Request for Proposals
The Largo Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is seeking proposals to purchase and construct a single-family residence for the CRA property identified as parcel identification number 34-29-15-9330-006-0030, located within the West Bay Drive Community Redevelopment District (WBD-CRD). Proposals must be received on or before Monday, August 31, 2020 by 4pm eastern time. For more information on the property and minimum requirements to place a bid, contact:
Teresa Brydon, Economic Development Manager
P.O. Box 296
Largo, Florida 33779-0296
This advertisement was posted in the Largo Leader and the Tampa Bay Times on July 9 and 12, 2020.
Background and Minimum Qualifications
The City of Largo's CRA purchased 511 Cleveland in November 2019. The single family home had been abandoned for some time and the City foreclosed on the property, later demolishing the structure. Today the site is vacant land.
511 Cleveland is located within the WBD-CRD and specifically in the City Home District. The CRA will be requiring that a single-family home be built on the site and that it be two-stories with neo-traditional design elements including a functional front porch, a pitched roof and rear access parking. The minimum bid on the property will be $24,000. A letter of intent will be required that explains what will be built on the site, the purchase price being offered, and a financial document that shows the bidder has the ability to purchase and construct the project.
Site Specifications and Regulations
The property is located in the City Home Character District. This district is unique in that it is designed to be a buffer between the heavier commercial district and the traditional residential neighborhood district. For a better understanding of the City Home Character District, please review the WBD-CRD Plan. Section 2.5 in the Plan provides information on the City Home District.
The WBD-CRD has two incentive programs that may be applied to a residential project. They are:
- The Housing Infill Program (HIP) provides an incentive to construct a high-quality Class "A" style urban infill home. The incentive can provide up to $10,000 in a grant.
- The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) grant program helps to off-set the permitting fees associated with constructing an ADU within the WBD-CRD.