The U.S. Government currently occupies retail and related space in a shopping center under lease in Ruston, Louisiana, that will be expiring.  The Government is considering alternative space if economically advantageous and is seeking to lease between minimum 1,136 SF and maximum 1,419 SF gross square feet of existing Class A or B retail space, in Ruston, Louisiana.  In making this determination, the Government will consider, among other things, the availability of alternative space that potentially can satisfy the Government’s requirements, as well as costs likely to be incurred through relocating, such as physical move costs, replication of tenant improvements and telecommunication infrastructure and non-productive agency downtime.

The ideal space would fit the following:  building specifications in compliance with all federal, state and local ordinances; force protection standards in compliance with Department of Defense’s Unified Facility Criteria; outfitted with either designated or open parking.  An initial fully serviced five year lease is intended.  Offered space shall not be in the 100-year flood plain and must be ready for occupancy by 15 September 2021.

Expressions of interest should include the following:

– Building name and address

– Floor plan drawing

– Digital photo of street view of property

– Area (BOMA rentable square feet & BOMA usable square feet)

– Rental rate per square foot rentable space (base + NNN)

– Common area factor(s) for available space, if applicable

Interested parties may contact:  Bryan Yarbrough at US Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN:  CESWF-RE-A (Yarbrough), 819 Taylor Street, Rm 2A06, Fort Worth, TX  76102-0300; 817-886-1214; or bryan.k.yarbrough@usace.army.mil, no later than 1 May 2021.