City of Gunnison Comprehensive Plan RFP

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The City of Gunnison is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consulting services to complete a Comprehensive Plan.

Company / Agency

City of Gunnison

Contact person

Russell Forrest

Project Document URL

Proposal Deadline

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:30pm


The City of Gunnison is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consulting services to complete a Comprehensive Plan. The City of Gunnison, Colorado is at an exciting time in its history with the opportunity to significantly leverage its assets (four year university, western heritage, high quality natural amenities, strong partnership with other stakeholders, significant opportunities for smart growth in our municipal boundary, growing entrepreneurial and arts community, and vibrant downtown) while respecting our values. We also have challenges including: • low average income as a result of tourism based economy paired with a high cost of living – particularly housing; • increased summer tourism which strains our road systems and natural resources that challenge our desire to have space, on our trails, roads, and open spaces; • safely walking and biking between neighborhoods with more people driving on the two state highways that run through Gunnison; and, • the possibility of losing our open space and western heritage like other mountain communities if we don’t plan and act and in thoughtful way. The City of Gunnison is seeking a creative planning team and a public engagement approach where City staff and the consulting team can collaboratively work with the community to create a compelling vision of the future and an action plan to achieve that vision. Progressive and new city leadership with the City Council and City administration in the last two years have come together to create the 2017 Strategic Plan for the City. This Strategic Plan provides a results based framework to enhance infrastructure, affordable housing, economic prosperity, and public engagement in City. Updating the Comprehensive Plan is a specific action in the Strategic Plan and is seen as a tool to achieve multiple policy objectives in the plan. Please go to http://www.gunnisonco.gov/rfp to download the RFP. We hope you consider submitting a proposal for this project or forward this link to colleagues that may also be interested in providing a proposal.


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