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RFP-Redevelopment of 400-402 Central Avenue

The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation (hereinafter called “CCLBC”) is pleased to invite proposals for the acquisition and redevelopment of the former Ehler's Furniture building in Downtown Dunkirk at 400-402 Central Ave, (79.14-7-10) Dunkirk, New York. The CCLBC is seeking proposals and evidence of capacity from qualified developers with the vision, resources and expertise to develop the Site. Plans for this development envision a mixed-use commercial on the first floor and residential units in the second and third-floors of the building.

All approved uses in the Central Business District (CBD) {§ 79-8020} and may include residential, food and beverage outlet(s), and/or retail and or professional office space.

This Request for Proposals (hereinafter called “RFP”) is the first step in a three-phased process, described as follows:

1.All proposals will be reviewed and a shortlist of no more than three (3) prospective developers will be selected.
2.The shortlisted developers will each have an in-person interview and Q&A session.
3.CCLBC will select and begin exclusive negotiations with the developer who best matches the desired vision and qualifications for the project.

Responses to the RFP must be received by November 29, 2022


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