Sunday, September 19, 2021

Borough Government

Borough Laying Groundwork to Redevelop Former Municipal Building Site

As the Borough of Brentwood has completed its move to a new municipal building, leadership has weighed the future of its former base of operations. In order to ensure that this property is reused in a way that maximizes its benefit to the community, the Borough seeks to ultimately transfer this parcel to a private entity for the purposes of creating a mixed-use building. Brentwood will utilize a two-step process to select the developer who will be charged with establishing this transformative new cornerstone structure. Through July 8, 2021 at 2PM, the Borough will be accepting responses to a Request for Qualifications from interested firms. Each respondent must have a minimum of ten years of experience in the field of real estate development, and candidates will be ranked based upon their ability to create local jobs, attract desirable retail tenants, establish market rate housing, and enhance the overall condition of the surrounding neighborhood. Developers will also have the ability to acquire ownership of the adjacent Borough-owned properties at 10-12 Marylea Avenue and 3630 Pary Avenue.

To view the RFQ requirements and to obtain necessary documents, firms must sign up for a free account at pennbid.procureware.com. No paper copies of the proposal documents will be made available.

Borough Utilizes New Format for Remote Access to Planning & Zoning Meetings

In recognition of the difficulty that certain users have experienced with attending meetings via Microsoft Teams, the Borough will be conducting its February 10th Zoning Hearing Board meeting via Zoom. Due to pandemic-related capacity restrictions, in-person attendance at this meeting, which pertains to a valdity challenge of the rezoning of the parcel at 201 Wainwright Avenue, has strictly limited. To participate electroniclly, please click here

Bidding Process for Capital Projects Moves to Online Format

Beginning with its forthcoming sidewalk restoration and road resurfacing projects, the Borough will be partnering with electronic bid management vendor PennBid to increase the efficiency of its capital construction projects. In lieu of requesting lengthy paper copies of specifications, interested contractors will be able to register to download these materials from a centralized portal. There is no cost to the Borough to utilize this system, and there is similarly no cost for a firm to submit a proposal. This program is instead funded via the assessment of a small service fee to the winning bidder.