Contact: Brian C. Peterson, AICP
Special Project Manager
City Announces Proposal Received for the Friedrich Building
(June 19, 2019, Red Wing, Minn.) – The City of Red Wing announces that it received one proposal to the advertised Request for Proposals for the city-owned Friedrich Building located at 1176 Oak Street, Red Wing, MN. The proposal was received from Suzanne Blue, 1400 West Sixth Street, Red Wing.
On April 26, 2019, the City of Red Wing advertised that it would consider proposals for the vacant Friedrich Building located at 1176 Oak Street. The building has been vacant since 2008 and has steadily deteriorated. The deadline for proposals was Friday, June 14, 2019, at 3 p.m. and the City received one proposal from Suzanne Blue, 1400 West Sixth Street, Red Wing.
Ms. Blue proposes to explore the development and preservation of the Friedrich Building for the benefit of the Goodhue County Historical Society, to be used compatibly with the adjacent museum and surrounding city park. The general plan is to develop the building for rental space for income to address the utility and maintenance expense with additional space for the future expansion of the Goodhue County Historical Society. She expects an investment of $1.5 to $2 million to come from local philanthropy and grant requests. In addition, some assistance from the City, if deemed appropriate, in lieu of paying for the cost of demolition and environmental remediation.
The matter will be discussed by the City Council at their meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019, in the City Council Chambers at Red Wing City Hall. The City Council will decide if they wish to further explore Ms. Blue’s proposal. This meeting is open to the public.
The City of Red Wing is dedicated to the ongoing health and wellbeing of its residents. With its tradition of growth, stability, and innovation, city leadership continues to maintain a proactive approach and a firm commitment to businesses, history, natural resources and, most importantly, the Red Wing community.