Request for Proposal Multi-family Housing

Request for Proposal: Private Developer for Multi-family Housing

Located on Cottonwood Lake Drive and N. Redding Avenue (Overflow Parking Lot south of the Community Center)

This RFP is directed to private developers and development teams interested in the development of a multi-family housing project (the “Project”) south of the Windom Community Center on Cottonwood Lake Drive and N. Redding Avenue.  The undeveloped lot is currently used for occasional surface parking by the Windom Community Center (aka Overflow Parking Lot). 

Project Goal: increase the supply of market rate rental housing within the community. 

The Project site is City-owned property located in the Carl Schneider Industrial Park and is between the City’s Water Treatment Plant (south of the Overflow Lot) and Windom Community Center (north of the Overflow Lot) situated on Cottonwood Lake Drive and N. Redding Avenue. (See location map below). The Project site is also located across Cottonwood Lake Drive from Tegel’s Park and has a good view of Cottonwood Lake.  Industrial\Commercial uses across N. Redding Avenue include warehousing, light manufacturing and office space.  

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from developers and development teams for the development of this property into market rate multi-family housing.  The City intends to work toward conveying its property to the selected developer\team.  Project goals are consistent with the City’s goals and comprehensive plan.  Generally these goals are described here in as follows:

  • Increasing the supply of market rate rental housing
  • Development of underutilized property
  • Increase the tax base of the community
  • Encouragement of projects that address the housing needs identified in the Housing Study
  • Provide a safe, attractive housing option for residents from a variety of age groups
  • Grow the population of the community