This is a puzzling statement. Who is they? The Galvan Foundation is not a contractor and did not submit a bid which was opened on October 19, 2012 nor did they, to my knowledge, submit an alternative design for the senior center. Also, when the bids received were opened, it was discovered that the lowest bids for general contracting, mechanicals and air conditioning, electrical work, and plumbing totaled $533,240 more than the City had to spend. The amount offered--up to $300,000--is not enough to bridge that gap, particularly when it's not clear if the City still has access to the original $400,000 from the Community Development Block Grant awarded back in 2010.
Joe Gentile promises that "more information will be posted as it becomes available." Gossips does the same.