homes Request for Program Design Qualifications: Long Term Affordability Home Sale Model
The City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department seeks qualifications from outside organizations for home sale models that will achieve City goals for preserving affordable homeownership opportunities at 80% of area median income or less throughout the City of Minneapolis.
Qualified home sale models will be eligible to access long term affordability homebuyer assistance funds and properties restricted for sale through long term affordable home sale models in South and Northeast Minneapolis, subject to Minneapolis Homes program guidelines.
See the Request for Qualifications (pdf) for additional information. Direct inquiries to Roxanne Kimball.
See the Information Session presentation (pdf) for responses to questions received and an overview of the request for qualifications.
- East Bank Village Qualified Contract Purchase Opportunity – 11/10/2016
East Bank Village is a 30-unit property located at 24 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. The unit mix is comprised of 7 one-bedroom, 15 two-bedroom, and 8 three-bedroom apartments located on the building’s second and third floors. The first floor is a separate commercial development that is a separate legal and tax parcel with no shared ownership to the housing component.
The individual units are designed with an open floor plan with 6 foot high windows to allow for ample natural light and central air. The kitchens are equipped with a dishwasher and disposal, and the closets are spacious for maximum storage. Each apartment has its own furnace, giving residents control of their electric and gas bill.
The property is subject to a Declaration of Land Use Restrictive Covenants for Housing Tax Credits imposing rent and income restrictions for a 30-year period ending 2031. The property is currently in year 15 of its tax credit compliance period and the current owner is offering the property for sale by Qualified Contract per Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit rules.
The Qualified Contract Price as specified by Section 42 formula is $4,849,143.
Please refer to East Bank Village Qualified Contract listing for additional information. Please refer to the state’s Qualified Contract Guide for additional information regarding qualified contracts generally.
Preservation of at risk subsidized rental housing is a priority specified in the City of Minneapolis Affordable Housing Policy Resolution. Housing for families with children (2+ bedroom units) is the City’s highest preservation priority. The City of Minneapolis has made a subordinate loan of $1.1 million in support of East Bank Village’s affordable units and is seeking an experienced affordable housing development partner to pursue a qualified offer on the property.
Inquiries of the City regarding East Bank Village Qualified Contract should be directed to Scott Ehrenberg / (612) 673-5067 or Dollie Crowther / (612) 673-5263.
Inquiries of the owner regarding East Bank Village should be directed to:
607 Washington Ave N, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
- CPED is a suballocator of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for the state. Tax credits are offered through an annual RFP process pursuant to the Qualified Allocation Plan. Proposals are due annually.
- Affordable Housing Trust Fund Program funds are used to provide gap financing (the difference between conventional financing and project costs) for affordable and mixed-income rental housing production and preservation projects. Proposals are due annually.
- CPED seeks nominations for projects to include in its new Higher Density Corridor Housing Initiative . The program provides a new funding source for public acquisition of sites for multifamily housing development on or near community, commercial and transit corridors. Open application period.
Last updated Dec 1, 2017