The City of Tampa (“City”) and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa (collectively, the “City”) gives notice pursuant to Part III, Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, of the request for submission of proposals for the sale of two (2) historic buildings located in the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area and Ybor City Local Historic District. The historic buildings are located at 915 East Columbus Drive (the “Property”) and are being sold on an “As Is” basis. The Proposer is required to make a firm offer for the Property, submit an earnest money deposit equaling 5% of the offered purchase price, provide a completed and signed Land Sales Agreement and Project Proposal Form on the forms provided by the City. The earnest money deposit will only be processed if the City approves the proposal for the purchase of the Property. Upon acceptance of the Proposal by the City and approval of execution of the Land Sales Agreement by the Tampa City Council, the Proposer shall be required to pay the balance of the purchase price at closing as provided in the Land Sales Agreement and complete the rehabilitation of the historic buildings in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit proposals that are consistent with the local historic district, rehabilitation standards, applicable laws, ordinances and regulations governing the location.
All Proposers must submit the City of Tampa Project Proposal Form, earnest money deposit and a completed and signed Land Sales Agreement within 30 days of the date of publication of this advertisement or by Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00p.m., whichever is later, to the City of Tampa Purchasing Department, 306 E. Jackson Street-2E, Tampa, Florida 33602. Mark the outside of the sealed envelope “RFP Disposition of Historic Buildings – East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area and Ybor City Local Historic District ”.
To obtain a City of Tampa Project Proposal Form, a Land Sales Agreement form and other information applicable to the Project, you may access the City website at http://www.tampagov.net/realestate. If a Proposer would like a Proposal package to be sent via U.S. mail, the Proposer should send an e-mail to Wanda.Thompson@tampagov.net or contact the Real Estate Division by calling (813) 274-8915.
Previews of the house will only be conducted on Friday, April 4, 2014 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. so that all interested parties may tour the Property. Be sure to check the City’s Real Estate Division website for any updates.
In selecting a proposal, the City is not bound to make the award on the basis of the highest monetary offer. It is the City’s goal to strengthen the mission and stability of the residential community. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals, either in whole or in part, with or without cause, waive any informality of any proposals, cancel this request for proposals, and to make the award in the best interest of the City, subject to City Council approval.