• Holcomb
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Project Overview

The City of Detroit is seeking proposals from qualified entities for two development opportunities in Northwest Detroit:
  • Adaptive reuse of the vacant Holcomb Elementary School located at 18100 Bentler Street
  • Rehabilitation of single-family homes and maintenance of vacant lots to stabilize a portion of the Old Redford neighborhood

Both projects are located in Old Redford, north of McNichols Road and east of Lahser Road, near the Grand River corridor and the vibrant commercial area that is home to local businesses such as Sweet Potato Sensations, Motor City Java House, and the Redford Theatre.

Project Area Map

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To be considered, all proposals must be received by 5:00 EST on Friday, December 15, 2017. Check this website for updated resources and answers to questions, and contact holcomb@detroitmi.gov for any additional information regarding this RFP or to be added to the contact list.


October 31 at 1:00: Optional Pre-Submission Conference for Holcomb School 
October 31 at 2:30: Optional Pre-Submission Conference for Old Redford Neighborhood 

Pre-Submission Conference Presentation Slides

November 3: Holcomb School and Neighborhood Site Visit 

Developers will be able to access the interior of the Holcomb School from 1:00-2:00 on Friday, November 3. Please bring a signed Right of Access form, available in the Resources section, and meet near the south end of the school off of Bentler Street. City staff will be available for a walk-through of the Old Redford Neighborhood Revitalization project area beginning at 2:00 in front of the Holcomb School.

December 1: Deadline for submitting questions
December 15 at 5:00: Submission deadline for RFP responses


March 19, 2018

An overview of the proposals received for adaptive reuse of the Holcomb School will be presented on Monday, March 19th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the basement meeting room of the Redford Branch Library, 21200 Grand River Avenue. The presentation slides are available here and in the Resources section.