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4146 Fremont Ave N


Request for Proposal Information

The City of Minneapolis sought redevelopment proposals for two commercial buildings located at 4146 Fremont Ave N in the Webber-Camden neighborhood of North Minneapolis. The buildings contain approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. One of the buildings  includes a second floor with 4 vacant apartment units totaling approximately 2,500 square feet. The development goals for the site include revitalizing the vacant storefronts and providing retail goods and services to the community that will support the commercial and residential activity near the 42nd & Fremont intersection.

The Minneapolis City Council on June 16, 2017 granted exclusive development rights to Ideal Development Group. In May 2018, the Minneapolis City Council provided an extension of development rights to Ideal Development Group, to May 15, 2019.

The staff recommendations were based on the extent to which the proposals met the evaluation criteria, including specific development objectives, listed in the November 2016 RFP. Staff also considered public feedback received throughout the RFP process, including feedback received at an April 12 open house held at the Webber Community Center. Below is a summary of the proposals presented at the open house:

 Please see the links below for a summary of the proposals received and the RFP materials: 

Project Overview

The City of Minneapolis, working through its Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED), seeks to reactivate these two buildings located at an important intersection in the Webber-Camden neighborhood of Minneapolis. The City of Minneapolis acquired the property out of tax forfeiture in 2015. The redevelopment opportunity consists of two buildings: 4140 to 4146 Fremont Ave North. The northernmost building includes two commercial storefronts on the ground floor and four apartment units on the second floor (which could also be converted to offices). The southernmost building consists of two commercial storefronts on the ground floor.

The buildings are in fair to poor condition and will require significant rehab. Attached is a Property Condition Report which identifies several items that need immediate attention. In addition to the items identified in the Property Condition Report other costs to be considered include improvements related to: ADA compliance, fire suppression system (building is not sprinkled), tenant improvements, etc. Specific building code requirements will depend on the ultimate reuse of the buildings. The City is not interested in proposals that include demolishing these buildings.

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Last updated Oct 15, 2019



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