What’s in the envelope? Find out Monday

Columbus Redevelopment Commission members plan to meet at 5 p.m. Monday to open several proposals to purchase and develop city-owned property at Second and Lafayette streets.

In September, the city sent out a request for proposals seeking a developer who might want to transform the 10 acres into a hotel, apartment and retail complex.

On Tuesday, the commission had planned to open the responses at City Hall, but not enough members attended, and the meeting was canceled for lack of a quorum.

After the proposals are opened Monday, Mayor Kristen Brown said she plans to put the offers on the agenda for public discussion at the Dec. 15 city council meeting.

She will ask the council to make a recommendation to the redevelopment commission to either reject the offers or to accept one, to be considered Dec. 21 for a vote by the redevelop- ment commission.

If an offer is accepted, the city would enter into an exclusive negotiating period beginning Jan. 4, Brown wrote in an email.