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Sunday, July 31, 2016

COMMERCIAL HOMESTEADING PROGRAM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

COMMERCIAL HOMESTEADING PROGRAM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
FOR DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY AT 15 POWER STREET, TURNERS FALLS, MA
Town of Montague

1 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376
Montague Planning Department
Contact: Walter Ramsey, (413) 863-3200 (ext 207)


July 27, 2016



The Town of Montague, Massachusetts through its Board of Selectmen invites proposals from qualified individuals or organizations for the acquisition and rehabilitation of a two-story, 10,600 square foot brick warehouse building on 0.75 acres at 15 Power Street, Turners Falls. The building is zoned Historic-Industrial and can support a variety of commercial uses including up to 2 artist live-work spaces. An optional project briefing will be held at the Town Hall, One Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 1, 2016. This briefing will be followed by a site visit and walk-through. Proposals will be accepted through October 13, 2016.



Proposals will be judged by the quality and scope of that work, its compatibility with other revitalization efforts, the financial commitment/capacity of the developer, and the economic development potential for the Town of Montague. A minimum of $75,000 in private investment in building and site infrastructure is stipulated in the RFP.




The property is being offered under the Town’s Commercial Homesteading Program, an economic development program designed to eliminate a general condition of blight in downtown Turners Falls, to encourage private investment in the rehabilitation of key properties, to protect historic structures, to encourage the creation of jobs, and to bring the buildings and the adjacent land back onto the tax roles. A specific goal of this solicitation is to increase the amount of space available to artists and entrepreneurs in the village of Turners Falls, although the solicitation is not limited to artist studio space


The RFP can be obtained through the Town of Montague procurement department:
www.montague-ma.gov Any questions concerning the proposed project should be directed to the Town Planner (413) 863-3200 (ext 207) during normal office hours, no later than 9/29/2016


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