Elkins Seeking Design Services for Streetscape Plan

A city’s downtown can benefit from a consistent appearance, but how is consistency best achieved? Even property owners acting with the best intentions may find it difficult to coordinate their renovations, sidewalk replacements, façade improvements, and other projects to achieve a unified look across the downtown.

A project recently greenlighted by Elkins Common Council takes a first step toward solving this problem. The city is taking statements of interest and qualification from landscape architecture, design, and/or engineering firms that want to help the city create a “conceptual design” for the downtown streetscape. This conceptual design would include technical specifics for building materials and the design of building facades, sidewalks, outdoor lighting, streets, pedestrian safety features, and landscaping.

Statements of interest and qualification in preparing this document are due to the city’s operations manager by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14.

The full request for proposals may be reviewed here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/working/bids-rfps.

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