The Farmington Downtown Development Authority (DDA) hopes to breathe new life into long-vacant downtown Farmington property, by requesting proposals for the development of a property known as The Orchards Phase II
Proposals for the Slocum Drive property will be accepted until 4 p.m. on March 7. Two optional pre-proposal site inspections are scheduled at 10 a.m. on Jan. 13 13 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 15.
According to a DDA press release, the site was part of The Orchards condominium project. Phase I was completed in 2006, but a declining housing market halted development of Phase II.
The DDA bought the property for $95,000 in 2013, to retain control over the development process, according to the release. A Master Deed and a Planned Unit Development agreement are applicable to the project in addition to the DDA’s proposal process.
“Introducing more development that is appealing to those seeking to reside in a downtown environment will help create a more robust economic base to support the business community," said Annette Knowles, assistant to the city manager. "All signs indicate that development of this nature will again meet market demand.”
Details of the requirements and supporting documentation are posted on the home page at downtownfarmington.org.
For more information, call 248-473-7276.