Center Street Request for Proposal
The City of Frostburg is soliciting proposals from developers (or multi-firm project teams)interested in the purchase of 8 vacant parcels of land, comprising one City block and developing the block as a mixed-use property. The residential component should be purposefully designed for professional housing and the first-floor space planned for commercial or office space that uniquely complements the college setting. The project goals are to enhance the appearance of the gateway into the community from Interstate 68 to Frostburg State University, meet a well-documented housing need that exists in Allegany County for professionals at Frostburg State University and regional employers,and stimulate the local economy by offering additional commercial opportunities within the City.
The City seeks to identify a private development partner (or partners) to enter into an Agreement to purchase the properties and then design, construct, operate, and maintain a mixed-use development.Although the City will consider alternative proposals and facility configurations from interested bidders, the primary goal is the construction of 2 to 4 story mixed-use structure with professional housing in the upper stories and commercial space on the ground floor.