With Everett Square on the move, empty parking lots could be headed for extinction – at least if the City has its way.
The City announced this week it is seeking proposals from qualified master developers for a mixed-use project at the intersection of Broadway and Norwood Street in the heart of Everett Square.
The City of Everett has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the School Street Municipal Parking Lot, which is between the Sacro Tower and Braza Bar & Grill. Acceptable uses of the property include a commercial with residential mixed-use development, a boutique hotel with a restaurant, a performance theater with an open plaza, or other combination of uses that enhance the existing character of Everett Square. Prospective developers may also work with adjacent private property owners to assemble a larger redevelopment parcel to accommodate their prospective developments.
“We are eager to engage the interest of the development community and hopeful we will have some creative proposals that will help us implement the City’s vision for redevelopment,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria.
One of the hooks for prospective developers is the property is located on the City’s bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, approximately 12 minutes from Boston’s Logan International Airport. The City is a participant in a regional bike-share program and continues to explore other means for expanding transit and active transportation opportunities.
There have been several recent private capital investments in Everett including the Encore Boston Harbor, Envision Hotel, Huntington Theater Company Production Center, Amazon Distribution Center, along with the expansion of several micro-breweries and new startups.
The City of Everett has also invested in several infrastructure upgrades as well as renovating many local parks, playgrounds, schools, and public buildings. In the next several months, the City will make a series of streetscape improvements along the Broadway corridor.
Proposals are due by 10 a.m. on September 27.
City of Everett
Office of the Mayor
Carlo DeMaria, Jr.
EVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS 02149
PHONE 617-394-2270 Fax 617-381-1150