Requests for Proposals


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City of Clawson

Planning Services

The City of Clawson is issuing a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) seeking experienced planning consultants to comprehensively support Building & Planning Department staff in the review of commercial redevelopment applications, preparation of staff reports, and providing recommendations for the City’s Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and City Council, as required.

The selected consultant will work proactively with the City and appropriate boards and/or commissions, as required, to ensure the City is utilizing best practices and good planning practice in its various land use procedures and controls.

Click here to view the full RFP or visit the city’s website at Interested parties are encouraged to submit questions regarding the Request for Proposals to Building and Planning Director Jim Albus at [email protected] and City Clerk Michael Smith at [email protected] Responses to questions will be provided directly by email.

 Proposals are due Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Posted August 22, 2018

 City of Benton Harbor

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

The City of Benton Harbor is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to prepare an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The City of Benton Harbor is an entitlement jurisdiction under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. As a condition of receipt of these federal grants, the City is required to certify to HUD that it will affirmatively further fair housing.

The consultant will analyze and examine data to identify problems concerning fair housing choice in Benton Harbor. Analysis of data will reveal barriers, strengths and solutions. The consultant will fully identify the factors that are:

  • Contributing to segregation;

  • Preventing integration or the preservation of integrated neighborhoods;

  • Producing racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty;

  • Preventing equal access to opportunity; and,

  • Inhibiting a fair housing environment.

This will require that the consultant analyze both local trends and trends occurring in the greater region and their impact on housing choice in Benton Harbor. The AI shall be prepared in accordance with HUD’s Fair Housing Planning Guide, Volume I.

Click here to review the RFP proposal or visit the City’s website at

Contact Stephanie Scott-Sims, AICP, Community & Economic Development Director at
[email protected] with any questions.  

Posted August 22, 2018

City of St. Joseph

Downtown Master Plan

The City of St. Joseph is soliciting proposals from consultants with a qualified multi-disciplinary background to provide professional services associated with development of a Downtown Master Plan for St. Joseph’s downtown business district and surrounding non-residential uses.  The consultant must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the different aspects of a mixed-use downtown environment, which caters to a year round residential community along with seasonal beach goers and tourists, and issues with vehicular, pedestrian and non-motorized mobility.  The Plan will be considered a sub-plan to the City of St. Joseph 2016 Master Plan which was adopted in June of 2016.

The downtown area will be the geographic focus, with a map in the RFP depicting the boundaries. The desired plan will include five primary themes of study to guide the City for the next twenty years, in a way that improves the balance between residents and visitors.  The themes include: 1) Mobility; 2) Commercial Uses; 3) Entertainment and Gathering Space; 4) Aesthetics/Streetscape and 5) Mixed Use Development.

Click here to review the RFP proposals or visit the website at

Contact Kristen Gundersen, Community Development Director at [email protected] with any questions.

Posted June 28, 2018