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Parking RFP Released

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Please see the attached dropbox link for the latest RFP from the Authority for Parking Management Services. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v86tt6fgjbgttwm/MBCUDA%20Parking%20RFP.zip?dl=0

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Advertisement for Bids for Cherry St Improvements

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CHERRY STREET IMPROVEMENTS 02/15/17
MACON-BIBB COUNTY URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS A-1
1 SECTION A - ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
2
3 Sealed Bids for furnishing all materials, labor, tools, equipment and appurtenances necessary for
4 the construction of Cherry Street Improvements will be received by the Macon-Bibb County
5 Urban Development Authority in the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority
6 Boardroom, 200 Cherry, Street, Suite 300, Macon, GA 31201, until 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, April
7 11, 2017 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.
8
9 There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting at 10:00 A.M., March 24, 2017, held at the Macon-Bibb
10 County Urban Development Authority, 200 Cherry Street, Suite 300, Macon, GA 31201.
11 Attendance at this conference is MANDATORY for any Contractor intending to bid on this project.
12
13 The projects consists of furnishing all products and performing all labor necessary including but
14 not limited to disposal of cleared material, selected tree removal, installation of new storm drain,
15 installation of tree box fencing, installation of concrete sidewalks, installation of furinshings,
16 installation of handicap ramps, installation of irrigation sleeves, installation of erosion control,
17 installation of new sign and adjustments of existing utilities.
18
19 The work will be awarded in one Contract. The work will be awarded on the basis of the total sum
20 bid for the construction of the improvements based on the tabulated bid total. The Owner reserves
21 the right to delete any portion of the work and to negotiate with the successful bidder. Therefore,
22 the bid shall be balanced for each portion of the work.
23
24 The Contract Documents include, but may not be limited to, the Instructions to Bidders, the
25 Contract Agreement, the General Conditions, the Supplementary Conditions, the Special
26 Conditions, the Drawings, the Specifications and the forms of Bid Bond, Performance Bond, and
27 Payment Bond. These and any other Contract Documents may be examined at the following
28 location:
29 Carter & Sloope, Inc.
30 6310 Peake Road
31 Macon, GA 31210
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33 Copies of Contract Documents may be obtained at the offices of Carter & Sloope, Inc., 6310 Peake
34 Road, Macon, GA 31210, upon a non-refundable payment of $100.00, for each set. Street address
35 must be provided to ensure prompt delivery. No partial sets of bidding documents shall be issued.
36
37 Each Bid must be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the Bid, prepared on AIA
38 Document 310, Bid Bond duly executed by the Bidder as principal and having as surety thereon a
39 surety company licensed to do business in the State of Georgia and listed in the latest issue of U.S.
40 Treasury Circular 570.
41
42 The successful Bidder for this Project shall be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Payment
43 Bond, satisfactory to the Owner, each in the amount of 100 % of the Contract Price.
44
45 All necessary permits for this project will be acquired prior to issuance of a Notice to Proceed.
46
CHERRY STREET IMPROVEMENTS 02/15/17
MACON-BIBB COUNTY URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
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December 1 site visit for Mill Hill Auditorium time set

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The mandatory site visit set for December first will be held at 2pm at the auditorium. 

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Invitation to Bid for Construction Manager at Risk for Bibb Mill Auditorium restoration

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Qualified contractors are invited to submit proposals for construction manager at risk for the restoration of the Bibb Mill Auditorium at 213 Clinton St in Macon Ga. Information on the project can be found at the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sow2jab3g1puedv/AACpXnV_BWd1f6DtPPSXEEopa?dl=0

All pertinent dates are found in the bid documents in the above link. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions of the proposal. 

 

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Invitation to Bid- Secretary of State Office Renovation- Revised

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The Urban Development Authority is inviting qualified contractors to bid for the renovation of the Secreatry of State office building on Coliseum Drive in Macon, GA. The inviation can be accessed at the link below. 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/30n0d5lxrewxb01/AADkoe5N4LPaQLRecCHfimsna?dl=0

Please note the original posting was revised. The summary of the revision can be found in the dropbox file. 

Please contact Alex Morrison with any questions at 478-803-2402. 

