The City of Sanford is is seeking planning consultants to help it review and update its Comprehensive Plan, and a traffic engineer to study parking solutions in downtown, according to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) published on Thursday.
A traffic engineering firm the city wants to hire would focus on an anticipated study to evaluate parking in Sanford, using the Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE)'s transportation engineering manual and parking handbook, as well as the Urban Land Institute (ULI) shared parking report.
The firm must be able to analyze current and future parking needs, including on-street, surface and parking garage spaces within a designated area that lies between U.S. 17-92 to the west and S. Mellonville Avenue to the east, and property fronting Lake Monroe on the study area's northern side.
In early March, Sanford staff begin talking with commissioners about identifying funding sources for potential parking garages in the city's downtown.
Study tasks would include conducting current parking inventory, user preference surveys, identifying shared parking opportunities, and projecting future parking needs pursuant to ongoing development approvals.
Applications for RFQ no. 16/17-12 are due by 2 p.m. on May 18 to the Purchasing Division at City Hall.
Separately, the city is seeking proposals from land management and planning consultants to assess the progress in implementing Sanford's Comprehensive Plan, since the adoption of its most recent Evaluation and Appraisal Report in February 2008.
The successful applicant will evaluate the city's Comp Plan, including the validity of projections, realization of goals and objectives, and implementation of the plan's policies.
The firm would produce reports and other documents, in order to prepare a new Evaluation and Appraisal Report. It would suggest changes needed to update the Comp Plan, additional goals for the city's growth and more.
The RFP was republished this week after an initial request went out by the city in late February, with a due date of March 22 that did not generate sufficient response.
Applications for RFP no. 16/17-10R are due by 2 p.m. on May 18 to the Purchasing Division at City Hall.
Full documents for the RFQ and RFP can be sourced from Sanford's Purchasing Division.