Lease and redevelopment of Blair Lot and 29 Eustis Street
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Request for Proposals for the long term lease and redevelopment of Blair Lot and 29 Eustis Street in the Dudley Square area of Roxbury
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (“BRA”), doing business as the Boston Planning & Development Agency (“BPDA”), is soliciting responses to a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the redevelopment and ground lease of a vacant parcel of land, located at the current site of Blair Lot and a non-contiguous parcel located at 29 Eustis Street (the “Leased Premises”), located between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, at 2148 Washington Street, 2180-2190 Washington Street, 12-4 Palmer Street, 2-6 Renfrew Street and 29 Eustis Street. The Leased Premises consists of approximately 87,879 square feet of land area. This RFP seeks to secure redevelopment of the Leased Premises for mixed use development, consisting of residential housing with ground floor commercial and/ or retail uses. This RFP requires that any redevelopment of the Leased Premises be consistent with applicable zoning, and consistent with the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan, Dudley Vision, and PLAN: Dudley Square. Proponents must incorporate the combined visions of these planning documents, while capturing and addressing the current needs of the community for affordable housing, economic development and job opportunities. The Leased Premises is intended for disposition by a long term ground lease by the BRA pursuant to the RFP. The Leased Premises is being offered as is, without warranty of any kind, express or implied. If concerned about the Leased Premises condition, legal or physical access and the maintenance thereof, property lines or boundaries or any other matter affecting the Leased Premises, prospective developers should investigate and conduct whatever due diligence and inspection deemed necessary. The RFP package will be available beginning November 20, 2019 at BPDA, Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, Room 910, Boston, MA 02210, or download the package by registering at http://www.bostonplans.org/work-with-the-bpda/rfps-rfqs-bids. Completed proposal applications must be submitted as instructed and returned directly to BPDA, Room 910, City Hall, One City Hall Square, Boston, MA by February 19, 2020, no later than 12:00 PM. Late proposals will not be accepted. A fee of $100.00 is payable upon submission of proposals, refundable for those proponents not selected. A pre-bid conference will be held on January 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building 6th Floor Community Space, 2300 Washington St, Roxbury. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is optional, however, all bidders are strongly encouraged to attend. A site tour will follow the pre-bid conference. For more information about this RFP, contact Morgan McDaniel, Real Estate Development Officer at (617) 918-6250 or via email to: Morgan.E.McDaniel@boston.gov.
Brian Connolly, Director of Finance / Chief Procurement Officer