The General Services Administration issued a request for proposals Thursday for the relocation of the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center from the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus in Groton to New London.But Avery Point is so pretty...
The GSA request is a sole-source procurement –– a non-competitive process –– that specifically seeks to locate the R&D center to the Fort Trumbull peninsula in Building 2, an office building formerly part of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The Coast Guard is interested in leasing 50,000 square feet of the 90,000-square-foot building for the R&D center for 15 years, New London Development Corp. President Michael Joplin said Friday.
The request for proposals indicates that the Coast Guard has targeted Building 2 for its new location, but it is not a commitment to locate there, Joplin said. The GSA would have to reach a lease agreement with developer Corcoran Jennison, which has a 98-year ground lease with the city for the property. The company must respond to the GSA request within a fixed period of time.
I loved this... the mayor of New London has said the move "would be another win for the city's intellectual community."
New London? Intellectual community?
Did I miss something, somewhere?