Scope of Services

The designer will perform the following services in connection with the project
  • provide not less than 3 site plans, and landscape architecture for the Wilkes Square (Candle Street) Redevelopment Site. In addition to the 3 site plans, the respondents are encouraged to provide one or more alternative plans
  • coordinate with the stake holders including Harbor Fuel, National Grid, Greenhound, Winthrop, and Nantucket Island Resort in order to develop one or more plans that satisfy a combination of the operational, commercial, economic, and cultural needs of the Nantucket community and the primary stake holders. The plans must address the larger goals and guidelines of the Downtown Revitalization Committee (DRC) as described in Section I
scope of services
  • develop trade-off analysis as to the pros and cons of each plan, it is the expressed position of the DRC that the area be a: year-round venue; be committed to water-front access for residents; provide open space for civic use; include residential and commercial venues (possible vertical zoning); encourage Municipal use; and be part of Nantucket’s downtown parking solution
  • make presentations of the Wilkes Square (Candle Street) Redevelopment Plan to the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and DRC and other boards and attend such other local meetings as may be necessary or appropriate (a minimum of 5 meetings).
  • at least 2 site plan recommendations of the proposed: one plan should not have a parking structure on the site; one must include one or more parking structure(s) on site; how many vehicles would be accommodated by the structure(s); where would the structure(s) be located on the site; and what other uses could be accommodated by the structure(s); the designer should reference the empirical data as to the nature of Nantucket’s parking issue, and the usefulness of various solutions to the island’s specific challenges.
  • make recommendations: how to locate a grocery store on the site; what would be the size and scope of the grocery store; what would be the parking impacts; where would the grocery store be located on the site
  • make recommendations: how to incorporate year-round housing units on the site; how many units and what size would be incorporated; what would be the parking impacts; where would the units be located on the site; units might include mix of low income and upper income; upper floor only; employee housing; rental or purchased properties
  • make recommendations: how to provide open civic space on the property; where the civic spaces should be located, what should be the footprint of the spaces; what would be the parking impacts; and what would be the uses on the civic spaces; uses might include: farmers market; county fair; Figawi weekend; Opera House Cup; Flower Show; Art Show; flea market; band concerts; 4th of July Party.
  • make recommendations: whether and how to incorporate cultural activity structures such as museums, theaters, art galleries on the site; how many cultural structures would be accommodated; what would the uses of the cultural structures; what would be the parking impacts; where would the cultural structures be located on the site. Attention also should be given to the effects of vertical zoning on the area, and to the viability of year-round cultural activities.
  • make recommendations: whether and how to incorporate retail outlets on the site; how many retail spaces would be accommodated; what would be the parking impacts; where would the retail spaces be located on the site. Attention also should be given to the effects of vertical zoning on the area, and the viability of year-round retail offerings.
  • make recommendations: whether and how to incorporate restaurants on the site; how many restaurants would be accommodated; what would be the parking impacts; where would the restaurants be located on the property. Attention also should be given to the effects of vertical zoning on the area, and the viability of year-round restaurants.
  • make recommendations: whether and how to incorporate one or more hotels on the site; how many hotel(s) would be accommodated; where would the hotel(s) be located on the property; how many rooms and amenities would the hotel(s) accommodate. Attention also should be given to hotel parking, employee housing, and the viability of year-round hotel operation.
  • provide timeline for the redevelopment and an estimate of construction costs; the project timeline should take in to considerations the existing licenses and leases for the various properties. Such licenses and leases include: Town license with Harbor Fuel for fuel tanks expires September 5, 2009; grocery store / parking lot lease with Winthrop expires in 2010, and Winthrop lease with Harbor Fuel expires in 2018.
  • develop an overall business plan(s) for the site and make recommendations as to how the project might be financed; trade-offs might include: private vs. public financing; public-private partnership; single owner vs. multiple-owners;
  • provide such other designer services as may be necessary to bring the project to completion
  • All plans shall conform to the current Massachusetts State Building Code, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Massachusetts Architectural Access Board regulations and all local ordinances and regulations governing the project.