Park Planning, RIver Access, and Connectivity RFQ

Agency: City of Healdsburg
State: California
Type of Government: State & Local
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  • D - Automatic Data Processing and Telecommunication Services
Posted Date: Oct 4, 2018
Due Date: Oct 24, 2018
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Bid Title: Park Planning, RIver Access, and Connectivity RFQ
Category: Contract Opportunities
Status: Open
Bid Recipient: Mark Themig, Community Services Director

Description:

The City of Healdsburg (City) is launching a coordinated community-based planning process for its parks and open space system (Project) and is seeking a qualified consultant or consultant team (consultant) with relevant experience and knowledge to lead the project that will incorporate the following components:

(1) Developing a master plan, cost estimates, and related information for a ~36-acre public park associated with the Montage brand resort and residential development currently under construction.

(2) Developing a master plan, cost estimates, and related information for redevelopment of the City¡¯s ~20-acre Badger Park located along the Russian River.

(3) Analyzing opportunities and challenges for creating Russian River access and interfaces as the Russian River passes through the City and developing a plan to enhance river access.

(4) Analyzing and developing a high-level plan for connectivity to parks, open spaces, recreational facilities, schools, Russian River, and other points of interest.

The Project will create legacy opportunities for the community and will be done in conjunction with other planning processes that are currently underway or will be launched soon. These include a Parks and Recreation Facilities Inventory and Assessment, an Arts and Culture Plan, a master plan for the redevelopment of Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach (operated by Sonoma County Regional Parks), and the American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) project. It is anticipated that these planning process will inform each other and the Project

Publication Date/Time:
10/3/2018 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
10/24/2018 5:00 PM
Submittal Information:
Elctronic PDF to mthemig@ci.healdsburg.ca.us by 5:00PM on October 24, 2018
Contact Person:
Mark Themig, Community Services Director
mthemig@ci.healdsburg.ca.us
Business Hours:
9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Qualifications:
The City is seeking a consultant or a consultant team (consultant) to provide technical expertise in the areas of park planning and design, cost estimating, and creative public engagement processes. The consultant should also possess knowledge and expertise in working with the many agencies that are involved in governing and managing the Russian River. Furthermore, the consultant should have knowledge and expertise in creating connectivity through an established community by using physical improvement options (e.g. sidewalks, pathways, etc.) and other creative approaches (e.g. wayfinding signage, maps, electronic applications, etc.)
Miscellaneous:
PROJECT WEBINAR: The City has scheduled an online presentation to provide more information on the project for 10:00 a.m. PST, Friday, October 12, 2018
Related Documents:

