Comprehensive Plan and Code Reform

Agency: American Planning Association
State: Federal
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Posted Date: Jul 2, 2021
Due Date: Aug 13, 2021
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Comprehensive Plan and Code Reform City of Bonners Ferry

Bonners Ferry, ID

Qualifications are due to the city no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on Friday, August 13, 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.

The City of Bonners Ferry is requesting a qualified consulting team with experience in planning and community health who can engage, develop, and write a new city comprehensive plan with a specific area of interest in addressing the five determinates of community health as derived from the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation's report on "Building a Healthy Idaho," as well as address future needs and expansion of the City's water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

Depending on budget, the city may also engage the consultant with integrating the comprehensive plan rewrite with the city's community development codes located within Bonners Ferry City Code, Title 11 and 12.

The goal for submittal of the updated City of Bonners Ferry Comprehensive Plan and revised Zoning Ordinance is January 1, 2023 (timing and actual expected completion date to be refined as scope is refined).

Comprehensive Plan and Code Reform Scope of Services

The City is seeking technical support from a consultant to update the 2006 Comprehensive Plan. The selected consultant will assist the City with updating Comprehensive Plan including the city's future land use map (FLUM). Depending on budget, the City is also seeking technical support in updating the City of Bonners Ferry zoning ordinances to be consistent with elements of the revised Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan will identify community issues and concerns and include policy statements, goals, objectives, guidelines, maps and graphics that will serve as a working framework for the development of future land use public policy but with an overall emphasis on community health as it relates to the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation's "Building a Healthy Idaho." The city has a strong desire to connect the five determinants of health as identified with the report with the growth and development of the city's infrastructure, policies, and overall health of our citizens.

It is expected that the plan will help maintain collaborative and respectful relationships within the community and surrounding neighbors and establish policies and priorities for coordinated development/redevelopment and potential infrastructure expansion.

The Comprehensive Plan will provide strategies to encourage community health at the community development and policy level, address strategies to improve economic development, develop quality residential and multi-residential growth, recreational/park area development, institutionalize improved opportunities for routine active transportation (walking, bicycling, and transit use) and general improvements for the protection of the quality of life for the City of Bonners Ferry residents and businesses.

The scope of work for updating the 2006 Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code includes, but is not limited to the following tasks:

  1. An active public participation program equitably engaging the community through a series of public workshops and surveys to complement the Comprehensive Plan update process.
  2. Technical support for the City's public involvement process outlining method(s) to encourage active public participation; including community outreach to engage those voices often not heard in these processes across the spectrum of age, income, race, and disability; and possibly field sessions (such as walk audits and neighborhood listening sessions).
  3. Tying the five determinates of community health throughout each section or throughout the entire plan- the consultant's development of this will likely be iterative with the city and foundation to ensure both are meeting expectations of funding requirements.
  4. Fold in 2018 adopted transportation plan as reference document;
  5. Fold in the 2018 adopted Bike and Pedestrian plan as a referenced document;
  6. Assessment of the existing built environment;
  7. Complete GIS Maps as needed;
  8. Identify an area(s) that may be suitable for Form-based overlay districts;
  9. Identify areas suitable for multi-family, neighborhood commercial or ways to increase residential densities where adequate infrastructure exists.
  10. Identification of important needs and projects of citywide and local significance;
  11. Identify underbuilt or opportunities where commercial or light industrial redevelopment can occur;
  12. Development regulations to implement the Comprehensive Plan;
  13. Update Future Land Use Map.

The scope of work for the Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance includes, but is not limited to the following tasks:

  1. Develop codes that support neighborhood commercial, mixed uses for any newly developed zoning districts;
  2. Assist with the development of a new district locations; city will develop actual adoptable map;
  3. Update zoning standards for the following areas to optimize safe accommodation of all modes, and greater encouragement of active transportation (walking, bicycling, transit) (minimum)
    1. Streets and Pedestrian standards
    2. Performance standards where applicable,
  4. Evaluate creating design standards to compliment corresponding zoning districts;
  5. Evaluate revising subdivision code, to include greater housing diversity and creativity (e.g. row housing, condo plats, accessory dwellings) and active transportation elements;
  6. Other items as determined.

The final "Scope of Work" will be negotiated in consultation with the selected consultant.

Qualifications are due to the city no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on Friday, August 13, 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.

Firms may obtain the full RFQ by contacting the City Clerk at 208-267-3105 or by emailing at cmcnair@bonnersferry.id.gov . Firms are encouraged to review the full RFQ and to respond accordingly as stipulated within the RFQ.

The City of Bonners Ferry reserves the right to select the most highly qualified firm based solely on the written response to the evaluation criteria. Interviews are not a mandatory part of this process. City of Bonners Ferry will be the sole judge in the determination of the most highly qualified firm.


Request Type
Deadline
Request Type
RFQ
Deadline
Friday, August 13, 2021
Contact Information Website
https://bonnersferry.id.gov/
Contact Email
lailport@bonnersferry.id.gov

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