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Pocket Neighborhood Plan Architectural and Planning Services
Date: 9/13/2013 - 10/11/2013
Type: RFPs / RFQs
Location(s):
Wisconsin
Description:

The City of La Crosse is requesting proposals for a plan for a “pocket neighborhood” – a grouping of smaller residences around a courtyard or common green space – on the former site of the Naval Reserve Training Center at 2226 Green Bay Street. We seek to enlist the architectural and planning services of a firm to design a site plan, landscape plan, elevation renderings of 10-12 cottages, and two house plans on this 1.5 acre (~65,000 square feet) site. The city Engineering Department will provide site civil engineering services including a drainage/grading/stormwater plan, erosion control plan, and a revised preliminary and final plat. The site is currently platted for eight single family homes and needs to be re-platted.

This City-owned site has been cleared of all buildings and previous development. The site fronts on Green Bay Street and Hyde Avenue. It borders single-family homes and a City of La Crosse fire station, and is in close proximity to Central High School, the Village Shopping Center and Kmart, two bus routes, and a pocket park. The parcel is currently zoned Single-Family Residential (R1). While this project encourages a greater density than what would be allowed under the R1 zoning, the pocket neighborhood should be consistent or complimentary to the character of the surrounding neighborhood. Respondents should also be aware that there is a proposal for a Naval Reserve Training Center memorial on the eastern edge of this property.

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