Category: 
RFQ


Location: Fort Worth, TX

Development Of Plan 2033: A 10 Year-Strategic Action Plan For Downtown Fort Worth

Closing: September 30, 2021

Full RFQ: https://downtown.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/IDA21_DFWI_Strategic-Action-Plan-RFQ.pdf

Introduction
Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (DFWI), in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, Texas (City) and Trinity Metro (TM), invites firms to submit qualifications demonstrating competent professional services skills required to develop the next iteration of an inclusive, community-owned, Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for Downtown Fort Worth, Plan 2033. Proposers should have broad experience in visioning, urban design and planning, historic preservation, parking and transportation, market analysis, retail, housing and hospitality economic analysis, citizen outreach, and implementation.

Every ten years, DFWI partners with the City and Trinity Metro to produce a Downtown SAP. Plan 2023 was developed with input from volunteer committees, community stakeholders, the City, Tarrant County, Trinity Metro, neighborhood representatives, and the general public. Plan 2023 was adopted by the Fort Worth City Council in 2013 and incorporated into the City's Comprehensive Plan by reference. It is expected that Plan 2033 will follow a similar process.

The SAP is a roadmap for DFWI and its partners to plan, advocate for, and promote a more robust, thriving, and productive downtown. This document informs work plans, public policy, priority development, and budgeting decisions. The SAP should clarify a vision and provide strategic guidance for all of the plan partners on these core areas of focus:

  • Business Development
  • Hospitality
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Retail, Arts, and Entertainment
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design, Open Space, and Public Art.

The selected firm will work closely with DFWI, as well as City and TM staff, to establish the framework, timeline, public outreach, and deliverables. DFWI anticipates that the planning process will take 12 months to complete and will begin in January 2022. The consultant will interact with DFWI and SAP partner staffs, a steering committee, subcommittees and, the general public.

How to Apply
Firms desiring to be considered for this project must submit one (1) unbound, 8.5x11-inch paper copies and one (1) digital copy (Adobe Acrobat (PDF) of the proposal submittal, not to exceed 20 pages total. Pages can be double-sided. The formal, written proposal must be submitted to DFWI’s offices no later than September 30, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. Proposals should be sent to:

Attn: Melissa Konur, Planning Director
Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
777 Taylor Street, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102