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Request for Proposals Sought for Development of Mixed-Income Housing in Ames

Post Date:03/08/2017 11:30 AM
The City of Ames is accepting proposals from qualified and experienced housing developers interested in partnering with the City of Ames to construct mixed-income housing in Ames.

Through the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, the City of Ames has secured ownership of a 10-plus acre tract of infill land located at 321 State Ave. in west Ames. The land is the site of the former Ames Middle School. The tract of land is also located in the City’s first Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA), which will allow for a greater flexibility in the development of mixed-income housing units.

The City of Ames encourages the submission of proposals from developers, builders, and non-profit organizations to develop a subdivision and to construct housing units that are affordable to lower-income families and market-rate families. The Request for Proposal document is available on the City’s website at The deadline for submission is 2 p.m. (local time) on Tuesday, April 18.

For more information, contact Housing Coordinator Vanessa Baker-Latimer via email at or via phone at 515.239.5400.
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