Location: Medina, MN

Uptown Hamel Market Analysis and Redevelopment Feasibility Study

Submission Deadline: May 2, 2022

Full RFP:

The City of Medina, in partnership with Hennepin County Housing and Economic Development, invites you to respond to this request for proposals (“RFP”) for economic development consulting services focused in the Uptown Hamel area of the City of Medina.

Redevelopment and improvement in Uptown Hamel has been a priority in the City’s planning over the past 15 years. Significant investments have been made in street, utility, sidewalk, and lighting improvements using with Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and property owner assessments. However even with these improvements, redevelopment in Uptown Hamel has been limited. The purpose of this contract is to create an actionable plan of how the City can best support improvements and expansions in Uptown Hamel. The plan must be tailored to the local conditions of Uptown Hamel and include local perspective. The anticipated award of the contract is June 7.

Project Goals
The purpose of this RFP is to create an action plan that the City and property owners will use to guide revitalization and redevelopment in Uptown Hamel. Objectives include:

  • Conduct a market study analyzing the current conditions and projected demand for different uses in Uptown Hamel.
  • Complete a redevelopment feasibility analysis considering potential commercial/retail, professional office, mixed use and housing development.
  • Identify economic constraints and other development barriers in Uptown Hamel.
  • Provide recommendations to address those barriers to realize redevelopment and infill opportunities desired by community.

How to Apply
Interested consulting firms should submit their proposal via email to Dusty Finke at by May 2, 2022 at 8:00 AM , with subject line “Uptown Hamel RFP Application: [insert business name].” Please refer to the full RFP for proposal requirements.

All questions shall be directed to Planning Director Dusty Finke at 763-473-8846 or via e-mail at