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NASA Seeks Partner to Re-Skin & Re-Use Hangar 1 At Moffet Field

The U.S. General Services Administration has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to solicit lease proposals for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of NASA's historic Hangar One, at Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA) in the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

"Hangar One was the landmark of Silicon Valley well before the rise of today's high tech titans. This effort allows NASA to work with the private sector to find a way to restore this treasure for more efficient use," explains GSA Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini. "In the face of declining budgets and significant mission changes, NASA has been challenged to repurpose historic Hangar One and manage the airfield to support other non-NASA users. This competitive approach is designed to create opportunities for development while eliminating NASA's management costs of the airfield."

Hangar One's footprint is approximately eight acres with exterior dimensions of 1,140 feet long and 308 feet wide, and roughly 350,000 gross square feet under the steel structure. Due to contamination-caused deterioration from the original siding, the Navy removed, but did not replace, the metal siding--leaving exposed the steel frame structure and coating it with epoxy. NASA has not been provided the necessary funds to install new siding to protect the exposed steel frame from the elements.

The RFP process is seeking a tenant to operate, manage and maintain the station to support ongoing Government needs. The prospective tenant may act as a fixed-base operator to allow additional private airfield-related uses and propose other uses consistent with NADP and PEIS along with the historic preservation requirements identified in this RFP.

The planned long-term lease will utilize Section 111 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA), which allows Federal agencies to enter into leases of historic property.

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