City Receives Downtown Development Proposal

Mayor Chris Beutler announced Friday that the City has received a proposal for the development of City-owned land on the south side of “Q” Street between 13th and 14th streets.  The proposal includes retail and residential space as well as public parking.

The City is now accepting additional proposals from other developers interested in the site, known as the Catalyst One site, in the Downtown Master Plan.  The deadline for submission is noon Friday, October 30. Further details of the initial proposal will not be released until after the deadline.

“This site is adjacent to the proposed Civic Plaza at 13th and “P” streets, and we are looking for a high-quality proposal that will strengthen our downtown core,” Mayor Beutler said. “We are excited about moving forward on the Catalyst One site, and are pleased to have an exciting option to consider.”

Rather than issue a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a specific site, the City issued an Invitation for Redevelopment Proposals (IFRP) in February for the entire downtown area.  City Urban Development Director Dave Landis said this new approach allows developers to submit proposals for any site in downtown.  He said the process adds more flexibility and timeliness to project consideration and encourages the private sector to initiate creative proposals.

Those wanting more information can contact Dallas McGee in Urban Development at 441-7857.