Chicago Construction News staff writer
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (CPD) has published a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) regarding the eventual development of land the city currently owns next to the Kedzie Green Line station.
The Kedzie station, above Lake Street, is in the East Garfield Park community area, next to The Hatchery, a shared commercial kitchen and food business incubator where the Garfield Park Community Council hosts farmers markets.
The planning department is soliciting interest from developers and architects who would eventually like to be invited to be part of a team that executes a development here.
Shortlisted respondents will be invited to form Developer-Design Teams, to present themselves to the community and, upon selection, to create a vision of the Site and a near-term plan to execute vertical development.
The selected Developer-Design Team will implement a vision that best meets the city’s development objectives for the Site, as outlined in Section 3 of this RFQ.
Responsibilities of the Developer-Design Team will include site planning, architectural design, securing entitlements, attracting anchor tenant(s), environmental remediation, and marketing properties to potential users. The selected Developer-Design Team will be expected to initiate vertical development in 2023.