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Fort Hill Park is located west of Decatur Avenue and north of Paulding Street, and the donated land is located between Fort Hill Park and the Chateau Rive Apartments (see full RFP here for maps).
Fort Hill Park and adjacent lands contain overgrown unmarked trails in need of repair. Upgrades to existing trails and the blazing of new trails are necessary to enhance user experience. Trail designs must cater to a variety of skill levels and users of all abilities.
Minor landscaping at the entrances and in the cemetery area, if any, will use native/non-invasive and require little to no maintenance. No lighting is proposed.
The City has a conceptual park plan completed in 2017 in partnership with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (see full RFP here).
Scope of Work:
General services included in the RFP involve the preparation of a site and topographic survey (a subdivision plan will be available for selected Consultant’s use); layout of proposed trails; re-routing of existing trails; interpretive signage design and placement; and trail amenities design and placement (e.g. benches, walkways). Included will be a minimum of one (1) public workshop and one (1) public presentation to stakeholders. The selected Consultant is also responsible for delivering construction documents with technical specifications (if needed) for subsequent biding of the Project and producing a viable Project cost estimate. Finally, if the City bids the project during the Consultant’s contract period, then the Consultant will assist the City in providing assistance during the bidding process and conduct inspection services during construction.
A full posting of the RFP is located on the City’s website on the ‘Bids/RFPs’ tab.
Scope of Work:
I. Demographic Trends
• Review and interpret demographic trends and characteristics of the City of Central Falls using data compiled by city staff for the City of Central Falls Comprehensive Plan and other regional and local sources
II. Existing and Future Facilities-Analysis
• Compile an inventory and assessment of the existing parks, trails, open space and recreation facilities within the city, as well as nearby regional parks, trails, open space and recreation facilities. This assessment will include a comparative analysis to communities of similar size and density regionally using nationally accepted standards. The analysis should consider the capacity of each amenity found within the system (playgrounds, ball fields, trails, natural areas, special facilities, etc.), as well as functionality, accessibility, condition, comfort and convenience. Each amenity should be evaluated regarding its service from both a resident and visitor perspective. Evaluation criteria should be based on the expressed values of the community, provided through concurrent work by city staff. The analysis will also include identification of best possible providers of community and recreation services and recommendations for minimizing duplication and enhancing possibilities for partnerships, where appropriate.
III. Rank and Prioritize Demand and Opportunities
• Provide an assessment and analysis of the Parks and Recreation Department’s current level of recreation programs, services, maintenance and staffing in relation to present and future goals, objectives and directives
• Provide a user fee analysis for facilities, programs and services
• Provide an analysis of the best possible providers for programs and services. Identify and discern any unnecessary duplication of services through public and private program providers
• The consultant and the City’s Project Manager shall hold progress meetings twice per month until the Master Plan is completed. The consultant shall supply the Project Manager with a digital copy of all completed or partially completed reports, studies, forecasts, maps or plans as deemed necessary by the Project Manager at least three (3) working days before each progress meeting. The Project Manager shall schedule the meetings, as necessary, at key times during the development of the Master Plan.
V. Action Plan
• Collect and analyze demographic information for the community
• Collect and analyze information on participation, needs, desires, operations, programming and land use trends and make Level of Service recommendations
• Identify areas of service shortfalls and projected impact of future trends • Provide usable and workable definitions and recommendations for designated park and open space with acreages and parameters defined as appropriate
• Develop recommendations for operations, staffing, maintenance, programming, and funding needs
• Provide a clear plan for development of programming direction based on standards and demands analysis
• Develop a definitive program for acquisition and development of parkland, recreational facilities, open space, trails and parks maintenance and administration of facilities for the future • Provide a maintenance and operation analysis • Identify opportunities for available funding and acquisition alternatives
• Develop an action plan which includes strategies, priorities and an analysis of budget support and funding mechanisms for the short-term, mid-term, and long- term for the parks system, open space, trails, and recreation programs and services
VI. Development of Final Plan and Supporting Materials
• The Master Plan must include written goals, plans, objectives, and policy statements that articulate a clear vision and “road map” and model for the Parks and Recreation Department’s future
• A summary of existing conditions, inventories and Level of Service analysis • Charts, graphs, maps and other data as needed to support the plan and its presentation to the appropriate audiences
• An Action Plan
• A digital copy of the Final Master Plan, in PDF and original editable (i.e. .docx or .indd) format.
Resources Available: A representative from the City of Central Falls will be available throughout the study to answer questions and provide information required to complete the study. Individuals from the City will be available throughout this study to provide available information, current records, history, and contacts to discuss items as the study progresses.
Find the complete RFP at: http://www.centralfallsri.us/purchasing
The Town of Smithtown is seeking a professional planning firm to prepare a new comprehensive plan and the associated Generic Environmental Impact Statement.
