RFP - Buy The Block Phase 2

 Program Overview & Background

The City of Rochester ("the City") is interested in increasing the supply of high-quality single-family homes for owner-occupants through a second phase of the "Buy The Block" program. The City would like to see a wide range of housing options available for homebuyers at various income levels. Through this competitive Request for Proposals ("RFP") the City will identify one or more builders ("Partner Builders") to construct up to thirty (30) new homes to be built in 2024 and subsequently sold to individuals that will commit to being an owner-occupant for no less than a 15-year period. These homes will be built on vacant City-owned properties in two targeted areas in the Southwest quadrant. The first phase of the program focused on a targeted area in the Northeast quadrant (https://cityofrochester.gov/buytheblock/).

To download the RFP, click here>>> (updated September 12, 2023)

Information Session

On September 7, 2023 City Staff will hold an information session via Zoom to present key elements of the RFP and provide Respondents with an opportunity to ask questions. For a recording of the webinar, click here>>>

For a transcript of questions submitted by Respondents and answers from City staff, click here>>>

Submission Information and Deadline

A complete electronic copy of the proposal must be submitted on a USB, jump drive, or via Dropbox or other file sharing website no later than 4:00pm on Friday, October 20, 2023. Please submit your proposal no more than one time, using only one submission method.

A USB or jump drive may be submitted to:

City of Rochester - Department of Neighborhood and Business Development
Attn: Lindsay Nabozny, Senior Community Housing Planner
30 Church Street - Room 005A
Rochester, NY 14614

Proposals submitted via file sharing site may be emailed to Lindsay.Nabozny@CityofRochester.Gov


 Any questions or requests for clarification should be sent in writing to Lindsay Nabozny, Senior Community Housing Planner, at Lindsay.Nabozny@CityofRochester.Gov.