Request for Proposals: Third-Party Facilitator for Anti-Displacement, Land Acquisition  Development Working Session(s) in Fifeville

 

The Fifeville Neighborhood Association (FNA), with coordination and financial support from the City of Charlottesville, is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for a third party facilitator to help co-design and lead up to three Anti Displacement, Land Acquisition and Development Working Sessions. The working session(s) will help advance implementation of the Cherry Avenue Small Area Plan.
 
The FNA is requesting competitive bids for the work to be completed. We estimate the cost to be no more than $5,000. Cost will be one of the factors we consider in evaluating RFP responses.
 
The FNA and the City will review all proposals. Reviewers may consider any factors they deem necessary and proper, including but not limited to: price, quality of service, response to this request, experience, staffing, and general reputation. The final selection will be made by the FNA, taking into account the recommendations of the City.
 
Click here or visit the FNA’s Facebook page for the RFP.
 

Please carefully review the instructions. Questions are due to fifevilleneighbor@gmail.com by Friday, November 12, 2021; responses will be compiled and posted on the FNA Facebook page and emailed directly to all respondents who asked a question. Proposals are due to fifevilleneighbor@gmail.com by Sunday, November 28th, 2021.

 

*Note:  This RFP is being issued by the FNA and not the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

 

Background

Late in the summer of 2016, City Planning Commissioners designated the Cherry Avenue Corridor for the next small area planning initiative. The Commissioners cited several factors that influenced their decision to focus efforts on this area:

  • Stresses on the neighborhood/corridor from commuter traffic,
  • Large approved development under construction, anchoring the east and west ends of the corridor,
  • Large numbers of vacant lots with potential for development along the corridor, and
  • The ability to utilize the groundwork laid by the neighborhood in developing a Visioning document dated May 12, 2016.

Study Area

What is areas planning

Area Plans are like mini Comprehensive Plans that focus on a smaller area within a community. They can be for a town, neighborhood or a geographic area.

Area plans are shorter than comprehensive plans and often contain a set of specific recommendations and policy actions that can be taken to implement the vision of the plan.

In Virginia, the authority to do area plans is provided by State enabling legislation Code 15.2-2223, -223.1, 2232.

Resources

Supporting materials and additional sources of information.