 

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Parking RFI released

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The UDA is pleased to report that a request for information for downtown parking management has been released. We are seeking qualified firms to submit a report of practices and procedures to address Downtown's goals. The full RFI can be downloaded here. Submissions are due by 4pm on March 16th. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ahteb05kut60lu9/Macon%20Parking%20RFI.pdf?dl=0

Thank you,

Alex Morrison

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Bibb Mill Auditorium Supplement Release

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Interested parties for the BIbb Mill RFP are invtied to review the supplement at the link below.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/437et5qk4gjklda/AACdj3bsZ_S49dHgBMw0jSoya?dl=0

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New RFP for Architectural Services for the Bibb Mill Auditorium 239 Clinton ST

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MACON-BIBB COUNTY URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Request for Proposals (RFP)

FOR

Bibb Mill Auditorium Restoration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACON-BIBB COUNTY

URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

ISSUE DATE: January 8, 2016

DUE DATE: February 5, 2016

 

MBE/WBE/DBE Participation:  Minority, Women Owned, and other Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate in the solicitation process.  Additionally, respondents are encouraged to use M/W/DBE sub-consultants where possible. Small and other disadvantaged businesses requiring assistance with the competitive process can contact Dr. James Louis Bumpus, Director of Small Business Affairs at (478) 951-2192 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

I.        GENERAL

A.      Invitation

Notice is hereby given that the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority will receive responses to the Request for Professional Services (original plus 3 copies) in the ECDD offices, 200 Cherry Street, 3rd Floor, Macon, Georgia 31201, until 12:00 o’clock NOON at the time legally prevailing in Macon, Georgia on February 5, 2016, for Architectural Services of the Bibb MIll Auditorium for Macon- Bibb County UDA.

 

A pre-bid walkthrough is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19 at 10am.

NO LATE RESPONSES WILL BE CONSIDERED

 

B.      Definitions

Wherever the terms “Authority”, “Issuer”, or “UDA” occur in this document, it shall mean Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority, a public body corporate and politic organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia.

C.Solicitation Documents

Announcement of this Request for Professional Services may also be posted on the Macon-Bibb County website at www.maconbibb.us/purchasing, the UDA website www.MaconBibbuda.com

D. Insurance Requirements

Insurance coverage shall be carried with an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of Georgia.All coverage should be written with insurance company with a Best Rating of A or better. Insurance shall be obtained prior to commencement of work and shall remain in force throughout the period of the contract. Macon-Bibb County and Macon Bibb UDA shall be named as additional insured on the policy.

Workers’ Compensation: Statutory 

Errors and Omission: $1,000,000

General Liability: $1,000,000

 

Any questions about this solicitation should be sent to Alex Morrison, executive director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phones at 478-955-1595. Answers to all questions will be sent to all interested parties and attendees of the pre-bid walkthrough and available to a supplement that will be linked to the UDA website.

E.      Submittals

Responses must be sealed and identified on the outside of the package as and delivered to

“Restoration of the Bibb Mill Auditorium”

Macon-Bibb County UDA

200 Cherry Street

3rd Floor

Macon, Georgia 31201
Telephone:  (478) 955-1595

 

Submissions may not be withdrawn for a period of one hundred and twenty (120) days after the deadline on date of closing. UDA reserves the right to reject any and all submissions and to waive technicalities and formalities.Respondents shall carefully read the information contained herein and submit a complete response to all requirements and questions as directed.  Submittals and any other information submitted by in response to the RFP shall become the property of Macon-Bibb County UDA.

 

F.       Responsiveness

In order to be considered “responsive” the submission must include completed copies of the following documents:

·               Price Proposal Form

·               Proposer Qualification Form

·               List of Sub-Consultants

·               Minority Participation Goal

·               Financial & Legal Stability Statement

·               Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act (E-Verify) Affidavit

G.       Responsibility

In order to be considered “responsible” the submitting firm must meet the following minimum qualifications:

·                                       Three (3) years of experience providing the services included herein

·                                       Licensed to do business in the State of Georgia

·                                       Financially and Legally responsible to perform the services included herein

H.       Reservations

Macon-Bibb County UDA will not provide compensation to Respondents for any expenses incurred by the Respondent(s) for submittal preparation or for any demonstrations that may be made, unless otherwise expressly stated or required by law.

