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RFP for Landscape Architect Services, Washington, D.C.

Date: 12/4/2012 - 1/3/2013

Type: RFPs / RFQs

Location(s): District of Columbia


McLean Gardens Condominiums are located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Over the past two years, McLean Gardens with American University, Casey Trees, the UDC Cooperative Extension Service, and the District Department of the Environment have collaborated to document and understand the property’s living systems, physical attributes, and the residents’ preferences for managing their outdoor environment. The goal of this effort is to understand how to create a more sustainable McLean Gardens.

McLean Gardens is seeking proposals for Landscape Architect Services from all qualified firms and individuals who share a commitment to sustainable approaches for managing natural resources. McLean Gardens was built as government-owned apartments in 1942. The 31 brick, garden-style buildings containing 720 units were converted to a condominium in 1982, when the McLean Gardens Condominium Unit Owners Association (McLean Gardens) was formed. The property occupies 23.8 acres, with large areas of grass, many trees, picnic and grill facilities, a swimming pool and pool house, five free-standing utility buildings, several bicycle stands and parking lots with both individually and association-owned parking spaces and driveways, and two city-owned alleys. The streets and curb sidewalks throughout the complex belong to the city of Washington, D.C. Other walkways, access driveways, and all parking areas are maintained by the Association.

You can find Request for Proposal -- Bid Requirements and Project Specifications and all related files here. The proposals are due on January 3, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). McLean Gardens is willing to answer written questions about the information we are requesting. McLean Gardens is also willing to meet with you in a pre-proposal meeting to address questions. All questions and requests for meetings or clarification should be sent via e-mail to Angela James at


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