Request For Qualifications - City of Ventura Community Plan, Development Code, And CEQA

Request For Qualifications - City of Ventura Community Plan, Development Code, And CEQA

City of San Buenaventura

What are we looking for in a consulting firm? We are looking for a planning firm that has the technical capacity to prepare and complete a plan, code and CEQA requirements either in-house or through sub-consultants. The City wants a firm with experience at developing form-based codes. We need a firm that can prepare a legally defensible environmental impact report. But most importantly, the firm needs to have the ability to create a plan with a clear mission and purpose that can inspire and motivate action. Our 2005 Ventura General Plan vision is clear - new urbanism. The proposed Westside & North Avenue Community Plan must reflect our vision with appropriate policy language, action steps and implementation at the neighborhood level.

To view previous planning studies and reports prepared for the Westside and North Avenue areas please visit the City's website at: and under "Quick Links" click on "Westside" to locate the Westside and North Avenue Planning Communities. The City's approach is to use the very best parts of these plans as the foundation for creating a new Community Plan.

It is the City's desire to manage this project as follows: City staff will take the lead for preparing the Community Plan while the consultant and potential subconsultant(s) will be the lead and manage preparation and content of the Development Code and any necessary environmental analyses pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. However, the City will require the selected consultant team to provide limited staffing resources and support to City staff in preparation of the Community Plan.

Please submit qualifications/resumes of personnel who will be assigned to this job. Also, please submit a concept paper of no more than three pages explaining your approach to the task. Applicants must submit 10 copies of their complete package by November 30, 2006. Please send to the attention of: Lisa Porras, Senior Planner, Community Development Department, City of Ventura, P O Box 99, Ventura, CA 93002-0099.

Related Link: City of San Buenaventura

For more information contact:

Lisa Porras
City of San Buenaventura
501 Poli Street, P.O. Box 99
CA 93002-0099

Phone: (805) 654-7811
Fax: (805) 653-0763
Email: [email protected]

Posted October 24, 2006

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