Roswell Plaza, affectionately known locally as the Southern Skillet after a beloved breakfast establishment, was acquired by the City of Roswell in early 2016. The DDA executed a lease for the property soon after, for the purpose of management and the pursuing redevelopment of the property. Since that time we have been in the process of developing and executing, first a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and then a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify a team to acquire and redevelop this site.
On Thursday, April 27th the Downtown Development Authority directors voted unanimously to select The Beecham Group as their choice to enter into negotiations with regarding the redevelopment and acquisition of the property. After over 16 months of working through many alternative concepts with the Beecham team, a final plan and offer was presented. Upon reviewing the plan & offer, the DDA voted unanimously on September 25 to turn down the offer. Please read our blog post here with more information on how that difficult decision was reached.
After meeting with the Mayor and City Council on October 6 in a join work session the DDA, the Mayor and City Council instructed the DDA to move forward with the issuance of a new RFP. The RFP calls for a fast-paced turn around for submissions of just two weeks.