Neighborhood Improvement Program - Comprehensive Physical and Social improvement of the precarious Pando Norte Region, Pando City

Client: Intendencia de Canelones (IC)
Water, Environment & Territory
Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering (MEP)

This contract was part of the Neighborhood Improvement Program ("Programa de Mejoramiento de Barrios – PMB") to prepare a Comprehensive Physical and Social Improvement Project of the precarious Pando Norte Region, Pando City, in the Department of Canelones.
This was a renewal design for a consolidated urban area and service lots that sought to improve the life quality of inhabitants in the area subject to intervention by developing processes focused on socially integrating the precarious region to the remainder of Pando City. Improvements were designed for household and urban infrastructure habitability and room was given for participation to restore significant community ties. The area called “Precarious Pando Norte Region” comprises an extension delimited by a railway to the South and the East, by Route 75 to the West and by the North urban boundary. This area is characterized by a low-density urban development with incomplete infrastructures that comprises five shanty towns falling under the scope of this Project (Caballerizas I and II, Nuevo Pantanal, El Pomo and Paso al Parque). The tasks conducted by CSI were:
- Pre-investment studies and detail engineering for the infrastructure and architecture work.
- Social-neighborhood development project. Neighborhood census.
- Social-neighborhood development project design.
- Administrative tasks were carried out before public entities to obtain necessary information for the designs and relevant approvals and authorizations.

Project Scope

- Social aspects: conducting a neighborhood census and creating the socialneighborhood development project to be carried out while executing the physical design.
- Urban planning: outlining the streets of the shanty towns. Resettling the families living in areas that are flood-prone beyond repair; moving households located in future public spaces.
- Sanitation: designing the sanitation system.
- Drinking water: completing the system.
- Rainwater drainage: creating uncovered and covered rainwater drain channels, completing the rainwater collectors’ system.
- Roadways: designing streets with rural profiles, curb and gutter and walkways.
- Electrical Network: completing and improving the internal electrical network in shanty towns and new locations.
- Social Equipment: architectural design for the Neighborhood Development Center, improvement of public spaces in Plaza de los Eucaliptus and Plaza Mirador Balcón al Parque.
- Resettlements: housing project for resettled families: 115 resettlements.