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Request for Development Interest released for Riverfront Properties site

Image of Riverfront Properties as of November 1, 2017.
Riverfront Properties as of November 1, 2017.

On Nov. 9, Ramsey County released a Request for Development Interest (RDI) for the Ramsey County Riverfront Properties, a 4.77 acre site located along the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in downtown Saint Paul.

The county seeks end-user buyers, developers or development teams with the ability, credentials, financial means and experience to purchase and develop this unique site and realize the vision for it. In June 2015, Ramsey County began deconstruction of the former Adult Detention Center and West buildings located on the iconic site to prepare it for sale and private development. A total of seven buildings that were constructed on the site between 1886 and 1979 have been removed. The final phase of the project is the construction of a retaining wall along the river bluff which was substantially complete by November 2017.

Responders who have an interest in the Riverfront Properties should submit a statement of interest. No specific deadlines are proposed in the RDI – subsequent actions will occur depending on the availability and suitability of potential responders and due diligence review later in the process. Initial meetings could begin immediately, depending on the level of interest received from responders.

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Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:59 p.m.