Walkable Development Plan

Agency: American Planning Association
State: Federal
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • A - Research and development
Opps ID: NBD14726112662444886
Posted Date: Oct 3, 2017
Due Date: Oct 20, 2017
Source: Members Only
Walkable Development Plan Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department

Wichita, KS

SCOPE OF SERVICES

The overall Walkable Development Plan for Wichita's Establish Central Area will be comprised of several elements. The elements are described below and will be developed as planning documents by the selected consulting team. Proposals should address each element separately and provide a proposed approach and project fee for each element. The City of Wichita and WAMPO may choose not to undertake certain elements of the overall plan at this time. Proposers are encouraged to suggest additional services or alternative approaches that enhance the outcome of the project within the available funding.

  1. Visioning
    1. Review the Community Investments Plan, Unified Zoning Code, and other planning documents and consult with City of Wichita and WAMPO staff and key stakeholders to identify issues, including both regulatory and non-regulatory barriers, to be addressed by a vision for multi-modal development in the central area.
    2. Work with the Urban Infill Advisory Committee, its staff representatives, and community stakeholders to develop a vision for multi-modal development in the central area that portrays to the community successful implementation of the Wichita Urban Infill Strategy. Visual urban design options must be part of the visioning process.
    3. Develop specific walkable development strategies for accomplishing the vision and addressing the identified issues, that include, but are necessarily not limited to, design guidelines, zoning code amendments, and public investments in walking, bicycling, and transit.
    4. The vision and strategies should reflect different approaches for areas of opportunity and areas of stability based on the defining characteristics for each outlined in the Community Investments Plan.
  2. Identifying Areas of Opportunity and Stability
    1. Using existing land use analyses prepared by MAPD and other data provided by the City of Wichita and WAMPO, document existing conditions and development characteristics in the Established Central Area.
    2. Identify, describe, and map areas of opportunity and stability using the defining characteristics identified in the Community Investments Plan.
    3. Identify, describe, and map areas of opportunity for walkable, urban-scale development supported by walking, bicycling, and transit, combining transportation and land use consistent with transit-oriented development (TOD) planning.
    4. Using visual urban design options, work with the Urban Infill Advisory Committee, its staff representatives, and community stakeholders to develop specific approaches for infill and redevelopment in both areas of opportunity and stability that reflect the vision for multi-modal development in the central area.
  3. Multi-modal Development Guidelines
    1. Work with the Urban Infill Advisory Committee, its staff representatives, and community stakeholders to develop guidelines that reflect the vision and strategies for multi-modal development in the central area. Note that the design guidelines will not include any preliminary engineering work.
    2. Develop an approach to administering the design guidelines in conjunction with the zoning code that ensures a streamlined, predictable development review process that promotes infill and redevelopment while preserving compatibility with existing uses.
  4. Zoning Code Recommendations
    1. Work with the Urban Infill Advisory Committee, its staff representatives, and community stakeholders to develop zoning code recommendations that implement the vision and strategies for multi-modal development in the central area and corresponding design guidelines.
    2. Develop an approach to administering the zoning code in conjunction with the design guidelines that ensures a streamlined, predictable development review process that promotes infill and redevelopment while preserving compatibility with existing uses.
  5. Public Investment Strategy
    1. Work with the Urban Infill Advisory Committee, its staff representatives, and community stakeholders to develop public investment strategies and policies for transportation infrastructure to promote walkable, urban-scale development supported by walking, bicycling, and transit, combining transportation and land use consistent with transit-oriented development (TOD) planning.
    2. Develop planning level cost estimates for the transportation investments and determine alternative methods of funding the improvements, including ways in which existing investments in the maintenance and operation of existing transportation infrastructure can promote multi-modal development in the central area.
  6. Community Engagement
    1. Robust community engagement must be used in developing each of the previous five elements in the Scope of Services. The planning document to be developed for this element will summarize the community engagement activities undertaken and the feedback received.
    2. Proposers should describe the start-to-finish approaches to community engagement to be used for developing the plan that ensures broad-based community input is gathered through a variety of innovative approaches.
    3. Community engagement approaches must provide opportunities to give feedback on visual urban design options for accomplishing the vision and strategies.
    4. Options for online citizen participation must be included in the proposal.

Request Type
Deadline
Request Type
RFP
Deadline
Friday, October 20, 2017
Contact Information Website Contact Email
sknebel@wichita.gov
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