Each submission should be prepared simply and economically, providing a straightforward, concise description of your firm’s ability to meet the requirements of this RFP. Emphasis should be on completeness, clarity of content, responsiveness to the requirements, and an understanding of the Owner’s needs.

Macon-Bibb County UDA makes no guarantee that an award will be made as a result of this RFP and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submittals, with or without cause, waive any formalities or minor technical inconsistencies, or delete any item/requirement from this RFP or contract when deemed to be in the Owner’s best interest.

Macon-Bibb County UDA will consider only representations made within the submission in response to this RFP. Owner will not be bound to act by any previous knowledge, communication or submission by the firms other than this RFP.

Failure to comply with the requirements contained herein may result in the submission being deemed “non-responsive” or “non-responsible”. None responsive submissions will not be reviewed for potential award.

II.      BACKGROUND

 

The UDA is working with Macon Arts Alliance to restore the Bibb Mill Auditorium at 239 Clinton St, Macon, GA 31211 and to build out as an arts center to serve as the anchor for an adjacent housing project.

III.   SCOPE OF SERVICES

To provide construction drawings to be issued for bid by a construction manager for total building rehabilitation.

 

IV.    SUBMITTAL FORMAT AND REQUIREMENTS

Submissions must be limited to a total of 10 pages and must be organized in a manner to display the required information in easily accessible tabs labeled:

               

Firm’s History / Background

§  Letter of Interest

§  History of the Firm (including years in business)

§  Contact information (including address(es), telephone/Fax numbers, email, etc.

§  Structure of the firm (include principal(s), project team, if applicable)

                Experience

§  Resume(s) of key personnel

§  Reference list

§  List of projects with similar scope and size

  • Detailed plan for accomplishing the task

Project Timeline

  • Provide a project schedule outlining each identified deliverable

Price Proposal

  • Provide prices on the forms included

 

 

V.      AWARD BASIS

Award will be recommended to the respondent with the highest qualifications as determined by the committee.  

 

 

 

 

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Architectural services RFP supplement released

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Please see the supplement to the rfp below. A site visit is scheduled for Monday, November 30th at 10am at the site (237 Coliseum dr).

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ur6ru402vycua0j/AACj18kW8P50Qlq0YWKFBK8ka?dl=0

 

Thank you,

 

Alex Morrison

 

Update: this contract was awarded to BTBB architects of Macon. 

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Architectural Services RFP

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MACON-BIBB COUNTY URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Request for Proposals (RFP)

FOR

Secretary of State Office Building Architectural Services for Renovations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACON-BIBB COUNTY

URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

ISSUE DATE: November 5, 2015

DUE DATE: December 4, 2015

 

MBE/WBE/DBE Participation:  Minority, Women Owned, and other Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate in the solicitation process.  Additionally, respondents are encouraged to use M/W/DBE sub-consultants where possible. Small and other disadvantaged businesses requiring assistance with the competitive process can contact Dr. James Louis Bumpus, Director of Small Business Affairs at (478) 951-2192 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

I.        GENERAL

A.      Invitation

Notice is hereby given that the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority will receive responses to the Request for Professional Services (original plus 3 copies) in the ECDD offices, 200 Cherry Street, 3rd floor, Macon, Georgia 31201, until 12:00 o’clock NOON at the time legally prevailing in Macon, Georgia on December 4, 2015, for Secretary of State Office Building Architectural Services for Renovationsfor Macon- Bibb County UDA.

NO LATE RESPONSES WILL BE CONSIDERED

 

B.      Definitions

Wherever the terms “Authority”, “Issuer”, or “UDA” occur in this document, it shall mean Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority, a public body corporate and politic organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia.

Solicitation Documents

Announcement of this Request for Professional Services may also be posted on the Macon-Bibb County website at www.maconbibb.us/purchasing, the UDA website www.MaconBibbuda.comand on the Georgia Procurement Registry website https://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/PRSapp/PR_index.jsp

C.      Insurance Requirements

Insurance coverage shall be carried with an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of Georgia.All coverage should be written with insurance company with a Best Rating of A or better. Insurance shall be obtained prior to commencement of work and shall remain in force throughout the period of the contract. Macon-Bibb County and Macon Bibb UDA shall be named as additional insured on the policy.

