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File #: 19-2260    Version: 1 Name: 12/16/19 - Community Visioning and Master Plan Contract
Type: Resolution Status: Lay on Table
File created: 12/16/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/16/2019 Final action: 12/16/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Authorize a Professional Services Agreement with Interface Studio LLC for Community Visioning and Master Land Use Plan Services (RFP19-06) ($791,737.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Proposed Amendments to CA-8.pdf, 2. RFP_19-06.pdf, 3. RFP_19-06_Addendum1.pdf, 4. PROPOSAL_Interface.pdf, 5. Interface Studio LLC PSA 12-2-19 EXT.pdf, 6. 2019 Council-Appointee Team Recommendations for the Master Plan Project _04DEC2019 - F.pdf
Title
Resolution to Authorize a Professional Services Agreement with Interface Studio LLC for Community Visioning and Master Land Use Plan Services (RFP19-06) ($791,737.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and consideration is a resolution authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Interface Studio, LLC ("INTERFACE"), for $766,737.00 for Community Visioning and Master Land Use Plan services. The total estimated project cost is $868,410.00.

As specified in the Michigan Planning Act, the purpose of a master plan is to guide development in a manner that: is coordinated, harmonious, efficient, and economical; considers character and suitability for uses, judged in trends in land and population development; and will promote public health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare.

The Planning Commission has recommended a full review and update to the City's Master Plan based, in part, on the following:

* The consolidated Land Use Element of the City Master Plan was adopted nearly a decade ago. While this Plan has been reviewed in an ongoing fashion, it has not evolved since adoption. The Land Use Element adoption relied primarily on recommendations made from the 1990 South Area Plan, the 1992 Central Area Plan, the 1995 West Area Plan, and the 2006 Northeast Area Plan. Today, the City's land use policies are based in analysis and community goals specified nearly 30 years ago in some instances.
* According to the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences & Assessments team, annual average temperatures have warmed by .7 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 65 years, with projection of another 5-7 degrees over the next century. Precipitation has increased by 44% over the past 65 years, and the number of heavy precipitation events has increased by 21%. Additionally, such local impacts have a likely potential to be exacerbated by migration patterns and other regional and national impacts of climate change. Response to t...

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