Request for Proposals: Comprehensive Plan Update

The Town of North Elba and Lake Placid Village, INC are soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to update and augment the 2014 Joint Town and Village Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of this plan is to create a unified community vision that can inform Town and Village planning decisions for the next 5-10 years. The Comprehensive Plan will draw upon existing planning efforts and will require a robust public involvement process that fosters collaboration, innovation, and investment from the community. The Comprehensive Plan must Identify challenges, opportunities and realities unique to the Town and Village and offer balanced and feasible strategies to address those situations. It must also establish or accommodate metrics that will enable the Town and the Village to track the progress of the Comprehensive Plan over time.

Consultants must have experience in community planning including land-use, economic development, visioning with graphic communications, and community involvement. Consultants must also have experience working in a public sector environment and have the ability to generate enthusiasm, support, and consensus among diverse groups of stakeholders. The Town and Village encourage proposals from consultants with experience in comparable contexts and experience with the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Cities and Communities and LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system.

Please see the full RFP for more information.