RFP City of Morganton, NC Comprehensive Plan

City of Morganton
Monday February 6, 2023
Location: Morganton, NC


The full RFP can be found at https://www.morgantonnc.gov/development-design-services/page/request-proposal-development-o-f-comprehensive-plan.

This Request for Proposal (RFP) seeks professional assistance from qualified persons or firms to develop a comprehensive land development plan

The City of Morganton is seeking a dynamic planning consultant firm or team to prepare a new comprehensive land development plan (Plan).  This comprehensive plan is intended to re-energize Morganton’s land planning concepts and initiate community consensus on growth and development policies over the next 15 years.  The City seeks to utilize this new Plan as a policy and visual guide for city growth and development throughout the study area. The Plan will examine how the present built environment may, or should be, changed over the next 15 years given the current demographic profiles, economic conditions and community goals.  The plan will examine national, regional and local trends that will impact development patterns in the community.  It will provide growth implementation strategies and graphically illustrated visions to help guide development decisions over the upcoming 15 years.

The City seeks a professional planning firm that can provide a creative, interactive and dynamic public process intended to build consensus across a broad range of topics affecting the built environment. The plan is intended to promote and provide understanding on Morganton’s strengths and weaknesses.  A successful plan will involve extensive community engagement to develop a shared vision for the community. The Plan will initiate new or revised public land use policies that will promote long term sustainable growth and development in the community. The successful firm will provide evidence that it has the ability to produce a plan that represents the best of Morganton’s past and present and creates an inspiring approach to the future.  Morganton’s current comprehensive land development plan Mission 2030 has productively led the City’s development for the past 13 years. The updated plan will provide a renewed vision and fresh perspective. The consultant is requested to provide outside perspective and make recommendations as to which directives remain relevant to Morganton’s future and which directives should be abandoned. 

The City’s current Mission 2030 Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2009.  Since that time, a tremendous amount of economic, cultural, and environmental change has taken place.  Many of the changes reflect national trends; however, unique regional and local conditions also exist.  These new trends and existing conditions are reshaping Morganton in ways beyond the guidance offered within Mission 2030.  For this reason, the City now desires to develop a new foundation document to help guide the anticipated growth and development over the next 15 years.

The successful consultant should provide a detailed outline of the proposed approach and methodology to develop the comprehensive plan, including a detailed community engagement strategy, to achieve the requirements as outlined under Scope of Service and Project Deliverables (see RFP document on the City’s website). The successful consultant should also provide a detailed proposed timeline for each step of the project, including community engagement activities.

Respondents must submit a complete response to this RFP, including completion of all requirements of Section C: Proposal Offer Form.

Five (5) originals and a PDF copy must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, February 06, 2023.

Posted January 17, 2023

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