6 Stanwood Purchase

CAARA Members:

The CAARA Board of Directors has been in talks with the City of Gloucester concerning the purchase of the land and building at 6 Stanwood St, the home of CAARA since almost its founding. As a club member, you probably have many questions, which I will begin to address by sharing with you the thoughts of the board.

January 28, 2013 – Magnolia Historical Society completes purchase Magnolia School House from City of Gloucester for $1,000. Conditions in deed are that the MHS can only sell the property back to the City, and that if the MHS dissolves or does not remain a viable non-for-profit organization, the property reverts back to the City.

June 6, 2013 — 6 Stanwood St declared surplus by the City–no department has a use for the property.

July 23, 2013 — Mayor’s Report to the City Council includes an item on the Consent Agenda “Review and Recommendations for the Disposition of Real Property, RFP13138 re: 6 Stanwood St.” Action by CC: Refer to P&D (Planning and Development committee). No discussion or mention of this item during meeting–approved with balance of items on Consent Agenda.

October 8th, 2013 – Gloucester City Council votes to approve sale of 6 Stanwood St and remove the requirement for the grant of an easement to the owner of 541 Washington St.

MOTION: On a motion by Councilor Verga, seconded by Councilor Whynott, the City Council voted 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 (Tobey) absent, to amend the main motion by ending it at the words, “…minimum bid of $2,300.

MOTION: On a motion by Councilor Verga, seconded by Councilor Hardy, the City Council voted by ROLL CALL 8 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 (Tobey) absent, that the Request for Proposal #13138, as received by the P&D Committee on October 2, 2013 for disposition by sale of the City-owned property at 6 Stanwood Street (Map 111, Lot 8, zoned R-10), is authorized by the City Council pursuant to the terms and conditions of the RFP and pursuant to the Code of Ordinances Sec. 2-3 (a) (2) and 2-3 (a) (4) and MGL c. 30B with a minimum bid of $2,300.

gloucester-ma.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3142 See page 5.

The purchasing agent for the City was directed to issue the RFP for the sale (#13138).

October 23, 2013 – RFP #13138 issued by the City for the disposition of 6 Stanwood St by sale.

November 22, 2013 – RPF submitted at 9:35 AM by Hank W4RIG to purchasing department of the City of Gloucester for bid opening scheduled for Monday, November 25th at 11:00 AM. Only one other bid package requested of purchasing department by Randy Carr, Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

Request for Proposals changes from P&D #13138

RFP #13138 Submission

CAARA Cover letter for 6 Stanwood Bid

CAARA Backgrounder

December 3, 2013 – The City of Gloucester announces the award of the sale of 6 Stanwood Street to CAARA.

Notice of Award


Structure of Sale
The structure of the sale will be based on an RPF from the City that will resemble our current lease.

Gloucester City Council Agenda – July 23, 2013

Gloucester Zoning Ordinance – Community Use

LDC Memo Regarding 6 Stanwood – June 6, 2013

MHS Deed for Blyman School

Signed Lease 12069

ADA Technical Assistance Manual

Stanwood Plan

Stanwood Deed

Stanwood License agreement