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Request for Proposals – Architecture, Urban Design, Historic Preservation
City of San Gabriel
Deadline: February 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM
SCOPE OF SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED
Project Initiation. The consultant will attend a kickoff meeting with City staff to further define roles and responsibilities, and paths of communication; to review and receive available project information; and to refine the work program.
- ARCHITECTURAL AND DESIGN REVIEW ASSISTANCE
Provide architectural and historic preservation assistance to Planning Division staff in reviewing architectural, signage, and site plan components of the City’s Precise Plan of Design process.
The consultant will review and comment on project plans within a 14-day timeframe; meet with property owners and applicants alongside staff; provide reports and alternative design illustrations; and analyze and make specific recommendations in the form of clear, concise conditions of approval or recommended changes. The consultant will serve as staff to the Design Review Commission at monthly meetings (typically one per month), Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Commission at quarterly meetings (potential of special meetings), and work closely with the City’s Landscape Architecture consultant. Responsibility may also include focused education of Design Review Commission and Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Commission members concerning the elements and principles of good design; architectural history; preservation and adaptive reuse practices.
Projects to be reviewed include new single-family residences and second floor additions, multi-family residences, mixed-use, and commercial developments. The consultant will utilize its creativity, experience and qualifications to assist applicants in providing architectural plans that accomplish the goals of the City’s design guidelines, specific plan standards, general plan standards, and codes.
The consultant may also review and provide comments on advance planning projects. As part of implementing the City’s General Plan, the Planning Division seeks to make future updates to the Zoning Code and seeks to find an architecture, urban design, and historical preservation firm that is creative and experienced in these subject matters.
- ROUNDTABLE WORKSHOPS AND DESIGN TRAINING
Training has been provided to the design community in the past on topics such as the Mission District Specific Plan architectural styles, Valley Boulevard Specific Plan, and presentation of the City’s Single Family design guidelines. The consultant may also review and provide comments on the advance planning projects.
- SPECIALIZED DESIGN SERVICES
The City may choose to have the City Architectural firm perform specialized design services under a separate budget funded by the requesting City Department for small projects. In the past, such small projects have included re-designing walls, screening of roof top equipment in the historic Mission District, and minor additions to historic buildings. From time to time consulting assistance is provided this contract to private property owners when unique City resources such as Mission San Gabriel, or one of the three pre-1850 adobe structures remaining in San Gabriel.
To be considered, three (3) bound copies and one (1) electronic copy of a proposal must be received by 5:00 PM PST, February 2, 2021 in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the proposal title, RFP number, proposer name, and time and date of the proposal opening. Please send proposals to:
City of San Gabriel
425 Mission Dr.
San Gabriel, CA 91776