The intent of this REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL, hereinafter referred to as RFP, is to obtain a qualified (licensed) person, firm, or corporation, hereinafter referred to as CONSULTANT, for the preparation of the Town of Kiawah Island’s Comprehensive Plan Update. The Town of Kiawah Island is looking to evaluate its long-term vision for the future of Kiawah Island. The Comprehensive Plan plays a critical role establishing and implementing the vision for the future of Kiawah Island. The Town’s current comprehensive plan was adopted in 2015 with recent updates in 2018. The plan’s update will include, at a minimum, comprehensive land use planning, contextual neighborhood planning, and will guide future development of the Town for the next 10 years. Factors that are important for consideration of this comprehensive plan update include the Town’s executed development agreements impacts, resiliency, parks and natural areas, diversity of housing stock, community facilities, undeveloped areas on the Town’s perimeter beyond the Town limits, transportation and infrastructure, fiscal analysis, remaining development opportunities, and community placemaking. The plan will include a thorough and comprehensive community engagement process that will involve the Planning Commission, key stakeholders, and members of the public.
The Comprehensive Plan will establish a framework of highly actionable items, policies and plans intended to guide implementation of proposed improvements and ensure the quality of life is sustained for Kiawah Island. The CONSULTANT(S) will be responsible for preparing an outline for the contract for professional services relative to this project for review and approval by the Town of Kiawah Island. To be eligible for consideration, the CONSULTANT(S) must be capable of supplying the services as noted herein and must also meet all other criteria outlined in this proposal.

All proposals must be delivered prior to 3:00 PM EST on Friday, July 15, 2022. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE for the Town of Kiawah Island,” addressed to Petra Reynolds, Town Clerk. Proposals can be mailed, or hand delivered to the Town of Kiawah Island, 4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy., Kiawah Island, SC 29455. The proposals shall consist of one (1) printed version and one (1) electronic version on a CD or Thumb Drive.

A virtual consultant informational meeting will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to answer questions about the plan expectations and project scope. Attendees must register in advance to attend the meeting. Additional documentation will be available online. Register in advance for this meeting by clicking the link: Register Here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.