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Opportunities: RFP: Multi-Use Pathway Design, Cambridge, MA

ASLA’s RFQs, Opportunities, and Events page provides the latest information on everything from calls for papers to competitions. Below, we highlight one recently submitted RFP. Anyone who would like to share an opportunity may submit information online.

The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) seeks proposals from qualified and experienced landscape design and civil engineering consultants to provide landscape design and civil engineering-related services for a multi-use path.

Proposals will be accepted until 5 pm on August 26, 2022, and must be submitted via email as one PDF file to Fabiola Alikpokou with the subject line “Multi-Use Pathway Design RFP.”

Download the RFP here.

The Rindge Avenue community is a residential neighborhood in North Cambridge, consisting predominantly of permanently affordable housing, positioned between Rindge Avenue, Alewife Brook Parkway, the North Cambridge Cemetery, and the Fitchburg Commuter Railroad. The community is diverse, with residents from various ethnic and racial backgrounds, with many households that speak languages other than English. While the neighborhood is geographically close to important community resources, roadways and railroads serve as physical barriers that restrict convenient, direct access to nearby natural and local amenities. The CRA recognizes that the Rindge Avenue community deserves improved connections that allow residents of all ages and mobilities to move between places easily and safely at all times of the day.

The CRA completed a Rindge Neighborhood Connectivity and Open Space Vision Report (the Study) in 2020 to better understand the neighborhood’s existing connectivity conditions and potential opportunities. The Study provided an open space vision, conceptual approach, and short-term recommendations to enhance connectivity to and from the neighborhood.

As a step toward implementing improved connectivity, as identified in the Study, the CRA is negotiating an easement located along the boundary of 402, 430, and 432 Rindge Avenue to create a public multi-use path around one of the major properties in the area. The Consultant selected through this RFP process will provide landscape design and engineering services to advance the design and construction implementation of this path system. Additionally, the Consultant will conduct a feasibility study and provide consultation during the construction of the multi-use path along the easement site.

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