FORT WADSWORTH — An Army building that's more than 80 years old could become a new office or commercial space under a National Parks Service plan.
NPS released a request for proposals Friday for a tenant to take over Building 109 at Fort Wadsworth, commonly referred to as the "Officers Club," for a variety of uses including office space, headquarters for a not-for-profit and commercial space.
"Fort Wadsworth is a hidden gem in Staten Island," Gateway superintendent Jennifer T. Nersesian said in a statement.
"Leasing Building 109 is an opportunity for adaptive reuse of this historic building and also may be a way for more people to discover this great cultural and natural resource."
The "Officers Club" was built inside Fort Wadsworth, a public park that still serves as a military base, in 1938 by the Army as part of an expansion of the site to serve supportive housing for permanent troops stationed there, according to NPS.
NPS isn't sure if the building was ever used and it has been vacant since they took control of the property in 1974, a spokeswoman for the agency said.
The one-and-a-half story building is about 4,063 square feet and has a basement, glass entrance and porch, NPS said.
The deadline to submit an RFP for the site is June 15.