Bassett Creek Valley Request for Proposals

Bound by Cedar Lake Road, I-94, Heritage Park, and I-394

May 2007

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View RFP (pdf, 15 pages, 1 MB) - links to exhibits are listed below

Ryan Summary of Proposal (pdf)

RFP Summary

View RFP without exhibits (pdf, 1 MB, 15 pages)

View RFP with exhibits (pdf, 4.7 MB, 28 pages)

The City of Minneapolis is seeking an experienced developer to lead a long-term effort to redevelop the Bassett Creek Valley. Public property totaling approximately 56 acres is currently used for the city’s Impound Lot and Linden Yards (public works operations).

The selected developer will have exclusive rights to negotiate a purchase of this property for up to five years conditioned on annual demonstrated progress, with a renewal option. The actual sale price of the land will be negotiated later, following an appraisal when the developer is prepared to proceed. It is anticipated that the City of Minneapolis will retain ownership while requesting environmental remediation clean-up grants and assistance to address poor soil conditions. The City will sell the property subject to a 12-month notice to vacate for Linden Yards and a 24-month notice to vacate for the Impound Lot. The City is intending to sell both sites to the same developer.

The City is requesting detailed qualifications of the firm as well as information regarding initial concept plans for development.
Proposals are due by 4 p.m., Monday, July 30, 2007.

Online Q & A

Questions regarding this RFP can be submitted by clicking on the link below. Questions, along with answers, will be posted on this website as they are received. All questions are due no later than July 9, 2007. Questions regarding Van White Boulevard can be addressed to Darrell Washington at [email protected] or (612) 673-5174.

Email your questions about this RFP

View Q & A from June 18th pre-bid conference (pdf)

View Q & A – July 2007 (pdf)

Pre-bid Conference

The city hosted a pre-bid conference about this RFP June 18.

View conference attendees (pdf)

View conference Q & A (pdf)


Exhibit A – Van White Memorial Boulevard (pdf, 985 KB, 1 page)

Exhibit B-1 Bassett Creek Parcel Location (pdf, 587 KB, 1 page)

Exhibit B-2 – Aerial photo (pdf, 220 KB, 1 page)

Exhibit C – Soils graphic (pdf, 80 KB, 1 page)

Exhibit D-1 - Bassett Creek Valley References and Reports (pdf, 110 KB, 2 pages)

Exhibit D-2 - Overview of Environmental and Geotechnical Issues (pdf, 435 KB, 5 pages)

Exhibit E – Location of Site relating to Downtown (pdf, 1.48 MB, 1 page)

Geo-Technical and Environmental Reports

Environmental Assessment Report – pages 1-40 (pdf, 10.5 MB, 40 pages)

Environmental Assessment Report – pages 41-80 (pdf, 2.1 MB, 40 pages)

Environmental Assessment Report – pages 81-120 (pdf, 2.7 MB, 40 pages)

Environmental Assessment Report – pages 121-160 (pdf, 3.1 MB, 40 pages)

Environmental Assessment Report – pages 161-203 (pdf, 3.4 MB, 40 pages)

Figures of Site (pdf, 869 KB, 3 pages)

Figures of Van White Boulevard (pdf, 1.2 MB, 5 pages)

List of References and Reports (pdf, 66 KB, 3 pages)

Limited Environmental and Geotechnical Data Review – pages 1-30 (pdf, 2.5 MB, 30 pages)

Limited Environmental and Geotechnical Data Review – pages 31-35 (pdf, 9.7 MB, 5 pages)

Limited Environmental and Geotechnical Data Review – pages 35-40 (pdf, 10.1 MB, 5 pages)

Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (pdf, 1.2 MB, 13 pages)

Plates (pdf, 7.1 MB, 62 pages)

Preliminary Geotechnical Evaluation Cedar Lake Road and 1st Ave. (pdf, 5 MB, 87 pages)

Preliminary Geotechnical Evaluation—Linden Avenue Corridor Property (pdf, 8.4 MB, 126 pages)

Preliminary Geotechnical Evaluation—Proposed Roadway and Bridge (pdf, 3.2 MB, 50 pages)

Response Action Plan - pages 1-30 (pdf, 1.1 MB, 30 pages)

Response Action Plan - pages 31-60 (pdf, 10 MB, 30 pages)

Response Action Plan - pages 60-120 (pdf, 4.5 MB, 60 pages)

Soil Test Data (pdf, 5.7 MB, 141 pages)

Van White Boulevard Geotechnical Engineering design Analysis Report (pdf, 3.3 MB, 30 pages)

Water Test Data (pdf, 5.3 MB, 128 pages)

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