Request for Proposals Analysis of Housing Vacancy Rate in the Village of Ossining for Residential Properties of Six (6) Units or More Completed Prior to January 1, 1974
I. Project Overview
The Village of Ossining is interested in retaining a consultant to conduct a vacancy study of all residential properties in the Village of Ossining that were completed prior to January 1, 1974 and contain at least six (6) dwelling units. This study will be used to calculate the vacancy rate for these properties and assist the Village Board of Trustees in determining whether there is a housing emergency as defined by the Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA). This Request for Proposals (RFP) is intended to help the Village of Ossining select a qualified and experienced consultant.
B. Project Expectations
The proposer shall provide a project management team experienced in the design of this type of project to supervise and assume responsibility for all project tasks, activities, and reports. The proposed project shall require, at a minimum, the following steps:
1) Establish a list of Parcel ID’s with residential units in buildings completed before January 1, 1974 that contain a minimum of six (6) dwelling units.
2) Obtain the necessary Owner/Management Company/Superintendent contact information for each parcel and request accurate vacancy/tenancy information from said Owner/Management Company/Superintendent.
3) Establish and verify the methodology that will be employed to conduct the study.
a. Indicate the methodology for how information will be obtained from Owners/Property Managers/Superintendents and
b. How the consultant will verify the authenticity of said information.
4) Establish and verify the vacancy rate of each property stated in number 1.
5) Establish an overall vacancy rate for all properties.
6) Compare the results to the NYS EPTA regulation.
7) Determine which of these properties potentially could be subject to ETPA.
8) Submit a clear, concise written narrative that explains and supports the findings in the data.
9) Attend meetings with Village staff and the Board of Trustees as required.
10) Consultant shall be neutral with respect to the Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA).
The Consultant will be required to formally present their findings to the Village Board of Trustees at a Work Session meeting and may be required to attend additional meetings as necessary.
The City of Mount Vernon’s Urban Renewal Agency (the “Agency” or “URA”) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants with experience in cultural planning to develop a Citywide Arts and Cultural Master Plan (the “Master Plan”).
The goal of the Arts and Culture Master Plan is to create a common vision for the role that arts and culture should play in the City of Mount Vernon (the “City”), as well as to ascertain what aspects of that vision can guide policy and programming to enhance the quality of life for Mount Vernon residents, businesses and visitors. The Master Plan will include implementable initiatives to enhance the City’s existing arts and cultural infrastructure by analyzing existing data and national trends, catalogue assets and developing a public participation plan.
A community-wide multilingual public participation program is an essential component to creating a widely accepted Arts and Culture Master Plan. Specifically, the Master Plan will reflect the community’s desire to utilize arts and culture to enhance the sense of community; enhance economic vitality that is linked to arts and culture; create and support an environment where arts and culture thrive and enrich the community culturally, aesthetically, educationally, and economically.
Deadline 4pm – March 14, 2018
Access the full RFQ at:https://www.bidsync.com/DPX?ac=powersearch&srchoid_override=127467
The City of Bridgeport is updating its Master Plan of Conservation and Development in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 8-23. The current Master Plan has served Bridgeport well, as it provided clear guidance for the past decade on a multitude of issues, not the least of which include environmental stewardship, housing, and zoning reform.
Many goals from the current Master Plan have been achieved, however, there are many others that we continue to work towards, and which are still applicable today. Given its continued relevance, the 2018 update will use the current Master Plan’s content as its foundation, and will expand to include topics like community health, equity, and resiliency.
What will change drastically is the plans organization and form. The updated Master Plan of Conservation and Development (LINK) will be formatted as a policy guide for Bridgeport, accessible to decision makers and stakeholders alike. “Portland’s Plan 2030”, a Master Plan for Portland, Maine, (LINK) is being utilized as a sample for the policy guide and graphic framework of Bridgeport’s Master Plan.
The selected Consultant Team will work directly with OPED. A Steering Committee and an Outreach Advisory Sub-Committee will guide the overall efforts. It is expected that approximately 6-10 community meetings will be held, approximately 3 online surveys conducted, and a combined 6-10 Steering Committee/Outreach Advisory Committee meetings will occur.
Public outreach and input will include a variety of methods, including but not limited to, community meetings and open houses, online surveys, and social media. To enhance the input received at community meetings, the City will be introducing public input through online survey methods. The selected Consultant must have demonstrated experience using this methodology, and provide suggestions on the most effective and efficient software application for the project.
An emphasis will be placed upon expressing information graphically throughout the Plan.
The Consultant will be responsible for facilitating community meetings, coordinating all public comments received throughout the process, developing graphics, and writing the Master Plan of Conservation and Development. It is desired to have a final draft of the Master Plan six (6) months after entering into a contract.
Hamilton is experiencing a housing shortage that has created affordability issues, as well as
attraction and retention issues for employers. An analysis of demand for new housing and a plan
for the best use of existing housing is necessary.