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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR Dan Ryan Woods and Major Taylor Trail Corridor Plan

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000837842

Bid Title: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR Dan Ryan Woods and Major Taylor Trail Corridor Plan

Agency Bid No. Title: 17-80-10

Received Date: 01/16/2017

Close Date: 02/02/2017

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Optional 01/20/2017 11:00 AM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Forest Preserve seeks a design firm to complete a corridor plan for reuse andimprovement of an area at Dan Ryan Woods along the Major Taylor Trail from Dawes Parkto the north and the 91st Street Metra Station to the south. Special focus will be on the portionof the site located near the southwest corner of 87th and Beverly Blvd in Chicago. This areais currently occupied by a vacant watchman residence in Dan Ryan Woods is no longerneeded. The watchman residence has been vacant for over 5 years and feasibility studiesdetermined that reuse of the structure would be cost-prohibitive. The Forest Preserve wouldlike the corridor enhanced to invite new users to the Major Taylor Trail and the nearbyrestored natural area in Dan Ryan South. Friends of the Major Taylor Trail have alsoadvocated for a northern trail extension to connect the trail to Dawes Park located north of83rd Street. A design firm is needed to complete a master plan for improvements of $500,000to $1,000,000 including demolition of the building. Ideas for the area have included:Comfort stationTrailhead with information kiosk, benches, bike racks and water fountainOutdoor bicycle museumOutdoor art and sculptureTrail connection to aqueduct and new Dan Ryan Visitor CenterPotential programming link to proposed new winery adjoining the Major TaylorTrail near the 91st Metra StationThe corridor plan would provide a master plan for this area of Dan Ryan Woods thatidentifies specific features with photo examples and include a detailed budget, timeline andfabricators of any recommended specialty features. Community engagement will be a criticalcomponent to collect input in addition to information staff has already gathered.Tasks include:Task 1. Information gathering and review existing background information(see background for overview of existing information) including GISdata, site surveys, master plan documents, community inputsummaries, etc.Task 2. Work with staff to plan and facilitate a community engagement processthat would include 3 outreach meetings.Task 3. Develop three options for the reuse of the vacant watchman residencesite and determine if a northern extension of the Major Taylor Trail toDawes Park has community support

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Product Code: 91226

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Forest Preserve District of Cook County

State: Illinois

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Sharon Williams 118 North Clark Street, Room 569 County Building, Chicago, Illinois, 60602




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