The city of Southfield has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for qualified developers for the vacant 8.15-acre “EverCentre” property located at the corner of Evergreen Road and Civic Center Drive. The city of Southfield is seeking to develop a centrally located pedestrian-friendly mixed-use development in the heart of the Southfield City Centre district to help attract and retain professionals, to create and maintain a “sense of place” and to spur economic development. All proposals are due by 3:30 p.m. on April 21, 2017.
The City is seeking qualified developers to 1) help facilitate the disposition of the property; 2) create a new mixed-use development that reflects the City of Southfield’s vision for the area; and, 3) arrive at a jointly approved plan. City leadership and elected officials are committed to working with the developers in the marketing and sale of the property and to expedite review and permitting processes and pursue available incentives.
“The ‘EverCentre’ project represents an ideal opportunity for the right developer to create a world-class mixed-use development right in the heart of Southfield,” commented Mayor Kenson Siver. “The vision for this redevelopment has the potential to be a dynamic draw that balances urban walkability with true functionality, in addition to serving as a model for other communities throughout the region.”
The city of Southfield has been actively working with consultants Hamilton Anderson to evaluate a range of development uses consistent with Southfield’s Sustainable Southfield Master Plan, City Centre District vision, local zoning, long range plans, and key stakeholder input. The city of Southfield is uniquely situated to support new development in this area due to several unique characteristics and market demand.
The vision for Southfield City Centre is to build on Southfield’s high-profile business climate by adding a walkable, mixed-use destination for shopping, dining, entertainment, and new residents. The Southfield City Centre is at a crucial turning point in suburban redevelopment. Still a district largely dominated by auto-oriented development populated by office parks and strip commercial plazas, the City now seeks to redefine its economic growth strategy in keeping with current market trends and demands. With the proper redevelopment of this 8.15-acre site, Southfield City Centre will become a catalytic district representing the future for metro Detroit — a walkable urban place within a suburban community that combines the aspirations of this high-profile business climate with a commitment to walkability, community, and sense of place.
Bid documents may be obtained by registering for the MITN system at www.mitn.info, and completing the vendor registration. Interested parties are not required to pay for this service, however, registration is required to obtain the document. For questions or help registering for this service, contact MITN directly at 800-677-1997. For more information on the bid process, contact Southfield Purchasing Agent Nikki Lumpkin at (248) 796-5250 or e-mail email@example.com. The deadline for proposals questions is April 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. with responses provided by April 12, 2017.
For more about how your business can grow in Southfield, call Southfield Business & Economic Development Director Rochelle Freeman at (248) 796-4160 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.