Workers’ Compensation: Statutory 

Errors and Omission: $1,000,000

General Liability: $1,000,000

D.      Submittals

Responses must be sealed and identified on the outside of the package as and delivered to

“Secretary of State Office Building Architectural Services for Renovations”

Macon-Bibb County UDA

200 Cherry Street

3rd Floor

Macon, Georgia 31201
Telephone:  (478) 955-1595

 

Submissions may not be withdrawn for a period of one hundred and twenty (120) days after the deadline on date of closing. UDA reserves the right to reject any and all submissions and to waive technicalities and formalities.Respondents shall carefully read the information contained herein and submit a complete response to all requirements and questions as directed.  Submittals and any other information submitted by in response to the RFP shall become the property of Macon-Bibb County UDA.

 

E.        Responsiveness

In order to be considered “responsive” the submission must include completed copies of the following documents:

·               Price Proposal Form

·               Proposer Qualification Form

·               List of Sub-Consultants

·               Minority Participation Goal

·               Financial & Legal Stability Statement

·               Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act (E-Verify) Affidavit

F.       Responsibility

In order to be considered “responsible” the submitting firm must meet the following minimum qualifications:

·                                       Three (3) years of experience providing the services included herein

·                                       Licensed to do business in the State of Georgia

·                                       Financially and Legally responsible to perform the services included herein

G.      Reservations

Macon-Bibb County UDA will not provide compensation to Respondents for any expenses incurred by the Respondent(s) for submittal preparation or for any demonstrations that may be made, unless otherwise expressly stated or required by law.

Each submission should be prepared simply and economically, providing a straightforward, concise description of your firm’s ability to meet the requirements of this RFP. Emphasis should be on completeness, clarity of content, responsiveness to the requirements, and an understanding of the Owner’s needs.

Macon-Bibb County UDA makes no guarantee that an award will be made as a result of this RFP and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submittals, with or without cause, waive any formalities or minor technical inconsistencies, or delete any item/requirement from this RFP or contract when deemed to be in the Owner’s best interest.

Macon-Bibb County UDA will consider only representations made within the submission in response to this RFP. Owner will not be bound to act by any previous knowledge, communication or submission by the firms other than this RFP.

Failure to comply with the requirements contained herein may result in the submission being deemed “non-responsive” or “non-responsible”. None responsive submissions will not be reviewed for potential award.

II.      BACKGROUND

 

The UDA is working with Macon-Bibb County and the Secretary of State to facilitate renovations of the Secretary of State offices at 237 Coliseum Drive. For pricing purposes, architectural services are required to accurately convey the scope of work for potential contractors.

III.   SCOPE OF SERVICES

To provide drawing and pricing to match the attached work write-up.

 

IV.    SUBMITTAL FORMAT AND REQUIREMENTS

Submissions must be limited to a total of 10 pages and must be organized in a manner to display the required information in easily accessible tabs labeled:

               

Firm’s History / Background

§  Letter of Interest

§  History of the Firm (including years in business)

§  Contact information (including address(es), telephone/Fax numbers, email, etc.

§  Structure of the firm (include principal(s), project team, if applicable)

                Experience

§  Resume(s) of key personnel

§  Reference list

§  List of projects with similar scope and size

  • Detailed plan for accomplishing the task

Project Timeline

  • Provide a project schedule outlining each identified deliverable

Price Proposal

  • Provide prices on the forms included

 

V.      SCORING(total possible number of points = 100)

Experience – Maximum 35 points

Project Approach – Maximum 20 Points

Project Timeline – Maximum 20 Points

Price – Maximum 25 Points

 

VI.    AWARD BASIS

Award will be recommended to the respondent with the highest number of points.

 

 

Exhibit A

 

 Macon Renovations Priorities (in descending order of important):

1. HVAC: a. Pending HVAC audit from original installers/designers. Lusk would price and implement findings.

 

2. Roadway Signage & Front Entrance Signage: complete renovation a. Emphasis on larger numbering (237) and GA SOS Seal

b. Remove verbiage – “testing center” and “main office”

c. Identify different materials and appropriate styles (stone, plastic, etc.)

d. Double sided (roadway sign)

e. Refinish lettering and “white space” above front entrance. Multiple holes and oxidation identified.

f. Remove “Building A” verbiage

g. Replace seals to match ATL signage

 

3. Water Damage: a. Wall paper and cracking by 1st floor freight elevator

b. Same damage by 2nd floor men’s room

c. Significant issues on 3rd floor by the following offices: Kathy Osier, Stacy Price, and Yvonne LeSayne – Healthcare 2 section.

d. Waterproofing Repair: Drainpipe in Building “A” basement to prevent further flooding.

