Request for Proposals
Comprehensive Plan Update
City of La Vista
La Vista, NE
Submittal Deadline: 05/30/2014
The City of La Vista is situated southwest of the Omaha metropolitan area. The youngest city in Nebraska, La Vista is one of the fastest growing communities in the state. The City enjoys access from Interstate 80 and borders Omaha, Bellevue, Papillion, and Ralston. As of 2010, the projected growth area for La Vista indicates the community could be home to over 38,000 residents. La Vista's commercial areas are developing quickly in the western portion of the city with nationally recognized companies such as PayPal, Cabela's, Streck Laboratories, Rotella's Bakery, Yahoo, McKesson-Robbins, and an Embassy Suites and Marriott Courtyard Hotels and adjoining La Vista Conference Center.
PROJECT HISTORY AND OBJECTIVES:
La Vista's Comprehensive Plan 2007 was adopted in 1997 and has been subsequently amended on multiple occasions. At this time an overall update is needed that will address the future of the community and establish strategic goals in order to solve problems and seize opportunities.
In 2010, the City completed A Vision Plan for 84th Street which included an extensive public process to understand and address the challenges of a declining retail district. The "Vision 84" master plan identified that the vision for 84th Street is the creation of a downtown for the community. "The 84th Street corridor will be the central city core, with a memorable and distinct identity, a vibrant mix of land uses, a sense of community and a high quality of life for residents."
In 2012, the City completed the Civic Center Park Master Plan. The park plan was a result of a "Vision 84" recommendation to transform an existing golf course into a signature park for the community. The park will provide a venue for a variety of community and leisure time activities and connect the proposed new mixed use City Center on the south with the existing civic Comprehensive Plan — Page 1 campus to the north, creating a new downtown for La Vista. The plan calls for the redevelopment of the golf course into a regional park complete with a lake, boat house, pavilion, amphitheater, trails, and improvements underneath 84th Street to connect the west and east sides.
In summary, the process of developing a new Comprehensive plan will be an opportunity for the community to address the new challenges that lie ahead and serve as a guide for the management of these challenges. While change may be inevitable, the decision to accept it does not have to be. Planning can serve as an influence and guide to produce the kind of community we want to live in. The Scope of Work outlines a process which will include multiple ways of engaging the public and allowing the community to understand constraints and consequences when making decisions that balance public costs and benefits.
PROPOSAL DUE DATE:
Please submit six (6) bound copies, one (1) unbound, single-sided copy on standard-weight paper (no heavy-weight paper or tabbed dividers), and one (1) Comprehensive Plan CD-R including a PDF copy of your proposal at your earliest convenience, but no later than May 30, 2014, at 12 p.m. to:
Pamela A. Buethe, City Clerk
City of La Vista
8116 Park View Blvd
La Vista, NE 68128
Attached is a copy of the RFP for review.