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Sale and open space redevelopment of Parcel 4 in the South End Urban Renewal Area, Project No. Mass. R-56 located at 142 Shawmut Avenue, South End

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Request for Proposals for the sale and open space redevelopment of
Parcel 4 in the South End Urban Renewal Area, Project No. Mass. R-56 located at 142 Shawmut Avenue, South End

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (“BRA”), d/b/a the Boston Planning & Development Agency (“BPDA”), is soliciting responses to a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the redevelopment of Parcel 4 in the South End Urban Renewal Area, Project No. Mass. R-56, a vacant parcel of land having an address of 142 Shawmut Avenue in the South End neighborhood of Boston (the “Parcel”). The Parcel is approximately 8,543 square feet. This RFP offers proponents an opportunity to submit proposals to redevelop the Parcel for the creation of a permanent open and green space, open to the public and walkable as opposed to vehicular in nature, with the intent of benefitting a future east/west pedestrian connection to Washington Street. This RFP is made available to all interested parties who have the ability to undertake redevelopment of the Parcel and complete it without undue delay. The appraised value of the Parcel is $4,785,000.00 (Four million, seven hundred eighty-five thousand dollars) is being sought as the disposition price for the Parcel. However, the BPDA will consider an offer price below this appraised value if the proponent can demonstrate, both numerically and in the development narrative, a clear and quantifiable public value in a proposal that warrants an offer price that is less than the appraised value. Conveyance of the Parcel shall be by deed and the Parcel shall be restricted by a Land Disposition Agreement with the BPDA. The Parcel is being offered as is, without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Proponents should investigate and conduct whatever due diligence and inspection they deem necessary if they have additional questions about the condition, legal or physical access, property lines or boundaries or any other matter affecting the Parcel which is not answered in the RFP. The most advantageous proposal from a responsive and responsible proponent, taking into consideration price and other evaluation criteria set forth in this RFP shall be recommended to the BPDA Board for tentative designation. RFP availability: The RFP package will be available beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020 on the BPDA Procurement Portal at www.bostonplans.org/work-with-us/procurement Completed proposal applications must be submitted as instructed and returned directly to the attention of: Teresa Polhemus, BPDA Executive Director / Secretary, c/o Municipal Protective Services Desk, 12 Channel Street 1st Floor, South Boston, by Thursday, January 21, 2021, no later than 12:00 PM. Late proposals will not be accepted. Proposal submission fee: A Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000.00) submission fee is required, payable by certified/treasurer/cashier check made payable to the Boston Redevelopment Authority and enclosed with your proposal. For more information about this RFP contact Reay L. Pannesi, Senior Real Estate Development Officer, at (617) 918-6239 or via email to: Reay.L.Pannesi@boston.gov.

Brian Connolly, Chief Procurement Officer

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