The City of Minneapolis wants redevelopment ideas for a former fire station that was built in 1940 – but it can't be torn down.
The city is asking for proposals that would keep the building's historic nature, but repurpose it into something to add to the neighborhood – like small-scale retail, commercial or office space.
The two-story fire station is valued at $230,000.
The Star Tribune notes the fire station is located in the Folwell neighborhood – one of the "most economically depressed segments" of Minneapolis.
Redevelopment proposals for the 0.38-acre property must be submitted by Feb. 26. The city council is expected to pick a plan in April.
Many of the city's former fire stations have been torn down, according to the Extra Alarm Association of the Twin Cities.