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This RFP is an opportunity for the Bethlehem community to obtain expert assistance in an effort to determine the vision for the future of Bethlehem and to address changes affecting the Town in a coordinated and integrated way. The Town views the planning process itself as critical to the success of the plan update project and the implementation of its recommendations. The Plan Update must provide guidance to the Town on how to appropriately address and guide new development and redevelopment within the community in an environmentally sustainable manner while also meeting the service demands that come with community growth.
The purpose of the “Hudson County Ferry Service Expansion Assessment” will be to examine whether an opportunity exists to expand existing ferry service or to create new ferry service within Hudson County. The study will explore market feasibility for intra-county, inter-county, and inter-state ferry service to serve a few general areas of Hudson County: Hoboken, Kearny Point, the Bayfront Redevelopment Area of Jersey City, Bayonne’s Hackensack River waterfront, south Harrison, and West New York.
First, the study will outline existing ferry and transit routes and review recent studies on the expansion of ferry service. Outreach and coordination with transit agencies and other regional organizations will promote collaboration in the assessment of potential expansion of ferry service and connections with other transit systems. Additionally, a literature and data review and outreach to national ferry operators will be conducted, to result in case studies of existing ferry systems with comparable attributes to Hudson County. The study will then evaluate the potential demand for new and expanded service which would augment existing transit service. This will include an analysis of potential ridership, identification of origins and destinations, and the demand for service and potential routes to and from the preferred locations. The study process will engage the public and develop an understanding of interest in potential ferry service options. Lastly, a market assessment will be conducted, with an analysis of potential fares and revenues through an elasticity of demand analysis.
As an essential component of the study process, throughout the course of the project, attention will be given to environmental justice concerns, including ensuring access to participation in the study process, evaluation of potential recommendations for disproportionate and adverse impacts in siting of facilities or other impacts, and ensuring access to destinations and affordability of service.
We anticipate this study will answer several key questions, among others, and provide clear guidance on the following issues:
1. Are all the areas that currently are zoned “industrial”, appropriate for “industrial” uses? Should some of these areas be rezoned for other uses, more appropriate for the neighborhood?
2. What are other communities in the northeast doing to attract the new tech and green manufacturing companies?
3. What factors might deter future “industrial” growth in Norwalk?
4. What are peer communities that are similar to Norwalk geographically, by population and possibly by diversity, doing to attract commercial and manufacturing companies? Are there marketing channels the city could pursue to facilitate this?
5. What is the market demand and market trends based on economic agglomeration, considering Norwalk’s existing tenancy and future tenancy based on the strengths and draws to the City?
6. How do we take advantage of Norwalk’s harbor to increase commercial activity, while ensuring this City asset is something that can be utilized and enjoyed by all Norwalk residents?
7. Similarly, are there commercial maritime opportunities that the city is not pursuing that are appropriate for Norwalk?
8. How do we foster craft industry growth in the City and ensure that thriving business expand and remain in Norwalk?
9. Are there existing permitted uses in the various “industrial” districts that are not compatible with the desired commercial uses?
10. What are the infrastructure (roadways, sanitation, energy, etc.) constraints or limitations that may be preventing the desired commercial expansion?
11. For “industrial” areas that abut residential zones, what additional mitigation measures or strategies should the City consider to reduce conflicts between the commercial and residential properties?
12. Are there sustainable development initiatives, from an economic development standpoint, that can be leveraged to increase the attractiveness of areas under consideration in this study?
The Land Use (formerly Planning) division at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to perform on call land use, environmental assessment and traffic engineering consultant services for various City-owned properties located within the five boroughs.
The following presents a minimum scope of work to be met by the consultant in updating the Village of Ossining’s Comprehensive Plan. The consultant is encouraged to propose additional items if they believe those items are necessary to develop a high quality Comprehensive Plan. At a minimum the update must focus on ensuring greater predictability in the planning and development process through:
• analysis of emerging land use trends;
• suitability of existing land use and zoning regulations;
• building upon housing and downtown development studies completed since the 2009 Comprehensive Plan;
• Analysis of historical and current policies that have led to social and economic disparities that effect different races and ethnicities.
• An analysis of census/census tract data and racial and ethnic diversity as a driving demographic in Ossining over the years.
