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Open Sale Memorandum, 807 Broadway NE
(former Minneapolis Public Schools headquarters)

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is taking offers for the sale and redevelopment of its property located at 807 Broadway Street NE in Minneapolis. Purchase offers that comply with the requirements identified in the Open Sale Memorandum will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013.

The Minneapolis Public School District has contracted with the City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) to collaborate on the release of the Open Sale Memorandum to sell and redevelop its former headquarters campus located at 807 Broadway Street NE. On behalf of MPS, the City will market the property to potential buyers, administer this call for purchase offers, review and evaluate submitted offers, and manage the public engagement process and presentation of neighborhood ideas for the redevelopment and reuse of this property. The Minneapolis Public School District is the sole decision maker regarding the sale of the property.

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The site housed the headquarters campus for Minneapolis Public Schools from 1930 until 2012. Prior to that, it was the home of the Minneapolis Mazda Lamp Works Division of General Electric, a light bulb manufacturer. The property includes five buildings onsite, as well as a surface parking lot across the street on 1100, 1110, and 1112 Quincy Street NE. The site totals 252,889 square feet of land, or about 5.8 acres.  The five connecting buildings located on the property were built incrementally and include:

The functions of the buildings reflect the diversity of divisions within MPS’ headquarters – including office and meeting space, storage, trades, vehicle storage and maintenance and related functions. In 2010, MPS made the decision to relocate to a newly constructed building at 1250 West Broadway Avenue and sell this property.

The primary objective of this offering is the successful disposition of the property to a qualified third party for acceptable use of the property. The property is zoned for Light Industrial (I1) with an Industrial Living Overlay. This flexible zoning combination allows for a range of potential uses, including light industrial, office, commercial, institutional, and/or residential. MPS will consider offers for re-use of the building and/or redevelopment of the property. This is an as-is sale. The City and Minneapolis Public Schools make no representations or warranties.

Property Tours

CPED and MPS will be conducting open houses and tours of the property for interested parties. Open Houses are currently scheduled for Thursday, January 3, 2013, 1:00-4:00p.m; and Thursday, January 24, 2013, 1:00-4:00p.m. Interested parties and development teams anticipating submitting formal purchase offers are encouraged to participate in the formal Open Houses. In order to make a reservation for the Open Houses, please e-mail Mark Garner, CPED Project Coordinator. Additional property access may also be coordinated through CPED on a case-by-case basis.

Submission Deadline

Offers must be submitted to the City on or before 4:00 P.M., Friday, February 22, 2013. Offers received after this date will not be accepted. Offers must include all of the content requirements specified in the Open Sale Memorandum (OSM) Document in order to be considered complete.

Open Sale Memorandum Documents

Interested parties should monitor this site for any additional information about the Open Sale Memorandum should any new information be released.  Interested parties that are considering submitting an offer are also encouraged to submit an e-mail to Mark Garner, CPED Project Coordinator with the subject line “Interested Party: 807 Broadway NE Open Sale Memorandum.”

Open Sale Memorandum (OSM) Document (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), dated January 22, 2013 (PDF posted 1/23/13)

Additional Attachments to OSM

  1. Consent of Release of Response Data
  2. Final Report by 807 Broadway Task Force (PDF)
  3. ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey by Sunde Land Surveying, dated December 12, 2012 (PDF)
  4. Building Floorplans:
       4.1. 807 Broadway NE Building Floorplan: First Floor (PDF)
       4.2. 807 Broadway NE Building Floorplan: Ground Floor (PDF)
       4.3. 807 Broadway NE Building Floorplan: Second Floor (PDF)
       4.4. 807 Broadway NE Building Floorplan: Third Floor and Partial Fourth Floor (PDF)
  5. Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment by Braun Intertec, dated February 9, 2012 (PDF)
  6. Two Year review of MPS Self-Performed Repairs Only: November 5, 2010-November 5, 2012 (PDF)
  7. Minneapolis Public Works preliminary review of site hydrology and stormwater management conditions (PDF posted 12/21/12)
  8. City of Minneapolis Zoning Maps
       8.1. Base Zoning Map (PDF)
       8.2. Overlay Zoning Map (PDF)
  9. City of Minneapolis Central Avenue Small Area Plan, 2008
  10. East Sector Map of Future Land use from Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth (PDF)
  11. MPS Photographs of Building Roof Conditions, dated December 7, 2012 (PDF)
  12. Minneapolis HPC 2004 Building Inventory Form 807 Broadway St NE (PDF posted 1/23/13)

  13. Industrial Hygiene Assessment by ARS, Dated April 1, 2011 (PDF posted 1/23/13)

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact Mark Garner, CPED Project Coordinator at (612) 673-5037.

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Last updated Jan. 23, 2013