City Of Fresno Releases RFQ For Southeast Growth Area Plan EIR

City Of Fresno Releases RFQ For Southeast Growth Area Plan EIR

Paoli & Odell, Inc.

The City of Fresno (population 481,035), located in the San Joaquin Valley of California, wishes to engage the services of a talented, creative and experienced environmental consulting firm to prepare the Environmental Impact Report for the Southeast Growth Area (SEGA) Plan and all related documentation in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

The SEGA planning area consists of about 9,000 acres (approximately 14 square miles) within the southeast portion of the City of Fresno's Sphere of Influence. The City's intent, as provided in the 2025 Fresno General Plan, is to accommodate a population of approximately 55,000 in the SEGA plan area, as well as substantial job creating uses. The City wishes to have this growth occur in a smart and sustainable manner, which minimizes impacts on air quality, energy use, transportation infrastructure and agricultural land, and promotes a healthy and livable social and economic fabric.

This will be one of the most important planning efforts ever undertaken by the City of Fresno. The City's intent is for the SEGA Plan to set the example for smart growth planning in the San Joaquin Valley for the 21st century. The EIR consultant will have the opportunity to work closely with the firm of Calthorpe Associates, which has been hired to prepare the plan. Also on the Calthorpe team are Fehr & Peers and Economic & Planning Systems.

More information on the SEGA Plan and the complete RFQ text can be obtained at the web link provided below. The RFQ includes specific questions that must be answered by all prospective consultants. The responses to the RFQ are due on August 10, 2007, and must be submitted to the City's consultant for the RFQ process (see below).

Related Link: City of Fresno Southeast Growth Area

For more information contact:

Scott Odell, AICP
Paoli & Odell, Inc.
925 N Street, Suite 150
CA 93721

Phone: 559-233-7260
Email: [email protected]

Posted July 23, 2007

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