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Posted on: January 18, 2018

City seeking proposals for sale and reuse of former fire stations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The City of Springfield is hoping the development community can give two old fire stations new life.

The City is seeking proposals from qualified applicants for the purchase and reuse of former Fire Station 1 at 235 N. Kimbrough and former Fire Station 6 at 1201 S. Campbell. Prospective offerors may register to inspect either property by calling 417-864-1037.


All statements of qualifications and proposals for reuse shall be judged on:

  • the proposed purchase price;
  • the merit and viability of the proposal as described in the submission;
  • the proposed time to put the property into productive use;
  • the qualifications of the applicant;
  • the quality and detail of the submission;
  • the project’s benefit to the community and surrounding neighborhood;
  • the ability of the proposal to accomplish any other goals it may identify; and
  • consistency with the City’s adopted Growth Management and Land Use Plan.

In addition to the above, statements of qualifications and proposals for reuse for former Fire Station 1 shall be judged on:

  • the project’s benefit to the development and viability of downtown Springfield;
  • the ability of the project to aid in enhancing the tax base of the City of Springfield and other taxing districts in the area;
  • the ability of the project to aid in increasing employment in the city;
  • the ability of the proposal to accomplish any other goals it may identify; and
  • consistency with the City’s adopted Center City Plan.

Sealed proposals with six bound copies, one unbound copy and one electronic copy on a flash/thumb drive, must be received by the Springfield Planning and Development Department no later than 3 p.m., March 6. Proposals will be opened at that time. Late proposals will not be accepted. Proposals shall be addressed as follows:

City of Springfield, MO

Mary Lilly Smith, Planning and Development Director

840 N. Boonville

Springfield, MO 65802

Submitted sealed envelopes should be marked as:


“REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL:  FORMER FIRE STATION _____ (1 or 6)

Offeror’s name and address

Any questions related to the Request for Proposals or bid process should be addressed to Planning and Development Director Mary Lilly Smith in writing by Feb. 16. Any interpretation made to prospective offerors will be expressed in the form of an addendum to the Request for Proposals which, if issued, will be posted on the City’s website at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/formerfirestationsforsale by Feb. 23.


About former Fire Station 1

 

Address: 235 N. Kimbrough

Zoning: Center City District

Parcel Number: 88-13-24-237-011

Flood Zone: Zone X, Panel 29077C 0333E, dated Dec. 17, 2010

Land Area: 24,430.5+/- square feet (0.5608 acre +/-)

Appraised Value: $370,000 per appraisal dated Oct. 12, 2017


Incentives for Redevelopment: This property is in the Downtown Redevelopment Area, established in 1986 and subsequently amended. Properties within the Downtown Redevelopment Area are eligible for partial real property tax abatement pursuant to Chapter 99, RSMo. Redevelopment projects consistent with the Downtown Redevelopment Plan are eligible for 100% abatement of the taxes on the increase in assessed value of both land and improvements for 10 years. During the abatement period, the property owner continues to pay taxes on the value of the land and improvements that existed prior to redevelopment.  Rehabilitation of the existing improvements or new construction may be eligible for partial real property tax abatement.


Property tax abatement is also available to Urban Redevelopment Corporations operating within an approved urban redevelopment area pursuant to Chapter 353, RSMo. Approved projects may be eligible for partial real property tax abatement of 100% on new improvements for 10 years and 50% on new improvements for the following 15 years. Projects that are certified as LEED Silver or higher may receive 75% abatement on new improvements during the 15-year period.


Projects may also qualify for the City of Springfield’s Commercial Loan Program. Low interest loans may be available for assistance with acquisition, renovation and/or working capital for projects which create jobs for low-to-moderate income persons. Contact Community Development Loan Officer Melissa Barton at 417-864-1098 with questions.


Description: This property was constructed as a two-story fire station and small accessory building. The fire station contains a gross building area of 9,592 square feet (2,848 square feet in finished first floor 3,896 square feet in the first-floor garage, 2,848 square feet on the finished second floor). The accessory building contains 900 square feet (450 square feet on each floor). The building is brick-on-brick construction over a poured concrete foundation. (Building Construction Class C) The interior remains largely as originally constructed. The upper floor has a large open dorm area, showers and a locker room. The first floor includes an apparatus garage, gear room, administrative offices, day room, kitchen and restrooms. The garage is an exposed structure with four overhead doors on each end. The walls within finished area are painted block. The flooring is commercial carpet and vinyl with painted sheetrock on the ceiling. The first-floor offices and roof have been updated. The facility is generally in fair condition. The roof is a flat roof with a steel deck, steel bar joist frame and tar-and-gravel surface. The accessory building has an office, interior stairwell, open work area, mechanical area and restroom.

View full RFP


About former Fire Station 6

 

Address: 1201 S. Campbell

Zoning: Residential-Single Family

Parcel Number: 88-13-26-116-001

Flood Zone: Zone X, Panel 29077C 0333E, dated Dec. 17, 2010

Land Area: 37,051+/- square feet (0.8506 acre +/-)

Appraised Value: $175,000 per appraisal dated Oct. 2, 2017


Incentives for Redevelopment: Projects may qualify for the City of Springfield’s Commercial Loan Program. Low interest loans may be available for assistance with acquisition, renovation and/or working capital for projects which create jobs for low-to-moderate income persons. Contact Community Development Loan Officer Melissa Barton at 417-864-1098 with questions.


Description: This property was constructed as a two-story fire station and six-story training tower. The fire station contains a gross building area of 3,800 square feet (1,255 square feet on the finished first floor, 1,290 square feet on the first-floor garage, 1,255 square feet on the finished second floor). The fire training tower contains 1,734 square feet (289 square feet on each floor). The building is brick-on-block construction over poured concrete foundations. (Building Construction Class C) The interior remains largely as originally constructed.  The upper floor of the fire station has a large open dorm area, showers and locker room. The first floor includes an apparatus garage, gear room, administrative offices, day room, kitchen and restrooms.  The garage is an exposed structure with two overhead doors on each end.  The walls within the finished area are painted block. The flooring is commercial carpet and vinyl with painted sheetrock on the ceiling. The kitchen and HVAC have been updated. The facility is generally in fair condition. The roof is a flat roof with steel deck, steel bar joist frame and tar-and-gravel surface. The training tower (burn tower) is a shell with exterior steel stairs and no finish or interior.  

View full RFP


“We look forward to seeing how these properties can be brought back to life for public benefit, as originally constructed,” said Planning and Development Director Mary Lilly Smith. “There are redevelopment incentives available for the downtown property, and projects at both properties could qualify for the City’s low-interest Commercial Loan Program. We hope to get some creative proposals.”


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For more information, please contact Director of Planning and Development Mary Lilly Smith at 417-864-1031 or Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott at 417-380-3352.


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