Multi-Disciplinary Professional Services Related to Future Park and Leisure Improvements
The City’s Administration and Public Works Department hereby solicits statements of qualifications from interested firms or teams of firms with multi-disciplinary professionals. It is the city’s intent to pre-qualify up to three (3) firms or teams of firms to provide a multitude of potential project services.
Hiram, a growing city of approximately 4,000 residents, is actively considering various capital improvement projects, many of which relate to recreation and leisure. The city does not currently have an overall, citywide park and recreation master plan, but several different projects have been discussed and are under active consideration including the following (not necessarily in priority order):
A plan for augmenting amenities at Ben Hill Strickland Sr. Memorial Park (Oak Street) in the downtown to include (potentially) improvements to the existing amphitheater, and improvements to the tennis and basketball courts, and potentially adding other amenities compliant with the Land & Water Conservation Fund requirements.
Adding amenities to Homer Leggett Memorial Park, which would serve to enhance the use of the park as a “dog park” and as a prominent trailhead for the Silver Comet Trail.
A plan for development of the newly acquired Oak Street Town Center Park (fka Ruritan Park), with new activity areas and enhancements as a multi-function recreation location, with a buildout of supporting infrastructure connecting to the Silver Comet Trail.
Additionally, a plan for connecting all three parks from the Silver Comet Trailhead to the Historic Downtown.
The scope of projects is not necessarily limited to parks and leisure. For instance, the city has acquired a new facility on the Oak Street Town Center Park, and has the building located under the water tower that may be examined for potential reuse, demolition, or repurposing. The city also is in need of architectural/design services as they relate to gateway and downtown signage and therefore may be soliciting design work in that regard.
Deadline for submitting questions is July 19.
Please see attached document for full RFQ details.