Downtown Disney Entertainment Center and Parking Facilities

Location: Anaheim, California
Client: Walt Disney Imagineering
(Field Office)


Project Elements:

  • Civil Engineering and Survey Services
  • Demolition/Redevelopment of Dry and Wet Utilities
  • Grading, Drainage, and Underground Parking Garage
  • Underground 100-year Storm Drain Detention System
  • Coordination with Grand Californian Hotel and West Street Improvements
  • Plans Approved on Schedule



PENCO was selected to by Walt Disney Imagineering to provide civil engineering services for various projects for the California Adventure Resort.

PENCO provided civil engineering and survey services for the award-winning design of a 21-acre redevelopment retail, dining, and entertainment complex, which included 16 pads.

To update the aging facility, the project entailed the demolition and redevelopment of the existing dry and wet utilities since existing records were poor or nonexistent. PENCO performed over 300 potholes to identify and verify their existing vertical and horizontal locations to minimize conflicts during construction.

Services included on-site demolition, grading, drainage, underground parking garage, underground 100-year storm drain detention system with a series of pumps, and a sewer pump lift station.

Disneyland experienced a 100-year storm event one year after construction of our project required close coordination with the California Adventure Projects. The 100-year storm detention facilities and the system performed excellently.

This project required a very detailed grading plan to show the paving system design and wet utilities. Precise grading was done at a 10-scale to show all details.

All dry and wet utilities were designed in parking roof slots, which required a detailed structural utilities support design.

This project required close coordination with the adjacent Grand California Hotel and West Street improvements of the California Adventure Project.

Plans were processed and approved, on schedule, for this fast-track project through the City of Anaheim.

We’re pleased to announce that we merged with Cannon on August 1, 2018.

As we fully transition into the Cannon family, our website will redirect visitors to our parent company, Cannon Corporation’s, website, If you’d like to find out more about the merger, read about it in this press release.