City Issues Request for Interest (RFI) for Former Mirabeau B. Lamar Elementary School Site

City Seeks Housing on Former School Site

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi has issued a Request for Interest (RFI) for the former Mirabeau B. Lamar Elementary School site and additional city-owned parcels in the surrounding neighborhood. The City is seeking one or more experienced real estate development teams to develop housing on the former Lamar school site and additional neighborhood lots.

The Ed Rachal Foundation gifted the former Lamar Elementary School site to the City along with many of the smaller parcels in this RFI. The properties present a unique opportunity to address local housing affordability needs while stabilizing this established neighborhood.

Interested parties must submit a letter of interest addressed to the Planning and Community Development Department located on the second floor of City Hall at 1201 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401.

The letter should provide the following information:

Description of Entity and Experience – A description of the entity submitting the letter of interest must include, if not an individual, the name of all partners, corporate name(s), and dba(s) if applicable, and the pertinent address and telephone number, names and addresses of all investors, shareholders, and officers of the corporation. The description submitted by the purchaser/developer should also provide the following information:

  • A clear statement of the purchaser/developer’s interest in purchasing and redeveloping the space with potential ideas for its reuse – with specific lots identified.
  • A clear statement of the purchaser/developer’s experience in purchasing and redeveloping space.
  • Experience (if any) working with the public sector.
  • Experience (if any) with delivering infill and or affordable housing products.
  • The estimated timeline for development from the date of acquisition.

Submission of Letter of Interest

Letters of interest are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 11.  Letters must be submitted to the City of Corpus Christi Department of Planning and Community Development, City Hall, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.


Any inquiries related to this RFI must be submitted in writing in person or by mail no later than five (5) days before the RFI deadline to:

Daniel McGinn                                                           

Director of Planning and Community Development                

City of Corpus Christi 

1201 Leopard Street

Corpus Christi, Texas 78401


Phone: (361) 826-1614

To view the instructions for submission, visit: Lamar Site RFI.pdf (

For more information, contact Gabriela Morrow, Senior Public Information Officer, at 361 826-3583 or