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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Learn about the Beaty Street RFP


Beaty Street RFP

On February 27, 2017, Assistant Town Manager Dawn Blobaum gave a presentation on the town-owned land on Beaty Street and the request for proposals (RFP) issued to sell it to a developer. In 2015 and 2016, the Town of Davidson was approached by a church and a developer to purchase the approximately 19 acres of land along Beaty Street. The town acquired the largest parcel in 1987, two adjoining parcels in 1995 and 1998, and two parcels at the northeast corner of the property in 2006 and 2009, with the hopes of developing them into a mixed-use neighborhood with park space in the future.

As a result of this interest, the Davidson Board of Commissioners asked staff to undertake a competitive, open process to see if there was any other interest in developing this land. A formal request for proposals (RFP) for the purchase and development of land was issued in August 2016. The town requested proposals from experienced developers to design and build a mixed-use neighborhood on the Beaty Street property. We received nine letters of interest in September and six proposals in January. A committee reviewed the proposals, determined whom to interview, and, based on the interviews, recommended a finalist. That finalist, Davidson Development Partners, led by James Harvie and Rick Mildner, presented their “Luminous” proposal for the property.

For more details, including the RFP, the presentations, and a document containing Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our website at: www.townofdavidson.org/BeatyStreetRFP.

Please share your thoughts on this proposal:

1)         Send us an email at BeatyStRFP@townofdavidson.org and

2)         Come to the March 14 meeting at 6:00 p.m. where we’ll have a formal public comment period specific to this proposal

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