continue to observe Historic Preservation Month (May 2018), the City of Tacoma
invites you to respond to the Request for Proposal (RFP) to purchase Old City
Hall (1892) located downtown at 625 South Commerce Street to create a high
quality development that will contribute to the vitality of the Old City Hall
District. Here is the link to the document:
Over $1 billion
are being invested into development projects in downtown Tacoma and its
environs. Most notably within the Old City Hall District, McMenamins of
Portland, Oregon, known for their destination-style brew pubs and entertainment
centers, is under construction with its $34 million restoration of the former
Elks Temple, projected to open in spring 2019. Developer Eli Moreno of
Tacoma recently renovated the Union Club, adjacent to the Elks, for co-working
space. AxoWorks LLC of Seattle acquired 725 Broadway and is in process of
developing co-working space there.
seeks a project that will create synergy with surrounding development, enable
vibrancy and re-establish the building’s preeminence in community life.
Residential development, hotels and/or offices that support
companies/organizations with financial strength, growth potential and
career-ladder, livable wage jobs are strongly preferred. Street-level,
pedestrian-friendly uses, such as restaurants and retail venues, are highly
you to submit a Proposal as described in the
checklist on Page 12 of the RFP by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on July 31, 2018.
In order for Developers to gain firsthand knowledge, the City will provide the
only scheduled tour of the property for prospective purchasers on June 20,
2018, for which you must RSVP by June 15, 2018 before participating.
Thank you for
your interest. We look forward to receiving your Proposal regarding this
exciting development opportunity.
of Tacoma Community & Economic Development Department
Market Street, Room 900, Tacoma, WA 98402-3793
(253) 591-5209 / F: (253) 591-5232