Request for Proposals

Master Site Plan for Redevelopment

Town of Nederland

Nederland, CO

Posted: 07/02/2013
Submittal Deadline: 07/22/2013


Project Description
The Town of Nederland, Colorado is seeking proposals from qualified professional planning and/or architecture firms to prepare a master site plan for redevelopment of the Nederland Community Center, 750 Highway 72 North, Nederland, CO. The 3.23-acre site includes the main center, several outbuildings, trails and parking areas.

The Town seeks to redevelop the west wing of the Nederland Community Center and the center’s surrounding site. The project will include consideration of desired building uses, integration of the new development with the existing center, traffic flow, erosion and drainage mitigation, landscaping, and integration of the site within the larger community.

The Nederland Community Center is the local gathering place for the Peak-to-Peak region. It is a hub for civic, recreational and cultural uses. Please see attached flow chart and narrative regarding the project.

“The Nederland Community Center was originally a school (circa 1880). It was remodeled by a WPA project in 1936‐37, creating the gymnasium and the stone wall in the community room. In the 1960s, the building was expanded, and a west wing was added. In 1997, the Town of Nederland purchased the site and re‐opened the building as a community center, housing the police station, library, and a variety of local non‐profits.

After a snowstorm destroyed the roof in March 2003, the center was completely renovated with “green” technology. It re‐opened in 2007 and soon added a fitness facility, new seats in the theatre, day lighting in the gym and community room, and an up‐to‐date commercial kitchen.

The west wing, a part of the former elementary school building, was left out of the 2005‐2007 Community Center renovation process, mainly for cost reasons. During renovation of the main building, the west wing was shut down, and its heat and water disconnected. Since 2007, it has been used for passive storage by several non‐profits and one business” (2013 Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan).

The site plan will be guided by a prioritized set of project goals determined by the project Steering Committee, as well as overarching guiding documents that include Nederland Vision 2020 (see, the Town of Nederland’s Comprehensive Plan (update underway), and the Town Board of Trustees’ Goals (

The Town of Nederland has pledged an unwavering commitment to the environment and seeks to align all planning processes with this commitment in mind.

Scope of Work
The Directive:

To provide professional design services to create a phased plan for redevelopment of the west wing of the center, the center’s entry points, site ingress and egress points, traffic flow, trails connections, parking areas, drainage facilities, landscaping and areas of neighborhood community integration. All design solutions and recommendations should take into account operations/maintenance requirements and energy efficiency as well as employ a sustainability-minded philosophy to community design.

The Scope of Work:

• Initial discovery meeting with steering committee to review background and answer questions
• Development and presentation of up to 3 preliminary concepts for review and discussion with site planning steering committee
• Presentation of site plan concepts at Town of Nederland public meeting for comments
• Any progress meetings necessary for final plan approval by the Town Board of Trustees
• Finalization of a rendered site plan for implementing proposed design improvements that delineates project phasing and prioritization, along with:
1. Written narrative explaining concept and rationale
2. Recommendations for short- (5-year timeframe) and long-term (10-30-year timeframe) development within expected financial resources constraints
3. Preliminary cost estimates for each proposed phase/element of the proposed site plan
4. Electronic and printed copies of related drawings, reports, studies, plans, etc.

Preliminary Project Schedule
1. Issue RFP — Tuesday, July 2, 2013
2. Deadline for Questions — Tuesday, July 9, 2013
3. Answers Issued — Monday, July 15, 2013
4. Proposals Due — Monday, July 22, 2013 at 1 p.m.
5. Proposal Presentations — Monday, July 29
6. Forward recommendation for award — Wednesday, July 31
7. Contract Award — Tuesday, August 6, 2013
8. Notice to Proceed — Wednesday, August 7, 2013
9. Kickoff Meeting with Steering Committee — Thursday, August 13, 2013
10. Public Meeting — TBD
11. Completion — By January 31, 2014