BDC issues three RFPS for properties Westside of downtown

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Baltimore (August 26, 2021) –The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), on behalf of the City of Baltimore, has issued three Request for Proposals (RFP) for city-owned properties on the Westside of downtown.  The RFPs are for a property on North Howard Street as well as properties located at Lexington and Park and Liberty and Park.

The parcel at 414 North Howard Street is approximately 3,060 square feet. All plans for redevelopment should align with the Market Center Urban Renewal Plan and the Howard Street Commercial Historic District.  Proposals for this property are due by 4:00 p.m. on September 23, 2021.

The Lexington and Park site includes properties at 114 and 116 West Lexington Street as well as 207 Park Avenue. The Liberty and Park parcel includes properties located at 142-144 West Fayette Street and 102-106 North Liberty Street. Both sites are near Lexington Market, which is undergoing a completed redevelopment that is scheduled to open in early 2022. Additionally, the properties are near several entertainment venues such as Everyman Theatre, the Hippodrome, and Royal Farms Arena, for which the city has just announced redevelopment plans.

“The Westside of downtown has experienced tremendous momentum and millions of dollars in private investment,” said Colin Tarbert, president and CEO of BDC. “The upcoming redevelopment of the Baltimore Arena and 18 properties along Howard and Lexington Streets indicates strong interest in the Westside and that these sites are ready for redevelopment.”

The intent of these RFPs is to promote the redevelopment of these parcels in a fashion that will achieve the City’s objectives of job creation, tax generation, adaptive reuse, and a redevelopment that fits within the context of the surrounding area. Respondents must bid on the entire site offerings.

BDC will hold a pre-proposal conference for the Lexington and Park Site on September 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. and all responses to the RFP are due by 12 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021. A pre-proposal conference for the Liberty and Park Site will be held on September 13, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. and all proposals must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021.

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