Extended Deadline: Schoharie County Announces RFP to Redevelop Former Public Safety Facility

Redevelopment Proposals are Due on Friday, June 3, 2022; Plans Should Complement the County’s Economic Development Strategies and Align with Regional Industry Clusters, Workforce, and Supply Chain Initiatives.

Schoharie, NY (March 15, 2022) – The Board of Supervisors for Schoharie County and the Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation (SEEC) announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the lease or sale to redevelop the former Public Safety Facility in Schoharie County.

Located at 157 Depot Lane in Schoharie, the facility is 20 miles west of Albany and 65 east of Syracuse. This 6.7-acre site with approximately 80,000 sqft. of block masonry buildings was decommissioned in 2019 after the development of a new facility in the County. Envisioned as a mixed-use campus, “STEAM 157” is a loose concept to establish a business incubator or accelerator model known as Science Technology Engineering Agriculture & Math at 157 Depot Lane, Village of Schoharie, New York. Potential projects will be reviewed with this vision and the region’s economic development plans in mind. The RFP is available on the County website.

“With a central location, robust workforce, and beautiful quality of life, this site presents a unique opportunity for development in the region,” said County Chairman William (Bill) Federice. “We are shaping the way forward by adding value to our existing business sectors and exploring strategic opportunities for growth in craft industries, rebuilding a regional food supply chain and welcoming more high-value enterprises to complement our grassroots successes turned world-class endeavors in financial services, insurance and technology. We look forward to reviewing proposals for projects that align with our County’s assets, create new jobs, and stimulate local economic growth.”

Schoharie County (pop. 29,714) is on the edge of three different regions. The residents are advocates and consumers of the Capital City Albany Metro Region, significant contributors to the Mohawk Valley food processing, construction, materials and plastics manufacturing sectors and they celebrate deep roots in Appalachian Region tourism and cultural assets. Schoharie County is approximately three hours from New York City, Boston and other metropolitan areas.

Boasting six Main Street Villages, the referenced property is a short walk to one of the eight historic districts. Schoharie County also enjoys more than 90% broadband coverage. Pushing further toward a 21st century and more resilient economy, SEEC and County leadership have already secured funding to implement publicly accessible Wi-Fi in the historic district of the Village of Schoharie, a short walk from the 6-acre campus for sale or lease.

Responses are due by June 3, 2022. A Pre-proposal walk-through, by appointment, of the building is required: SEEC will coordinate walk-throughs with prospect Bidders by appointment between May 10 – June 2, 2022.

A copy of the RFP is available here.

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