State College Borough, State College, Pennsylvania is soliciting Proposals from professional
individuals and/or consulting firms for services to a) assist Borough Council (Council) in
determining the scope of review of a potential Historic and Architectural Review Board (HARB)
and b) assist staff in developing implementation materials for the establishment and operation of
a HARB should Council choose to enact an ordinance. Initial services include workshops to
educate Council, and community members, on what would be regulated with a HARB. If Council
decides to continue with HARB creation, the chosen professional/consulting firm would continue
services with Borough Planning Staff in order to create support training and materials for the
enforcement of the ordinance.
These services include: preparing presentations, lectures and articles for multiple groups
including elected and appointed officials, general public, professional organizations, and staff.
Other services include: conducting historic structure surveys to determine housing styles and
neighborhood character, materials research, products, and firms to better preserve Historic
State College’s buildings, and Historic District Design Guidelines for the Holmes FosterHighlands
Historic District and College Heights Historic District.
Information about the Borough of State College and the Planning Department is available on the
Borough website at http://www.statecollegepa.us and information about the potential HARB can
be found on the website at http://www.statecollegepa.us/3004/HARB.
Any change to the provisions or specification of this RFP shall be made by written addendum
issued no later than four (4) working days prior to the RFP acceptance date. Prospective
vendors shall have complete responsibility for being aware of any and all addenda.
All proposals must be received by 4:00 P.M. EST at the Borough of State College on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Proposals received after that date and time shall not be considered.
Interested parties must submit five (5) hard copies and one (1) electronic version of their
responses on a flash drive. Submissions should be clearly labeled “RFP Response: Historic
and Architectural Review Board Services” and delivered to the Planning Director – 2nd Floor,
243 South Allen Street, State College, PA 16801.
All correspondence concerning this RFP should be addressed to:
Ed LeClear, AICP
Planning & Community Development Director