Current Request for Bids and Proposals

Request for Proposal: Sale of Five (5) Residential Parcels of Land - Becker 2nd Addition
Date Issued: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Submittal Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2017, 4:00pm
The City of Delano and Delano Economic Development Authority are seeking proposals for the purchase and development of five single family parcels of land located on Merriman Drive, within the Becker Second Addition. These parcels will be sold for residential development. The parcels may be purchase individually or collectively.
This Request for Proposal will be published in the Delano Herald Journal on July 14, 2017 and July 21, 2017.  Submittal deadline is Monday, July 31, 2017, at 4:00pm. Please direct questions to Phil Kern, City Administrator, by email at

** Questions regarding the bid documents:

Please direct questions regarding the bid documents to Phil Kern, City Administrator, by email at In an effort to keep all potential bidders informed, all questions will be posted on this site with answers listed in italics.

Are there any home size requirements or architectural guidelines for these lots?  Block 2 looks suitable for full basement walk out lots.  Is Block 1 suitable for full basements?

Attached is the grading plan. Two of the lots in Block 2 are eligible for walkouts.  The remaining three lots are full basement sites. Small utilities are scheduled to be install prior to bid submittal – gas, electric, cable, and phone.  There is no expectation for the buyer to be responsible for that. Final plat is recorded and not the responsibility of the buyer.  We will amend 9.4 to clear that up. (Responded 7/18/17) 

Who will handle the closing on these lots?

The City will close the sale of the properties at Watermark Title, 1300 Babcock Blvd., Suite 201, Delano, MN. (Responded 7/13/17)

What is the assessment on these lots for specifically and is there an estimate of the charges per lot?

The requirement to pay an assessment in the purchase agreement is designed to recover the City’s infrastructure costs in the event the purchaser does not build a residential unit on the site.  If a residential unit is built, the owner will pay the standard SAC, WAC, and other infrastructure charges at the time of purchasing a building permit and there will be no assessment or further charges.  In the event a residential unit is not built within two years, the owner will be assessed those same SAC, WAC, and infrastructure charges on the property.  

How will realtor fees be handled?

Any realtor fees should be listed on the bid form in the Additional Terms section.  We have no problem paying out realtor fees, but did not include that in the base transaction. The City will be evaluating based on net proceeds.  (Responded 7/13/17)