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Public-private seasonal housing development opportunity

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Date: October 3, 2018
Contact: Christie Anastasia, 207-288-8806

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to determine the interest of private individuals, housing and lodging developers, and other organizations to enter into a public-private partnership (P3) agreement to construct and operate housing for seasonal employees of Acadia National Park on park land in Bar Harbor, Maine. Responses to the RFI are due by close of business on November 5, 2018.

The RFI is posted on FedConnect at:

An associated Industry Day has been scheduled at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Conference Center in Bar Harbor, Maine, on November 14, 2018. The NPS will use feedback from the RFI and Industry Day to decide if and how to proceed with this project, and to determine the terms and conditions under which it would execute a P3 build-to-lease agreement.

 “This is an opportunity to revitalize and provide additional housing for Acadia National Park seasonal employees,” said Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “Seasonal employee housing is critical to us in being able to recruit and retain a well-qualified workforce, and it is also a crucial need for many other businesses and organizations in our community. We are very grateful to the National Park Foundation for providing seed funding to launch this initiative.”

For further information on the RFI and Industry Day, please contact Ian Steinheimer, NPS Washington Contracting Office, at e-mail us

Last updated: October 3, 2018

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