Portland Water Bureau Projects

Location

Portland, Oregon 

Client

Portland Water Bureau 

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Winterbrook has served as land use and environmental permitting lead for the Portland Water Bureau on several major public facility projects.

Powell Butte

Categories: City, Water, Public Facilities
Services: Permitting, Conditional Use, Environmental Review

Working with CH2M Hill, Winterbrook managed the land use and environmental compliance process for the Powell Butte Reservoir #2 project, located within the Powell Butte Nature Park. In Phase 1 of the project, Winterbrook prepared land use findings, landscape and mitigation plans and obtained required approvals. In Phase 2, Winterbrook managed the land use and environmental compliance process with active roles in park and trail master planning, mitigation planning, and the public outreach process.

Kelly Butte

Categories: City, Water, Public Facilities
Services: Permitting, Conditional Use, Environmental Review

Winterbrook managed the land use and environmental compliance process for a water reservoir replacement project on Kelly Butte. The project entails demolition of an existing 10 MG reservoir and installation of a new 25 MG reservoir in an environmentally sensitive area. Winterbrook prepared the environmental impact assessment, alternatives analysis and guided the mitigation planning for the project. Winterbrook also participated in public meetings as part of the public outreach process, and will lead the City public hearings process.

Sandy River Station

Categories: City, Water, Public Facilities
Services: Permitting, Master Plan

As an Expansion of a Nonconforming Use at the historic Sandy River Station in Clackamas County, Winterbrook help the Portland Water Bureau obtain land use approval to relocate fleet vehicle parking and materials storage to a location out of the flood hazard area. The project resulted in safety and security improvements to a parking area adjacent to Dodge Park. The project was made possible with the help of MWA Architects, KPFF Engineering, and Lancaster Mobley Transportation Engineers.

Lusted Hill Corrosion Control

Categories: City, Water, Public Facilities
Services: Permitting, Conditional Use, Environmental Review, Design Review, Natural Resource Management Plan

Working closely with Portland Water Bureau staff, Stantec, and NNA Landscape Architecture, Winterbrook led the land use and environmental permitting tasks to allow expansion of treatment and distribution facilities on the Lusted Hill site in Multnomah County. The corrosion control improvements package included Multnomah County land use applications for Community Service Use, Design Review, Significant Environmental Concern – Wildlife Habitat, Lot of Record, and Hillside Development.

Washington Park Reservoirs

Categories: City, Water, Public Facilities
Services: Permitting, Conditional Use, Environmental Review, Design Review, Natural Resource Management Plan

For the Portland Water Bureau, Winterbrook led the land use and environmental compliance tasks for a new below-ground reservoir and the historic redevelopment of open water features in the Washington Park Reservoirs Historic District. The plan calls for replacement of aging reservoirs with new reflecting pools and the historic restoration of Romanesque Dams and Gatehouses. A new, below-ground reservoir will maintain the historic drinking water function provided by the original reservoirs – but will be engineered to withstand ongoing landslide encroachment and potentially catastrophic effects of a major earthquake. For the first time since the 1970s, John Charles Olmsted’s vision of publicly-accessible, open water features as a contemplative and relaxing counterpoint to the bustle of urban life will again become a reality.

The consolidated conditional use and historic review application was favorably reviewed by the Portland Landmarks Commission, the Portland Hearings Officer and the Portland City Council and the project is now under construction.