St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (“SLEDP”), in coordination with the cities of Ferguson, Dellwood and Jennings, One West Florissant, and Health and Homes (collectively, the
“Working Group”), requests proposals from qualified firms to develop a comprehensive plan for a Transportation Development District (“TDD”) within the West Florissant Great Streets District
(“WFGS”) located in Ferguson, Dellwood, and Jennings, Missouri. The primary objective of the TDD is to generate funding to support WFGS construction and design improvements as well as
operations and maintenance costs, which are estimated to be between $500,000 to $1,000,000 annually.
Project Objective and Scope of Work The selected firm will be responsible for providing two TDD analyses and a TDD recommended implementation plan that will serve as the basis for a community education and implementation campaign to establish a WFGS TDD within a reasonable time frame (12-18 months).
• The first analysis must include:
o A legal boundary that includes the project area of West Florissant Avenue between Solway Avenue and Stein Road.
o An analysis of revenue collection opportunities within the proposed TDD boundary that would raise a minimum of $500,000 annually. Revenue collection may include sales tax, real estate tax, and assessment tax. It should also be feasible, sustainable, and show consideration for and analysis of progressive taxation methods eligible under Missouri law.
• The second analysis must include all the above AND o A legal boundary that may extend as far north as Pershall Road and as far south as Acme Avenue (6400 Block of West Florissant Road.
o An analysis of possible revenue collection opportunities within the proposed TDD boundary that would raise a minimum of $1,000,000 annually.
• The TDD implementation recommendation should include a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis that evaluates the economic, legal, and civil feasibility of establishing a WFGS
TDD. The analyses may serve as a basis for a public engagement, education, and implementation campaign. Short and long-term costs and benefits, include:
o Impacts on local households, businesses, municipalities, and other stakeholders along the WFGS corridor.
o Bureaucratic and civic considerations.
o TDD governance and fund distribution recommendations.
o An implementation schedule and roadmap outlining the steps required to establish the TDD, including legal, administrative, and community engagement.
o Likely implementation costs, including financial, time, and talent.
o A summary of eligible expenses a TDD may support beyond construction, operations, and maintenance — such as design and planning.
See full proposal here.
Proposals Due By:
Friday, January 19, 2024 at 3:00 PM CST
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
ATTN: Missy DeMarco
120 South Central Ave, Suite 200
St. Louis, Missouri 63105