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The City of Berkley is requesting services from a planning firm to develop a form based code to permit diverse, contextual housing types.


Berkley has four single family residential districts with minimum lot sizes ranging from 12,000 square feet to 4,400 square feet. The City has several low rise apartment buildings, one parcel in from Coolidge and Woodward that were built between the late 1960’s and the mid 1980’s. A senior housing high-rise was constructed in 1975. The city has regulations adopted for a Two Family residential district; however, there is only one lot in the City with such zoning.

Local ordinance allows residential uses above business uses in the business districts. To date one new mixed use building has been built and two other existing ones have undertaken major renovations.

The City does not permit parking on any street between the hours of 2AM and 6AM.

The City has about 50 two-family to four-family units interspersed in the single family residential districts. Under the city ordinance, if these uses were established prior to December 9, 1963, they are allowed to continue. The City licenses rental properties on a biennial basis.

While the City has many sizes of single family houses, there is a desire to allow additional housing types such as townhouses, or more modern apartments, duplexes and the like. Many residents have asked how they would be able to continue living in the City if/when they are no longer able to care for a single family home. At the present moment, the only option is to move into an older apartment. While the City wants to accommodate this population cohort, anecdotal evidence suggests that developers don’t think that housing other than single family homes has a place in Berkley.

The City wants to ensure that such housing types are of equally high quality to the single family houses currently being constructed.

If high quality design were pre-determined, such development could be interspersed within residential districts and become part of the neighborhood fabric rather than the City having to set aside a separate zone.

Project Scope:

The Consultant will identify the existing neighborhoods and building types and determine which ones should be maintained and used as prototypes and which ones require a new form.

The Consultant will determine if any areas are more conducive to particular alternative housing types.

The Consultant will develop regulations for alternative housing from townhouses up to and including low rise apartments. The regulations must be user-friendly for developers, contractors and staff.

The Consultant will suggest whether an overlay zone or a parallel/alternative regulation would be appropriate.

The Consultant will plan to attend between 4 to 6 meetings with staff, Planning Commission, and City Council. These meetings will include the public hearing before the Planning Commission and a City Council work session.

Final Product:

An electronic version of the final ordinance. The format shall be 8.5 inches by 11 inches.

Selection Criteria:

Qualified candidates will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Quality of proposed work plan – 35%
  • Experience with form based codes – 35%
  • Cost – 30%

The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals regardless of cost and waive any irregularities.

Review Process:

The Planning Commission will review the proposals and may conduct interviews in order to recommend a consultant. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council and the City Council will make the final decision.


Questions regarding the form based code or proposal should be directed to Amy Vansen, City Planner at (248) 658-3320 or


Proposals should contain a proposed work plan, a proposed schedule, the names and resumes of members of the project team, references of other form based codes, and fee. Please submit 10 copies of the proposal to the City for review.

Please submit proposal to:

City of Berkley
City Clerk’s Office
3338 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, Michigan 48072

Envelope should be clearly marked: Residential Form Based Code Proposal

Proposals are due Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the City Hall.

Electronic Copy (PDF)


Sealed proposals for the construction of the 2014 Preventative Maintenance Program will be received by the City Clerk for the City of Berkley until 3:00 p.m., Local Time on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read.

Bidders shall review and comply with the Instructions to Bidders, which are incorporated by reference, and carefully review all Contract Documents, as defined in the Instructions to Bidders. Bids submitted after the exact time specified for receipt will not be considered.

The Contracts will consist of the following principal items of work and appurtenances as specified herein and shown on the Contract Drawings.

Description of Work

This project consists of spray patch applications for Division I and an optional Division II which would include the sealing of various colored, stamped concrete pavement/sidewalk areas. Both Divisions must be quoted in order for the overall bid to be considered responsive.

Division I
Spray Patch Road Repairs (Locations as per Table in Appendix) 240 ton
Maintaining Traffic 1 LS

Division II
Colored, Stamped Concrete Sealing (Locations as per Table in Appendix) 25,000 sft

Copies of Plans and Specifications and Proposal Forms shall be available on or after 12:00 Noon, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the offices of Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., Consulting Engineers, 555 Hulet Drive, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302-0360.