• addressing non-conforming lots and non-conforming land uses within each zoning district;
• evaluating development potential of Village-owned land and facilities;
• rectifying inconsistencies among current local ordinances, especially the Zoning and Subdivision chapters, with the objectives or the realities of the Village’s current land use;
• allowing for existing parking, parking management and future needs;
• capabilities of Village infrastructure to meet the future needs of the Village; and costs, revenue streams and the financial capacities to meet the stated goals, to clearly identify the financial implications of the proposed vision to ensure that it does not conflict with the Village’s financial policies and capacity;
• identification of issues critical to future planning and development that may require further study for specific strategic initiatives and action plans, including but not limited to:
• Impact on Ossining Union Free School district (an overcrowded district) based on existing conditions, needs and projections
• Inclusive economic development
• Transportation, parking and mobility
The strategies should focus on:
• Ensuring a mix of housing types and affordability;
• Redevelopment of the business and waterfront districts, including existing large land parcels and Village owned land.
• Optimizing traffic flows and transportation options and identifying parking solutions;
• Stimulating the local economy
• Promoting public health and wellbeing, particularly for people of color especially those who are low income, including economic opportunity, access to transportation, housing options, health and safety.
The consultant will potentially provide the following:
• evaluation of base study information, data inventory and analysis related to the Village of Ossining using current Geographical Information System information (The Village will utilize Westchester County Planning Department resources to access base maps, demographic and GIS information);
• additional detailed studies that may include but not limited to zoning analysis, economic development, school impact mitigation and transportation and parking studies.
• objectives for each of the subtopic areas that would include regulatory and non-regulatory techniques;
• implementation strategies to achieve the objectives; and
• public workshops and meetings with the Comprehensive Plan Committee including outreach to Spanish-speaking populations. (minimum of 6 workshops and meetings which may be held during evenings and/or on weekends, including Sunday’s);
• A description of how the new comp plan will work with existing plans and how they complement each other to ensure consistency of planning.
The document must provide sustainable development and/or redevelopment, and historic and environmental preservation and conservation strategies that take into consideration future land use patterns and needs. Economic, social, and environmental impacts should be addressed as well. The plan needs to be action oriented and contain clearly defined implementation strategies.
The consultant shall:
1. Prepare a Comprehensive Plan, including, but not limited to:
• an executive summary;
• statement of the goals and objectives of the plan;
• discussion and summary of data collected and analyzed for each of the subtopic areas;
• summary of the public participation program, and;
• recommendations with implementation strategies for each of the subtopic areas; and,
• identification of projects that should be pursued to implement the goals of the plan and outline public or private programs that may be utilized to support and fund those projects.
2. Prepare Village Code updates that will potentially include form-based code and overlay districts as well as other ways to ensure that development supports the Village’s goals and objectives.
3. Depending on the proposed planning and zoning, guide Village through the environmental review process for each as required by the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act and prepare any necessary documentation if a generic EIS is determined to provide substantial benefit.
4. The comp plan update must be written to flow directly into the zoning update process.
The Village will work with Westchester County Planning Department to access documentation and maps in a web-based format to be viewed on the Village website and digital format suitable for printing. Any GIS data layers used for the analysis or preparation of the Comprehensive Plan shall be provided to the Village Department of Planning.
The Village of Nyack manages and operates the Nyack Village Marina. The Marina has heretofore been maintained by the Village. A restaurant located at the Marina was previously operated by a third party tenant (the Riverclub). The Nyack Village Marina restaurant and bar was demolished by the Village in September of 2019. The RFP is being issued by the Village of Nyack to solicit proposals for granting a license to construct and operate the restaurant/food/bar service facility at the Nyack Village Marina, located at 15 Burd Street, Nyack, New York. The license shall be limited to the exclusive right and privilege of purveying food and beverages on the vacant premises at 15 Burd Street , formerly known as the “Riverclub”, and will be operated in the future, pursuant to and as prescribed in the License Agreement. In addition, LICENSEE shall be permitted to use the Facilities as both a restaurant and catering room for weddings, parties , etc.
Additionally, the Village of Nyack owns a 45 (approximately) slip Marina located directly adjacent to the vacant premises at 15 Burd Street. Responders may submit a response which includes the management of the Marina under the terms of the License Agreement. If any response includes the use/management of the Marina, complete details of that proposal shall be attached to the response, including but not limited to details on the management and operation of the Marina. The provision of bathrooms accessible to holders of valid slip agreements in the Marina is encouraged whether a Marina management plan is proposed or not.
