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VA Requests Expressions of Interest

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance (MPA) are excited to share news of the latest progress in the effort to return the Milwaukee Soldiers Home’s vacant buildings to the service of Veterans.

This week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) indicated that it is seeking Expressions of Interest (EI) from qualified development teams for an opportunity to renovate historic structures located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

The EI will focus on Buildings 1 (Administration Bldg), 2 (Old Main), 12 (Chapel), 14 (Quarters), 18 (Quarters), 19 (Quarters), 45 (Power Plant), 62 (Quarters) & 64 (Garage serving 18, 19 & 62). The VA’s intent is to determine if there are experienced developers that can transform one or more of these historic buildings into facilities that will provide supportive housing for homeless Veterans, or Veterans at risk of homelessness, in accordance with the VA’s Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) authority. The deadline to respond is July 21, 2014.

This announcement is a critical step in restoring the District’s vacant buildings to the service of Veterans. Click here to see the VA’s formal request for Expressions of Interest. To read the attachment that has more of the details, click here. Please consider forwarding this email to anyone who might be interested in responding to the VA’s request.


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