PHILIPSBURG – The Philipsburg Revitalization Corp. is seeking requests for proposals from the private sector for the development of the former Philips Hotel.
The corporation is looking to capitalize on $3 million — money that needs to be privately matched — earmarked for Philipsburg’s revitalization in the 2006-07 Pennsylvania budget.
Responses are expected within 45 days.
“It’s really a win-win situation for the right company and the people of Philipsburg,” said Main Street Manager Lori Falce.
The group announced last month that it was considering transforming the building into a multiuse facility. Plans include restoring the first-floor restaurant and seventh-floor ballroom.
Other floors could include office space, hotel and rental units.
“The idea is an amalgam of uses, some old and some new, but all with a great deal of possibility for Philipsburg’s growth,” Falce said.
A market analysis has confirmed the potential of the Philipsburg group’s vision for the building.
The building served as a personal care home until the Presbyterian Homes Inc. Windy Hill Village complex in nearby Rush Township was completed last year. The building remains the property of PHI.
Anyone with interest in the project can contact the PRC at 342-6221 or Falce on her cell phone at 592-9833.