Amber and Hunt celebrate the grand opening of the utility complex in San Marcos, Texas

the City of San Marcos celebrated the inauguration of the City’s new Public Service Center (PSC) in November. The 105,000 square foot development led by hunt and Amber consolidates more than a dozen city service teams from the city’s public works and general services departments into one location.

The opening event ended with a big truck cutting the ceremonial ribbon, tours of the new building and a chili kitchen to celebrate the new development. The modern, centralized location will house approximately 180 city employees across various departments, including general services, traffic, electrical, water and facility maintenance staff.

The 20.6 acre development consists of an administration building, crew building, utility building, warehouse, materials storage and laydown yard, a washing bay, a large surface parking area for parking vehicles and equipment from the city fleet and a photovoltaic system of approximately 500 KW. In addition to the solar panel, there are four 18,000-gallon rainwater catchment cisterns, high-recycled building materials, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and weather-resistant plants and grasses. drought.

The new PSC will provide modernized and purpose-built facilities that will allow departments to streamline their work processes and improve service delivery to City of San Marcos residents. This long-awaited asset is much needed, but the City did not have enough funding to launch it through its existing bond programs.

The City hired Amber and hunt team through a progressive development agreement, which provides the City with a guaranteed maximum price to complete the project. By using phased development, the City was able to optimize the design and delivery schedule while significantly reducing procurement risk and expense. Progressive development is a specialty of Amber and hunt team, having successfully used this approach recently to deliver the Travis County Courthouse project.

“A phased development agreement also avoids unnecessary contingencies and prohibitive bidding costs that have been a major cause of failures in U.S. PPP processes in recent years,” said Rodney Moss, first vice-president. “This allows the government and developer to de-risk collaborative projects and optimize scope and cost of capital. City of San Marcos has been an excellent partner during this project, and the public service facilities created here will serve the citizens of St. Mark for decades to come.”

Amber Infrastructure Group
Amber Infrastructure (“Amber”) is an international infrastructure specialist, focused on investment origination, development, asset management and Europe, fund management. Amber’s core business focuses on infrastructure assets in the public infrastructure, transportation, energy, digital and population sectors that support the lives of people, homes and businesses globally. .

Amber is headquartered in London with offices at Europe, North America and Australia and employs more than 150 infrastructure professionals. Amber has entered into a strategic partnership with the Hunt Group of Companies (hunt) in the United States since 2015. To learn more, visit www.amberinfrastructure.com.

About Hunting Societies:
huntsituated at El Paso, TX, is a diversified family holding company that invests in operating businesses, real estate assets and infrastructure assets. Since its creation in 1947, Hunt significantly increased in size and scope while gaining considerable expertise in several real asset sectors. Hunt reputation is based on integrity and performance. hunt is committed to fostering a culture of transparency for employees, customers, investors and the communities it serves. hunt and its subsidiaries employ more than 3,000 people across United States and Europe. Learn more about www.huntcompanies.com.

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