RFP-18-14: City of Winter Haven – Opportunity to Purchase and Redevelop Property

The City of Winter Haven is offering a unique opportunity to invest in an ideal location within the heart of a vibrant, economically active community in the Central Florida Region. Located on Central Avenue and surrounded by a thriving mix of land uses, the property is ideally suited for retail, office and/or multi-family residential uses. Winter Haven is a high-growth, business friendly community surrounded by 9 million people living within 100 miles. The City is rapidly becoming a preferred destination for new businesses and residents.

The goal for this property is to achieve redevelopment for retail commercial, office and/or residential units consistent with the aesthetic and architectural character of downtown Winter Haven and furtherance of the City’s Downtown Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Plan.

The City desires redevelopment that will add value to the City’s ad valorem tax base through private ownership and improvements; add private sector jobs to the City and its downtown area; add sales tax revenue through additional business and commerce; encourage interest and activity in the City’s Downtown District; promote walkability; and enhance the general physical character and vitality of the City’s downtown.

The ideal proposal will leverage public and private resources to maximize the opportunity of the site and builds upon other existing and future development in the downtown area.

The deadline for submittals is 2:00 pm, June 5, 2018.  For details, go to http://rfp-18-14.mywinterhaven.com/