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City of Sanger exploring Future Downtown Park


The City of Sanger is exploring a future Downtown Park between Elm and Bolivar streets, just east of 2nd street. It would be a gathering spot for the community with an outdoor stage, incorporation of food trucks and become the new home to downtown events. It would feature and entry plaza with pop-up market, flexible seating with a central and secondary lawn, walkway with trees, and covered structures. The images to the right are not representative of the final design but an example drawing. Sanger Parks and Recreation director Ryan Nolting said a timeline has not been set yet on construction, but they are starting with the conceptual drawings of the overall park for now.

The City of Sanger invites qualified firms to provide conceptual renderings for currently undeveloped parkland in the Downtown area of Sanger. The park will be a centerpiece and a great addition to the Sanger Downtown area.

City Overview

The City of Sanger, Texas, with a population of approximately 9,000 is located in North Texas within Denton County and located along both sides of I-35 and north and south of FM 455. Sanger is comprised of nearly twelve (12) square miles and is neighbored by Denton to the south, Valley View to the north, Lake Ray Roberts and Pilot Point to the east, and an unincorporated area to the west. Major transportation corridors include I35 and FM 455.

The city is comprised of a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial land uses as well as a vibrant downtown area.

SECTION 3. PROJECT BACKGROUND:

The City recently adopted a new comprehensive plan called Sanger 2040 Comprehensive Plan. This plan is meant to be a guideline for future development. The existing park network provides Sanger residents with access to a range of active and passive green space. The development of a new downtown park provides what families are looking for in downtown while creating a catalyst for adjacent new commercial development. At the same time, strengthen the opportunity for outdoor activity and education.

SECTION 4. SCOPE OF SERVICES AND DELIVERABLES:

The City invites qualified firms to submit a proposal for providing the City of Sanger two conceptual renderings for approximately 6 acres of currently undeveloped park land in the downtown area as follows:

• Scenario I – A conceptual rendering of the proposed park centered around a “railroad theme”. The location of the new park is in close proximity to an active railroad and the City would like to see a concept embracing railroad-themed elements. The City is also seeking an estimated cost for such proposed park improvements.

• Scenario II – The firm should propose one other conceptual rendering (not railroad theme related). The City is also seeking an estimated cost for such proposed park improvements.

Other information:

The proposed site includes an existing vacant structure (large warehouse). The City is planning for the structure to stay and would like to see it repurposed and incorporated into the new park concept; however, it is willing to consider alternatives that do not include preserving the building.

Additionally, the City owns a piece of property adjacent to the proposed site that currently includes an old lumber yard and is in the process of determining whether it needs to be made part of the proposed park. The Respondent should incorporate this additional site into the proposed scenarios (See Exhibits B).

Firms shall submit a response based on the details provided in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) packet which can be accessed through this link: https://www.sangertexas.org/page/ (click on public notices).

Proposals will be accepted from individuals, firms, or groups of firms with the necessary expertise and experience. All correspondence and communication regarding this procurement should be directed to Ryan Nolting, Park and Recreation Director at Rnolting@sangertexas.org . All RFQ responses must be submitted by 12:00 PM on September 19, 2023.

All RFQ responses received and accepted by the submission deadline will be publicly opened and read aloud on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM in Sanger City Hall conference room at 502 Elm Street, Sanger, Texas 76266.

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