City soliciting Broad Street design improvements

  • Friday, June 27, 2014

Broad Street may be getting a makeover sometime soon as the new Gateway to Georgetown.

The city issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) June 26 for designing a Broad Street Gateway into Georgetown. The RFP is a call for applications from “qualified firms experienced in providing general conceptual design and landscape services for streetscape improvements for Broad Street.”

Those answering the RFP will be applying to create a conceptual plan for streetscape improvements, the first of three project phases.

The second phase, a contract for streetscape improvement work, will be completed in “2014-15” and the third phase, SCDOT’s resurfacing of Broad Street, will happen in 2015.

The Broad Street improvements will span the road from its intersection with Front Street to its intersection with Highway 17.

According to the RFP, project goals include allowing safe pedestrian and bike travel, making aesthetic improvements that mirror the charm of the historic district and adding wayfinding signage to the area.

The selected firm will be required to meet with community stakeholders in the project, listed in the RFP as Bethel AME Church, Prince George Winyah Episcopal, Saint Mary Our Lady of Ransom Roman Catholic Church, Temple Beth Elohim, VFW Post 6444, Georgetown Partnership, Georgetown County Historical Society, Broad Street residents and Georgetown City Council.

Proposals will be accepted until July 17 at 4 p.m. The City has not announced when it will award the project to an applicant.

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