Tierra was contracted to provide acquisition services for the City of Wenatchee's Western Avenue Safety Improvement Project. Designed to improve accessibility and safety along city streets, the project includes street widening and shoulder enhancements to make way for curbs, gutters, and sidewalks.

Read more: Western Avenue Safety Improvements in Wenatchee, Washington


Tierra has acquired more than 550 residential and commercial properties parcels as an on-call provider for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Tierra’s specific services to ADOT have included coordination and analysis of property titles; coordination of appraisals; and negotiations for acquisitions involving single and multi-family residences, mobile homes, businesses, and heavy industrial properties, including a cement plant. Uniform Act compliance is required on all ADOT projects.

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Tierra is working with Santa Fe County on a multiyear project to acquire the necessary property rights to complete the Santa Fe River Greenway project, an undertaking that will construct 8 miles of multi-use trails and help restore the Santa Fe River.

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Tierra was contracted by the City of El Mirage, Arizona, to provide acquisition, relocation planning, and relocation assistance services in support of an extensive transportation improvement project that will widen roadways, enhance landscaping, and install sidewalks.

Read more: Thunderbird and El Mirage Road Improvements

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As part of their Safe Routes to School Project, the City of Stanwood, Washington, planned to link a number of existing sidewalk segments to create a continuous public passageway for children and other pedestrians approaching or leaving Cedarhome Elementary School. Tierra's Right of Way team provided acquisition services in support of the project.

Read more: Cedarhome Elementary Safe Routes to School Project

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Tierra coordinated with the City of Alamogordo, civil engineers and surveyors, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, and the New Mexico State Land Office (NMSLO) to provide right of way services on multiple projects pertaining to the City’s Regional Water Supply Project. Tierra’s work involved obtaining permits and right of way grants necessary for the installation and construction of water transmission facilities and access roads on multiple land jurisdictions.

Read more: City of Alamogordo: New Mexico Regional Water Supply Project


As a result of growth and increased demand for telecommunications services in northern New Mexico, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) established a new Telecommunications Division in an effort to provide reliable and modern telecommunications technologies such as mobile phone capabilities, improved long-distance service, and high-speed Internet services to current electric customers as well as to residents and businesses in underserved areas in Taos, Colfax, and Rio Arriba Counties in New Mexico. 

Read more: Taos Broadband Project

The Grant Road Corridor Improvement Project is one of Tucson’s most dynamic upcoming multi-modal transportation development projects. The cornerstone of the 20-year Regional Transportation Administration (RTA) Plan approved by Tucson voters in 2006, the project will be the Plan’s biggest and most visible undertaking. Stretching for five miles between Oracle and Swan Roads, the project will redefine Grant Road not only for drivers, but for cyclists, pedestrians, and local businesses and residents as well.

Read more: The Grant Road Improvement Project

Washington Rural Access Project

Tierra provided right of way services and produced nearly 100 cultural resources reports in support of the Washington Rural Access Project (WRAP), a statewide telecommunications installation project. Dubbed “the largest permitting project ever undertaken in the state of Washington,” the WRAP deployed 1,400 miles of fiber-optic communication lines to rural portions of the state, greatly improving broadband service for private citizens, important health and safety anchor institutions, and schools.

Read more: The Washington Rural Access Project

As the primary contractor on Phase II of the Light Rail Project in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tierra has completed full and partial take acquisition of residential and commercial properties. All acquisitions were completed in accordance with the local laws and the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (as amended).

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"The City of Phoenix Real Estate Division has contracted with Tierra Right of Way Services since June, 2006 to perform relocation services. Tierra Right of Way Services management and staff have a thorough knowledge of the federal regulations implementing the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended. Tierra's staff administers the City's Relocation Program, providing relocation and advisory services to displaced individuals and/or businesses in a timely manner; ensuring all displaced persons receive equitable treatment and that the appropriate assistance is provided in a fair and consisten manner. Tierra Right of Way Services has always been very accommodating to the needs of the Real Estate Division and eager to assist the Relocation Services Section with its relocation activities."

~ Larry Long, City of Phoenix Relocation Specialist/Project Monitor

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