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Request for Proposals: 415 W. Washington

NOTE:  This page contains information for an RFP issued in 2009.  No proposals were selected from that process.  For information on the RFP for structural and historic evaluation, issued in September 2012, see RFP 834.


The City of Ann Arbor is seeking a creative proposal for the acquisition, through purchase or long-term lease, and redevelopment/reuse of a City-owned site located at 415 W. Washington, within the Downtown Development Authority District (parcel numbers 09-29-211-003, 017 and 018).

The successful proposal will make positive contributions to the neighborhood and the larger community by incorporating beneficial uses, publicly accessible greenway linkage, flood risk mitigation, environmental benefits, preservation of historic resources and a positive financial return.  The request for proposals and supporting information is provided below: 

Proposal Review Process

City Council appointed an advisory committee in May 2008 to review proposals submitted in response to the RFP and provide a recommendation to Council.  Members of the advisory committee are:

  • Christine Brummer – Old West Side Association
  • Chris Easthope – City Council
  • Sue McCormick – City of Ann Arbor Public Services
  • John Mouat – Downtown Development Authority
  • Scott Rosencrans – Parks Advisory Commission

Three proposals were received by the April 24, 2008 deadline: 

The Proposal Review Committee met seven times from May to December 2008 to review and evaluate the proposals.  As part of its review, the committee conducted interviews of the proposers in August 2008.  The interviews were open to the public and rebroadcast on CTN.   

The Proposal Review Committee will present its report to City Council on January 5, 2009.  Links to the transmittal memoradum and report are provided below: 


Site Information

Plans and Studies

Review Requirements

Contact Information           

Sue F. McCormick, Public Services Area Manager -


Updated January 2, 2009

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Chimney at rear of 415 W. Washigton


The Proposal Review Committee report will be presented to City Council on January 5, 2009

Links to the report are provided in the Proposal Review Process section to the left of this column. 


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