Archives: FAQs

Will original digital copies of the 2018 Comprehensive Land Use Plan – along with any related graphics, base maps, etc. be made available for consultant use?

The 2018 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (along with other adopted plans) can be found online at: https://www.cityofbelmont.org/adopted-plans-and-maps/ The City also has Word and PDF versions of the 2018 Comprehensive Land Use Plan available for consultant use. An ESRI Layer Package of sidewalks, multi-use paths, and off-road lines is also available.

What is the deadline for consultants to submit questions for this RFP?

The City of Belmont acknowledges that the original deadline for question submission and city response was unclear. Accordingly, staff has extended both deadlines as follows: – Deadline for Questions: Thursday, November 9, 2023 – City Responses: Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Will there be a public bid opening?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: THERE WILL NOT BE A FORMAL PUBLIC BID OPENING. While a formal public bid opening was previously scheduled for 2pm on November 22nd, the City has learned that this is not required based on the nature of the work requested in the RFP and has therefore been eliminated from the project schedule. Proposals … Continued

When will a consultant selection be made?

 The City of Belmont will review all proposals received, and then utilize the following process for consultant selection: Selection Committee Review  Consultants will be notified by Friday, December 1, 2023 if selected for an interview. Planning Board Interview: Selected Consultants are asked to interview with Planning Board (tentatively December 14, 2023; final date to be … Continued

How quantitative an effort does the City envision that the analysis of fiscal impacts needs to be? Does the City have an existing fiscal impact model?

The Fiscal impact analysis within the Comprehensive Land Use Plan is at minimum intended to demonstrate how each land use impacts municipal finances (costs and revenue), and how these land uses impact the city’s ability to provide for public services During the preparation of this analysis, the Capital Improvements Plan should be considered to ensure … Continued

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