City and County of Denver TOD Strategic Plan Update

Type: 
RFP
Organization: 
City and County of Denver - Community Planning and Development
Location: 
United States
Application close date: 
07/20/2012
Description: 

Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department, in coordination with other city departments and agencies, is looking to partner with a consultant or contracting firm to update the existing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Plan.

The goal of this update to Denver’s 2006 TOD Strategic Plan is to create a concise strategy for planning and implementing successful transit oriented development in the City and County of Denver.  Denver’s first TOD Strategic Plan set an important course for the City and set the framework for important planning work, key partnerships, measures for success and important investments.  These accomplishments of the first plan come with the reality that the success of TOD in Denver is varied and sporadic.  The next TOD Strategic Plan needs to have greater application across multiple city departments, agencies, programs, and initiatives. Now is the time to develop an implementation-focused outcome-driven strategic plan for the next 5 to 10 years while establishing how we move TOD forward beyond the initial plan horizon.  This plan must deliver national innovation, realistic strategies and transformative concepts for Community Planning and Development, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Economic Development, and Department of Finance/Budget Management as it relates to:

  • Citywide policies
  •  Planning priorities
  • Investment priorities
  • Funding and Financing options
  • Economic Development opportunities
  • Growth strategies
  • Transit network development
  • Partnership opportunities

Since the development of the initial TOD Strategic Plan there have been a number of important citywide initiatives and programs that can inform and complement this update.  The Strategic Transportation Plan is a significant document for the City’s overall transportation system, creating tools and strategies to move Denver forward as a livable, multi-modal city in the future.  Other notable items include the Strategic Parking Plan, Denver Moves, the Denver Parks and Recreation Game Plan, the Better Denver Bond Program, and the Regional Transportation District’s TOD Policy.  

For the RFP please go to RFP-6939 at http://www.denvergov.com/DenverProcurementsNew/tabid/435723/Default.aspx 

Qualifications: 

Proposers shall have the following experience:

  1. Organizational Strategic Planning including resource allocation expertise
  2. Expertise in successful Transit Oriented Development — land use planning, transportation, economic development, partnerships, etc.
  3. Program Evaluation, Prescriptive Policy Research and Analysis, and Policy Formulation
  4. Real Estate Economics and Market Readiness Analysis
  5. Employment Growth Analysis
  6. Expertise in Housing Analysis and Strategies including Affordable and Workforce Housing
  7. Equity Analysis experience including jobs/housing balance and mixed-income development strategies/approaches
  8. Knowledge of Creative Funding Structures including a focus on Public/Private Partnerships and the ability to foster constructive dialogue between funding stakeholders
Contact name: 
Steven Chester
Contact phone and/or email: 
steven.chester@denvergov.org