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Bid Number: 2023-TON-0426
Bid Title: RFP - Workforce Affordable Rental Housing Development at 135 & 137 Orange Street.
Category: Request For Proposals
Status: Closed
Bid Recipient: Procurement Office


The Town of Nantucket Affordable Housing Trust Fund (the “Trust”) is seeking proposals from qualified developers for the development and ongoing management of no more than thirty-two (32) units of workforce rental housing consistent with Section 139-8D of the Nantucket Zoning Bylaws on the property owned by the Trust  located at 135 and 137 Orange Street, Nantucket, as shown on the Plans and Maps included in Attachment A  and more particularly described in the Deeds attached hereto as Attachment B (the “Property”).  The Property also has the benefit of a twenty-five foot (25’) wide access easement over a portion of 141 Orange Street as described in the Grant of Easement attached hereto as Attachment C. The Property contains a total of thirty-four thousand seven-hundred and forty-six 34,746 ± square feet.  The parcel of land located at 135 Orange Street contains 14,374 ± square feet and the parcel of land at 137 Orange Street contains 20,372 ± square feet.  The Trust intends to enter into a long-term ground lease and a development agreement with the selected proposer requiring the developer to construct affordable workforce housing thereon and restricting the use of the Property for such purposes. All units created must be eligible for inclusion on Nantucket’s Subsidized Housing Inventory as maintained by the Department of Housing & Community Development.

The purpose of this RFP is to select a developer with demonstrated experience and capacity to develop and manage a residential development project that best addresses the needs and goal of the community as described in this RFP.  The Trust anticipates that proposers and/or members of their respective development teams will have demonstrated successful experience with developing and maintaining affordable rental housing, as well as the programs providing subsidy and services for such development.


The deadline to submit Proposals for Workforce Affordable Rental Housing Development at 135 & 137 Orange Street Project is Friday, October 4th, 2023 at 3:00PM at the Town of Nantucket Procurement Office, 37Washington Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, Attn: Brian Turbitt, Chief Procurement Officer. 



Publication Date/Time:
4/26/2023 8:00 PM
Publication Information:
Central Register, Inquirer & Mirror, COMMBUYS
Closing Date/Time:
10/4/2023 3:00 PM
Submittal Information:
M.G.L. Ch. 30B - Real Property
Bid Opening Information:
Addendum Date/Time:
July 31, 2023 at 8:00PM
Pre-bid Meeting:
May 24, 2023 at 1:00PM
Contact Person:
Procurement Office
37 Washington Street
Nantucket MA, 02554
Download Available:
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Plan & Spec Available:
To register as a potential respondent and obtain the documents, please register on the bid posting of this RFP on the Town of Nantucket website ( with your name, organization, contact e-mail and phone number.
Business Hours:
M-F 8AM to 4PM
Fax Number:
(508) 228-7218
Plan Holders List:
Upon Request
All inquiries should be made via e-mail and directed to no later than 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 26th, 2023. Inquiries should have a subject line entitled: 135 & 137 Orange Street Nantucket Housing RFP Inquiry.

Interested proposers are strongly encouraged to attend an on-site briefing session on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nantucket Public Safety Facility, 4 Fairgrounds Road, Nantucket, MA 02554. Registration to attend the briefing is required no later than 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. To register, or for additional information related to the site visit, please send an e-mail to

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