Proposals now being accepted for parking garage purchase

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Tacoma Public Schools is now accepting proposals to purchase Parcel #200907-0020, commonly known as the Rialto Garage, which is located at 909-915 Market St. in downtown Tacoma. The property consists of .28 acres and includes a four-story parking garage. Proposals are due by 2 p.m. on March 5 and must be submitted online.

Proposals should address the community benefit of the buyer’s intended use. While the district will entertain any proposal, the preferred responses to the Request for Expression of Interest will include at least one of the following objectives:

  • Increase practice and performance space for dance and theater.
  • Increase space for public arts programming in the downtown community.
  • Include creative mixed use that ideally includes affordable housing and addresses the City of Tacoma’s North Downtown Subarea Plan.
  • Maintain or strategically add to the downtown core’s parking capacity.

Interested parties can download the Request for Expression of Interest through the Tacoma Public Schools online system, Bonfire, which can be accessed from the TPS Purchasing Department webpage (www.tacomaschools.org/purchasing) or going directly to: https://tacoma.bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab=openOpportunities.

For questions about the property, please submit via Bonfire or contact Strategic Program Analyst Alicia Lawver at alawver@tacoma.k12.wa.us or (253) 571-3322.

For questions about the Bonfire system or how to submit responses to the Request for Expression of Interest, contact Cheri Estrada, TPS Purchasing Department, at cestrad@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

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