Request for Proposals

The City of Dowagiac is seeking partners for two exciting new development opportunities!   
Deadlines for proposals:  February 21, 2022


Closed - Downtown Apartments Opportunity on Pennsylvania Avenue

This city-owned property is located in Dowagiac's beautiful, classic downtown in the flexible housing overlay/Office Service district.   The overlay will allow the developer a lowered density with many flexible aspects to development.   

See the RFP for Pennsylvania Avenue


Closed - Former Lincoln Elementary School Redevelopment

The city has taken ownership of this beautiful school building with so much potential on 1.346 acres.   The school building is located on a major corridor, amongst a residential neighborhood, and within a very short walking distance of all of the amenities downtown.  We are seeking a partner to develop a residential or mixed-use concept.   A Brownfield Plan is currently active and the city has identified approximately $300,00 in Brownfield eligible activities on the site, along with eligibility for major grant opportunities through MEDC.

See the RFP for the Former Lincoln School Redevelopment