The Bloom School Development – Request for Qualifications

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Request for Qualifications: The Bloom School Development

Due Date: August 11, 2023


The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (The Port) is seeking qualified developers to partner on the residential, or mixed-use, conversion of the Bloom School in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood. The property is located at the highly visible corner of Bank and Baymiller Streets. The Port and West End Community believe this pivotal site will spur catalytic investment throughout the neighborhood.

Linked below is the Request for Qualification packet with details regarding submission requirements and applicable deadlines. Development qualifications should speak to experience, vision, and portfolio of similar types of projects.


Any questions regarding this RFQ can be submitted to Brian Ogawa at

Each bidder should contact Brady Melton at to arrange access to the site to fully acquaint themselves with the existing conditions and the neighborhood.

The RFQ will be governed by the following schedule:

  • Submission Due: August 11, 2023
    Anticipated Award: Late August

All submissions must be received August 11, 2023 by 4:00 pm at the address shown below. Proposals must be submitted digitally in a singular document titled, “ ‘OfferorName’/Bloom School Development Proposal.” The proposal must be signed by a person who has the legal authority to contractually bind the Offeror. Unsigned submissions will be deemed non-responsive and will not be reviewed by Port staff.

The Port
Attn: Brian Ogawa
3 East 4th Street Suite 300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202