Specifications include, but are not limited to: The basic design of the Washoe County Master Plan has remained consistent for over two decades.
The current plan is composed of three volumes (Elements, Area Plans & Specific Plans). The
county is seeking assistance in rethinking this format; with an eye to consolidation. The county
seeks a new design that is focused on these three fundamental principles.
1. The user interface is customer centric and intuitive. We anticipate most customers will
interact with an electronic version of the documents. The new master plans should be
designed specifically with this in mind.
2. Pictures and graphics, and tables, and charts and other visual aids – can say/save a thousand
3. Simplicity results in more effective implementation and a longer life span.
Deliverable: Consultant will provide a contemporary and functional template that
anticipates electronic consumption, provides an intuitive and productive customer
experience (a customer is anyone who has a need to interact with the document), utilizes
alternatives to narrative whenever possible, and will provide an efficient experience for
Phase Two: Data collection and analysis
As mentioned above, the county recognizes that there have been significant changes in population,
demographics, economic and environmental circumstances since the last master plan update.
Washoe County desires to base this update on the best possible data. Therefore, data regarding
population growth and demographics, economic growth and employment, housing, infrastructure
capacity and needs, open space and other relevant issues will be compiled and analyzed in support
of proposed policies.
Deliverable: Consultant will collect and analyze the relevant data in support of the plan
broadly. The data utilized will be provided as appendices or other appropriate format, and
when possible, proposed policies should reference the appropriate data source.
Phase Three: Regional Plan Conformance
The newly adopted Truckee Meadows Regional Plan will require updates to many components of
the current Washoe County Master Plan. Washoe County is seeking assistance in identifying these updates and providing options for how the county may choose to come into conformance. This
effort will require a thorough review of both the new regional plan and Washoe County’s plan.
Deliverable: Consultant will provide an analysis of the updates necessary to conform to
the new regional plan and provide options for Washoe County to consider regarding how
to achieve conformance.