RFP: Planning in Water’s Way, Southern Tier Central Regional and Planning Development Board

The Southern Tier Central Regional and Planning Development Board (STC) is undertaking a project titled “Planning in Water’s Way” to promote economic resilience to flood risks within the I-86 Innovation Corridor in Chemung and Steuben Counties, New York. This corridor extends from the Town of Erwin in Steuben County to the City of Elmira in Chemung County. The project area encompasses the Cities of Corning and Elmira; the Towns of Big Flats, Corning, Erwin, Horseheads, and Elmira; and the Villages of Elmira Heights, Horseheads, Painted Post, Riverside, and South Corning.

As part of this project, STC is seeking services of a consultant to utilize FEMA’s Hazus-MH software tool (or a comparable model) to conduct a quantitative analysis of the physical, economic, and social impacts of flooding within the project area and then to evaluate mitigation options for existing and future development. These data will be used to develop recommendations for increasing the viability of existing businesses based on identification of feasible mitigation options, estimates of project costs, and quantified assessment of the potential benefits. 

For more information, see the Attached Document