City of Gloucester to Seek Proposals

Gloucester, MA – The city of Gloucester is moving forward with plans to create new jobs and tax revenues through the redevelopment of the 10.6-acre former Fuller School site.

The city issued a request for proposals (RFP) from potential bidders just two weeks after the Gloucester City Council approved the sale of the Fuller School property. That RFP opens the door for Gloucester to reap revenues from the sale of the unused site and to weigh different options from developers for projects that could bring employment opportunities, new tax dollars, and community uses to the site.

Potential developers will have 60 days to respond to the RFP. Bids will be made public so that the community and elected officials will have the opportunity to weigh in prior to any decision. The city has the right to reject bids if they do not meet requirements. The Fuller School stopped serving as a Gloucester school in 2008.