The City of Richardson, Texas is seeking qualified candidates to respond to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for professional services to conduct a transit-oriented development and innovation district vision study for an approximate 1,200-acre study area. It is the City’s desire to maximize the potential for transit-oriented development in proximity to an existing light rail station and reposition the study area as a successful innovation district that is an economic driver within the city and region. The vision study should be based on sound placemaking strategies, and result in a successful environment where people will want to live, work and play. The study area is generally bounded by Central Expressway (US 75) on the west, Campbell Road on the north, Plano Road on the east, Apollo Road on the south, and Greenville Avenue/Arapaho Road on the southwest. The Arapaho Center Station, an existing Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail station, is located on the western edge of the study area.
The deadline for consultant firms/teams interested in responding to the RFQ is TUESDAY OCTOBER 31, 2017, by 4:00 P.M. (CDT). Submission requirements are contained within the RFQ.
Below is a list of past planning studies for the study area which may be of interest to candidates considering responding to this RFQ (in PDF format).
- Richardson Comprehensive Plan (2009)
- Chamber of Commerce East Arapaho/Collins Task Force (2017)
- East Arapaho/Collins Enhancement/Redevelopment Study: Baseline Market Analysis (2013)
- Arapaho Center Station Area Plan (2002)
- Richardson DART Station Area Market Analysis (2003)
- ULI Panel Study (2000)
The following websites provide additional background information.