Updated: Thursday, 08 Nov 2012, 12:58 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 08 Nov 2012, 10:55 AM EST
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- The City of New Haven is looking to turn four parking lots in the Wooster Square neighborhood into four multi-family homes.
The city is seeking bids for the purchase and development of the underutilized lots.
494 Chapel Street, 109 Olive Street, 176 Chesnut Street and 9 Brown Street are all owned by the city and located in the Wooster Square Historic District, so anything built must be designed and constructed in accordance with requirements.
To learn about the historic district, visit: www.cityofnewhaven.com
"These parking lots are not well used right now. Selling these lots will produce revenue for the City and will help provide new housing for families in a beautiful historic area," Mayor John DeStefano said in a press release.
Bids are due before noon on November 14 and will be reviewed by a five member committee of representatives from the Board of Alderman, City staff and Wooster Square residents.
A recommendation will then be made to Erik Johnson, the Executive Director of the Livable City Initiative, and finally submitted to the Board of Alderman for final review and approval.
Selection criteria include experience with historic projects similar in nature, past performance, proposal completeness and compliance, references, purchase price and the estimated development schedule, according to a press release.