I. Introduction
The Town of Pacolet is requesting qualifications of a firm to provide a townwide Master Plan of Pacolet. There hasn’t been any type of plan completed in more than 7 years. This plan would be in conjunction with creating a new Comprehensive Plan which will also be posted through a similar process. The Town of Pacolet with its proximity to Spartanburg and Greenville, along the Pacolet River, and powered in part by Lockhart Power, a 100% green energy source, is poised for new growth and investment.

II. Background:
Originally known as Trough Shoals, the area was purchased by the Montgomery and Walker, Fleming, and Company in 1881 to develop a textile mill along the Pacolet River. In 1884 the mill, built by John H. Montgomery, became operational as the Pacolet Manufacturing Company. As the mill became successful the town grew, eventually receiving investment from Seth Milliken, a New York merchant with the
Deering Milliken Company. The mill owners built an entire town around their mill including all the housing, stores, quality of life and infrastructure necessary to attract and retain the employment needed to run such a large-scale mill operation. Eventually Milliken & Co became the owner of this mill. The mill operated until 1983 when it closed permanently. Pacolet has all the necessary components to see
investment occur in the community, including a vibrant river, a beautiful mill town (originally design by the famous landscape architect Earl Draper) and the footprints of a large former mill development. The Pacolet Mills area of the town is still powered by the hydroelectric dams installed in the past providing sustainable green energy to its residents through Lockhart Power.

III. Objective:
This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is for a firm that can produce an executable cost-effective plan to develop the Town of Pacolet and direct potential investment for the future. Pacolet currently has received interest from outside developers and interested parties that regularly use tax credits for former mill sites.

IV. Project Description & Vision
The objective of this project is to create a high-quality, viable master plan for the Town of Pacolet that is in sufficient detail to provide a basis for formulating comprehensive plan and zoning designations, development code regulations, design guidelines and eventual development. The Town and expects that the master plan will provide for a pedestrian-friendly environment, include a mix of housing types and land uses, and will respond to proximity of surrounding established neighborhoods. It is expected that a multi-generational outlook will be taken during the design process. The Town also expects that this project will be the highest quality in every aspect – from engaging the public to design, artistic outputs and final reports.

V. Submittal Requirements:
The RFQ must include a list of at least 5 jurisdictions (and their contact information) that the firm has provided Master Plans for as well as costs for each. The submission must include a cost range estimate along with add on (or subtracted) costs that could occur based on needs in Pacolet. Please also provide a list all team members that would be involved in completing the plan including their role and bio. It is
important that we also see a list of your current projects as well as submitters project philosophy. We need to see how the team would approach this project, specific reasons for the respondent’s interest in pursuing the project and why the respondent is most qualified to undertake this project.

Two printed and one digital copy must be submitted to the Town of Pacolet by December 9th, 2022, at 2:00 PM. Submit Quote Packet to:
Patrick Kay, Town Administrator
180 Montgomery Avenue
P O Box 700
Pacolet, SC 29372

VI. Deadline
The deadline for all submissions is December 9th, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Town reserves the right to extend the deadline should more time be needed to receive proposals. Questions should be directed to Patrick Kay, Town Administrator at pkay@townofpacolet.com so that
answers to all questions will be made public to other bidders