2-acre downtown parking lot to be listed for sale

Parking lot with no cars

A city-owned parking lot near Grand Avenue mall and the Wisconsin Center convention facility will again be listed for sale — marking the latest in a series of attempts to attract development to the property.

The Department of City Development plans to issue this month a request for proposals for the 2-acre site, which is south of W. Wisconsin Ave., between N. 4th and N. 5th streets. The land would be sold at market rate, with department officials still obtaining an appraisal of its estimated value.

The department has received inquiries from several prospective developers about the lot, in part because of plans to expand the downtown streetcar service next to the property, said department spokesman Jeff Fleming.

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