GARDINER — A Portland-based company has been identified by the City Council as the developer for the blighted T.W. Dick property at 1 Summer St.

Developers Collaborative, which has completed a number of projects around the state, impressed city officials and representatives from MaineGeneral Medical Center who served on the task force reviewing proposals for the project.

The development of a medical building at 1 Summer St. would replace the smaller existing MaineGeneral facility on Dresden Avenue.

Mike Lyne, chief operating officer of Developers Collaborative, said the challenge will be to clean up the property and fit a hospital building on the site.

City councilors authorized City Manager Scott Morelli to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Developers Collaborative and to set aside $27,500 from the sale of the property to seek matching grants for cleaning up the property.

The city acquired the parcel through foreclosure after a sewer lien had been placed on the property. T.W. Dick was a steel fabricator and its property is the last undeveloped stretch along the Cobbosee Stream from the New Mills dam to the Kennebec River. City planning efforts have identified residential, commercial and mixed-use development for the area.

According to the project’s timeline, the medical building is scheduled to be completed by June 2017.