Vacant and vandalized, the Brodhead Naval Armory is now officially available for redevelopment. The good news: Any proposal must preserve the limestone building, which opened in 1930 with an Art Deco/Art Moderne design. The bad news: there isn't much left to preserve. The RFP notes that the interior has been "almost completely destroyed by moisture damage." Oh, and there's no electrical system, the plumbing needs help, the roof buckled last winter, and the boiler sits under 3 feet of ice. The DEGC is scheduled to select a proposal in March, assuming one is submitted.
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