— In what is shaping up to be a slow period at City Hall next
week, the one committee slated to take some notable action is the
city’s Redevelopment Authority.
the committee, also referred to as the RDA, meets at 6 p.m. on
Monday at City Hall, 201 Delafield St., it is slated to review and
possibly approve a final “request for proposals” or RFP for a
3.38-acre collection of city-owned properties across from City
Hall on Delafield Street.
city purchased the properties — an empty strip mall at 200
Delafield St., a vacant parcel and an auto repair shop at 318
Delafield St. — last March for $550,000 in hopes of redeveloping
strip mall was demolished this fall. In a “request for
expressions of interest” or RFEI issued in April, the city asked
developers to submit ideas and concepts that would enhance the
land, which it described as the “Delafield Street gateway into
the five concepts submitted by developers in October — all of
them residential in nature — aldermen largely favored two
proposals that called for apartment high-rises, including one
project envisioned as senior-only housing.
then, the city’s Community Development Department has been
working on a draft RFP for would be developers seeking proposals
for residential or mixed-use residential developments that could
include a mix of different types of residential development and
the RDA meets on Monday it will review the latest draft of that