Eastland Community Plan - RFP

City of Columbus - Department of Neighborhoods


The City of Columbus (“City”) Department of Neighborhoods is seeking well-qualified individuals, firms, or teams (Proposer) to develop a comprehensive community plan for the Eastland area of Columbus, Ohio. The plan will become the strategy for the stabilization and improvement of the Eastland area and serve as a framework for future development.

The Scope of Work described within the RFP is for a maximum of $850,000, depending on the final negotiated contract. The City intends to select one project team to conduct the entire Scope of Work, but may elect to divide the work into multiple sequential contracts.


The overall project goal is to develop a comprehensive community plan for the Eastland Area.

This contract is to engage Eastland area stakeholders including, but not limited to, residents, businesses, workers, area commissions, faith-institutions and other organizations in order to develop a comprehensive community plan to guide future development of the Eastland area. The robust engagement process should incorporate strategies for engaging communities that are most often underrepresented in decision-making processes, including Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), people with limited English language proficiency, youth, people with limited access to technology, and those who have experienced housing and/or food instability. Additionally, the selected team will build partnerships, develop and distribute project communications.

This work will be conducted in collaboration with a technical team that will be conducting analysis for the comprehensive community plan. The results of the technical studies will allow for an informed engagement process.

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