New community benefit use sought for property
The City and County of Denver has issued a Request for Proposals, for qualified respondents to purchase the Globeville Community Center, located at 4400 Lincoln St. The City intends for the site to be conveyed and developed as a neighborhood amenity, affordable housing, public service facility use or other community purpose.
Located in the Globeville neighborhood in north central Denver, the center’s building was constructed in 1927 and originally served as a church. For many years the City has leased the facility to provide community services. The center has been vacant without a tenant since last summer.
“This site is an asset to build upon for the Globeville community,” said Paul Washington, executive director of the Denver Office of Economic Development. “Through this sale, we’re looking forward to activating the site with a strong community development use that benefits neighborhood residents and the broader community.”
The RFP identifies possible uses for the site including neighborhood center, affordable housing, child care center, job training or other community use.
The RFP has been issued by the City’s Office of Economic Development and the Department of Finance, Division of Real Estate. A pre-proposal meeting will be held March 16, 2012, and the deadline for submitting proposals is April 13, 2012. A finalist will be selected by early June 2012, pending City Council approval. The RFP is available online at Denvergov.org/oed.