Neighborhood Plan

City of Fitchburg

Fitchburg, WI

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This request for proposals (RFP) is issued by the City of Fitchburg for the purpose of securing a qualified planning or design firm to develop a neighborhood plan for the approximately 975-acre Greenfield Neighborhood. The plan development will include research and site analysis related to economic development positioning, residential capabilities, and market considerations. The plan development process will include landowner and stakeholder interviews, intergovernmental coordination, and public involvement. The plan will be considered for adoption as part of Appendix A of the City's Comprehensive Plan. Located in the east-central portion of the City of Fitchburg, this neighborhood is located south of the existing urban service area.

The purpose of this plan is to create a neighborhood plan and development strategy to meet City of Fitchburg land use needs and position the City to submit applications for USA amendments to CARPC and the Wisconsin DNR to accommodate growth. The goals of the neighborhood plans are to develop balanced neighborhoods that will integrate compatible land uses, provide economic opportunities, and increase the municipal tax base, while balancing transportation and service needs, minimizing environmental impacts, and recognizing the variety of concerns and issues that may arise from the planning process.

This plan is necessary to evaluate the expansion of the central urban service area (CUSA). The Plan is to be used to determine which areas of the Greenfield Future Urban Development Area (FUDA) are suitable for urban expansion. The City of Fitchburg is working closely with the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) on a pilot process to better integrate neighborhood planning and the Urban Service Area amendments. As such, this plan is expected to also be used as the application(s) for urban service area amendments to CARPC.

The goal of this project is to create a neighborhood plan that will guide future development. As such the plan should be thorough enough in the background data, evaluation, analysis, and recommendations that if a developer proposes a project that reflects the plan, it should be able to be approved and built with minimal changes. Some broad goals of this plan are:

  • Includes the necessary and relevant information, including technical data needed, to be used as an application for Urban Service Area Amendments (see CARPC's Service Area Amendment Application Packet).
  • Organized similar to previous City of Fitchburg neighborhood plans and including all sections needed for the document to be used as the submittal for Urban Service Area Amendments to the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, including appropriate phasing of USA amendments identified and broken down within the plan. See the North Stoner Prairie plan for an example of plan organization —
  • Includes an easy-to-use summary of pertinent recommendations or requirements to be used for development reviews by staff, decision-makers, and developers.

The City would like to complete the plan within approximately 12 months of starting the planning process.

The Greenfield area is about 975 acres, located just south of the McGaw neighborhood, east of Fish Hatchery Road, west US Highway 14, and north of Byrne Road. It is outside of the Urban Service Area (USA) and identified as a Future Urban Development Area (FUDA). Current land uses include a developed residential center of rural densities, surrounded by predominately agricultural land uses. Immediately adjacent to the northwest of the planning area are agricultural and business land uses that are identified as a mixture of residential, business, and park and open space future land uses.

Preliminary evaluation suggests that the Greenfield area is likely able to be served by gravity sewer via the Syene interceptor The existing development in Greenfield has municipal water service, but additional capacity may be limited. Stormwater infiltration and management will be and important goal of this plan, as the area has some drainage issues. Much of the area drains to the east or south, toward the Fitchburg-Oregon rail corridor or toward Murphys Creek.

The Greenfield area is unique in that the center of the planning area includes established rural residential lots. Developing a neighborhood plan that is consistent with the comprehensive plan goals of community growth through compact urban development and is compatible with the existing low density residential use will be a vital need for the Greenfield neighborhood plan. As such, the consultant should have extensive experience with public and neighborhood engagement and consensus building in neighborhood planning. The entire planning area is within the Oregon School District and the attendance zone of Eagle Elementary School.

While land use will be determined as part of this plan, much of this area may be suitable to accommodate diverse residential development, with some areas possibly suitable to light industrial and commercial development. Potential future land uses, dependent on the planning process, could include a mix of commercial/industrial land near US Highway 14, as well as neighborhood level commercial or mixed-use development. The plan should consider the possibility of the need for an interchange to access USH 14 to accommodate business development.

The City of Fitchburg is undertaking two neighborhood plans. Consultants are welcome to submit proposals for one or both of the plans and the City of Fitchburg may consider any cost efficiencies of selecting the same consultant for both plans.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023