The Town of East Greenbush is seeking competitive proposals from qualified planning consultants and consultant teams who are interested in carrying out an update to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, first adopted in 1993 and updated in 2006. In addition, consultants are encouraged to include in their proposals optional services outlined in this RFP, including an update to the Town’s Comprehensive Zoning Law (“Zoning Update”), adopted in 2008, and the Western East Greenbush Generic Environmental Impact Statement (“GEIS Update”), last updated in 2009.
A Plan Update will assist the Town Board, the Planning Board, and Town Planning & Zoning Department gauge the direction that citizens and various other stakeholders within the community would like to see the Town move towards. The Comprehensive Plan Update, Zoning Update, and GEIS Update are intended to work together as planning tools and form the foundation of the Town’s land use planning, growth management, and community design framework. This RFP is an opportunity for the East Greenbush community to determine the vision for the future of East Greenbush and address changes affecting the Town in a coordinated and integrated way. The Town views the planning process itself as critical to the success of the project and the implementation of its recommendations.
The Plan Update must provide guidance to the Town on how to appropriately address and guide new development and redevelopment within the community while also meeting the service demands that come with community growth. It is the goal of the Town to update the Comprehensive Plan every ten (10) years.
For more information see the RFP and please visit the Town’s website [https://www.eastgreenbush.org/departments/purchasing/bid-opportunities].
The deadline to submit proposals is no later than April 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM. The proposal submittal should be submitted in a sealed envelope labeled “RFP 18-03: 2018 Comprehensive Plan Proposal” and delivered to:
Town of East Greenbush
Attn: Town Clerk
225 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144