REI: City of Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

CDTC seeks Expressions of Interest from qualified firms or individuals to execute the City of Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. This project will create a new Pedestrian Master Plan and further develop the existing 2009 Bicycle Master Plan. The Plans will provide clear direction on priority locations and desired design treatments for inclusion in street repaving or reconstruction projects, in the interest of facilitating safe, comfortable, and inclusive bicycling and walking

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RFP: Community Housing Needs Assessment, The Town of North Elba

The Town of North Elba is requesting proposals from a qualified professional consultant to conduct a Community Housing Needs Assessment.  The goal of this project is to gather and compile the data necessary and develop a comprehensive housing needs assessment. This assessment will guide a subsequent action plan that will be used to grow the workforce housing stock.

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RFP: City of Buffalo East Side Preservation Strategy RFP

City of Buffalo East Side Preservation Strategy RFP

One of Buffalo’s greatest strengths is its historic legacy, including the buildings, sites, and neighborhoods that contribute to this heritage. Preservation plays a key role in enhancing neighborhoods across Buffalo and is integral to the City of Buffalo’s place-based economic development strategy. 

As development continues on the East Side of Buffalo it is important to work with the community to identify preservation issues of importance, structures that are considered vital components of the traditional walkable commercial corridors, and structures which if preserved have the potential for continued community investment.

The City of Buffalo solicits responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to select a qualified consultant to prepare the East Side Preservation Strategy (“Preservation Strategy”).  Proposers may choose to propose on only one or more tasks and not the entire project. Citizen input will be essential for the successful completion of a Preservation Plan.

Specifically, the goals of the Preservation Strategy are to:

  • Advance preservation as a tool for revitalizing Buffalo’s East Side neighborhoods;

  • Engage the community in historic preservation efforts;

  • Establish priorities for targeting limited resources for strategic preservation investments; and

  • Initiate the implementation of the Empire State Development Buffalo Billion II East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund (Building Preservation component).

Submissions are due on August 23, 2019. If interested, please review the RFP at the City of Buffalo website linked here.

RFP: Town of Danby, Housing Conditions Survey Consulting Services




 Introduction & Summary

 The Town of Danby, New York is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants for a Housing Conditions Survey of the town. This work is funded in large part through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for which the Town is a sub-recipient from the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (HCR). Results of this Housing Conditions Survey (HCS) will help decisionmakers, stakeholders and community members develop a meaningful sense of the housing conditions that exist in the Town, an understanding of key housing issues, and a compilation of the relevant data. This information will be critical to the Town for formulating various community policies and to inform preparation of compelling housing rehabilitation proposals in the future, for which CDBG or other funding may be sought.

 Qualified consultants are asked to fully consider the scope of services and the contracting and submission requirements described in this Request for Proposals (RFP) prior to submitting proposals. The Town will work diligently to follow and comply with all HCR, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG, and other State and Federal guidance, laws, and regulations which apply to this CDBG-funded project, this procurement, and any contract executed by the Town through this RFP. This compliance includes all provisions which are clearly stated in Chapter 4 of the HCR CDBG Grant Administration Manual on Procurement Standards. The applicable elements of the contract provisions stated in Exhibits 4-1 & 4-2 of that manual will be included in every contract associated with this RFP. While many of these provisions are for construction contracts instead of planning projects such as this, these exhibits are included as Attachment A to this RFP.

 This RFP is being forwarded directly to firms which may be qualified to undertake such services that are presently known to the town, and is being advertised broadly through the New York State Contract Reporter, the American Planning Association NY Upstate Chapter, and other available outlets. This RFP is posted in the documents section on the Town’s Planning & Zoning web page As further described in this RFP, that web page will be the central source for information and, while changes to this RFP are not expected to be made, any potential changes. Proposals are due to the Town of Danby no later than August 23, 2019.

RFP: Town of Poughkeepsie, Comprehensive Plan Update

The Town of Poughkeepsie has established a Comprehensive Plan Review Committee (CPRC) to prepare an Update to its 2007 Town Plan and Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS). The Town will receive sealed proposals from qualified firms to work with the CPRC and Town staff to prepare the Comprehensive Plan Update. All proposals must be received by Noon (12:00 p.m.) on Friday, August 2, 2019. The Town’s Request for Proposals (RFP) and information about the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee’s work to date can be found at:

For more information, see the Attached Document

RFEI: Revitalization and Redevelopment Design Plan for Sewall’s Island and Factory Square, Watertown NY

The City of Watertown (the City) is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to prepare a Revitalization and Redevelopment Design Plan for Sewall’s Island and Factory Square. The plan will create a vision and capitalize on community assets and recreation opportunities, guide redevelopment and help attract new investments, businesses, and identify transformational projects in this area of downtown Watertown.

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