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Design Review & Construction Section

Learn about the Design Review and Construction Section for the Planning Department.

What We Do

The Design Review and Construction (DRC) section is responsible for the design review, oversight inspection and acceptance of public infrastructure installed within City right-of-way and easements. Prior to constructing public water, sewer, road, drainage and parks, an approved set of plans, along with all required agreements, easements and permits, must be in place. 

How We Serve You

The Design Review and Construction Section works with developers and consultant engineers to ensure that all the required documents are completed accurately.

The DRC section is responsible for the following items related to public infrastructure:

  • Review and approve design drawings for water, sewer, hydrology and roads
  • Review and process Subdivision Improvement Agreements
  • Review, approve and track financial guarantees
  • Review and process agreements and covenants, well monitoring permits, license agreements, revocable permits, streetscape agreements and public easements
  • Issue work orders for construction of public infrastructure and/or construction of infrastructure list requirements
  • Oversight construction inspection of Work Order projects
  • Final acceptance of work order public infrastructure
  • Schedule and conduct warranty inspections
  • Update the City Engineer’s Unit Price Guide

Agreement and Process Contact Information

DRC processes and records numerous types of Agreements and reviews construction plans as part of the development process. Please contact the following group/person to obtain the latest revision of the document and for assistance with a process.

City Project Number (CPN) Request: DRC: Rachel Miranda: [email protected] 505-924-3975 or Jim Roeder: [email protected] 505-924-3992

Infrastructure Improvement Agreements: DRC: Derrick Green: [email protected]  505-924-3997

Financial Guaranty Instruments: DRC: Derrick Green: [email protected]  505-924-3997

Financial Guaranty Requests: DRC: Jim Roeder: [email protected] 505-924-3992

Construction Plan Review: DRC: Jim Roeder: [email protected] 505-924-3992

Revocable Permits: DRC: David Jones: [email protected]  505-924-3996

License Agreements: DRC: David Jones: [email protected]  505-924-3996 

Sidewalk Easements: Transportation: Ernest Armijo: [email protected] 505-924-3991

Drainage Covenants: Hydrology: Tiequan Chen: [email protected] 505-924-3695

DRC Section Manager: Kathy Verhage: [email protected] 505-924-3993


DRC Plan Submittal & Review Process

Contact Us

For Design Review & Construction Section questions, please contact the Section Manager at (505) 924-3993.