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City of Johnstown Seeking RFP for State Theater

The Conemaugh Health System and City of Johnstown are working together to revitalize the former State Theater located in the central business district of the City of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The theater has been well maintained and covers approximately 50,000 square feet over several levels. The City of Johnstown has been working with several community partners over the past few years to help create a local economic resurgence. This theater project will be a key piece of the future growth of the City. The City is looking to identify a development team to work with on defining the best use of the theater building, along with a funding strategy to help implement any required renovations to accommodate the new use. The City is requesting proposals from development teams that consist of architectural, design, engineering, and construction capabilities. In addition, we are looking to connect with a development team that has a strong history of obtaining financial resources to implement large rehabilitation projects, including relationships with property developers and investors.

The City looks to build a relationship with a development team to tackle not only this project, but possibly several future projects as the City continues to make improvements throughout our neighborhoods. The City’s priority interest would be to have the theater owned and operated by a private entity.


The following content, in order, should be supplied to the City by the development team as part of their
proposal submission:

  • Executive Summary
  • Project Narrative
  • Project Schedule
  • Budget Narrative
  • Project Finance Options
  • Project Experience and Resumes

The vendor must submit one electronic Adobe PDF copy of their proposal to the City by email to: jdubnansky@cojtwn.com.

If the file size exceeds City email limits, please mail the Adobe PDF on CD or DVD to:
City of Johnstown
ATTN: John Dubnansky
401 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901

There are no page limits for submitted proposals. All proposals must be received by April 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM. The City of Johnstown and Conemaugh Health System are not responsible for any expenses incurred by consultant teams in the creation of their proposals.