National Park Service Invites Submissions of Concepts for Re-use of 2 Historic Buildings at Vancouver Barracks

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Date: April 13, 2015
Contact: Kristen Jontos, Business Manager, Vancouver Barracks, 360-816-6209
Contact: Ray Cozby, Project Manager, Vancouver Barracks, 360-816-6238

VANCOUVER, WA -- Superintendent Tracy Fortmann announced today that the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has opened two Requests for Expression of Interest (RFEIs) and is inviting submissions of concepts that would renovate and re-use two historic buildings in the national park's Vancouver Barracks complex. These concepts will be used to guide the Requests for Proposals for the buildings' re-use.

The two historic buildings are Building 748 (a former Motor Repair Shop built in 1919) and Building 989 (a former Infantry Barracks built in 1905).

"We're excited to continue the dialogue with the public and private sectors about adaptive reuse of these two historic buildings with great potential," said Ray Cozby, Project Manager for Vancouver Barracks. 

"These are unique and beautiful historic buildings located in a national park adjacent to downtown Vancouver and I-5," said Kristen Jontos, Business Manager for Vancouver Barracks. "This RFEI is the first time we'll be making them publicly available for re-use ideas and we hope interested investors and tenants will take advantage of this opportunity." 

The National Park Service seeks re-use concepts from individuals, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, and non-profit or for-profit organizations. Please refer to the park website at for information on the RFEIs and how to submit re-use concepts. Proposals are due by 5 pm on June 5, 2015. 

The National Park Service will hold two site visits: one on April 21, 2015 (10 am for building 748 and 1 pm for building 989) and a second on May 7, 2015 (10 am for building 989 and 1 pm for building 748)

Parties interested in attending the site visits must RSVP to Kristen Jontos by 2 pm (PST) on April 20, 2015 for the April 21st visit or May 6, 2015 for the May 7th visit. Please include in your email the names of those who will attend. The National Park Service will provide additional information for the site visit to those who RSVP. 

More information is available online at:


Last updated: April 13, 2015

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