Engineering and Cost Details for Undergrounding Districts in Manhattan Beach

There are currently three districts in Manhattan Beach that have approval to underground their utility cables. They are referred to by their numeric designations: 19-4, 19-12, and 19-14. Work on undergrounding the cables will begin soon. Further details about costs, engineering, etc. can be found on Manhattan Beach’s website: Overview of 19-4 districts Engineer’s Report …

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A Third Party Evaluation of the Value Proposition of Undergrounding

I received a financial analysis of undergrounding from a Realtor in Manhattan Beach just hours after I published my Undergrounding ROI article. I had not heard of him before I received his email, which was forwarded to me by a mutual acquaintance. Bob Sievers, the author of the email, holds a degree from USC in …

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Undergrounding Utility Cables Increases Property Values

Summary:  The increase in property value due to undergrounding utility cables far exceeds the cost, even for those whose oceanward view is not impacted. For property owners whose private connections are already underground the ROI is even greater. There is no need to pay upfront. Cost-benefit discussions surrounding moving utility cables underground are complex, but …

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