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The City is pursuing the creation of a Transportation Master Plan with support from the State Department of Administration Division of Statewide Planning. With direction from city leadership, the Plan will establish a vision for transportation infrastructure and services based on an objective assessment of existing conditions and a projection of future demand. The City will use the process to establish short- and long-term improvements to its transportation planning, policies, management, capital improvements, and maintenance activities. This will be supported by regional transportation improvements to support Newport. The Plan will support the City’s Comprehensive Plan (and be incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan through reference), as well as other City goals for preservation, green and complete streets (including sufficient pedestrian accommodation on every right-of-way), sustainability, resiliency, equity, and community and economic development. The project area encompasses the entirety of Newport (11 square miles, 7 land, 4 water) population ~25,000) as well as critical transportation nodes approaching Newport (e.g. West and East Main Roads, TF Green Airport, Wickford Junction, Kingston Station, North Kingstown, Providence Station, Route 1A Park and Ride, Tiverton Park and Ride, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, Kennedy Plaza, Fall River Bus Terminal, and Providence and Fall River ferry terminals).
The NRI and OSP will cover all of the approximately 31 square miles in the Town of Poughkeepsie, including portions of the Village of Wappingers Falls (located in the Town). The project will include a public outreach process. Preparation of the NRI and OSP will enable the Town to identify priorities for natural resource protection and to explore, and ultimately select, community-supported tools and techniques for conserving these resources. This work will set the stage for future implementation of conservation projects by creating community consensus about conservation goals and priorities and about appropriate methods (such as regulations, incentives, and perhaps public funding) for completing such projects.
The Town has received a grant from the DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program and executed a contract with New York State. We are now soliciting proposals/qualifications from planning consultants through a competitive process. The selected consultant will collaborate with the CAC and Town staff to develop the NRI and OSP.
The City of Norwalk CT seeks the services of a consulting firm or firms to undertake a comprehensive rewrite to our Building Zone Regulations.
The RFP can be found at: https://norwalkct.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/30811
The purpose of the Plan is to identify strategies that decrease single occupant vehicle (SOV) trips, vehicle miles traveled and associated vehicle emissions, increase the availability and use of alternative travel modes, with the intent to achieve more efficient parking management and utilization.
The project will build on numerous initiatives by city, state, federal, and nonprofit partners to conduct a comprehensive site assessment and develop a preliminary design to enhance dunes along the Atlantic shoreline of the Rockaway Peninsula into an extensive, biodiverse, and habitat-rich dune system.
Aside from RISE, the other key project stakeholders include the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The project’s approach focuses on using innovative strategies that incorporate design and management principles that improve the ecological function of the dunes, while prioritizing biodiversity and community engagement. Building upon the documented power of extensive and biodiverse dunes in protecting homes and community infrastructure in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the plan would be the first step in a multi-phased dune enhancement project.
Currently, the local shoreline is subject to damages from wave attack and run-up created by hurricanes and nor’easters that can result in extensive property damage and loss of life. The project will draw on multi-sector and community expertise to develop a preliminary dune enhancement plan that will inform long-term coastal dune enhancement efforts. This project will also develop a 10-year monitoring framework, which will measure ecological, economic, and community benefits of an ecologically diverse dune system. This project will lay the groundwork for a long-term coastal dune enhancement and maintenance program, with on-the-ground partners, to catalyze workforce training and community stewardship programs in a community with a lack of economic opportunity for local young people. The project will develop a scalable and replicable engagement process that can be used for New York City-wide coastal shoreline visioning by city and state partners.
See link to the RFP issued by the City of Danbury CT for its 2023 Plan of Conservation and Development Update. City is seeking proposals from qualified firms to assist in its preparation.
The City of Peekskill is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to prepare
full construction documents for an illuminated waterfront trail (~750 linear feet) with
soft stream bank stabilization techniques along the Hudson River and MacGregory
Brook in Riverfront Green Park . Design will utilize bioengineering techniques to
reduce erosion and address risks associated with climate change. The project will
implement the City’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Southern
Waterfront Park and Trail Master Plan by enhancing Riverfront Green Park and
developing the final link in the City’s waterfront trail system.
