Chandler seeking redeveloper for vacant downtown site

The city of Chandler announced in a news release Dec. 2 that the city is requesting proposals from qualified offerers for the redevelopment of a vacant site in downtown Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
The city of Chandler announced in a news release Dec. 2 that the city is requesting proposals from qualified offerers for the redevelopment of a vacant site in downtown Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The city of Chandler announced in a news release Dec. 2 that the city is requesting proposals from qualified offerers for the redevelopment of a vacant site in downtown Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The city of Chandler announced in a news release Dec. 2 that the city is requesting proposals from qualified offerers for the redevelopment of a vacant site in downtown Chandler. The property is located at 51 E. Boston St., midblock between Arizona Avenue and Washington Street, between SoHo63 and Inchin’s Bamboo Garden.

The project site is 3,000 square feet, with just under 2,000 square feet of interior space and an outdoor patio. The current zoning allows for retail, restaurant and entertainment uses.

"The city’s desire is to identify a team that has vision, experience and the financial strength and capacity to transform this property to deliver significant, tangible and measurable social, cultural and economic impact to the city and the community," the release said. "The ultimate goal of the proposal is to negotiate a sale for the building."

Proposals are due by 4 p.m. Jan. 11. There also will be a preproposal conference meeting at 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave., on the third floor in the large conference room. Immediately following the meeting, there will be a site tour and walk of the general vicinity.

For questions about the process, contact Purchasing and Materials Manager Christina Pryor at 480-782-2403 or [email protected]


All formal inquiries or requests relating to this request should be written to Downtown Redevelopment Specialist John Carter Owens at [email protected] with a copy to Christina Pryor.

Interested parties may view the request and register for the city’s Vendor Registration System online at https://chandleraz.gov/RFP.