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Bank of America Building

Brookland Park Boulevard • Six Points • Highland Park

In 2019, the MWCLT Richmond Land Bank received its first donated property: a former Bank of America branch building and its attached parking lot on East Brookland Park Boulevard. We contracted with Storefront for Community Design at Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC) to engage the Highland Park community around what they want to see in this space. Storefront conducted community meetings and surveys to find out what community members' priorities are, and provided suggestions for future engagement and development of the property.​ Click here to read the community engagement report.

MWCLT Staff have opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) based on these community priorities.

Here are some key takeaways from the RFP:

  • The building only will be sold to the successful applicant(s); MWCLT will retain ownership of the lot in perpetuity. 

    • This arrangement will reduce the annual property taxes for the applicant and ensure that the building’s use will remain in alignment with community priorities. 

  • There is a 20 space parking lot which will be leased to the successful applicant on an annual basis.

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to tailor their proposals to address the following 5 uses, identified by residents of Northside as top priorities: 

    • Grocery / Farmer’s Market 

    • Restaurant Business 

    • Coffee Shop / Cafe / Bakery 

    • Community Center Business 

    • Doctor’s Office / Preventative Health Business 

  • The building is assessed at $212,000 and applicants are encouraged to bid competitively.

Timeline of important dates:

  • 6/4/2021: RFP announcement

  • 6/15/2021: Virtual information session for potential applicants (registration at bottom of page)

  • 6/19/2021: Summary of information session published

  • 8/2/2021: Responses due

  • 8/25/2021: Respondents present at virtual public Citizens Advisory Panel meeting

  • 11/3/2021: Citizens Advisory Panel recommends end user at virtual public meeting

  • 11/15/2021: Board of Directors votes on CAP recommendation; if approved, development agreement to be signed

View the full RFP below, then register for the June 15th virtual information session by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal but need additional support, connections to resources, or early feedback on your idea, please fill out this form and MWCLT staff will be in touch.

Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, June 15th, 5:30pm

If you are interested in purchasing and redeveloping the Bank of America building, please attend this virtual public information session. We will go over the RFP with you and answer any general questions. If you cannot attend, we will release a summary of the session on June 19th. Please contact us with any specific questions you may have.