Three companies submitted qualifications for planned downtown streetscaping improvements and all three will be invited to entertain questions on Tuesday morning from the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority’s selection committee.
The committee met Thursday to outline goals of the project and how the process will move forward. DDA board member Mike Carter said there is no need for full presentations based on materials already presented when the companies responded to the request for qualifications.
“I don’t want them taking up time of answering questions telling us all about themselves,” Carter said.
The companies have been notified about the overall, but vague, goals to provide a menu for potential new sidewalks, hard scape, landscape, lighting, wayfinding and public art opportunities, but those details will be finalized when a contractor is awarded the project. The selection committee will recommend who should win the contract to the city council, but Carter said the DDA would be intricately involved in negotiations and design, along with Realize Bradenton.
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