The City of Akron is offering to give away a building for free, with one hitch. you have to be able to move it elsewhere. The building at 405 South High Street is a two story brick building built in 1979 and is better known as the Board of Realtors building. The structure occupies one city block bounded by High, Cedar, Broadway, and Selle Streets. Anyone interested in the building, must move it at their own cost.
The City wants the building moved because it needs to construct a 250 car parking lot to serve the new student housing located on adjacent land.
In the event nobody wants the building, it will be demolished.
The entire building including any salvageable contents will become the property of the winning proposal.
Interested parties are asked to submit written proposals to the City of Akron, Bureau of Engineering on the 7th Floor of the Municipal Building, on South High Street until 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 13th . It is anticipated an award will be made by March 18, 2013 with full access to the building at that time.
Proposals should address and meet all of the requirements.
A description of the project along with a detailed plan for complete removal of the building from the site must be submitted by interested parties.
Proposals will be evaluated on the quality of the proposal, including experience of the developer, availability of financing to the developer, and a schedule to complete the building removal by April 30th.