 

4. Lobby Remodel: a. Tear down of an existing room to extend space

b. Add TV with local stations and/or slideshow

c. Move Security Desk forward to receive all incoming visitors

d. Installation of panic button

e. Carpet/paint 1st floor – remove wallpaper

f. Public rest room update/paint – remove wallpaper

 

5. Parking Lot:

a. Fencing & Gate re-do

b. Paving.

 

6. Multiple Items (combined). a. General interior signage refresh/replace (bathrooms, offices, etc.)

b. Restroom touch-up: repaint and fixtures

c. Cube demo wrap-up – previous work left various pieces scattered and several cubes half built. (ALS). Lisa will provide section cube counts for final design/needs.

d. Remove whiteboard cabinets in conference rooms and apply “projector paint.” Note: requested by Lisa in previous conversations. Please approve.

e. Painting: Remove all wallpaper and paint in both A & B buildings

 

7. Carpet: replace in both buildings

8. Intake – Building B Proposal per Lusk submission dated 8/22/14

9. NOTE: Full color copies of initial floorplan provided as PDF. All levels of main building.

 

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Update on Macon Action Plan and Announcement of Open House Round 2!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

MACON ACTION PLAN UNVEILS ACTION STRATEGIES FOR MACON’S URBAN CORE

First Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Cox Capitol Theatre

 

February 6, 2015 MACON, GA –

I. Update on first Open House and Community Participation

The Macon Action Plan (MAP) is a community-driven plan for the future of Downtown and nearby neighborhoods – the heart of Macon. In October 2014, MAP invited all citizens to attend an Open House at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame to make their voice heard and contribute their ideas to the planning process. The community responded in force to MAP’s call to action.

 

  • More than 130 visitors signed in on Opening Night of the MAP Open House. Guests enjoyed Nu-Way weiners and Macon Beer Company beverages, spoke with neighbors and the planning team, learned about the plan underway, and engaged in eight different activities designed to collect public input that will inform the plan.
  • Over 300 community members in total attended the Open House and participated in the activities during October and November.
  • MAP received more than 550 surveys completed by Urban Core residents and employees.
  • MAP’s interactive website has received 1,200 unique web visitors.
  • 60 community members have participated in 1-on-1 interviews or small group discussions with the MAP’s planning team.
  • MAP’s steering committee of 21 dedicated community leaders tasked with overseeing the planning process have met six times with the planners since the project commenced in Spring 2014.

 

II. Vision and Goals

Thanks to Macon’s enthusiastic response, MAP has reached an exciting point in the planning process, transitioning from data collection and analysis to the creation of a vision statement, goals, and proposed action strategies.  The vision and goals echo the community input and provide a road map for the future grounded in the values of the people who live, work, worship, learn, and play in Macon’s Urban Core.

 

MAP’s Vision (with words from the community in italics):

“We are proud of our city, its good bones, rich history and traditions that give rhythm to community life. Our future will respect, honor and complement our past. We see positive momentum at work in our urban core, and we are ready to work together to continue this trend.

 

We are full of promise.  We are eager to take action and grow Macon’s urban core. We are ready for the heart of Macon to become Middle Georgia’s flagship downtown experience.  Vibrant, diverse and historic yet modern, our urban core will thrive as a unique collection of neighborhoods, a college town, and a center of culture, commerce and new connections – all nestled within the intimate, comfortable scale of a small city.”

