Request For Proposals For Services For The North Main Economic Development Strategy Area
City of Worcester
CITY OF WORCESTER
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR URBAN DESIGN, MARKET ANALYSIS
& PARKING PLAN SERVICES FOR THE
NORTH MAIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AREA
The City of Worcester is soliciting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing Urban Design, Market Analysis & Parking Plan Services for the North Main Economic Development Strategy Area.
In 2004 the City of Worcester developed an Economic Development Action Agenda in response to local concerns regarding the significant number of new development projects proposed and under construction in the Downtown as well as the need to integrate these projects for the overall benefit of the community. The North Main Economic Strategy Area includes a substantial portion of the Action Agenda's "North Main District" but also includes additional land north of Lincoln Square. The purpose of this project is to identify new opportunities for development that will be integrated with the various existing projects and plans in the area into a market-driven, financially responsible, and sustainable redevelopment strategy. Since the North Main area is a densely developed urban environment, this project would be remiss if it did not include an assessment of the current demand and supply of parking and the incremental increase in demand that will result from the proposed development of each of the Priority Properties identified on the project area map. In order to maximize the opportunity for the area's stakeholders and the public to participate and have meaningful input into the approach and ultimate recommendations for the project area, a series of stakeholder and focus group meetings as well as a public charette will be held and documented in the final report.
A copy of the Request for Proposals is available from the City of Worcester Purchasing Department, City Hall, Room 404, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. Any interested firms may call John C. Orrell, City Purchasing Agent at (508) 799-1220.
A formal, written response is due at the City of Worcester Purchasing Department, City Hall, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608 on Friday, May 19, 2006 by 10:00 AM.
Staff of the City of Worcester's Division of Economic Development will review all proposals determined by the staff to be both responsive and responsible as defined in the RFP document; and will select the most qualified proposal for Urban Design, Market Analysis & Parking Plan Services for the North Main Economic Development Strategy Area. The selected firm will be expected to begin work immediately.
The City of Worcester reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, and to waive any or all informalities or technical defects, and to reject any non-conforming, non-responsive conditional proposal
For more information contact:
City of Worcester
455 Main Street
Posted May 4, 2006
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