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Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 11:20pm

The City of Newport is seeking proposals from qualified individuals, firms, partnerships, and corporations interested in purchasing and re-platting and developing City owned 2.2 acres of land. The property is located between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue at 11th Street and consists of two parcels with PIDs and
This site was home to the former Public Works site (1101 5th Avenue). Washington County conducted a Phase 1 environmental Audit on the site in 2005. The Estimated Market Value of the land for property tax purposes is shown as $169,000.
The property can be subdivided into as many as nine lots as a PUD. Municipal water and sewer are available along both streets. Proposals must include a narrative of your redevelopment intensions, a realistic proposed purchase price, examples structure types (photos and plans), a $5,000 escrow, and other information that may help the City determine a qualified purchaser of this land.
Proposals must be presented by 11 a.m. on November 5, 2013. in a sealed package addressed to City Administrator, City Hall, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055.
The City Council may select the proposer best suited for the needs of the City solely, and may choose to waive any irregularities.
Interested persons are encouraged to call or email Deb Hill, City Administrator, at 651-556-4600 or
The escrow from unsuccessful proposers will be returned following Council decision to begin negotiations with a selected proposer.
Dated this 9th day of October, 2013.
Deb Hill
City Administrator