City Surplus Property

Request for Proposals for Surplus Property

Process for May 2022 Request for Proposalssurplus property sign

The City of Paducah, Kentucky is requesting sealed proposals for the purchase and transfer of available real property for redevelopment.  Property will only be sold if immediate development is proposed and the probability of such activity is high. 

All property is sold “as is” and with no implied warranty of clear title.  The buyer is responsible for ensuring clear title prior to purchase.  If the purchaser decides to purchase without the benefit of a title exam, a quitclaim deed will be granted.

To be considered for these properties, bidders must be current on City taxes and have no existing liens on any property currently owned in the City of Paducah.  

The address, lot dimensions, zoning information, and an aerial map of each property are available below.  

Proposals must include at a minimum the following information:

  • Completed Bid form indicating the intended use and bid offer.  Minimum bid for the property is $1.  Upon acceptance of your bid you will be responsible for paying the cost of deed preparation and recording.  Should you request a title exam you will be responsible for paying that cost as well.
  • Detailed description of the proposed improvements and how the property will be used. 
  • Detailed construction plans.  All changes and improvements necessary both to meet code requirements as well as to provide for the intended use must be specified and detailed. As an incentive to purchase the lot, the City has several single-family home plans that may be used at no cost to the buyer. Any modifications to the plans will be at the buyer’s expense.  An artist rendering of a front façade and floor plans can be found on the surplus property page.
  • Detailed description of landscape improvements. (Landscape Plan drawings may be required.)
  • Project timeline (improvements must be completed within 2 years).
  • Cost Estimate of improvements by a knowledgeable & experienced third-party professional, e.g. an engineer, architect or experienced contractor. Complex projects should be broken down by cost centers.
  • Proof of financial ability to complete the project in an amount matching the estimated costs. Proof must be in the form of a letter of credit, loan commitment, proof of cash on hand, or some other proof of financial ability acceptable to the City. Grants or special financing must be listed but cannot count toward financial ability unless a copy of the award notice or other acceptable guarantee is provided.

All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Sealed Bid” with the address of the property and the bidder's name and contract information.  Persons interested in submitting a proposal for more than one property must submit a separate written offer for each property.

Proposals may be submitted in person or mailed to

City of Paducah, Planning Department
300 South 5th Street
Paducah, KY 42003

The City of Paducah reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.  For additional information, call the Planning Department at 270-444-8690.  All sealed bids must be received in the Planning Department prior to 4 p.m. CST on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.  All proposals will be opened on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 9 a.m. CST in the City of Paducah Commission Chambers.

All bids will be evaluated by a point system.  Any bid scoring less than 100 total points will be considered incomplete.  Incomplete bids will be rejected and returned to the bidder.

Proposal Scoring System and Requirements
Proposal Bid Form
Sample Documents to Help Prepare Your Proposal

 

House Plans

As an incentive to purchase the lot, the City has several single-family home plans that may be used at no cost to the buyer. Any modifications to the plans will be at the buyer’s expense.  An artist rendering of a front façade and floor plans can be found in the House Plans Booklet

 

Available Properties

List of Addresses and Corresponding Neighborhoods

Click Surplus Property Book for information about each property including lot dimensions, zoning information, and an aerial map.  

Map Showing Available Surplus Property Locations