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Watertown prepares to sell two more homes for redevelopment

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The city is getting ready to sell two more vacant homes to developers and contractors to fix up and get them back on the tax rolls.

A total of five developers submitted proposals explaining their redevelopment plans for 219/221 W. Lynde St. and 256 N. Pleasant St. under the second round of a city program to bring deteriorating houses back to life.

The city’s Planning Department and Codes Enforcement office are working together to determine which developers should be selected for the projects.

They plan to make a recommendation for the Aug. 21 council meeting, said Michael A. Lumbis, the city planning and community planning director.

“We’re just started to get into it and haven’t had a chance to do it yet,” he said.

The city Planning Department used a request for proposals process, or RFP, to seek interest from developers.

Two developers submitted plans for 256 N. Pleasant St., while three made proposals for 219-221 W. Lynde St.

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