FALMOUTH — The town plans to hire a consultant to develop a long-term concept plan for part of Route 1.

In a request for proposals issued Monday, the town said it wants to create a 25-year vision and creative plan for Route 1 North, a section between the Maine Turnpike spur and the Cumberland town line.

The area is one of two commercial growth areas in town and is zoned as a business professional district. According to the town, the area is intended for commercial and mixed-use growth and possibly residential development. According to the request for proposals, the consultant would help a town committee and staff to articulate a vision for the area, identify infrastructure improvements and come up with possible amendments to land use regulations.

Falmouth has master plans for commercial areas on Route 1 south of the turnpike spur and Route 100, on the west side of town, but no plan for Route 1 North.

The deadline for proposals is Sept. 29.