Location: Shorewood, WI

Hybrid Form Based Code Zoning Update

Full RFP:

The Village of Shorewood is seeking a consultant to update the Commercial and Mixed-Use Districts within its Zoning Code to include form-based elements alongside updated use classifications (hybrid). The Village’s Central District Master Plan Design Guidelines shall serve as a starting point, but incorporation of additional “best practice” form-based elements are expected. This project is being initiated upon the recent adoption of the Village of Shorewood Comprehensive Plan 2040. The consultant will work with the Planning & Development Director, Plan Commission and Design Review Board to review the existing code and built environment, facilitate public engagement, and draft the proposed update for consideration by the Village Board. See the Project Scope included within this RFP for complete details.

Project Background
The village of Shorewood, Wisconsin (population 13,315 – 1.6 sq. miles) is located within Milwaukee County’s North Shore communities. It is a built-out, first-ring, urban suburb of the city of Milwaukee that is amongst the most densely developed municipalities in the state of Wisconsin. The village is a walkable and bikeable community served by public transit. It is located adjacent to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and within a short commute to employment within Downtown Milwaukee.

Over the last decade, the village has witnessed significant growth in its commercial corridors, much of which was accomplished through Planned Development Districts. Some of that recent growth has challenged community perceptions. Based on known redevelopment opportunities and its desirable location and real estate market, the village expects to see continued redevelopment. It is hoped that a well-designed hybrid form-based code will foster predictable improvements that are compatible with existing context and aligned with community expectations.

Submittal Instructions

  1. Please provide one (1) digital copy of the proposal to:
    Bart Griepentrog, AICP, Planning & Development Director
    Identify proposal name within the subject line of the email: Hybrid Form-Based Code Zoning Update
    Deadline: 4:30 PM CST Friday, October 15, 2021
  2. Proposals will be accepted on or before the deadline identified above. Proposals received after that date and time will be rejected. Proposals will not be opened publicly.
  3. Questions regarding this RFP should only be directed to staff member identified above. Contact with elected officials, committee members and other staff members is grounds for disqualification.