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Bid Number: 21-017
Bid Title: Historic Context Survey and Report
Category: Administrative Services & Supplies
Status: Closed

The City of Montrose is requesting formal bids through the Request for Proposal process for the Tortilla Flats/La Raza park Neighborhood Historical Context and Survey Report. 

Proposals will be publicly registered via Zoom on May 11, 201 at 2:00 p.m.

Bids must be received by 2:00 p.m. on May 11, 2021, at 433 S First Street, Montrose CO 81401. Bids shall be addressed to Kendall Cramer, Community Program Manager, at the above address. Questions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on May 4, 2021.


Project Purpose/Description 
The City of Montrose has been selected to receive a grant from History Colorado through the Certified Local Government (CLG) Subgrant Program to prepare a historical context report and to conduct reconnaissance and/or intensive level surveying for Montrose’s La Raza Park Neighborhood, historically known as Tortilla Flats, located on the city’s northwest side. The completed historical context report, in addition to reconnaissance and/or intensive surveying, will serve as a planning document that identifies historic resources and evaluates the eligibility of those resources for various types of historic designation. The final report shall make recommendations on future neighborhood preservation efforts. The project follows the completion of Montrose’s City-wide Historic Resources Survey Plan (2020) which recommended additional surveying of the neighborhood and is a top priority for the city’s Historic Preservation Commission (included as Exhibit A). 

Tortilla Flats, is a traditionally Mexican-American and LatinX neighborhood with many multi-generational families who have resided in the neighborhood for decades. However, the neighborhood is experiencing changes as redevelopment pressures increase. The proposed historic context report will continue efforts to learn about the history of the Tortilla Flats Neighborhood, including the historical roots of its name - Tortilla Flats, and engage residents in a new way that is focused on historic preservation. In 2018, the city received a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to engage residents to build relationships as well as to better understand the concerns of the neighborhood. Engagement efforts included a photovoice project consisting of photos taken or shared by community members. Participants were asked one question, “When you think of your neighborhood, what is important to you?” Many photos told stories about the rich history of the neighborhood, such as a photo of La Raza Park that recounted the community effort to build it. View the photovoice project at: The city seeks to complete this project now in order to continue previous engagement efforts and to gain insight into preservation goals for the neighborhood before additional redevelopment pressures increase.

The city is seeking proposals from qualified historic and/or cultural resources consultants that meet the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards and are knowledgeable of and have experience with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties to complete the proposed project. 

Specifically, the city seeks proposals on an approach/methodology to complete the following tasks:
  1. Prepare Historic Context 
  2. Fieldwork
  3. Research 
  4. Community Member Interviews 
  5. Conduct Survey on Properties 
  6. Fieldwork 
  7. Research 
  8. Documentation 
  9. Property Owner Interviews 
  10. Complete Site Forms and Survey Report 
  11. Intensive Level Survey Forms (SHPO Form 1403) 
  12. Reconnaissance Level Survey Forms (SHPO 1417)
  13. Conduct Public Outreach 
Please see the associated IFB documents associated with this project for additional essential details about the project itself and the bid process and requirements.
Publication Date/Time:
4/21/2021 11:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
5/11/2021 2:00 PM
Contact Person:
Innovation & Citizen Engagement
Community Program Manager
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