City receives five bids for Hill vacant lands

The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has received five bids for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill.

“We’ve received five submissions,” said DND spokesperson Lisa Pollack. “The next step will be for a team here to do an eligibility review — in other words, each response will be evaluated to ensure that it adheres to the requirements laid out in the RFP. And, since the RFPs are developed in consultation with the community, effectively, eligibility review partially determines whether the responses match the community’s request.  After we’ve determined which RFPs are eligible, we’ll bring those developers out to a community meeting, which has yet to be scheduled.”

The request for proposals was issued by the City in March and breaks down the vacant lands into three packages. The first package consists of 6-8 Gore St., 724-727, 729R Parker St., and 708 Parker St. The second packages consists of 40-42 Terrace St. and 132 Terrace St. The final package consists of 21-23 Wensley St., approximately 52-58 Fisher Ave., and 53 Wensley St.

The RFP lists preferred uses as homeownership, artist- and owner-occupied rental housing, or community gardens and says that DND will provide some money for affordable housing.

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