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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

City Staff Announces Timeline for VA Homes Project

The city has released a working timeline for the Tower Park VA Homes project/FTM file

by Gina Holt
FTM City Reporter 

City staff met with the Kentucky Heritage Council and a team of engineers last week to discuss the logistics of obtaining bids from developers, as well as to establish a working timeline for the project's completion:

Oct. 2, 2014 – Legal notice soliciting interest from qualified developers to be advertised and letters sent to prospective developers.

Oct. 16, 2014 – Letters of interest from qualified developers due.

Oct. 16-31, 2014 – City in conjunction with CT Engineering creates a list of qualified developers.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2014 – Qualified developers prepare their bids.

Nov. 1-15, 2014 – Provide access to site for qualified developers.

Jan. 5, 2015 – Bids are due.

Jan. 5-16, 2015 – CT Engineering reviews bids and prepares recommendation to city.

Jan. 20, 2015 – City awards bid contingent upon VA’s approval.

Jan. 23, 2015 – City submits request to VA for approval to accept bidder’s abatement contractor and proposed cost of abatement.

March 23, 2015 – Estimated approval date from VA for approval to accept bidder’s abatement contractor. City authorizes bidder to proceed with abatement.

Aug. 24, 2015 – Completion date for abatement.

Aug. 26, 2015 – City submits request for approval of abatement work and the establishment of a date to transfer property from VA to City to Developer.

Nov. 20, 2015 – Estimated date for transfer of ownership to City then immediately to bidder.

Nov. 23, 2015 – Work can begin to restore and rehabilitate structures.

Fall, 2016 – Homes to be occupied.


  1. It would be very helpful to find out if there is a place where people can get on a waiting list to purchase one of these houses.

  2. I would also like to get on this list, if there is one. Do you know how to get on this list?