New Public Works Project

New Public Works Project

PENCO is proud to announce a NEW project with the City of Palm Desert to prepare a Utility Undergrounding Master Plan. PENCO’s Team will include Jeffrey M. Cooper, PE, Gary Solsona, PE, QSD, and J Braley, PLS, who will guide this project with the mutual goal of planning the undergrounding of existing above ground utilities for Palm Desert.

PENCO will prepare a Utility Undergrounding Master Plan, including a facility plan and cost estimates for the utility undergrounding within the public right-of-way and required private connections; recommendations for ways to simplify and streamline the City’s existing assessment district formation process; and the identification of a metric for measuring the City’s annual investment in and progress toward to the goal of community-wide undergrounding.

PENCO’s scope of work also includes the following:

  • A map identifying existing areas served by above ground utility infrastructure
  • Identification and prioritization of locations eligible for Rule 20A funding
  • Outline of potential boundaries for utility undergrounding assessments districts in residential and commercial areas ineligible for Rule 20A funds that would be logically and economically feasible
  • Research and analysis on a toolbox of funding mechanisms for undergrounding that include 20A credits, but also addresses other approaches for 20B projects

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