City of Green Announces Opportunity to Rehabilitate and Reuse
the Historic Levi J. Hartong Farmstead in Southgate Park
Green, OH –The City of Green is soliciting Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the rehabilitation, management, and maintenance of the historic Levi J. Hartong Farmstead in Southgate Park. The purpose in issuing a RFEI for the Farmstead is to identify parties interested in the unique opportunity to be a part of the next chapter of this historically significant property.
“The Hartong Farmstead and its natural landscape is an important part of the history of the City of Green,” said City of Green Community Development Administrator Sarah Haring. “By partnering with an outside party, the City will ensure that the buildings are preserved and reconnected to the community for years to come.”
The City of Green is not calling for formal proposals at this time, but is issuing a RFEI as a way to present the property to the general public, gauge general interest in the potential opportunity, and to collect information to guide the development of a formal Request for Proposals.
A potential partnership could be facilitated with a long-term lease approved by Green City Council. Applicants will be required to apply through an open and competitive process and could apply rehabilitation, management and maintenance services towards a fair market rent established for the property.
Responses to the RFEI are due April 25, 2016 by 3 p.m. An open house on Friday, March 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will give respondents the opportunity to view the property. Reservations are requested for the open house by emailing Sharing@cityofgreen.org.
The Levi J. Hartong Farmstead is the only property in Green that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with structures dated from 1883. Over the past few years, the City of Green, with grant funding from the State of Ohio Preservation Office, has invested more than $185,000 in the replacement of the farmhouse roof, plumbing, electrical upgrades and interior renovations. This year the City is planning to invest more than $90,000 to replace the barn roof.
The RFEI describes the submission requirements and provides information on the property and the program, including an estimate of rehabilitation costs that could fall under the responsibility of a future user.
For electronic copies of the RFEI, as well as more details about the Levi J. Hartong Farmstead, visit the City of Green's Hartong Initiative Webpage at www.cityofgreen.org/hartong-rfei. For hard copies of the documents or more information on the program, send an email to: Sharing@cityofgreen.org, call 330-896-6614, or write to Levi J. Hartong Farmstead Initiative, City of Green, PO Box 278, Green, Ohio 44232-0278.
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