Requests for Proposals Submit an RFP
The City of Norwalk through the Planning and Zoning Department is soliciting request of qualifications (Request for Qualifications/RFQ’s) from qualified Planning and Architectural Firms for on-call architectural and site planning peer review services. The Department intends to retain one or more firms to be utilized on an as-needed basis at the discretion of the Planning and Zoning Commission to advise and comment on applications when the Commission concludes that outside expertise related to architecture and/or planning is needed to assist them when reviewing an application. Your firm is invited to provide a statement of qualifications for these services. Please see Section 1 below (Project Scope) for further details.
The Plan will address key issues for the river villages and school district by providing a roadmap for making our area more walkable and bikeable with safe routes to access school, shopping, dining and recreation for those without cars and those who choose not to drive, and for bringing the thousands of visitors using the SUP safely to our downtowns and points of interest.
Overall quality of life will be improved by implementing the Plan’s recommendations, resulting in: healthier communities through decreasing car trips and GHGs; fostering more active lifestyles for our residents; attracting young adults who are adopting this lifestyle to live and work in the area, contributing to economic development.
The Plan will build upon the work done by the Updated Comprehensive Plan, the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program – both of which focus on making Nyack more walkable and bikeable – and to coordinate with the recommendations and implementation of the bike lane and streetscape improvements as part of the NYSDOT TAP for North and South Broadway. These planning efforts will help guide the development of the Plan’s recommendations for short and long-term actions.
Additionally, the Plan will look to optimize connections to the extensive bike path system developed by Orangetown and those planned by South Nyack to access the SUP for both recreation and commuting. With a plan in place to make the communities of the Nyack School District more bikeable and walkable, the District and municipal officials will be able to sponsor educational programs and events to encourage biking and walking for its 2,994 students and their families. The Villages of Nyack, and South and Upper Nyack will be able to be proactive in implementing projects to connect users of the SUP with the downtowns, integrating their experience with the SUP to the many sites and activities the villages have to offer.