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File #: 19-1487    Version: 1 Name: 9/3/19 Lower Town Mobility Study
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/3/2019 Final action: 9/3/2019
Enactment date: 9/3/2019 Enactment #: R-19-407
Title: Resolution to Authorize a Professional Services Agreement with Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. (OHM) for the Lower Town Area Mobility Study (RFP No. 18-21) ($579,478.00)
Attachments: 1. Proposal_OHM.pdf, 2. 2019.01.15.psaV2.ohm.lower.town.area.mobility.pdf
Title
Resolution to Authorize a Professional Services Agreement with Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. (OHM) for the Lower Town Area Mobility Study (RFP No. 18-21) ($579,478.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and consideration for approval is a resolution authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. (OHM), for $579,478.00 for the Lower Town Area Mobility Study. The total estimated project cost is $649,478.00.

Development in the northern areas of the City can reasonably be expected to add demand to the City's mobility network. The confluence of Pontiac Trail, Broadway, Plymouth Road, Moore Street, Wall Street, and Maiden Lane (also known as Lower Town) has the potential to become a mobility chokepoint.

City Council desires to mitigate the potential impacts of development on the City's quality of life. In December 2017, City Council passed a resolution (R-17-472) directing the City Administrator to review and update previous studies of vehicular, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian movements leading to, and traveling through, the Lower Town area. Staff prepared a draft scope and cost estimate for Lower Town Area Mobility study. In January 2018, the City's Transportation Commission reviewed and provided comments on the scope of this study. The scope of work, cost estimate and comments from the Transportation Commission were submitted to City Council in February 2018.

On April 23, 2018, a request for proposal (RFP No. 18-21) was issued for the Lower Town Area Mobility Study. Proposals were received from three consultant teams on June 1, 2018. A team of staff members reviewed the proposals and selected two consultant teams for interview. After the interviews, staff selected the team led by Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. (OHM) based on their professional qualifications, past involvement with similar projects, proposed work plan, and fee quotations.

City Council was concerned with the cost of the project and directed staf...

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