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Request for Proposals for PRSA Recreation Needs Assessment »

Request for Proposals
Upper Valley Parks & Recreation Service Area (PRSA)
Recreation Needs Assessment

Notice is hereby given that the Upper Valley Parks and Recreation Service Area (PRSA) and the City of Leavenworth are seeking proposals from firms to provide a recreation needs assessment. The purpose of this project is to determine the resources and prioritize the needs of the community concerning parks, recreation, and community facilities with a ten to fifteen-year outlook. The selected firm will be responsible for developing and providing services in accordance with the scope of services outlined in the proposal.

The detailed Request for Proposal may be downloaded from this webpage or by contacting City Hall at (509) 548-5275. The City will begin a review and selection process on January 16, 2020 and continue until the selection is made. Proposals will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proposal submission deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM.

Questions or request for clarification must be received on or before December 18, 2019; responses will be provided to all prospective Proposers on or before December 24, 2019. Response can only be provided to firms on the Prospective Proposers List who have provided proper contact information. Firms who wish to be placed on the Prospective Proposer List must email Joel Walinski at jwalinski@cityofleavenworth.com or fax (509) 548-6429 with contact information.

Joel Walinski, City Administrator
City of Leavenworth
(509) 548-5275, Ext. 124

Notice – Commercial Garbage Changes Effective 12/1/2019 »

The City of Leavenworth will no longer be providing solid waste pick-up services on Thursday’s beginning December 1, 2019. This scheduling change is necessary for vehicle maintenance and repair, in conjunction with several staffing changes. The City will continue to offer solid waste pick-up services six days per week. Thursday was selected based on the low number of service accounts needing ongoing scheduled service that specific day of the week.

If you currently have Thursday scheduled as a regular collection day for your business, please contact the City as soon as possible to get it switched to another day of operation. If changing days is not an option, please consider adding another container.

Herb Amick, Public Works Director
(509) 548-5275 ext. 136

Notice – Housing Action Plan Grant Award »

Notice of Planning Grant

The City of Leavenworth has been awarded a $45,800 grant from the Department of Commerce to complete a Housing Action Plan. The funds were authorized as part of HB 1923 to increase residential building capacity in Washington communities. The Housing Action Plan will build on the existing Comprehensive Plan and Housing Needs Assessment with a focus on encouraging construction of additional affordable and market rate housing in a greater variety of housing types and at prices that are accessible to a greater variety of incomes. Specifically, the plan will include:

  • Quantify existing and projected housing needs for all income levels
  • Develop strategies to increase the supply of housing needed by those income levels
  • Analyze population and employment trends
  • Consider strategies to minimize displacement of low-income residents resulting from redevelopment
  • Review and evaluate the Comprehensive Plan Housing Element
  • Provide for participation and input from a variety of stakeholders
  • Include a schedule of programs and actions for implementation of the action plan

This opportunity comes at a great time for the City. The last housing study was the 2017 Housing Assessment, which was used to implement several code amendments. The new Housing Action Plan will provide more detailed information to guide the City’s future actions to improve housing diversity and affordable housing options.

The Planning Commission will be providing guidance and support for the development of the Housing Action Plan. The public is encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting or communicate with Commissioners. Additionally, interested persons may contact Development Services to sign up for notification of Housing Action Plan meetings; email Lilith Vespier dsmanager@cityofleavenworth.com or call City Hall (509) 548-5275 ex 131.

Lilith Vespier, AICP
Development Services Manager

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