City of Burlington Requests Proposals for Purchase and Reuse of National Guard Armory by June 10, 2021 at 4 pmArmory RFP Alaimo Architect's Report. Sudivision Survey Plan Drawing.
City of Burlington Requests Proposals for Purchase and Reuse of National Guard Armory by June 10, 2021 at 4 pm
To view and/or print the RFP package, please visit the following links: Armory RFP. Alaimo Architect's Report. Sudivision Survey Plan Drawing.
Hardcopies of this RFP also may be requested by contacting William Harris at 609.386.0200, ext. 130 or emailing Harris@burlingtonnj.us
Through this Request for Proposal (RFP), the City is seeking proposals from redevelopers for the purchase and reuse of the former New Jersey National Guard Armory at 559 High Street (hereinafter referred to as the “Armory”). A contract will be awarded through a fair and open process pursuant to NJSA 19:44A-20.4 et seq. to the successful respondent.
Proposals shall be submitted as follows: one bound original paper copy, clearly marked as the“ORIGINAL” (clipped, not bound), and one electronic copy email@example.com. Paper proposals shall be submitted in sealed envelopes via USPS mail or private delivery service and must be marked with the “NAME OF REDEVELOPER & ADDRESS” to:
Director of Housing & Community Development
City of Burlington
525 High Street
Burlington, NJ 08016
The proposal must be received no later than 4:00 PM on June 10, 2021. Faxed proposals will not be accepted.
Any inquiry concerning this RFP should be directed in writing by USPS mail or email to Mr. Harris at the above-listed address or to firstname.lastname@example.org later than May 22,2021. All inquiries will be addressed and shared with all interested firms byMay 29,2021, or as soon as possible from that date.
In addition, the City will schedule voluntary requests for tours of the Armory from interested redevelopers by appointment only between Mondays and Fridays, 9 AM to 3 PM fromMay 4to May 21, 2021.
All documents/information submitted in response to this solicitation shall be available to the general public as required by the New Jersey Open Public Records Act N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.
SECTION II: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE CITY OF BURLINGTON & THE ARMORY
According to the 2010 Master Plan the City of Burlington “was founded in 1677 and is home to many New Jersey ‘firsts’ including the state’s first library and pharmacy. Burlington Island which was the first European settlement in the state. Burlington became a port city in the 17th and 18thcenturies and experienced rapid industrialization during the 19thand 20thcenturies.”
Burlington City consists of 3.7 square miles and is surrounded on three sides by Burlington Township, the Delaware River to its north, and is on the New Jersey – Pennsylvania border, connected via the Burlington-Bristol Bridge. With the exception of local redevelopment opportunities, Burlington City is fully built out.
According to the 2010 census Burlington City’s housing stock is mostly owner occupied. In 2010, the City contained a total of 4,223 housing units with 91.4% occupied (3,858) and 8.6% vacant (365 units). Of the occupied units, 62% (2,388) were owner occupied and 38.1% (1,470 units) were renter occupied. Out of the total housing units of which 365 were vacant, 102 (2.4%) were for rent and 55 (1.3%) were for sale. The number of vacant homes has declined significantly due, in part, to the attractive location of the City in relation to the regional highway network and NJ Transit’s Light Rail Line which bisects the City as well as increase code enforcement work by the City Administration.
The Armory is a two-story, brick masonry building consisting of 6,634 square per floor and was constructed in 1927. In 1935 a 1,653 square foot, two-story addition was added to provide rear stairs and office space. The gross area of the building is 16,574 square feet. A more detailed description of the Armory is attached as Exhibit A, “Architect’s Report, Former National Guard Armory and Garage Evaluation,” dated August 24, 2016, by The Alaimo Group.