For all property owners who are interested in undergrounding their utilities within their neighborhood, the Utility Undergrounding Tool Kit provides San Francisco residents with a step-by-step approach to forming a property-owner funded undergrounding utility district. Listed below are the basic steps in the tool kit.
Utility Undergrounding Tool Kit Basic Steps
Step 1 Determine District Boundaries 1-2 months: District boundaries are determined by the neighborhood committee made up of local residents
Step 2 Circulate Petition 2-4 months: The neighborhood committee gauges support for the project, collecting signatures and meets with city officials at Public Works.
Step 3 Legislate Underground District 2-4 months: Once the Neighborhood Committee submits signed petitions to us, there is a public hearing required and then approval by Board of Supervisors for a Utility Undergrounding District.
Step 4 Form Assessment District 1-2 year: Property owners obtain funding for utility design plan and engineering report.
Step 5 Construction 1-2 years: We will oversee construction management and neighborhood notifications.
San Francisco Public Works
Bureau of Street Use and Mapping
1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor (Map)
San Francisco, CA 94103