Request for Proposals
The Town of Andover has appointed a selection committee charged with seeking a qualified developer to acquire and redevelop the former Town Yard site in the heart of the Historic Mill District (HMD). The site, consisting of several parcels owned by the Town of Andover, is available for purchase by a developer selected pursuant to the community authored Request for Proposals (RFP). The site, which totals approximately three acres, forms an important development site for the Town given its proximity to the MBTA Commuter Rail station, the Shawsheen River and downtown Andover. Located at the center of the recently rezoned HMD, the Town Yard offers a unique opportunity for Transit-Oriented, Mixed-Use development. The community seeks to replace a tired industrial use with vibrant, attractive development that links the downtown to transit and provides a vital anchor for a revitalized Historic Mill District. For the anticipated redevelopment of the former Town Yard to be truly successful, it should catalyze, support, and facilitate district-wide improvements. The Town of Andover and its residents have undertaken an extensive community process to identify elements that should be prioritized in a new development on this site and look forward to seeing them come to fruition.