March 1, 2013 – Building a Better Brattleboro (BABB), owner and operator of the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, announces the process for taking the next steps towards the organization’s divestiture of management and/or ownership of the Robert H. Gibson River Garden. As such, it invites the community and those parties interested in presenting proposals to do so, based on the following schedule and guidelines.
“BABB appreciates and values the community’s interest in the future of the River Garden. We believe the most effective way to accurately and fairly respond to all of the suggestions and opinions we’ve received regarding the River Garden is to provide an informational package on our web site and give everyone an opportunity to submit proposals regarding the building’s future.” notes Donna Simons, BABB Board President.
The River Garden information package, as well as instructions for proposal submissions will be available at noon on Monday, March 18, 2013 at www.brattleboro.com Printed copies can be requested by contacting the BABB office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 257-4886 on or after that date. Proposals are due in the BABB office at 157 Main Street or at PO Box 961, Brattleboro 05302 no later than April 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM.
The tentative schedule for selection includes review of proposals during the period May 1, 2013 – May 15, 2013. Finalists for consideration will be asked to deliver a short presentation to a selection committee during the period May 16, 2013 – May 30, 2013. The selected plan and party will be announced during the week of June 3, 2013.
Building a Better Brattleboro extends its willingness to meet with interested parties upon request, during the period when proposals are being developed.
Building a Better Brattleboro focuses its efforts in downtown as the heart of Brattleboro, the center of commerce, culture and community life. Based in the belief that the downtown’ economic strength is critical to the health and well being of the town as a whole, BABB works in the areas of 1) economic development through assistance to existing businesses and recruitment of new businesses; 2) design which involves shaping and enhancing the physical image of downtown; and 3) marketing/promotion of the downtown district to shoppers, area residents, visitors and investors through special events, publications and image defining programs.
For more information visit www.brattleboro.com
Andrea Livermore, Executive Director
Building a Better Brattleboro
PO Box 961
Brattleboro VT 05302