West Des Moines Communications Infrastructure Master Plan
- Economic Development
- Local Governments
- Public Utilities
- Fiber + Broadband
- Fiber + Broadband Planning
- West Des Moines, Iowa
The City of West Des Moines‘ communications infrastructure vision worked to develop a comprehensive strategy and implementation plan and required assistance to provide a programmatic approach to advance this key initiative. HR Green assisted the City in developing a groundbreaking strategy to enable the rapid deployment of fiber optic cable throughout the City while protecting the right of way (ROW) for existing and future arterial roadway expansion.
HR Green acted as both program manager and negotiator to enable the rapid deployment of fiber optic cable throughout the City while protecting ROW for existing and future arterial roadway expansion. This is the first-ever Joint Utility Trench/Fiber Master Planning Project and creates a public/private partnership expanding fiber alongside new roadway builds.
To accommodate the City’s aggressive economic development goals, HR Green led meetings with private-sector cable, telephone, and 5G/Cellular providers to create a shared communication infrastructure vision. The first West Des Moines communications infrastructure phase is under construction and features large duct banks that enable fiber expansion while protecting limited ROW.
Future phases will expand this approach citywide while developing tools that map deployed assets, ensure perpetual accessibility of ROW, and create management and operational systems to execute the plan on a long-term basis. Acting as both a program manager and a conduit between the City and the private development community, HR Green has played an instrumental role to safeguard positive outcomes.