Con­shohocken coun­cil post­pones award­ing bid for de­mo­li­tion

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TheVer­i­zon build­ing will be ren­o­vated with a new façade, new roof and new build­ing sys­tems. The lower level will be de­mol­ished to cre­ate ad­di­tional park­ing for build­ing ten­ants. A “ded­i­cated park­ing area for po­lice ve­hi­cles, as well as a sep­a­rate sally port en­trance into the sec­ond floor” will be built for the bor­ough po­lice depart­ment.

The Key­stone Prop­erty Group of Lower Merion was se­lected by coun­cil in Septem­ber 2013 to re­de­velop the Ver­i­zon build­ing and con­struct an of­fice build­ing, a ho­tel and a park­ing garage in the unit block of Fayette Street.

Coun­cil ap­proved a de­vel­oper’s ser­vices agree­ment with KPG to com­plete the four-build­ing de­vel­op­ment project.

“This agree­ment con­trols the de­sign and over­sight of the Ver­i­zon build­ing con­struc­tion,” Savona said. “We are keep­ing ti­tle to the Ver­i­zon build­ing and KPG will de­sign and build the new build­ing. There will be a third agree­ment that will cover the man­age­ment of the build­ing once it is com­pleted.”

In other busi­ness, coun­cil ap­pointed Coun­cil­man Matt Ryan to chair a new sub­com­mit­tee to re­view the more than 20 re­sumes sub­mit­ted for the bor­ough man­ager’s po­si­tion. Coun­cil mem­bers Robert Stok­ley and Karen Tutino will serve on the com­mit­tee. The com­mit­tee will nar­row down the ap­pli­cants to five fi­nal­ists. Jen­nifer Guckin is cur­rently serv­ing as the in­terim bor­ough man­ager.

21st Cen­tury Me­dia file photo / GENE WALSH

View of the for­mer Ver­i­zon build­ing on the 400 block of Fayette Street in Con­shohocken June 24, 2013.

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