The city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is seeking letters of interest from potential developers of a one-acre lot it owns at the northeast corner of Monroe Street and Bridge Avenue, near Riverfront Park.
The parcel, slightly over an acre in size and commonly referred to as the Bosch lot, currently is used as an unpaved parking lot for Riverfront Park, adjacent businesses, and city-owned vehicles, with hourly, daily, or monthly fees being charged there.
The city says that it anticipates issuing a request for proposals in February. The Park Board wants to judge public interest in the property and ways in which the property might be utilized, and will use the letter-of-interest responses to help it decide on the scope of the RFP, the city says. It says letters of interest need to be received at City Hall by Jan. 15.
The Park Board will evaluate proposals based partly on criteria such as "compatibility with current and future plans for Riverfront Park, and development that capitalizes on the property's proximity to the Spokane River and its significance to the region," the city says.
The Bosch lot is just north of a small portion of Riverfront Park that runs along the north side of the river between Monroe and Bridge, and it's just west across Lincoln Street from Anthony's Restaurant.
The Parks and Recreation Department manages 4,100 acres of developed parks and conservation land in the city and operates four municipal golf courses.
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