Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

HPX: March/April 2007, Citizen’s Block Redevelopment, Vernon

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The Town of Vernon is accepting proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of property known as Citizens’ Block building located at 28-36 Park Place in the Rockville section of Vernon. 

The Citizens Block is a stone building located on a corner in the center of Downtown Rockville facing Central Park, bordered on both sides by 19th-century buildings of similar style, scale and period of construction which interrelates visually in a harmonious way.  It provides a period example of the use of Italianate architectural features on a mid-19th century commercial/ residential block. The building is comprised of 15,000 square feet, three to four first floor commercial storefronts, and apartment/office locations on the second and third floor. This building was constructed in 1879 by Builder John G. Bailey, and Architect S.W. Lincoln of Hartford, CT and is a contributing structure to the Rockville National Register of Historic Places District.

 Interested individuals and firms should request a copy of the Qualifications Statement and Project Details from the Town Administrator, Town of Vernon, 14 Park Place, Vernon , CT 06066.  The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or cancel this procurement at any time it is deemed in the best interest of the Town.

The Town will conduct a pre-proposal informational meeting and site walk on March 22, 2007 at 10:00 AM, at the Vernon Senior Center Lobby, Park Place, Vernon.

The submission deadline will be 11 AM on Thursday, March 29, 2007  

HPX: March/April 2007, Citizen’s Block Redevelopment, Vernon

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The Town of Vernon is accepting proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of property known as Citizens’ Block building located at 28-36 Park Place in the Rockville section of Vernon.

The Citizens Block is a stone building located on a corner in the center of Downtown Rockville facing Central Park, bordered on both sides by 19th-century buildings of similar style, scale and period of construction which interrelates visually in a harmonious way. It provides a period example of the use of Italianate architectural features on a mid-19th century commercial/ residential block. The building is comprised of 15,000 square feet, three to four first floor commercial storefronts, and apartment/office locations on the second and third floor. This building was constructed in 1879 by Builder John G. Bailey, and Architect S.W. Lincoln of Hartford, CT and is a contributing structure to the Rockville National Register of Historic Places District.


Interested individuals and firms should request a copy of the Qualifications Statement and Project Details from the Town Administrator, Town of Vernon, 14 Park Place, Vernon , CT 06066. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or cancel this procurement at any time it is deemed in the best interest of the Town.

The Town will conduct a pre-proposal informational meeting and site walk on March 22, 2007 at 10:00 AM, at the Vernon Senior Center Lobby, Park Place, Vernon.

The submission deadline will be 11 AM on Thursday, March 29, 2007