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Harley Clarke Mansion RFI
The City of Evanston is seeking proposals from interested parties for the purpose of purchasing or leasing the buildings known as the Harley Clarke Mansion located at 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois.
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The site contains an approximate 20,275 square foot (including conservatory) three story brick structure plus a basement with a 4,383 square foot coach house (including the greenhouse) with two apartments and a 3 car garage. The total square footage of the site is 37,700 square feet.
The City of Evanston is soliciting proposals that contemplate the purchase of the buildings and land occupied by the buildings; the purchase of the buildings only; or the long term lease of the buildings.
The intent of this Request for Interest is to identify a qualified purchaser or lessee to renovate and use the existing structures. The selected purchaser or lessee must have the necessary financial capabilities to complete this project. Potential respondents are encouraged to submit information about the individual or organization interested in the property. For this site, the City envisions a number of potential uses that include but are not limited to residential, office, educational, institutional, hotel or bed and breakfast site. The objective is to attract a user that builds upon the inherent strengths of the site while maintaining the historic character of the surrounding existing uses.
If an interested party is selected to lease the building(s), it is the expectation of the City that the lessee would enter into a long term lease and would be required to invest in a substantial renovation of the property as part of the lease agreement.
Located in the northeast corner of Evanston, this historic English Tudor mansion was purchased by the City of Evanston in 1965 as part of the development of the Lighthouse Landing Park. The building was purchased from the Sigma Chi National Fraternity which used it as its headquarters from 1951-1965. Prior to that date, the home was a private residence.
Today the building is the home of the Evanston Arts Center. The City and the Arts Center Board of Directors are working jointly on relocating the Center to other space in Evanston. It is anticipated that this relocation will occur during 2013.
For further information and/or submission of the Statement of Interest please contact:
City of Evanston
City Manager’s Office
2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Attention: Wally Bobkiewicz
Harley Clarke Mansion – RFI
For general questions, please contact: Wally Bobkiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timeframe for RFP Process:
|Request for Proposal Distribution||August 15, 2012|
|Optional Walk Through of Property||August 29, 2012|
|Deadline for Submission of Written Questions||September 10, 2012|
|Response to Written Questions||September 17, 2012|
|Deadline for Receipt of Proposals||November 1, 2012|
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