Preservation Maryland is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting firms to complete a feasibility study for the Old Ellicott City Jail, located at 1 Emory Street, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.

As part of project due diligence, Preservation Maryland is seeking consultant services for completion of a feasibility study. The goal of the study is to identify the benefits, challenges and financial requisites for adapting the property as proposed and to develop a resulting strategic plan for redevelopment. Objectives include:

  • Identifying partnership opportunities
  • Determining logistical and/or legal constraints or other project limitations
  • Reaching consensus with local stakeholders on property use(s)
  • Synthesizing funding prospects

Scope of Work

The precise scope of work is subject to feedback from the selected consultant and budget limitations. However, anticipated work items to be undertaken by the Consultant may include, but are not limited to:

  • Site inspection
  • Interviews with stakeholders and project partners
  • Community engagement
  • Alternative use analysis
  • Organizational cost-benefit analysis
  • Tax credit and financial incentives review
  • Strategic plan development
  • Final report

Work is expected to begin upon Preservation Maryland’s acceptance of the Respondent’s proposal and conclude as expeditiously as possible. Work performed and recommended shall adhere to all applicable laws and regulations at the local, state and federal levels.

Preservation Maryland requests that interested parties respond to the solicitation by 8:30 A.M. ET on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.


Updated Q&A as of July 5, 2022:

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