City of Laramie, Brownfield “West Side” Revitalization Project

Short Category Description

EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant for Petroleum and Hazardous Substances

Company / Agency

City of Laramie

Contact person

Derek Tieni

Proposal Deadline

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 4:00pm


The City of Laramie (hereafter “City” or “COL”) will accept written submittals for: City of Laramie, Brownfield “West Side” Revitalization Project (EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant for Petroleum and Hazardous Substances) The City of Laramie (hereafter “City” or “COL”) invites firms to submit qualifications from a multi-disciplinary environmental contractor firm or firms to provide, but not limited to, project management, environmental inventory and assessment, brownfield grant management, stormwater /floodplain mitigation and management, redevelopment/economic assessment and public information and outreach related to its EPA Brownfield Assessment grant for Petroleum and Hazardous Substances grant. The purpose of which will be for an assessment of petroleum/hazardous substance contaminated sites for an area known as the “West Side”. Brownfields throughout the “West Side” likely contain, or are suspected to contain, contamination from petroleum or other hazardous sources. These sites will be those identified by the contractor, staff or through other documents as priority redevelopment areas. This project seeks to propel the revival of Laramie’s oldest neighborhood which sits at the geographic heart of the community. Environmental pollution is woven into the fabric and history of this otherwise vibrant, culturally diverse and up-and-coming neighborhood, which today, continues to be burdened with the community’s largest concentration of known and suspected brownfield sites. Additionally, portions of the “West Side” neighborhood lie within mapped 100-year and 500-year floodplains of the Laramie River, which can swell to 50 times its base flow discharge during spring snow melt, and has flooded out many residences as recently as 2010. The City is working with FEMA on flooding concerns, primarily through seasonal mitigation, assuring storm water run-off does not negatively impact the quality of the Laramie River. With these concerns in mind, the City of Laramie will incorporate site reuse option analyses and apply real estate strategies to prioritize opportunities and ensure the most feasible and beneficial sites/redevelopment areas are selected for environmental site assessment and site cleanup/reuse planning. Initiation of this grant will establish an effective brownfield program, engage the community and “West Side” stakeholders, and create a comprehensive brownfield inventory, prioritize revitalization opportunities, perform Phase I/II ESAs and conduct planning activities. With this organizational infrastructure, the City will develop a process to assess and remediate sites and facilitate public-private partnerships necessary to complete the revival of the “West Side” neighborhood. The project will include assessment activities at sites identified first through the inventory process, and then through Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and, finally, Phase II investigations. The City of Laramie seeks to integrate energy efficiency practices into all aspects of day-to-day operations, from capital construction to staff behaviors, to ensure economic and environmental sustainability. The City encourages submissions that 1) enhance efficiency of City projects and ongoing operations, and/or 2) consider all energy types, including traditional and renewable sources. Preference is hereby given to materials, supplies, equipment, machinery and provisions produced, manufactured, supplied or grown in Wyoming, quality being equal to articles offered by competitors outside the State, as provided in W. S. §§ 16-6-101 through 16-6-119. Written, sealed submittals must be submitted to the City of Laramie, Planning Division, Attn: Derek T. Teini, AICP, P.O. Box C, Laramie WY, 82073 (street address: 405 Grand Ave., Laramie WY 82070) no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Copies of the Request for Qualifications may be obtained by contacting the City Planning Division, Derek T. Teini at 307-721-5207. The City reserves the right to award this project to the firm that best fits the requirements outlined in the Request for Qualifications. The City reserves the right to waive any informality in any submittal and/or reject all submittals, and to accept the submittal that is in the best interest of the City.


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