Request for Proposals

Gateway-Wayfinding-Streetscape Improvements

City of Highland Park

Highland Park, IL

Posted: 08/19/2014
Submittal Deadline: 09/19/2014


This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks a consultant to provide services for the design of gateway features, wayfinding systems, streetscape improvements, and for the rehabilitation of the Central Avenue pedestrian arcade for the Central District (CD) in the City of Highland Park. The CD is the City’s commercial core and also the area which provides for the highest density housing opportunities in Highland Park. The CD includes areas zoned B5 Central Business District; B4 Service Commercial and RO Residential/Office.

This project represents the third phase in an ongoing planning program for Highland Park’s CD. Phase I of the project, initiated in 2009 and completed in 2010, was a “visioning” process. Phase II, completed in 2013, was a land use and zoning study of the CD conducted by a consultant team led by The Lakota Group, which included urban planning, zoning, design and transportation expertise. The City is now in the process of implementing zoning map and text amendments recommended in the Phase II study.

This RFP initiates Phase III and seeks to expand on the previous visioning, land use and zoning work to plan for long-term improvements related to the design of gateway features, wayfinding systems and the streetscape in the CD. In addition, the pedestrian arcade, which is a central feature of the downtown streetscape, requires significant rehabilitation and design services are required for that aspect of the program.