Revised information for the Yonkers Greenway RFP through Van Cortlandt Park from Groundwork Hudson Valley
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This project is a part of the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP), a multiyear effort funded by New York State and managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the LIRPC to: 1) assess nitrogen pollution in Long Island waters, 2) identify sources of nitrogen to surface waters and groundwater, 3) establish nitrogen reduction endpoints, 4) develop an implementation plan to achieve reductions.
Throughout Long Island, water quality data necessary for making important resource management and regulatory decisions exist in various forms and with different degrees of accessibility. Data collected by Federal, State, and local government agencies are mostly publicly available; however, not all are readily accessible via an electronic database/repository that can be remotely queried. The NYSDEC, through the LINAP, has identified the need for a single portal by which users, both public and regulatory, can access all available data via an interactive mapper and further interrogate the data with web-based tools.
As a result, the Long Island Quality of Water Integrated Data System (LIQWIDS) has been developed. LIQWIDS is a multifaceted system, designed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which provides a custom, map-based user interface for sharing ambient water quality data in a format that allows local stakeholders to visualize their data along with all other available data. The stakeholders include NYSDEC, LIRPC, officials from Nassau and Suffolk Counties, USGS, South Shore Estuary Reserve, Peconic Estuary Partnership, Long Island Sound Study, environmental groups, academic institutions, water quality monitoring groups and other interested parties.
Water quality data will be pulled from existing online databases through web services and dynamically linked, rather than incorporated, into a new database as to avoid duplicating databases. In cases where monitoring data without sensitive components/information exists but is not available through a web-service link (for example, Suffolk County Department of Health, Office of Ecology), the consultant and USGS will work with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide training and assistance to get an account established in order to upload these data to the EPA Water Quality Exchange (WQX). LIQWIDS has been designed to link to the EPA Water Quality Portal (WQP), which is a repository for data submitted through WQX. [WQX is the mechanism for data partners to submit water monitoring data for public dissemination. WQP is the mechanism for anyone to retrieve water monitoring data from EPA WQX.]
The LIQWIDS data system will leverage WQX and WQP to store, manage, and query most chemical, physical and microbiological water quality data, allowing resource managers to access data in a user-friendly interface. Table- and field-based validation are enforced before any data can be inserted into the database to help quality-assure data entry. New data will be checked by automated validation steps to ensure completeness of record (data and metadata). Attributes in the LIQWIDS data system will allow for select sensitive data and metadata to be flagged and not accessible via the public mapper and interface.
In coordination with the LIRPC and the NYSDEC who will set work priority, the consultant will provide direct assistance along with overall coordination, administration and short and long-term planning for assisting entities with preparing their water quality data for uploading to USEPA’s WQX. This will also include data developed by entities for a period of five calendar years immediately prior to execution of the contract. The consultant will then take possession of data ready for uploading and perform all steps necessary to assure the data is accurately uploaded to WQX.
Scope of Work
Receipt of Data Sets:
1. The consultant will provide the appropriate data template from WQX for the data providers to submit the data to the consultant for uploading. The template will be in Excel format.
2. Each data provider will prepare their data sets in accordance with the data template and email them to the consultant or deliver them by other agreed upon means.
3. Consultant will assist data providers where necessary in preparing the data sets in accordance with the data template. This includes but is not limited to developing tools for importing data into the data template.
Testing and Feedback:
The consultant will test and provide feedback on bug fixes and verify the functionality when adjustments and changes are made to the system.
Tracking Data Submittal:
Consultant will track each data set received in a basic tracking software, spreadsheet, database or program, including specific parameters, who submitted the data, date when the data set was submitted, date of successful import or failure of importing the data set, any errors and how they were resolved, and any other pertinent information related to the status of the data set.
