Industrial Land Use and Employment Policy Plan Request for Proposals
Questions and Answers
Questions and answers about the Industrial Land Use and Employment Policy Plan RFP will be posted on this page as they are received.
Q: Is the City sponsoring -- or does it intend to sponsor -- similar planning efforts, concurrent with this one, that will deal with, e.g., housing, overall economic development, parks and open space, etc.? How does the City intend to integrate the recommendations of this plan with other imperatives (again, around housing, open space, etc.)?
A: The City's comprehensive plan currently provides detailed direction on housing policy so there are no plans at this time to sponsor a similar effort for that topic area. The comprehensive plan also provides policy direction for economic development but at more of a large-scale view. Granted, industrial land use and employment can be viewed as a subset of economic development and we're hopeful that this study can help to provide greater clarity and direction for the industrial side of the economic development spectrum that can be incorporated into the economic development chapter of the comprehensive plan. Both housing and economic development goals (# of units and jobs) are identified for key geographic areas within the comprehensive plan. These goals would be revised if the results of the industrial study show evidence that they need to be.
A governmental unit separate from the City of Minneapolis called the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board controls planning and implementation for public parks and open space. City and Park Board staffs confer on development and open space development to ensure coordination but jurisdictional policy direction can be an issue.
Q: What is the anticipated timeline for the study process? Is there an identified date or time period in which it is intended to begin? Is there an identified time period for its completion, e.g., 9-month process, 12-month, other?
A: Proposals are due March 15 th. The consultant selection panel will review and evaluate the proposals over the next thirty days from that date. It is anticipated that the study process will take approximately 12 months.
March 1, 2005
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011