Request for Applications: Technical Advisory Panels
Applications are now open for the ULI Colorado 2022 Technical Advisory Panels
Due date for applications: November 11, 2022
To further ULI’s mission to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide, the Colorado District Council has secured a matching grant from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to support two Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) studies at key sites in two Metro Denver communities.
How to Apply
To apply for a TAP, please complete the following:
- Download the RFA and read the eligibility and requirements
- Download the Application & Checklist
- Submit your completed Application to Hannah King at [email protected]. The Checklist is a tool for applicants, no need to submit.
Ready to Submit Your Application?
Submit your Application by emailing it to Hannah King, Manager, ULI Colorado.
What is a TAP?
Technical Advisory Panels, known as TAPs, are a service offered by the Urban Land Institute that brings real estate, planning, and development experts together to provide unbiased pragmatic advice for addressing complex land use and real estate development issues. TAPs are 1.5 day exercises that put volunteer ULI expertise to work to help communities address pressing land use issues. They are preceded by extensive preparation.
TAPS offer an opportunity to engage local land use leaders in exploring a development project, policy, or challenge. ULI Colorado assembles a group of members with expertise relevant to the scope of work. These members may include developers and landowners, investors, designers, planners, engineers, architects, market and financial analysts, marketing professionals, as well as members of the public sector.
TAPs are designed to provide practical and actionable recommendations that produce results on the ground. They are intended to be blueprints for positive change. TAPs help communities establish this direction and inform next steps, including targeted investments in planning, economic development and infrastructure.
ULI is invited in as a nonpartisan, disinterested convener offering third-party expertise volunteered by leading members. We work with each organization to understand and refine the scope of work to help identify and solve key issues. A three- to six-month lead-time is necessary to provide sufficient time to assemble the best available ULI panel members, compile briefing materials, and plan for the logistics of the TAP program.
Within six to eight weeks following the TAP, ULI Colorado will deliver a professional, high quality report that can be used as a tool to help your team implement the recommendations. A dedicated representative from the panel is available for questions and consulting for 12 months following the TAP. Recommendations are non-binding. ULI follows up when asked to offer support for implementation.
A TAP costs $20,000, but are valued at over $80,000.
Through $15,000 in funding from DRCOG, ULI Colorado is accepting requests from applicants including public agencies, nonprofits, and institutions (or private entities working in a public-private partnership) seeking a TAP study. The DRCOG grant will reduce the cost of a TAP to two sponsoring communities by $7,500, with the potential for additional matches to reduce cost to the primary sponsor.
Examples of Recent TAPs
To view all of ULI Colorado TAP Reports, click here.
Commerce City's 72nd Avenue Station
Resilience in Downtown Evergreen
For more information, please contact ULI Staff at [email protected].
Not in the Denver Metro Area, but still Interested in Hiring ULI for a TAP?
The application process is for DRCOG funding matches, but ULI Colorado can host a TAP for entities who are able to fully fund the $20,000 TAP cost. Please contact us for more information: [email protected]