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Developers & Nonprofits Invited to Submit Proposals to Redevelop Emerson Elementary Site

Post Date:11/09/2016 9:59 AM

The City of Marion and Marion Independent School District are partnering to facilitate the redevelopment of the Emerson Elementary property located at 1400 10th Avenue in Marion.

With the construction of Longfellow Elementary well underway, Emerson Elementary is expected to be vacated at the end of the current school year. The City and School District are jointly seeking proposals from developers, commercial interests, or nonprofit entities to redevelop the property to its highest use.

The ideal firm must demonstrate the technical experience, financial strength, and proven ability to effectively redevelop the property; cognizant of the input gathered from community members and interested in enhancing the fully developed neighborhood.

A copy of the Request for Proposals can be obtained by clicking on Public Notices at

Responses shall be submitted to John Donner, Business Manager for Marion Independent School District, 777 South 15th Street, Marion, Iowa 52302. Questions can be directed to him at 319-377-4691 ext. 1102 or email.

Responses are due by Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Proposals are expected to be initially reviewed by a subcommittee, with a recommendation submitted to the School Board within 30 days of the proposal due date.

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