Department of Planning and Development Banner

LeClaire Revitalization RFQ

Le Claire Courts

The Department of Planning and Development, in collaboration with the Chicago Housing Authority, is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from development teams interested in the LeClaire Courts site on Chicago's southwest side. The goal of the RFQ is to secure a qualified developer that can maximize the potential of the site's 36 acres of vacant land.

While CHA is open to a range of proposals, including commercial, retail, and light industrial and manufacturing, the selected developer should plan to include a minimum of 183 public housing units, either on the LeClaire site or off-site in designated nearby areas

Located in Chicago's Garfield Ridge community area in the 22nd Ward, the site is bounded by the Stevenson Expressway to the north, West 45th Street to the south, South Lavergne Avenue to the west and South Cicero Avenue to the east. LaClaire Courts was a series of two-story row-houses that totaled 616 units dating back to the 1950s. In 2011, residents were located off-site and the homes were demolished.

The selected respondent will assume responsibility of the overall development process. Completion of the entire redevelopment in a timely fashion is critical, but CHA is open to a phased development approach.

KEY DATES:

RFP Release: Friday, March 24, 2017

Pre-Submittal Conference:
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9 a.m.
Chicago Housing Authority
Department of Procurements and Contracts
60 E. Van Buren St., 13th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Request for Clarifications/Information Deadline: Friday, April 14 at 12 p.m. CT

Due Date: Monday, April 24 at 12 p.m. CT

Oral Presentations: Anticipated during the third week of May