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CITY OF PORT TOWNSEND <br /> Request for Proposals (RFP) <br /> RFP#17-05 <br /> Subarea Plan <br /> The City of Port Townsend, Washington is seeking a qualified consultant to assist with <br /> the preparation of a Subarea Plan. <br /> Background <br /> The City of Port Townsend, approximately seven square miles in size, currently serves a <br /> population of approximately 9,454. Over the next twenty years, Port Townsend's <br /> population is expected to increase by 2,711 to a total population of 12,165 by 2036. Four <br /> key geographical areas within the City provide services and employment: Downtown, <br /> Uptown, Fort Worden, and the Howard St/Sims Way Corridor. Downtown and Uptown <br /> are zoned commercial. The Howard St/Sims Way Corridor(see Attachment A: Study <br /> Area), the focus of this RFP, is zoned commercial, industrial, mixed-use, and residential. <br /> The City and its residents have long held a vision for the 238 acre Study Area as an <br /> employment hub that provides for living-wage jobs, housing and multi-use work districts. <br /> This vision was first articulated in the Gateway Development Plan (Gateway Plan) which <br /> was adopted by the Council in 1993. Today, almost 25 years later, the Community <br /> Direction Statement of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update (Comp Plan) continues to <br /> capture the vision expressed in the Gateway Plan. However, this vision has yet to be <br /> realized within the Study Area. Various roadblocks, including impacts from the <br /> recession, have prevented its full development. <br /> The City Council has tasked staff to draw upon the community's vision, previous studies, <br /> and assessments to coordinate a Subarea Plan that captures both the policy framework <br /> and regulatory framework in one document. Thus, providing for clear development <br /> expectations for anyone looking to build or do business within the Study Area. <br /> Deliverables <br /> The Consultant's work will include the following: <br /> 1. Public outreach to include planning sessions with representatives of the major <br /> stakeholders and residents. <br /> 2. Create a Subarea Plan document addressing the boundary of the <br /> development area, new and/or existing zoning districts, transportation <br /> network(both motorized and non-motorized), environmentally sensitive areas, <br /> and passive and active open space network. <br /> 3. Create development standards, regulations, and design standards that support <br /> employment targets and the overall vision for the Study Area. The City is <br /> interested in exploring more flexible land use mechanisms (e.g., form-based <br /> zoning). <br /> 4. Presentations for Planning Commission and City Council meetings, including <br /> the public hearings. <br /> 1 <br />