Dataset Review and Data Import:
1. After receipt of data, consultant will perform an initial review of each data set for errors, valid values, unit of measures and data type. The consultant will need some knowledge of the type of data being reviewed. The consultant is expected to assist the data providers in correcting errors and with resubmitting the corrected data set.
2. Review data for sensitive data/fields and ensure those are flagged appropriately (if not already included as part of the data template and/or processing).
3. After review of the datasets, consultant will upload datasets to the EPA WQX database.
4. When one or more upload errors occur, consultant will review the conditions that caused the data upload process to fail. Whether the consultant uploads a clean dataset or prepares to request a resubmission for a dataset that requires revision, it should be cataloged in the datasets tracking software. After errors are corrected consultant will resubmit data to WQX and repeat this process until data is uploaded successfully.
5. Enter in the tracking software whether the upload is successful or the conditions preventing the upload.
Communication with data provider, the LIRPC and NYSDEC:
1. Receipt of data submission: Sometimes, in the initial e-mail message with the dataset, data providers request a receipt confirming that we have received their data. In such cases, the consultant should respond accordingly.
2. Resubmission request: When, for whatever reason, the consultant requires further revision of a dataset from a data provider, the consultant will inform the data provider of the conditions causing the failure and work with the data provider to correct such conditions.
3. Confirmation of the successful upload of data: In cases where the consultant successfully uploads data to the WQX, the data provider should be informed as such.
4. On a monthly basis, consultant will use tracking information to provide a summary report to the LIRPC and the NYSDEC about the number of datasets uploaded, number rejected, any pattern of upload failure, and any systemic issues or problems that need resolutions.
1. After emails are sent to the data provider regarding the successful upload of a dataset, consultant will retain & archive the data sets.
1. After data is uploaded to the WQX database and all relevant parties are contacted, the consultant reviews the data uploaded to the database with the use of crosstab and LIQWIDS reports generated from the uploaded data to confirm that all of the data present in the database continues to comply with the rules and standards established by EPA and USGS.
2. In cases where the data present in the database require revision, the consultant would consult with the data provider to make necessary corrections. There are options for revising the data, which sometimes involve rolling back old data, and/or uploading revised data packages. In each case, the consultant will be responsible for performing any and all necessary revisions. The data provider(s) should in all cases be included in the planning and execution of these changes.
In this RFP, Groundwork Hudson Valley, a highly regarded local and regional nonprofit, seeks to hire an environmental planning and design firm to work with us, our partners, and the local community on assessing the potential connection of the Yonkers Greenway into and through the Northwest corner of Van Cortlandt Park. Groundwork was established twenty years ago to work at the intersection of environmental restoration and equitable development and is based in downtown Yonkers. It has the working mission of Changing Places, Changing Lives. Since 2012, the organization has championed the development of the Yonkers Greenway in partnership with the City of Yonkers, New York State Parks, and hundreds of neighborhood residents along its route. The Greenway follows the abandoned path of the Yonkers Branch of the Putnam Railroad that stopped running over 70 years ago. The project’s long-term goal is to connect the Hudson River waterfront in downtown Yonkers to Van Cortlandt Park and New York City via a multiple-use path. The new trail will incorporate playgrounds, urban habitats, public art, interpretive signs and opportunities to walk, run, and bike. In Yonkers, the path of the former rail line traverses some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the region, including communities with significant public health issues that greatly need better and more accessible green spaces. Now, as the Greenway moves forward in Yonkers, support is sought from planning firms to help us examine one of the project’s most challenging locations: the connection between Westchester County and New York City. This so called “Gateway” site has yet to be planned but is essential to the overall success of the project and its continuity. The Gateway site must be considered with great care and thoughtfulness as it is currently used and loved by a host of existing groups, including naturalists, horseback riders, hikers, cross-country runners and more. Thus, in exploring ideas for the Gateway, the team must maintain the integrity of existing uses as it examines how to address safety, graffiti and trash issues at the site, how to manage the flow of Greenway users through this section on both sides of the border, how best to implement a non-paved solution on the Van Cortlandt side, and how to promote urban habitat, environmental education, and public health in the final design.