Frankfort issues RFP for riverfront revitalization study
Kentucky – The city of Frankfort is soliciting firms to develop a design and construction estimate for Blanton’s Landing as part of a feasibility study for its waterfront revitalization effort.
Officials issued a request for proposals (RFP) as the third step of a process to plan for and implement strategies to maximize the use of the Kentucky River as a resource for quality of life and economic development.
Blanton’s Landing study area
The first step was the completion of a downtown master plan, and the second step was an earlier RFP to solicit proposals to engage and energize the Blanton’s Landing Riverfront area and dock facility. That procurement generated several ideas for expansion of an existing floating public dock, improvement and energizing of the existing parking lot, and construction of new docks or boardwalks in the downtown area to stimulate economic development.
If a viable option is identified from the feasibility study and approved by the City Commission, then a new fee and scope will be negotiated to provide design, estimating, bidding, and possible construction inspection.
Deadline for applications is 2 p.m. EST on May 26.