Downtown Precise Plan

RPQs - On-Call Services

On March 13, 2020, the City issued a RFQ for the on-call services listed below. These on-call services would be used to help the City complete its Downtown Precise Plan. 

  1. Architectural Renderings
  2. Community Engagement
  3. Creek Restoration
  4. Economics
  5. Technical Writing

RFP - Objective Design Standards

On March 13, 2020, the City advertised a RFP inviting qualified consultants (Consultants) to submit a proposal for the preparation of objective design standards for multi-family residential and mixed-use projects in the city’s Downtown Commercial (DC) and Downtown Office (DO) zoning districts. As is consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the associated environmental review will analyze the broad environmental effects of implementing the project components of the Plan; however, the preparation of the CEQA document (i.e., Program Environmental Impact Report [EIR]) will be handled separately from this RFP. For more information on the Program EIR, please see the section below. The subject RFP can be accessed here. 

RFP - Program Environmental Impact Report

On February 4, 2020, the City issued a RFP for a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). The PEIR will analyze build-out scenarios at a sufficient level of detail in the interest of streamlining environmental analysis for future development projects, which would be subject to the new standards that come out of the Precise Plan. As such, the PEIR is seen as an essential component to effectively implement the Precise Plan and the objective design standards. The deadline to submit PEIR proposals was 5:00 p.m. on March 4, 2020.

RFP Alternatives

On March 19, 2019, the City Council set a Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Strategic Priority to update the City’s downtown development standards. After receiving direction at the August 20, 2019 City Council meeting, staff issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the Downtown Precise Plan on September 9, 2019. However, due to low consultant participation, the City cancelled the solicitation and re-examined the RFP. After close consideration at the January 7, 2020 City Council meeting, the Council directed staff to manage the project in-house and issue a RFP and/or request for qualifications (RFQ) for specific tasks. The Council also enhanced the overall project budget to $740,000.