As part of the Building Utilization Review and Repurposing (BURR) Initiative, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has identified development opportunities at the Brockton Campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System and at the Bedford VA Medical Center.
The VA has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 17,185-square-foot building on the Brockton campus and a four-acre open field on the Bedford campus. Under VA’s Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) authority, the department may lease the identified properties for a term of up to 75 years. The lessee will be authorized and responsible for financing, designing, developing, occupying, operating and maintaining the leased property in accordance with a development plan approved by VA. In return, the lessee must provide VA with “fair consideration.” VA envisions that, as part of this consideration, the development plan will include permanent housing units and on-site supportive/resident services for VA’s target population.
Responses to the RFP must be submitted by Oct. 25, 2011.
For more information on the BURR Initiative, including property listings with associated project details, click here.