Aspen City Offices and Rio Grande Place Infrastructure

Aspen, CO

Aspen City Offices and Rio Grande Place Infrastructure

  • Project included the infrastructure in Rio Grande Place and the actual building site for the City Offices.
  • Involved infrastructure affecting the Aspen Police Department, Pitkin County Office Building, the Jail, Pitco Courthouse, and City Offices.

In 2017, RFE commenced design work on the new Aspen City Office at Rio Grande Place. RFE completed the land use application and attended public meetings to address civil engineering issues. The project was then phased into the infrastructure in Rio Grande Place and the actual building site. RFE designed a complex drain system intended to serve the Aspen Police Department, the expanded Pitkin County Office Building, the Jail, Pitco Courthouse, City Offices, as well as runoff from Rio Grande Place. RFE performed extensive hydraulic modeling of the complete system to size inlets and pipes that will perform for the current and future needs. RFE also led the coordination effort with all affected utilities to ensure minimal distribution to service and traffic flow.

The infrastructure was completed in 2019. This phase included the replacement of a main waterline, upgrading a major sewer trunk line, the relocation of communication vaults, and replacement of primary electrical equipment. The at-grade component modified the horizontal/vertical alignment of the road, added crosswalks, and introduced traffic calming elements. The majority of the site infrastructure is completed, and the building is scheduled to be complete later in 2021. Throughout the installation RFE inspected, recorded, and documented the construction to ensure the contractor was following City of Aspen and Aspen Consolidated Sanitation District’s Construction Standards.

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