The Town building located at 10 School Avenue was the former Topsfield Highway Garage, used by the public works department and prior to that it was the Topsfield Fire Station, used by the Town's fire department. Currently, the property sits empty. Over the last two years, the Town Administrator, the Select Board and the Economic & Community Development Committee have been working together, with continual input from the community, to determine how Topsfield can make better use of this abandoned space.
In a December 2020 community meeting via Zoom, there was a positive response and overall support from the community to activate the space. During the 2021 Town Meeting, the community approved both the rezoning of the property into the Business Village District and the potential sale of the property. In June 2022, the Town held its first annual Business Development Showcase inviting local developers, realtors and business leaders to learn more about economic development opportunities in Topsfield. Now, in October 2023, the Town is set to embark on the next phase of the project which is the release of the RFP, or Request for Proposal, for the sale and redevelopment of the property. The documents associated with this project and the RFP in general are included at the bottom of this page.
Request for Proposals (RFP)
- Request For Proposals for Reuse of 10 School Avenue Property
- Appendices A through E, I & K
- Appendix H - Community Survey
- Appendix G - Town Profile
- Certificate of Tax Compliance Form
- Certificate of Non-Collusion Form
It is the Bidder’s responsibility to make certain they have received any/all addenda relating to their bid / proposal prior to the bid opening date. If you are downloading a bid we strongly encourage you to notify the Town of Topsfield Purchasing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with the following information. In the event an addendum is issued it will be sent to all bidders who have provided the Town with this information.
NOTE: There will be an information session/site tour of 10 School Avenue Topsfield on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 @11:00AM. No pre-registration required.