The Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP), in coordination with the City of Spokane (the City), is seeking proposals from interested consultants for the update to Spokane’s downtown plan.

Currently titled, “Fast Forward Spokane,” the downtown plan is a distinct vision and policy document for the downtown Regional Center and, upon adoption by the City, a functional part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The downtown plan serves as a sub-area plan, providing direction and guidance for development, operation, and maintenance of public and private activities and operations in Downtown Spokane.

A qualified consultant is to be retained to work with the DSP, stakeholders and citizens to complete a draft update of the vision and policies within the plan for City implementation. Proposal for consideration are due by 5:00pm PST on March 11, 2019. Respondent must provide 3 hard copies and a digital copy of submittal.

Project initiation will happen on or before April 19, 2019 with a target date for completion of a draft plan update by year end 2019.

The Consultant hired will be expected to utilize their experience as well as community input in working with DSP to draft an update to the plan as well as to make recommendations for needed code changes to facilitate the update, on or before end of the year. DSP and City Staff will facilitate the public outreach, as well as the taking of the draft plan through to adoption by Council and subsequent passage of said code revisions; helping to keep expenses within budget.

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