Bid Packages may be sent to City of Belmont Attn: Planning Department 1401 E Catawba Street Belmont, NC 28012
FAQ Topic: 2023 Comprehensive Land Use Update
Bid packages submitted to the City for consideration must be delivered in a sealed, opaque package conspicuously marked with the words “BID DOCUMENT ENCLOSED” and include the BID OPENING DATE. (see Schedule)
Award shall be made to the lowest responsible bidder whose bid meets the requirements and criteria set forth in the invitation for bids- taking into consideration quality, performance, and the time specified n the proposal for performance of the contract.
The City of Belmont has allocated up to $125,000 in this year’s fiscal budget (FY 23/24) for the development of a Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update. We understand that costs for plan preparation may exceed this amount, and any additional costs may be budgeted in future years at the discretion of City Council prior to … Continued
The City of Belmont has good working relationships with Duke Energy, Catawba Riverkeepers, Lake Wylie Marine Commission, Carolina Thread Trail, neighboring municipalities, Gaston County, Centralina Council of Governments, and others that can offer support and assistance during the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update process to understand outside guidelines that may impact our envisioned land uses.
The Consultant is expected to review all relevant current adopted plans (prepared by others) to inform the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update. This may include municipal, county-wide, and regional plans impacting the City of Belmont.
CLUP Update Consultant will serve as the “Project Manager” compiling concurrent planning efforts for inclusion in the CLUP Update, and making sure all parties are informed of updates that may impact or inform all parties. City Staff will manage individual contracts assist with coordination of public outreach associated with all concurrent planning efforts. Multimodal Network … Continued
A refreshed branding/graphic presentation is preferred to distinguish the plan update from the 2018 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Branding should incorporate Belmont’s new city-wide branding (link to Brand Guidebook here), but the plan itself should have its own identity that can be used throughout the public engagement process.
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update should be prepared in a way that compliments a form-based code, but updates to the Land Development Code itself are not included in the scope of this project. The City anticipates the need to update our Land Development Code a separate project after adoption of the CLUP update.
If additional studies are recommended for completion of any of the plan updates as outlined above, consultants should make those recommendations within their proposal. Additional studies should not be included in pricing of CLUP Update. These recommendations may be considered by the city, but would require separate budgeting approvals.