Potala Market Place is currently accepting proposals to develop, design, launch, and operate a new commercial kitchen and processing plant in downtown Everett. The commercial kitchen and processing plant will be used for the production and distribution of value-added products from the agricultural community and as a training kitchen. It will also provide space as an incubator for new food-related businesses.
Potala Market Place is a mixed-use development located in Everett, Washington, on Grand Ave. from Wall St. to Hewitt Ave. The commercial kitchen and processing plant will be a key component in the newly developed market that will be home to year-round local farm stands, food related retail and production, and owner operated local restaurants. The emphasis of the market will be to feature local agricultural products. In addition, there are five stories of market-rate apartments above the market/kitchen space.
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from various candidate organizations/individuals, conduct a fair and extensive evaluation based on criteria listed herein, and select the candidate that best represents the agricultural and local food system community.
Potala Market Place is currently under construction with a completion / opening date of June 2015.