The VILLAGE will hold a pre-submittal meeting for all interested parties. This will include one (1) staffed walk-through inspections of the facilities at NYACK VILLAGE MARINA on October 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM. It is the intent of the Village to accommodate all additional inquiries for access to the premises; however, additional access will be made by appointment only by contacting the Village Administrator at 845-358-3581.
The term of the License Agreement shall commence on the 1st day of January, 2020, and continue until the 31st day of December, 2029, with an option for the LICENSEE to renew the License Agreement for two (2) additional five (5) year terms, with License Fees in amounts mutually agreeable to the VILLAGE and LICENSEE. The Village of Nyack understands that alternative License terms and fees may be necessary and appropriate based upon the responder’s plan for the operation of the facility. Therefore, if alternative terms to those set forth herein are submitted, they will be accepted and evaluated in accordance with the review process set forth herein.
The LICENSEE must demonstrate a minimum of five (5) years of food service management in an equivalent restaurant/bar operation.
Deadline for Proposals: All Proposals (in quadruplicate) must be received by the Village Clerk, no later than 11 A.M. on Friday, November 22, 2019. Any Proposal received after that time will be rejected.
All Proposals (clearly marked “A LICENSE TO CONDUCT A FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATION AT THE NYACK VILLAGE MARINA on the outside of the envelope) will be received by the Village Clerk’s Office of the Village of Nyack, at the Nyack Village Hall, 9 North Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960 until Friday, November 22, 2019, at 11 A.M., at which time and place they will be opened and read.
The Complete RFP is available from the Village Clerk, Jennifer Hetling, by contacting her at 845-358-0548, ext. 545 or via email: JenniferHetling@nyack-ny.gov.
The RFP is also available from the Village of Nyack web site through the following link: https://prod3.evo.cloud/nyackny/portal/bids/bid_upload/9/
To download the RFP, please follow this link:
The Town of North Hempstead (“Town”) is requesting proposals from qualified land-use planning firms (“Consultant”) to assist in facilitating a community-wide discussion and consensus on revisions to the regulations of the ‘Waterfront Business’ zoning district in Port Washington. The services will include all work necessary to formulate recommendations for the Town Board based on facilitated stakeholder meetings, economic/market/fiscal impact analysis, visual impact analysis, and related research. A firm will be selected from among those responding based on a thorough evaluation of each firm’s ability to provide the Town with the highest quality services at the most cost-effective fees.
The City seeks a firm(s) with a demonstrated track record of expertise with zoning regulations in peer communities that are not only similar in size to Norwalk but are also similar demographically and geographically. The firm should not only have a working knowledge of zoning regulations but also provide innovative approaches that have been enacted in other communities.
The selected firm(s) will also have a strong track record in conducting public outreach, including, but not limited to, facilitating public meetings, web surveys, social media, and conducting interviews with key stakeholders and meetings with the oversight committee.
The RFP can be viewed at: https://www.norwalkct.org/bids.aspx?bidID=729
The City of Stamford Land Use Bureau is soliciting proposals to develop the Stamford Affordable Housing Action Plan (the “Plan”) to serve as an Affordable Housing Action and Implementation Plan for the City to actively address the potential economic, environmental and social equity impacts to Stamford’s affordable housing needs given that the City has seen rapid redevelopment that will continue in the foreseeable future. The Housing Action Plan should provide comprehensive, and alternative, recommendations for targeted regulatory changes, strategic infrastructure investments, and other tools.
The previous housing plan An Affordable Housing Strategy for Stamford, CT (Vol. 1 Strategy Report) and Toward an Affordable Housing Strategy for Stamford CT (Volume II: Data Appendix) was completed close to 20 years ago. The purpose of these reports were to:
Outline the scope and content of an effective affordable housing strategy for Stamford, based on our assessment of local conditions, and discussions that have taken place up to this point. While it reflect the growing concern within the community over affordable housing over the last few years, its immediate genesis lies in the confidence on creating affordable housing. …
Based on the results of the An Affordable Housing Strategy for Stamford, CT (Vol. 1 Strategy Report) and Toward an Affordable Housing Strategy for Stamford CT (Volume II: Data Appendix) [Refer to the two links below] the Land Use Bureau established the first inclusionary zoning ordinance in Connecticut in 2002.