Conshohocken council postpones awarding bid for demolition
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.
View of the former Verizon building on the 400 block of Fayette Street in Conshohocken June 24, 2013.