The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority invites competitive proposals from developers to purchase and rehab the historic former Germantown YWCA structure at 5820-24 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood.
It wants any redevelopment to preserve the building’s historical features including the facade.
Built in 1914, it was placed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 1984.
The redevelopment authority suggested that redevelopment could involve incorporating ground-floor commercial use and the remainder of the building could be used for professional offices and services, retail, grocery stores, sit-down restaurants, educational facilities, government offices and artist studios.
The proposed rehabilitation plan should take into consideration the neighborhood and provide an attractive, well-designed development that enhances the quality and physical appearance of the community.
Renovation plans should be sensitive to the building’s historic context and preserve the building’s facade.
Developers are encouraged to incorporate sustainable, “green” design features and building materials. Proposals should consider building performance objectives and Energy Star’s building design guidelines that integrate energy efficiency.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) and all attachments are available for download in the section to the right entitled Resources.
Proposals must be submitted no later than September 16, 2016 at 3:00 PM.