 

MAP’s Goals:

Five goals will organize the action strategies that comprise the Macon Action Plan:

  • Create an unparalleled Urban Core experience – action strategies will suggest improvements to parks and the public realm, events and programs to draw more residents and visitors to the Urban Core, gateway treatments that enhance the sense of arrival to the Urban Core, as well as ideas for marketing and promotion
  • Focus on Downtown living– action strategies will outline next steps for residential development in Downtown and identify strategic opportunities in Urban Core neighborhoods
  • Support the engines of economic development– action strategies will seek to support key institutions and large employers as well as smaller commercial and industrial businesses, striving to help existing businesses thrive and grow while also working to attract new businesses and services
  • Cultivate connectivity– action strategies will address parking, automobile and truck access to and through the Urban Core, and active transportation opportunities to encourage walking and biking
  • Take action for implementation– action strategies will outline ways to align leadership, capacity and funding, increase community involvement and stewardship, and update codes and regulations to promote implementation of MAP

 

III. MAP Party

Curious to know more about the proposed action strategies and see illustrations that bring our shared vision to life? All members of the community are invited to attend a reception at the Cox Capitol Theatre on First Friday in March to hear more about MAP’s proposed action strategies for Macon’s Urban Core. Guests are encouraged to come for Happy Hour, review the plan’s recommendations, watch a presentation by the planning team, and, before departing, identify priorities for making our shared vision for the Urban Core become reality.

 

  • WHEN:Friday, March 6, reception from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with a formal presentation on the proposed action strategies at 6:30 PM.

 

  • WHERE:Cox Capitol Theatre at 382 Second Street

 

IV. Background

The Macon Action Plan (MAP) is a comprehensive planning process to envision the future for Downtown and intown neighborhoods and guide change in coming years. All members of the public are invited to help shape this plan for Macon’s urban core. Facilitated by the Macon-Bibb Urban Development Authority, Macon-Bibb County, and their partners, in collaboration with the MAP planning team led by Interface Studio, the plan will incorporate thorough research, community feedback, and expert planning.

The final plan, made possible with generous funding from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Peyton Anderson Foundation, is scheduled to be announced in May 2015.

CONTACTS:

Alex Morrison

Executive Director at Macon-Bibb Urban Development Authority

478-803-2402

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478-254-1561

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Urban Development Authority Holds Event for Public Comment on Master Plan Finalists

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When: Thursday, February 6th, at 6:30 pm

 

Where: Historic Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King, JR. Blvd Macon, GA 31201

 

Please join the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and development partners for presentations from the finalists for the Urban Core Master Plan. The finalists are K2 Urban Design from Savannah, GA and Interface Studio from Philadelphia, PA. Each firm has extensive experience in creating publicly driven master plans that have fostered revitalization efforts in downtowns across America.

 

The public will be invited to rate the presentations and give feedback to help advise the final selection of which firm will guide the year-long planning effort with the community. The Authority hopes business and property owners and residents from the surrounding community will attend and comment.

 

Presentations will be made available for public comment after the meeting as well.

 

“The UDA is pleased to have the opportunity to share the selection process with the public, the true stakeholders in downtown’s ongoing revitalization,” says Alex Morrison, UDA Executive Director.

 

 

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Macon Bibb County Urban Development Authority

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Urban Development Authority Releases RFQ for Master Planning Services

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Macon Bibb County Urban Development Authority

Urban Core Master Planning Services

Request for Qualifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Text Box: Closing Location, Date and Time
Macon Bibb County Urban Development Authority
ATTN: Alex Morrison
200 Cherry St. 
Suite 300
Macon, Georgia 31201

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One electronic copy of the proposal must be received by 5:00 p.m. on DECEMBER 20th, 2013

 

 

The Macon Bibb County Urban Development Authority with assistance from various development partners is conducting an:

 

Urban Core Master Plan and Development Framework

Request for Qualifications

 

Introduction

Macon, GA is among the largest cities in the state of Georgia and sits at the geographic center of the State. It has long been a hub for commerce and trade, as evidenced by its historic multi-modal transportation options and large, historic downtown buildings. At the outset, Macon was well planned to serve this commercial purpose and to maximize an urban life- with a simple planned grid with wide-thoroughfares and alleys that mapped out a classic urban landscape. As businesses departed and transportation options dried up, classic planning gave way to patchwork operations that have only recently hit a stride in bringing new residents and businesses to the urban core. Along the way, several plans have been done, none of which have risen to the level of being the community’s vision for how “everyone’s part of town” should progress. The aim of this plan is to combine existing plans into one omnibus document as well as to provide a global view for appropriate urban planning for a historic community looking for its 21st century context. We believe the success of this effort will come from uniting stakeholders and neighbors with a single vision for downtown’s future.

