From the 6/30/08 Herald News
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
RFP TITLE: Sale of City Owned Real Estate
The City of Fall River through the Purchasing
Department is offering a city owned parcel of
land for sale, at the following location:
84 Danforth Street. Proposal packages may be
obtained at the Purchasing Department, One
Government Center, Fall River, MA 02722 between
9:00 a.m. and 5:00p.m. each business day until
the scheduled proposal submission date and time.
Proposals will be opened and publicly read in
the Purchasing Department, Room 237, One
Government Center at 11:00a.m. on Monday, July
The City of Fall River reserves the right to
waive any informalities or irregularities in the
proposals received or to reject any and all
proposals, or to accept proposals deemed to be
in the best interest of the City of Fall River.
The Mayor and the City Council will make
84 Danforth Street is about to become a hot piece of property Click here for a map or Click here to do a Fall River property search. It is located very close to Route 79 and the downtown waterfront. The proposed waterfront revitalization includes plans that would add tremendous value to 84 Danforth by possibly taking down Route 79 and replacing it with a boulevard. The purpose of the project would be to connect downtown to the waterfront and in doing so this city property for sale would likely have direct access to the waterfront. According to a Herald News article, the project anticipates shops, office space, a marina, a restaurant and future rail transportation station. What a great spot to own property!
So which F.O.B. (friend of Bob) will beat out the competition and get to purchase this property? The Request for Proposal retains the right of the City to "reject any and all proposals." Will Bob and his 6 city councilors reject perfectly good proposals so an F.O.B. can buy the property? It will be interesting to find out.
The city website lists Requests for Proposals on their main page but this Request was suspiciously absent from the list.
My personal guess is that a Karam (but that seems too obvious) will have the winning proposal -Any other guesses/predictions?
This RFP has now been added to the City Website