From Jimmy Bligh:
Per the Request for Proposal which was sent out on behalf of the CPNO, it was noted that the Master Planning Committee's responses to any questions the firms had would be posted to Candler Park website. Below are the questions we received as of our deadline for questions (11/9) and the subsequent responses from our committee.
Questions and Responses:
Does the neighborhood have the funding to support such a broad planning study? If not, could CPNO provide more definitive goals that are desired? For example, would the ultimate goals be to define a traffic/streetscape plan and a master plan as it pertains to the City of Atlanta CDP?
The planning committee has been encouraged by inquiries for funding which have been made to date with the Atlanta City Council and the neighborhood organization, itself. Once the proposals are received and the scope and fees are determined, the planning committee is confident that funding will be available.
The goals are stated in the rfp
How much community involvement is desired?
Community involvement is essential and critical to both the process and the success of the master planning effort. It is anticipated that meetings will take place with the planning committee, design charettes and final presentation. The specific number of these meetings is to be determined by the consultant in their response.
What existing surveys or planning studies for the neighborhood exist?
The Dekalb Corridor Study, the Little Five Points Study are available for reference. They were conducted by neighborhood activists, back in the 1980s. The Moreland Corridor Study, would also need to be referenced, along with the Edgewood Neighborhood Master Plan, as directly adjacent study areas. This list may not be all inclusive.
Are there any immediate planning needs by the neighborhood that might prioritize the overall master plan to be done in phases?
The master plan is not intended to respond to any specific needs at this time, but rather to develop a comprehensive and broad based approach to a myriad issues of concern amongst neighborhood residents.
For the various components listed for the Scope of Work such as the analysis of existing conditions, infrastructure, UDC and green space recommendations, how detailed of a report does the neighborhood desire? Are these general, cursory reviews or more detailed focused studies with recommendations?
Given the broad based nature of the master plan, it is anticipated that the reviews will be more of a cursory nature and if further study is desired and / or recommended, additional work will likely follow at a later time.
What is the study area? Is it the neighborhood boundary as listed in the RFP?
The neighborhood boundary are in effect the study area
The RFP limits the proposal to 10 pages. Is this front and back totaling 20 pages? Additionally, does this 10 page requirement include all items a through h of section 1.6?
Single sided pages - a total of ten pages. Yes