Ossining Seeks Developer for Historic Building on Main Street

John Jordan | March 3, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-07 at 5.17.36 PMOSSINING—The Village of Ossining announced earlier this month it is seeking a qualified developer to collaborate with the village in the renovation and re-use of a National Register-listed historic building located at the intersection of Main Street and Route 9.

A request for proposals has been issued for the village-owned property at 200 Main St., an architecturally significant property that is one of the best-preserved examples of Beaux Arts architecture in Westchester County.

Located in Ossining’s Downtown Historic District, 200 Main St. sits on a parcel totaling approximately 6,100 square feet and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building, which has two stories and a basement, was constructed in 1908 in the Beaux-Arts style to serve as the headquarters of the Ossining Bank for Savings. It functioned in that capacity until the bank’s closure in 1983. In 2003, 200 Main St. was donated to the Village of Ossining. The structure is currently vacant and is approximately 5,200 square feet, excluding the basement.

“200 Main St.is the gateway to our downtown. The business or organization that breathes life into the historic Ossining Bank for Savings will be a powerful force in the revitalization of our Main Street,” said Village of Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity. “We on the Village Board are very excited about the potential for redeveloping this property. It is a key element in our vision for growing our vibrant local economy.”

The Village seeks to partner with a developer that has a good track record, sound financial backing, and commitment to implementing creative, quality development in a timely manner. The Village is willing to consider a private venture or a public/private partnership to provide a dynamic use for residents and visitors alike. The complete RFP for the property is available online at www.villageofossining.org/economicdevelopment. Responses are due by 4:30pm on Friday, May 15, 2015.

“The Village has invested time and capital in the redevelopment of Downtown Ossining,” said Ingrid Richards, manager of downtown and economic development. “Over the past few years there has been what some would call an economic boom in the Village of Ossining. This boom will no doubt lead to a successful venture at the 200 Main Building.”

For more information or to schedule a walk through of the 200 Main St. property, contact Richards, at irichards@villageofossining.org or 914-941-3554.

John Jordan
Editor, Real Estate In-Depth