Municipal and Utility Projects









Sante Fe Avenue Streetscape Improvements –
Master Planning and Phase 1 and 2

Location: Santa Fe Avenue between 4th and 8th Streets,
Pueblo, Colorado
Pueblo Downtown Association, Pueblo Planning
and Community Development Department,
Mr. Bill Zwick (719) 553-2246
Project Description:  Due to the previous experiences of Kim Kock, P.E. with planning and design of streetscape improvement projects in Colorado Springs (Downtown Demonstration Project – Pikes Peak and Tejon, Colorado Avenue Gateway Redevelopment Project) the Pueblo Downtown Association hired NorthStar Engineering and Surveying, Inc. to prepare Conceptual Development Plans for Santa Fe Avenue between 4th and 8th Streets. That process involved numerous meetings with various project stakeholders and City staff over a period of approximately 18 months. NorthStar was subsequently hired by the City Planning Department to prepare final construction documents for Phases 1 and 2 of the project which included: public outreach, pedestrian safety and vehicular speed control improvements, handicap accessibility improvements, drainage improvements, utility relocations, street furniture and lighting, hardscape improvements, and landscaping.












Lake Minnequa Park and Drainage Improvements – Master Planning and Phase I Improvements
Location: Pueblo, Colorado
City of Pueblo Planning Department,
Mr. Scott Hobson (719) 553-2244
Project Description:  NorthStar Engineering and Surveying, Inc., as part of the Short Elliot Henrickson and Design Studios West design team, was hired by the City of Pueblo to prepare detailed site development and drainage improvement documents for this 310 acre regional park which includes approximately 140,000 square feet of trails, a pedestrian bridge, shoreline/fishing improvements, water quality and detention improvements, recreational improvements, and roadway and parking facilities. NorthStar was responsible for preliminary site analysis and predesign topographic and improvement surveys, as well as preparation of design documents and specifications for site and drainage improvements.



G.I.S. Mapping and Modeling of Existing Water and Wastewater Systems
and Design of Water and Wastewater System Improvements
Location: Lake Pueblo State Park, Pueblo, Colorado
Colorado State Parks – Rocky Mountain Region Service Center,
Mr. Shaun Gordon, Project Manager (719) 439-5128
Project Description:  NorthStar Engineering and Surveying, Inc. was retained by Colorado State Parks to field locate and map all wet utilities (approximately 20 miles) at Lake Pueblo State Park. NorthStar then developed a working Geographical Information System (G.I.S.) model of all wet utilities at the park. Modeling software was then used to analyze the existing water system for deficiencies and improvement alternatives. NorthStar was subsequently retained to design recommended water system improvements including: piping, valve and fire hydrant replacements including line size upgrades, elimination of asbestos cement pipe, and system expansions to campground areas; remediation of existing water storage tanks and analysis of alternative system connective points; chemical feed system upgrades; booster pump station reconstruction/reconfiguration; backflow prevention improvements; and control system upgrades. Additionally, NorthStar was retained to prepare permit applications and design wastewater system improvements at two separate Wastewater Treatment Plants and three sewage lift stations. All wet utility improvements were designed to allow for construction over multiple project phases.



Below is a list of other Municipal and Utility Projects completed by NorthStar Enginering and Surveying, Inc.


Pueblo Conservancy District

  • Levee Assessment Project and Topographic Survey and Conditional Analysis of Arkansas River Levee.
  • Design of various components of the river trail system.
  • Design of two pedestrian bridge crossings of the Arkansas River.
  • ADA accessibility improvements to existing fishing docks and trails.
  • Design of level control facilities and improvements to inlet and outlet structures at Runyon Lake.


Pueblo Housing Authority

  • Oakshire Hills Phases 1 and 2 (single family affordable housing project).
  • Ashwood Apartments (multi-family affordable housing project).


St. Charles Mesa Sanitation District

  • Feasibility Study and Master Plan to provide municipal wastewater service to 9 square miles of developed but un-served area.
  • Preliminary design of 70 miles of collection and outfall system piping.
  • WWTF Site Application and New Technology Variance Request.
  • Preliminary design of 1.0 MGD WWTF with site design for 3.0 MGD build-out.


Beulah Water Works District

  • Design and construction administration of 500,000-gallon potable water storage tank.
  • Design and construction administration of pretreatment sedimentation basin for WTP.
  • Distribution system piping and fire hydrant upgrades.
  • Prepare 10-year Capital Improvements Plan.


Pueblo West Metropolitan District

  • Design and construction administration of two expansions to raw water pumping station at Pueblo Reservoir.
  • Design and construction administration of new sanitary sewer lift station.
  • Design and construction administration of two miles of sewer outfall line for new service area.
  • Feasibility study for expansion versus relocation of existing WTP and booster pump station facilities.


YMCA Community Campus, Pueblo, CO

  • Preliminary design of non-potable water storage, pumping, and distribution facilities for irrigation of golf course, ball fields, and soccer fields with treated effluent from off-site municipal (Pueblo West) WWTF.


Town of Springer, NM

  • esign and construction administration of 500,000 gallon per day WWTF to replace existing unlined lagoon facility; project included headworks and lift station facilities.
  • Design and construction administration of new lift station and force main for new service area.


Related Projects

  • Lake Avenue Corridor Plan, Urban Renewal Authority of Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado.
  • LeVert W. Hoag Memorial Building (Animal Shelter) for Pueblo County, Colorado.
  • Blende Sanitation District – sewage lift stations.
  • Echo Canyon Guest Ranch, LaVeta, Colorado – fire protection system improvements.
  • Signal Mountain Ranches Water Company – water booster pumps, storage facilities, and chemical treatment facilities.
  • Pueblo Board of Water Works – WTP site surveys, construction staking, and surveys for new transmission lines.
  • Affordable Residential Communities, Pueblo, Colorado – WWTF improvements for 380 unit mobile home park.
  • Pueblo Country Club – sewage disposal system for on-course restrooms.


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