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Lewisville 2025 Plan (Call for Proposals)

Lewisville 2025 Plan (Call for Proposals)

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Document detailing the City of Lewisville's plan to use a consultant to guide the creation of its long-term plan, tentatively titled "2025 Plan".

Document detailing the City of Lewisville's plan to use a consultant to guide the creation of its long-term plan, tentatively titled "2025 Plan".

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09/17/2013

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALLewisville Vision 2025
City of Lewisville, Texas
 
SUBMITTAL DUE DATE: October 19, 2012
 
 
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GENERAL INFORMATIONThe City of Lewisville, Texas, seeks professional consulting services for the Lewisville Vision 2025 Plan.The selected consultant/consultant team will assist the City in crafting a vision, identifying opportunities andconstraints and defining methods of successful implementation of the vision over time. The consulting teamwould educate key stakeholders and officials about realities of existing conditions and the marketplace,demographic implications, areas of growth potentials and strategies for creating a unique sense of placeand improving quality of life over the course of this plan. This project is not intended to focus only on thephysical development of the City but the overall vision for the community in every respect includingsustainability, economic vitality, and desirable community character. The City’s 2010 plan was adopted in1995 and some of its recommendations have been successfully implemented.The RFP should provide information on qualifications, fee proposal, general structure and methods of engaging the stakeholders and a thorough understanding of a mature city with competing interests. Also,please provide any other details regarding special services, products, advantages or other benefits offeredto the City by the Consultant.EXECUTIVE SUMMARYLewisville strikes a dynamic balance between small-town USA and urban metropolis with a population of about 96,000. It's just minutes from the excitement of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; yet old-town charm isstill next door when you visit the antique shops, specialty stores, and restaurants of Old TownLewisville. Historically, the City’s strategic location at the crossroads of several major highways provided anadvantage for development including large regional retail, office, manufacturing and distribution facilities.Lewisville has a large employment base including many office and warehouse facilities, namely JP MorganChase, Nationstar Mortgage, Ally Financial, Kellogg’s Distribution facility, Medfusion laboratories, Orthofixmedical devices manufacturing, Blue Lynks Media, Overhead Doors corporate offices, Active Organicscosmetic manufacturing and many other large employers. The City’s day time population is over 116,000.Lewisville also enjoys a 28,980-acre lake and associated 3,000 acres of wildlife preserve that serves to fulfilla variety of local and regional needs. The primary purposes of the lake are flood control and water conservation. Associated purposes are fish and wildlife management and recreation that currently includeparks, camp grounds, golf course and marina.Lewisville is about 85% developed but some vacant land is available at a few strategic locations.Redevelopment and re-branding are essential to the economic health of the community. The City also hasa large residential development within its ETJ (Castle Hills Fresh Water District) that provides bothopportunities and challenges in the future for annexation purposes. The City has a stable political climateand a growing tax base including two special purpose sales tax allocations for a public safety district andpark facilities.Recently the City has placed a focus on its historic downtown to create a destination point by investing inpublic infrastructure and facilities such as City Hall, Performing and Visual Art Center and Main StreetImprovements. Projects underway are a downtown park/plaza and additional improvements to Main andMill Streets. Other newly completed public facilities include an athletic complex, Justice Center and a stateof the art Animal Shelter.
 
 
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In addition, the Denton County Transit Authority (DCTA) rail line has commenced operation andconnects to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) servicing the greater DFW metroplex. DCTA hasthree stations in Lewisville including one in the historic downtown.In the past few years, the City has conducted various studies and analysis and has embarked on severalarea plans such as a new downtown TOD plan, Lake Lewisville TOD Development Plan, I-35Redevelopment and Identity Plans, Tourism Plan, Retail Recruitment Plan, Parks and Trail Plan and a newCity web site. The Vision 2025 Plan should make the best use of the City’s available resources and takeadvantage of previous studies and research to expedite the project.GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
 
Review previous studies, research and existing ordinances/plans
 
Update market research and analysis
 
Competition analysis and position in the marketplace
 
Placemaking strategies
 
Land development/redevelopment strategies
 
Overall housing strategy
 
Identification and prioritization of recommended strategies and opportunities based upon impact,available resources and immediate, short and long term goal range
 
Optimizing available resources
 
Impact of increased density and shifting demographics
 
Collaboration strategies with the private market
 
Sustainability and stewardship of the environment
 
Economic vitality
 
Implementation strategies including incorporation of new components
 
Education and outreach to key stakeholders
 
Recommendations, positioning and visionPOINT OF CONTACTNika Reinecke, AICPDirector of Economic Development & Planning151 W. ChurchPO Box 299002Lewisville, TX, 75029972-219-3750nreinecke@cityoflewisville.comSubmit five (5) identical copies of your RFP Response + one (1) CD/USB with a formatted,printable PDF document for reproduction purposes.CITY’S RESERVATION OF RIGHTSThe City may evaluate the Responses based on the anticipated completion of all or any portion of the Project. The City reserves the right to divide the Project into multiple parts, to reject any and allResponses and re-solicit for new Responses, or to reject any and all Responses and temporarily or permanently abandon the Project. The City makes no representations, written or oral, that it will

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