Culver Council Updated on Infrastructure Plans for Sand Hill Farms

Water and sewer infrastructure for Culver’s Sand Hill Farms workforce housing development will cost an estimated $400,000. That’s according to Mark Sullivan with Midwestern Engineers. He met with the town council Tuesday to give an update on the project.

The final cost will depend on which options the town chooses. Sullivan said a gravity sewer and a lift station would be included. The town has the option to put the lift station closer to the entrance of the development. However, Sullivan estimates that would cost another $65,000 to $70,000, compared to the current design.

Culver could save some money by using some of the pumps from an existing lift station on West Jefferson Street that’s underutilized. But in the end, town officials have decided against that, to keep capacity for future development.

When it comes to water infrastructure, Sullivan said the town may want to consider looping the water line, but that would add another $50,000 to $60,000 to the cost.

The Sand Hill Farms development would include 24 apartment units on Jefferson Street. Funding is coming from the Culver Town Council, Culver Redevelopment Commission, and Regional Cities grants. Council members plan to discuss the financial arrangements in more detail during a work session July 11 at 5:00 p.m.