City of Geneva
The City of Geneva and the Shodeen Family Foundation are seeking proposals from qualified firms to lead a five-day planning charrette for the Mill Race Inn site located along the Fox River in downtown Geneva. The exercise will create community consensus on an acceptable course of action to design for the future retail, lodging, residential, and/or mixed-use redevelopment of the parcel. There is not a pre-conceived plan for the redevelopment of this site, except that the development must serve as an attractive gateway into downtown Geneva and maximize the riverfront as an accessible community asset.
The charrette will employ an iterative process over five separate days open to the public, including but not limited to all of Geneva's residents, public agencies, business owners, non-profits, employees, students, and visitors. At the end of the initial five-day process, the exercise will have developed a mutually agreed upon use and strategy for the site's redevelopment. The selected team will have six weeks to refine the product and begin the entitlement process.
The team will include an urban planning professional and recognized urban designer with experience in multiple-day charrettes, community development, historic preservation, zoning, transportation and the capability of providing necessary building and landscape architecture, engineering, and economic analysis of community proposals during the planning process.
Proposals are due by 4:00 pm on January 23, 2019.
For the complete RFP please visit https://www.geneva.il.us/bids.aspx.