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Consulting Services
PARK PLANNING, RIVER ACCESS, AND CONNECTIVITY
Healdsburg, California
Release Date: October 3, 2018
Submittals Due By: October 24, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
CITY OF HEALDSBURG
COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
1557 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Project Contact:
Mark Themig, Community Services Director
mthemig@ci.healdsburg.ca.us * (707) 431-3116
City of Healdsburg
Park Planning, River Access, and Connectivity - RFQ
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................... 1
II. PROJECT BACKGROUND ..................................................................................................... 2
III. CONSULTANT SERVICES ..................................................................................................... 7
IV. PROPOSAL INFORMATION AND REVIEW ......................................................................... 8
V. SUBMITTAL PROCESS ........................................................................................................... 9
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I. INTRODUCTION
The City of Healdsburg (City) is launching a coordinated community-based planning
process for its parks and open space system (Project) and is seeking a qualified
consultant or consultant team (consultant) with relevant experience and knowledge to
lead the project that will incorporate the following components:
(1) Developing a master plan, cost estimates, and related information for a ~36-acre
public park associated with the Montage brand resort and residential development
currently under construction.
(2) Developing a master plan, cost estimates, and related information for redevelopment
of the City’s ~20-acre Badger Park located along the Russian River.
(3) Analyzing opportunities and challenges for creating Russian River access and
interfaces as the Russian River passes through the City and developing a plan to
enhance river access.
(4) Analyzing and developing a high-level plan for connectivity to parks, open spaces,
recreational facilities, schools, Russian River, and other points of interest.
The Project will create legacy opportunities for the community and will be done in
conjunction with other planning processes that are currently underway or will be launched
soon. These include a Parks and Recreation Facilities Inventory and Assessment, an Arts
and Culture Plan, a master plan for the redevelopment of Healdsburg Veterans Memorial
Beach (operated by Sonoma County Regional Parks), and the American Institute of
Architects Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) project. It is anticipated that
these planning process will inform each other and the Project.
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II. PROJECT BACKGROUND
City and Department
The City of Healdsburg is located 70 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101 in the
heart of Sonoma County. With a population of approximately 11,800 residents, the City’s
small-town charm is reflected in quiet, friendly neighborhoods and traditional Spanish-
style plaza. The City rests at the confluence of three valleys: the Russian River, Dry
Creek, and Alexander Valleys. The Russian River passes through the City and provides
a wide variety of recreation opportunities. In addition, nearby park and open space
preserves provide miles of trails for hiking, biking, nature observation, and solitude.
Heading west it's a short hour drive to the Pacific coast, and the Golden Gate Bridge
welcomes you into San Francisco just over an hour and a half to the south.
The City operates a 49-acre park system, two open space preserves that total
approximately 325 acres, and two recreation facilities: the Healdsburg Community Center
and the Healdsburg Senior Center. In addition, the City owns the Villa Chanticleer Event
Center and the Tayman Park Golf Course that are operated under contract by a private-
sector vendor.
The City provides a full-range of parks and recreation/community services including early
childhood education, youth and adult sports, after school programs, active and older adult
services, and a vibrant special event lineup. The City also works closely with the
Healdsburg Unified School District for shared use of facilities, as well as numerous
organizations and non-profits who provide services to the community.
The City’s parks are in a variety of conditions. Some parks are newer or have been
recently renovated (Barbieri Park, Giorgi Park), while others need a refresh (Byron Gibbs
Park, Badger Park, Railroad Park). The Montage development park will be an entirely
new addition to the City’s park system.
The Community Services Department is funded entirely through ten percent of the City’s
transient occupancy tax (TOT), along with user fees and charges. The department
receives no general fund revenue. New hotels that are currently under construction or
planned will have a positive impact on funding for department services. While the increase
in TOT will address long-term operating needs, the City’s Parks and Recreation
Commission is discussing options for raising funding for capital improvements.
Project Need
The City is seeking a consultant or a consultant team (consultant) to provide technical
expertise in the areas of park planning and design, cost estimating, and creative public
engagement processes. The consultant should also possess knowledge and expertise in
working with the many agencies that are involved in governing and managing the Russian
River. Furthermore, the consultant should have knowledge and expertise in creating
connectivity through an established community by using physical improvement options
(e.g. sidewalks, pathways, etc.) and other creative approaches (e.g. wayfinding signage,
maps, electronic applications, etc.).
The City is open to a sole consultant or a consultant team that can provide the expertise
needed to fulfill the project requirements. The City will review the qualifications submitted
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by the consultant and request project proposals from selected firms who are deemed best
suited for the project. The review process may include interviews and other activities that
will be used to select the firm(s) that will be asked to provide project proposals.
Project Components
Montage Development Park Master Plan
For over a decade the City has been working with a developer to construct a five-star
luxury resort on a 258-acre complex in the northern part of the city. The resort, formerly
called “Saggio Hills” and recently branded as “Montage Healdsburg”, will feature 130
bungalow-style guest rooms and approximately 66 single-family homes.
As a condition of the project, the Development Agreement required the developer to
provide public improvements including:
Land and $1.75 million in funding for a fire substation
A 14-acre mass graded affordable housing site
Public trails
A 36-acres mass graded public park plus $3 million in funding toward the park’s design
and construction
Wetland restoration and restoration activities on portions of Foss Creek that runs
through the park area
A public trail through the park that supplants sidewalks on Passalacqua Road
The public park is located on the southern side of the site adjacent to existing residential
uses, a public park, and water detention basins. The park site features a combination of
rolling hills, flat contours, and lowland areas. (See Attachment A Saggio
Hills/Montage Site Plan) The Development Agreement requires that the park include: (i)
active recreation use areas; (ii) passive recreation use areas; (iii) Public Trails; (iv)
existing and new wetlands; (v) a riparian zone for Foss Creek; (vi) parking areas; (vii) a
pavilion area; (viii) landscaped areas”.
In the mid-2000’s the City conducted a public process to develop a concept plan for the
park. This plan included active use sports turf areas (both synthetic and natural), passive
use recreation areas, wetland preservation/restoration, parking, trails, and other site
amenities and improvements. This plan was ultimately incorporated by reference in the
development agreement as “Park Site Concept F – Final Master Plan”. (See Attachment
B Saggio Hills/Montage Parks Site Concept F)
In 2014, the City completed the “Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment & Foss Creek
Community Center Business Plan” that proposed relocating many of the active uses from
the Montage development park to the newly acquired Foss Creek Community Center site
located approximately one mile south. This action would result in the Montage Park being
developed as a more passive park. In 2016 the City commissioned a preliminary concept
that would reflect a more passive park for the Montage development. (See Attachment
C Revised “Community Park” Concept)
Delays in the resort development stalled additional planning work and the revised park
plan received no public feedback. Resort construction began earlier in 2018 and is
expected to be complete in the spring of 2010. A final master plan for the park is needed
so the developer can mass grade the site. Design of the park proceed following approval
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