Category: 
RFQ


Location: Taylor, TX

Consultant Services for Development Ordinances Update

Closing: November 15, 2021

Full RFQ: https://www.ci.taylor.tx.us/bids.aspx?bidID=18

Introduction
The City of Taylor, Texas is seeking qualifications for a Consultant or Firm to assist with:

  • The City’s development ordinances including:
    • Zoning Ordinance
    • Subdivision Ordinance
    • Sign Ordinance

The expectation is that the selected consultant/firm will have a solid track record of successfully completing development ordinances, preferably in Texas.

Scope of Work
In compliance with Chapters 211 and 212 of the Texas Local Government Code and all other applicable state and federal laws, the City seeks a consultant to re-write its development regulations including the Zoning, Subdivision and Sign ordinances. The re-written regulations are intended to implement the goals and policies of the recently completed Envision Taylor Comprehensive Plan.

The selected consultant shall work with the City staff, elected and appointed officials, citizens and the development community to prepare the new development regulations using an inclusive and transparent process that affords all stakeholders the chance to be engaged in the process. The use of online engagement tools and social media should be an integral part of the public participation plan.

The City seeks a new set of development ordinances that:

  • Are lean and easy to understand, implement and maintain
  • Create a framework for development that is based upon the characteristics of Taylor’s historic neighborhoods
  • Simplify and streamline the development process for projects that meet the goals of the comprehensive plan
  • Encourage and facilitate infill development and incremental increases in development intensity in existing neighborhoods
  • Preserve the character of existing neighborhoods while allowing additional population density
  • Ensure a variety of housing product types and sizes for a wide range of income levels and household types in existing and new neighborhoods
  • Expand and connect the City’s traditional grid of streets in both infill and greenfield development
  • Maximize the return on investment of the City’s existing infrastructure systems before expanding those systems into undeveloped areas
  • Ensure that new development will generate sufficient revenue to pay for the long- term maintenance of the infrastructure and services required by it

How to Apply
Envelopes/packages must be sealed and marked with the project title. Respondents must submit one (1) original and five (5) complete bound copies of their response, as well as an electronic (PDF) copy saved to flash drive.

Submit qualification packet to:
Jeffrey Wood
Director of Finance
City of Taylor
400 Porter Street
Taylor, Texas 76574

Deadline to submit questions: October 29, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. All questions shall be submitted by email to Tom Yantis at: tom.yantis@taylortx.gov