Downtown Workforce Housing Redevelopment | Request for Interest

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The City of Casa Grande, Arizona, is now accepting expressions of interest for the acquisition and redevelopment of five (5) project sites located in Downtown Casa Grande. The City will accept expressions of interest for Mixed-use developments with a focus on workforce housing development consistent with B-3 zoning. One of the City’s goals is to continue and accelerate the revitalization of its historic downtown and, therefore, stimulate further investment. The City’s vision for the project would include units for residential use and complimentary retail. However, if a developer or development team submits a plan with a scale that makes sense and is deemed to benefit the downtown area, it will be welcomed. This is being allowed in an effort to not stifle creative thought on behalf of the developer or development team. 

The City of Casa Grande currently owns the subject properties. 

Please read the Request for Interest carefully, as there are a number of policy goals that guide the redevelopment of the property. 

There are several steps in order to complete this RFI. The first step is a letter of interest in the project and a summary of your firm’s experience in accomplishing the goals of these properties. Second, all letters of interest will be evaluated by a committee that will develop a short list of the interested parties. Third, each interested party that is on the shortlist can schedule a pre-submission conference with the city. Fourth, the actual development plan proposal will be due roughly a month after the shortlist is developed. Fifth, proposal presentations will be given to the committee, followed by selection committee recommendations. Finally, negotiations for a development agreement with the selected firm and approval at a city council meeting. 

If you have any questions, please submit them in writing to Steven Weaver

All letters of interest are due in City Hall, 510 E. Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, no later than 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.