A non-refundable payment of Forty-Five ($45.00) Dollars, CHECK ONLY, payable to "Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc." will be required for each set of Drawings and Specifications. Drawings and Specifications can be shipped by U.P.S. ground for a shipping and handling charge of Fifteen ($15.00) Dollars, CHECK ONLY, non-refundable, to Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. The Contractor is advised that to submit a bid on this project, the Contractor must have purchased a set of Plans and Specifications from Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.

Proposals submitted by Contractors who have been debarred, suspended, or made ineligible by any Federal Agency will be rejected.

Each bidder agrees to waive any claim it has or may have against the Owner, the Architect/Engineer, and their respective employees, arising out of or in connection with the administration, evaluation, or recommendation of any bid.

Each bid proposal shall be submitted on the proposal forms provided and shall be accompanied by a certified check, cashier's check or bid bond, executed by the bidder and Surety Company, payable to the City of Berkley in the amount of Five Percent (5%) of the accompanying bid. Proposal Guarantee shall provide assurance that the bidder will, upon acceptance of the bid, execute the necessary Contract with the City of Berkley. No bid may be withdrawn after scheduled closing time for receiving bids for at least Sixty (60) days.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory Performance, Labor and Material, and Maintenance and Guarantee Bonds.

The City of Berkley reserves the right to reject all bids and to waive irregularities in bidding.

No Proposal will be received unless made on blanks furnished and delivered to the City Clerk on or before 3:00 p.m., Local Time on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Electronic Copy (PDF)


The City of Berkley is soliciting bids from qualified vendors to provide, deliver and install office furniture at City Hall / District Court building and Public Safety Building . Bids will be accepted at the office of the City Clerk, 3338 Coolidge Highway until 4:00 PM on October 15, 2014. Bids should be sealed and clearly labeled as follows:

Vendor (Company) Name

Further information and specifications may be obtained from the City Manager’s Office, 3338 Coolidge, Berkley, Michigan 48072 during the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (closed for lunch from 1 PM - 2 PM daily).

The City of Berkley does not discriminate in its employment or any other programs or activities based on sex, race, color, age, height, weight, marital status, national origin, religion, arrest record, or disability.

We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability, if requested.

The City reserves the right to accept or reject any, all or portions of bids and to waive any formal defects or irregularities in the bids, when deemed to be in the best interest of the City. The right is further reserved to accept a bid higher than the low bid, when in the opinion of the City Council, the public interest will be better served.

Jane Bais-DiSessa
City Manager
Berkley, Michigan 48072


The successful bidder agrees to provide items as listed or similar to the items listed below. Furniture will be delivered to Berkley City Hall / District Court offices, located at 3338 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072 and Berkley Public Safety Department located at 2395 12 Mile Road.

The following specific items must be included in submitted proposals to deliver and assemble the following items:

Quantity Item
6 Eurotech Apollo (MT9400) full function Mesh Back Chair black seat cushion
1 Eurotech Apollo (MM9500) full function Mesh High Back Chair - black seat cushion
3 Big and Tall Task Chairs comparable to Eurotech Apollo full function chairs
10 Hon folding tables 30x96 with PVC edge (HMT3096G)
50 Safco (7410BL) Visit Stack Set Stacking Chair Armless black frame fabric
1 Spo Hon GR3 Reception seat (HILTL)- 3 seater vinyl - blue
1 Spo Hon GR3 vinyl arm chair (HIGCL)
1 Spo Hon GR3 Reception seat (HIL2L)- 2 seater vinyl - blue
1 Right hand corner peninsula u shape w 36” bridge (Cherryman, AM366R) and file credenza

Bids submitted for alternate brands with comparable function, esthetics, durability, quality and comfort, will be considered.

For additional information, please contact:
Darchelle Strickland Love
Assistant to the City Manager

Electronic Copy (PDF)

On an as-needed basis, the City of Berkley solicits bids/quotes for:

  • Uniforms
  • Garbage bags
  • Envelopes
  • Vehicles
  • Capital improvement projects

Bid opportunities will be posted on this page when available.

Title VI

Title VI, 42 was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Click here to view the City of Berkley's Title VI plan.