 

Background

Macon has a rich social and architectural heritage, with a larger and more diverse inventory of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places than Savannah or Charleston, SC.  Unfortunately, Macon suffers from significant disinvestments in its central city.  Population decreases since 1950 find the current population at 92,000 with many residents living in suburban communities outside the city’s borders.  The City is committed to a coordinated and comprehensive redevelopment of downtown and intown Macon as a sound and sustainable investment for the future.  A market study by Zimmerman/Volk Associates suggests significant population growth in these areas if the right amenities exist.

 

Public and private leadership have identified Downtown Macon and the surrounding areas as being critical to the overall success of Middle Ga. Various plans and studies have been developed to attempt to bring the district to its maximum potential. It is a new dawn in Macon, however, and a new approach to the urban core must be articulated and accepted as a bona fide way forward for Macon.

 

Downtown Macon is anchored by several key institutions including the municipal government, a federal court complex, Mercer University and two tertiary care medical facilities. These institutions provide thousands of jobs, recruit many new residents to the city and form an economic base for the region. In the last several years there have been critical enhancements to the neighborhoods around downtown and significant progress has been made in a piecemeal approach to neighborhood revitalization efforts in the central business district. This plan would provide a roadmap to help us bridge different neighborhoods and property uses into a perceivable, cohesive vision.

 

 

This master planning process coincides with the creation of an Alliance of redevelopment efforts to manage long-term growth and change.  Preliminary work has created and cemented all the necessary relationships to plan and act.  All of our partners agree on basic goals for urban core providing a great opportunity for a professional planner to provide guidance and ideas for a project that will be completed. Also, many organizations already have action plans and spatial master plans that can be linked to assist with the new urban planning effort.

 

Purpose

This project will create a walkable, livable, sustainable and beautiful urban core for Macon employing a process of consensus building, which will ensure its success.  All planning will occur consistent with existing Master Plans for redevelopment.  The process and plan will respect the unique history, culture and heritage of our neighborhoods and our city as an opportunity for reinvestment.  The Master Plan will provide us with a strategy to realize the full potential of our city, maximizing private investment, sustaining the historic mix of land use patterns and connecting people to each other in a beautiful place to live and work. 

 

Scope of Work

Overview

The successful firm will work closely with the executive director and downtown committee chair, the directors of our development partners, and the general public to complete the following steps:

1.      Analyze applicable information from the following documents

a.       College Hill Corridor Master Plan

b.      Second Street Master Plan

c.       NewTown Macon Strategic Plan

d.      Main Street Macon annual workplan

e.       Recreation Master Plan for Bibb County

f.       Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and other greenspace master plans

g.      Walnut Creek Village Plan

h.      Cemetery Master Plans

2.      Reference Urban organizations’ web sites and digital libraries for mission statements, goals and histories

a.       www.mercer.edu

b.      www.mccg.org

c.       www.cityofmacon.net

d.      www.collegehillcorridor.com

e.       www.newtownmacon.com

f.       www.historicmacon.org

g.      www.mbpz.org

h.      www.mainstreetmacon.org

3.      Conduct interviews with constituent non-profit organizations, anchor institutions, neighborhood associations and businesses to develop design consensus.

4.      Conduct and lead public design charrettes and incorporate findings into development of the draft Master Plan

5.      Develop a draft Master Plan, including a specific Implementation Strategy and Financing Strategy for review and comment by the Authority, partners, and the public

a.       Design solutions to traffic and parking issues within the urban core

                                                              i.      A well articulated parking management solution

                                                            ii.      Enabling safe, fast and enjoyable cycling

                                                          iii.      Evaluating on-street and deck parking downtown.

                                                          iv.      Proposing creative and attractive solutions such as roundabouts

b.      Design improvements to public parks

c.       Propose strategies for recruiting and retaining best use retail, commercial and residential tenants including incentive suggestions

d.      Propose design changes to induce spontaneous and planned neighborhood events, public events and everyday interaction

e.       Propose strategies for attracting walkers, bikers, students and neighbors to use parks, businesses and residences

f.       Design new build infill for residential developments and ground floor retail

g.      Develop design guidelines as a planning overlay for the urban core

h.      Propose a phased implementation strategy and timeline

i.        Propose funding strategies linked to implementation strategy

6.      Prepare and present the updated Plan to the Authority

7.      Provide final working document in both electronic and hard copy format (suitable for the web and editable).

 

