Department of Planning and Development Banner

1721 W. Greenleaf Ave., Former Engine Co. #102 Firehouse

Engine Co 16

UPDATED March 21, 2017

The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) requests the submission of proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the former Fire Department Engine Co. #102 station in Rogers Park. The site represents an excellent development opportunity for new uses. Constructed in 1915, the building has been vacant since 2009, when fire department operations were relocated to a larger, modern facility.

Property Type: Vacant, two-story former firehouse

Street Address: 1721 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Ward/Alderman: 49th/Joe Moore

Goals and Objectives:

The City is flexible in terms of the specific type of development, though respondents must respect the existing land uses and architecture of the surrounding area when submitting proposals. Projects that require a zoning change will be considered, however the City is not obligated to make such a change. Proposals should preserve the historically significant exterior elements and basic structure of the building.

Site Description:     

PIN: 11-31-212-009-0000
Size: 8,934 square feet (land); 6,323 square feet (building)
Frontage: 64 feet
Zoning: RT-4

Target Price:

$315,000. The target price is not a minimum bid; applicants are advised that purchase price is a key component of the City’s evaluation.

Good Faith Deposit:

10 percent of target price. Half will be credited to the purchase at closing and half will be held as a performance deposit to be refunded upon issuance of a Certificate of Completion. The good faith deposit must be provided in the form of a cashier’s check, certified check or a letter of credit. 

Evaluation and Selection:
The City will review the proposals based on the evaluation criteria and submission requirements outlined in this RFP. Among the criteria to be considered will be the completeness of the submission, purchase price, quality of the development proposal, responsiveness to the goals of the RFP, appropriateness of the proposed use relative to the surrounding community, proposed design including reuse of historical elements of the structure, and the experience and financial capacity of the development team. 

Key Dates:

Release of Request for Proposals: Feb. 6, 2017

Additional Property Open House:
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., April 4, 2017.

Pre-Submittal Conference: 2 p.m., March 1, 2017

Response Due Date: April 21, 2017


RFP cover
 1721 W. Greenleaf Ave. RFP

Printed Copies:

City Hall
Department of Planning and Development
121 N. LaSalle St. #1000
Chicago, IL