The Point of the Mountain Development Commission approved a request for proposal to contract a consultant to help determine the future of the geographic area converging between Salt Lake and Utah Counties. The bidding process is open and will close Aug. 19.
“We’re seeking a consultant well-versed in strategic collaboration, public outreach, insightful analysis and effective project management,” said Rep. Brad Wilson, commission co-chair. “The development of this area is pivotal to Utah’s success, and a strong partnership is key to our process.”
The RFP details a process which will be executed in three phases. The first phase is primarily research, looking to similar projects in other locations, identifying best practices and examining all relevant demographic, employment, real estate and infrastructure data. The second and third phases cover collaborative planning and detailing financial options and resources the development.
“The economic development opportunities surrounding the Point of the Mountain area represents a multi-generational, international opportunity,” said Christopher M. Conabee, commission co-chair and member of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board. “The combined talents of the Legislative Research staff and our Commission have been tasked with finding partners in the planning and consulting arena worthy of the fastest growing and best performing state in the country”
The PMDC was created during the 2016 Legislative Session by H.B. 318, sponsored by Rep. Brad Wilson and Sen. Jerry Stevenson. The commission is a unique entity comprised of local officials, private sector representatives, and state officials from both the legislative and executive branches. It is tasked with providing recommendations on infrastructure planning and financing tools. The PMDC is expected to deliver a report to the legislature and Gov. Gary R. Herbert before the end of the year.
For additional information and the full RFP click here.