Deliverables

The selected firm will deliver a comprehensive Master Plan in digital and print format along with a turn-key public presentation (PowerPoint) and a web-friendly summary.  These materials will be the property of Authority.  The visual impact and aesthetic of these materials is critical to reach a diverse audience to understand the appeal of the district.  In addition, all deliverables should be unique to Macon, engaging our history and heritage.  The Master Plan should:

·         Redesign of the Urban streets and sidewalks sensitive to the Second Street Master Plan

·         Design improvements to median parks

·         Propose site-specific retail, commercial and residential recruitment recommendations and appropriate incentives and suggest appropriate zoning regulations for the downtown area.

·         Illustrate how design changes will induce desired use of existing and new amenities

·         Provide parking and traffic solutions

·         Create an implementation strategy and timeline

·         Propose creative strategies to finance improvements

 

Elements

The primary purpose of this plan is to create a framework for future redevelopment of Macon’s Urban Core and the primary elements of study will be:

·         Urban Design- Streetscapes and other concerns

·         Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

·         Neighborhood Revitalization and appropriate land use

·         Transportation

·         Upper-floor Housing

·         Public Event Space

·         Funding Strategies

 

Public Involvement

The Authority and partners will be responsible for convening and managing public design charrettes.  A shared vision amongst diverse stakeholders is necessary to move the community forward, and this can only be accomplished in an open, friendly environment. The public must drive the vision above all else.

 

Timeframe

A vendor for Master Planning services will be selected in late January 2014.  The Master Plan will be developed over a 12-month timeline with the draft Plan being delivered in January 2015.

 

Requirements

Applicants should submit a Statement of Qualification by 5pm on December 20, 2013.  Applications should include one digital copy by email.  One print application or digital copy on electronic media may also be submitted by mail.  Applications should be limited to 10 pages (excluding appendices) and include:

1.      A Cover Sheet including quick facts about the firm (website, contact info)

2.      A 1-5 Page Statement of Qualification specifically addressing the firm’s fitness to carry out the Scope of Work outlined here including:

a.       A statement illustrating the firm’s proficiency in streetscape design, traffic calming, college town planning, community engagement, economic development, planning and urban design.

b.      A record of implementation, successful function and sustainability for urban design proposals and master plans.

c.       Evidence of inclusive planning practices and community engagement.

d.      Past examples of cost control, adherence to timelines and quality of work.

e.       Experience in Macon or the region, if any.

3.      Resumes for key team members and their proposed roles in delivering this project

4.      Two examples (either print or digital) of the firm’s best previous work illustrating expertise relevant to this project

5.      All submittals shall be sent or delivered by the deadline to:

 

 

 

 

 

Address

Alex Morrison

Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority

The City of Macon ECDD

200 Cherry St. Suite 300

Macon, GA 31201

 

Email

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Selection

A committee with representatives from our key partners will be established to review all applications. This committee will select the most qualified candidate firms and solicit proposals from these firms.  This committee will review the proposals and the committee will invite one or two firms for interviews with the Authority and partners in January 2014. Firms will be asked to make a public presentation to allow for public input in the selection process. Selection will be based upon submission materials and interview results. Selection of the most qualified firm will be in accordance with applicable Georgia Statutes. The committee reserves the right to reject all interviewees. Staff will negotiate a contract at a reasonable fee with the most qualified firm. If a contract cannot be successfully negotiated with the most qualified firm, staff will proceed to negotiate a contract with the second best qualified firm. Subject to appropriate approvals and successful contract negotiation, the Authority will execute the contract and initiate project activities around January 2014.

 

Liability for Errors

While the Authority has made considerable efforts to ensure an accurate representation of information in the Request for Proposals, the information contained in this Request for Proposals is supplied solely as a guideline for Consultants.  The information is not guaranteed or warranted accurate by the Authority, nor is it necessarily comprehensive or exhaustive.

 

Questions or concerns should be directed to Alex Morrison using the following contact information:

 

Alex Morrison

City of Macon Economic and Community Development Department

MBCUDA

200 Cherry St.

Suite 300

Macon, GA 31201

 

(478) 803-2402 office

(478) 751-7390 fax

 

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