City Surplus Property

Request for Proposals for Surplus Property

surplus property signThe City of Paducah, Kentucky is requesting sealed proposals for the purchase and transfer of surplus real property.  Scroll down for more information about each property.  Also, look for the blue and orange sign (pictured) in the yard.

Evaluation of the bids will be based upon the following considerations:  housing construction/rehabilitation & occupancy; priority to owner occupancy; level of investment; Comprehensive Plan compliance (highest & best use); priority to abutting property owner for remnant parcels; and the bid amount.

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.    

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Proposals must include at a minimum the following information:

  • Completed Bid form indicating the intended use and bid offer (Minimum offer considered $325)
  • Total Investment anticipated over the next 2 years
  • Detailed description of the proposed improvements and how the property will be used
  • Description of landscape improvements
  • Project timeline (improvement must be completed within 2 years) 

If selected, the following additional information must be submitted within 30 days:

  • Detailed construction or rehabilitation 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.
  • Landscape plan drawings.
  • 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 on the outside.  Persons interested in submitting a sealed proposal for more than one property must submit a separate written offer for each property. Proposals can be mailed to The City of Paducah, Planning Department, P. O. Box 2267, City Hall, Paducah, KY 42002-2267.

For additional information, please call 270-444-8690.  All such sealed proposals must be submitted to the Planning Department prior to 4:00 PM, local time on Monday, October 28, 2019.  All proposals will be opened on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 4:15 PM in the City of Paducah Commission Chambers.

The City of Paducah reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.  

Available Properties

Click each address for information about the property including lot dimensions, zoning information, and an aerial map.  

342 Ashbrook Avenue 507 Harahan Boulevard 1412 Madison Street 623 McKinley
164 Clements Street 508 Harahan Boulevard 1437 Martin Luther King Drive 504 North 16th Street
620 Fountain Avenue 341 Hays Avenue 1609 Martin Luther King Drive 510 North 16th Street
633 Fountain Avenue 1909 Hendricks Street 1615 Martin Luther King Drive 514 North 16th Street
501 Harahan Boulevard 1404 Madison Street 1645 Martin Luther King Drive 617 North 16th Street

General Process for Obtaining Property

The City of Paducah has acquired properties through the years by donations, code enforcement, grants, and a variety of other reasons. If you are interested in obtaining a property from the City of Paducah, contact the Planning Department at 270-444-8690.  

Control of City properties are handled by one of three entities: the City of Paducah, Urban Renewal & Community Development Agency (URCDA), or Paducah Main Street. If the City of Paducah is the listed owner, then a proposal will need to be made to the City Commission. If the owner is URCDA or Main Street, then a proposal will need to be made to the appropriate board. These two boards are made up of private citizens appointed by the Mayor and Commission.

Paducah Main Street generally controls the sale of properties in LowerTown and downtown. URCDA oversees the transactions in the Fountain Avenue project area, and also controls several properties throughout city limits. For more information on LowerTown properties, visit Paducah Main Street. For more information on Fountain Avenue properties, visit the Fountain Avenue Neighborhood Project.

The process for obtaining a property is essentially the same for all three entities. Once you have identified a desired public property, a proposal must be developed and submitted to the respective board for consideration. Planning staff will assist you in getting your proposal to the appropriate board. All proposal requirements must be met and a complete proposal submitted to the board before it will be considered. In general, the requirements must include at a minimum: a narrative of the project outlining the intended use of the property; the proposed purchase price; detailed rehab or construction plans with floor plans, elevations, and landscaping; a firm third party detailed estimate of construction costs from an engineer, architect, or contractor; a project timeline; and proof of financial ability to complete the project from a lending institution.

Transfer of property will be based on the best-evaluated future use of the property, highest bid, and compliance with applicable codes.  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.  For additional information, please call the Planning Department at 270-444-8690.  The City of Paducah reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.