As provided under the City-Owned Properties website (please click here), the City has taken ownership to two (2) properties through the tax-sale process in the Fall of 2022. The City has commenced its disposition process of those two properties on Monday, July 28, 2023.
In the disposition of City-owned properties, the City is looking for applicants who are going to invest in the properties by elevating the quality of the structure and returning the building to a state where it will be a positive contributor to their respected neighborhood.
The City anticipates the application process to be competitive, and therefore, only complete and thorough applications will be considered. Applications that fail to provide details, where appropriate, about the proposed project will likely be rejected, and may be afforded the opportunity to be supplemented. One sentence, generic answers stating and/or describing the intended proposal are not acceptable; therefore, applicants should thoroughly summarize the work they are intending to perform.
Not, the City-Owned Properties Program is not a “highest-bid-auction” and all offers will be given full consideration. Once the application deadline passes, and should the City and RRA pass on retaining the property, the City-Owned Properties Committee may convene and select applicants they wish to hear a presentation from about their proposed project. After the presentations for each property concludes, the Committee will recommend a sale of the property to the Board of Aldermen for final approval. For clarification purposes, the City has the discretion to hear
Properties Currently for Sale
Beginning Monday, July 28, 2023, the City will begin accepting applications for the following two (2) properties:
- 63 Forest Street
- 18 Gay Street
Additional information relating to each property can be found in the property’s individual profile (please click here), as well as directly below. Please take note of the information below, as that information shall serve as a supplement to the aforementioned property profiles. All of the provided information should be taken into consideration when submitting an application to be reviewed by the City-Owned Properties Committee.
The City will accept applications under the date provided below for each property:
- 63 Forest Street — Friday, September 8, 2023 @ 4:00 PM
- 18 Gay Street — Friday, September 8, 2023 @ 4:00 PM
When properties are available, applicants may submit their application online by clicking here. Cover letters or any other formal correspondence shall be addressed to the City’s purchasing agent, Sara Magro (see below). Applications shall be submitted by 4:00 PM on Friday, September 8, 2023.
The City of Rutland’s Clerk Office
c/o Sara Magro, Purchasing Agent
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 969, Rutland, VT 05702
Physical Address: 52 Washington Street, Rutland, VT 05701
Due to safety concerns and hazardous conditions, the City will NOT be conducting an open house regarding the property at 63 Forest Street.
The City will be conducting an open house regarding the property at 18 Gay Street on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 10:00 AM.
- Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
All applicants must have signed a waiver liability on file prior to entering a property, and shall only enter a property under the supervision of City Staff.
- 63 Forest Street
- The structure at 63 Forest Street has more or less imploded, and therefore, will likely need to be demolished.
- There are potential contamination issues relating to this property.
- 18 Gay Street
- The Structure at 18 Gay Street is a mobile home.