College Park is going through a number of developments. The City is looking for a development consultant to address city’s future development challenges.

At tonight’s City Council meeting, the City Council will review applications of development consultants.

The selected consultant will work on tasks like the review of project proposals, feasibility, financial and cost-benefit analyses, development negotiations, valuation of real estate and assistance with economic development and project planning.

Recently, the City posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), calling for firms interested in providing general consultant services on a task basis. A total of twelve firms responded with the required letter of interest, resumes and hourly rates of proposed personnel, references and other information.

A staff team made up of the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Attorney and Planning Director reviewed the submissions and selected three firms for interviews. The selected firms have both local and national experience, provided evidence of similar work with public agencies and did not appear to have any conflicts of interest.

After conducting the interviews, the staff team is recommending two firms for consideration by the Mayor and Council, JLL and HR&A Advisors, Inc. Council will review the applications of these two firms at tonight’s meeting.