Town of Robbins RFP

Solicitation for Proposals
Town of Robbins
Old Police Building
The Town of Robbins seeks parties interested in a lease, lease/purchase, or purchase option for reuse of the three-story Robbins Historic Police Building (CBD zoning), located at 110 S. Middleton Street in Robbins, within the downtown business district. The town encourages submittals from businesses and individuals with an interest in retaining the character of the NC Works Progress Administration building built circa 1936-1938 building while adaptively reusing it as a viable business or community resource venture.
The Town of Robbins is in northern Moore County, in central North Carolina. The town has a growing population of 1579 residents. Recent residential growth includes military families, retirees, and commuters from Randolph and Chatham County or Southern parts of Moore County. The combination of growth and renovation is a strong catalyst for economic development.

The building is three (3) stories totaling 9,583 sq/ft on .22 acres. It has associated parking and is adjacent to a town parking lot.  The property is served by town water and sewer service. Nearby NC HWY 24/27 has an average daily traffic count of 11,000 vehicle trips per day. The building also enjoys NC Hwy 705 frontage which flows through downtown Robbins.
The property was abated of asbestos in 2024 by O.C.A. LLC and a new roof was also installed. An asbestos inspection and air monitoring report has been completed and is readily available. The abatement included an interior demolition to the studs; plumbing and electrical is still emplaced. The gutted building is ready to rebuild while preserving the remaining unique features of the structure. 
A tour of the building may be arranged by contacting Robbins Town Hall at 910-948-2431. For additional questions, please contact Clint Mack at manager@townofrobbins.com.
Proposals shall address the following:

  1. Contact information.
  2. Prior business history, locations of other businesses owned or operated by the applicant, any prior business-related bankruptcy.
  3. The intended use of the building. 
  4. Interest is for lease, lease/purchase or purchase.
  5. Projected timeline for renovations and venture opening (approximate date of certificate of occupancy).
  6. Sources of funding.
  7. An estimated cost of renovations to set up the intended use.
  8. The number and type of jobs that will be generated by the proposed use.
  9. If the interested party intends to seek grant funding or other incentives to upfit costs.  
  10. How will the historic character/feel of the building be maintained as part of the use?
  11. How the business will be branded in a way unique to the Town of Robbins?
The town highly recommends a preliminary design plan, rendition, model, or visual presentation to be submitted for review.
Proposals shall be submitted by July 1st, 2024 and will be reviewed by the committee with an anticipated decision to move forward with one interested party by September 16th, 2024. Highly qualified applicants and potential ventures will be asked to present their plan at a scheduled public meeting following the deadline. Proposals may be emailed to info@townofrobbins.com or mailed to Jessica Coltrane, Town of Robbins, P.O. Box 296, Robbins, NC  27325.