Request for Qualifications

Form-Based Code for Downtown

City of Portsmouth Planning Department

Portsmouth, NH

Posted: 10/09/2012
Submittal Deadline: 10/25/2012


The City of Portsmouth, NH requesting statements of qualifications from qualified firms to develop a Form-Based Zoning Code for the historic downtown core. Specifications may be obtained by visiting the website provided above. Addenda to the specifications, if any, including written answers to questions, will be posted on the City of Portsmouth website under the project heading.

The project will develop form-based code for portions of the Central Business District (CBD) and Mixed Residential Office District (MROD) in downtown Portsmouth. The work will be conducted as a team effort between the selected consultant and the City’s Planning Department staff. For the purpose of conducting outreach to underrepresented populations within the City, the selected consultant will be assisted by the UNH Cooperative Extension, which is coordinating a series of trainings and technical assistance to New Hampshire’s Community Planning Grant (CPG) grantees and their selected consultants. Consultants may be required to attend a training session and to participate in a grantee workshop in the fall of 2012.

Requests for additional information should be directed to Mr. Nicholas J. Cracknell, Principal Planner, in the City of Portsmouth Planning Department (603) 610-7328 or by e-mail at

The deadline for questions and requests for additional information is October 19, 2012 at 1pm.