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The nearly 480-acre tract of land in Avondale, Jefferson Parish, is the largest area of developable land in the metro area.
The Jefferson Economic Development Commission is now soliciting proposal for a master planner to redevelop the area, known as the Churchill Technology and Business Park.
“The future of the Churchill Technology & Business Park impacts the future of Jefferson Parish,” JEDCO’s chief executive officer and president Jerry Bologna said in a news release. “The park represents some of the last developable green space in our region. With a comprehensive master plan in place to guide development decisions and provision of adequate infrastructure, the park is better positioned to capture and retain a diverse array of jobs for Jefferson Parish residents, and further serve as a catalyst for continued growth and development within the Fairfield area.”
JEDCO released the RFP on October 5, 2017. The organization asks proposers to submit their qualifications and experience as well as their conceptual approach to the project and proposed cost.
The scope of work for the selected firm includes: existing conditions and uses analyses; a public participation plan; and a master plan for future development, including a land use plan, infrastructure improvements, implementation plan, and an analysis of and recommendations for changes to the current covenants, codes, and restrictions for Churchill Park. Proposals are due November 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.