Ground Floor Operations & Artist Programming at 505 Clinton
Invest Newark is requesting proposals from firms or individuals to oversee management, operation, and
programming for the café and multipurpose space in at 505 Clinton Avenue. The selected respondent
will be vital to the success of the project and the establishment of 505 Clinton Avenue as a fixture in
Newark’s arts and culture scene.
On behalf of the City of Newark, Invest Newark is overseeing the redevelopment of the city-owned
property at 505 Clinton Avenue. The goal of this redevelopment is to convert a long-vacant former bank
building into a mixed-use property that becomes an anchor for the Clinton Hill Artist Corridor, the
Clinton Hill neighborhood, and the City as a whole. When complete, the property will have (27)
affordable units marketed to artists, a roughly 800 square foot café, a 1,100 square foot performance /
multipurpose space and (10) workspaces in the lower level for residents with businesses to lease for a
long or short term. The property is expected to be completed in January 2021.
The purpose of this RFP is to identify and select the entity or individual that will be responsible for
managing, operating, and programming the café and multipurpose spaces. All respondents, should
provide a proposal that addresses their plan for both the café and multipurpose spaces and how you will
finance the programs / café.