Council Meeting 9/27 & Upcoming Online Open House

The cities and project team have been reviewing the 60% design plan package submitted by Epcor Foothills Water Partners (EFWP), including detailed designs and cost estimates for the project.

An in-depth study session and update on the project to Lake Oswego City Council is scheduled to occur as a special meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 4 p.m. Here is a link to the council report and agenda. You can view this meeting livestreamed on the City’s YouTube channel.

In November, the cities and project team plan to hold an online interactive open house featuring a videos, renderings, diagrams, and frequently asked questions about the new wastewater treatment facility. More details will be announced shortly.

On November 15, Lake Oswego City Council will be asked to consider all the information on the project in preparation for a decision on whether to proceed with the project at the December 6 Council Meeting. This will be the final “go/no-go” decision on whether the Council and cities will decide to move forward with the project and enter a project agreement with EFWP for the next stage.

For more information on the delivery process and expected timeline, please review the FAQs on the project website.

60% Design Submittal Under Review

We are nearing the end of the first phase of the project with Epcor Foothills Water Partners (EFWP), known as the Preliminary Services Agreement phase. EFWP recently submitted their 60% design plan package to the cities and project team. The team is now undertaking a thorough review and due diligence of the submittal.

In tandem with the review, the project is pushing out the online open house and land use application submission until the review is complete and we have the most up to date information to share.

An in-depth study session and update on the project to Lake Oswego City Council is anticipated for late September.

A final “go/no-go” decision on whether the Council and cities will decide to move forward with the project, is expected to be made later this fall.

For more information on the delivery process and expected timeline, please review the FAQs on the project website.

60% Design Milestone & Upcoming Online Open House!

It has been a while since we posted an update, but our team has been hard at work progressing design for the new treatment facility and 60% design plans are now here! There has also been significant progress with negotiating an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Portland and a Project Agreement with EPCOR Foothills Water Partners. 

Starting in mid-July, you’ll be able to visit our online open house to learn more about the current design renderings, take a virtual tour of some of the highlights of the proposed wastewater treatment facility, and share your thoughts via an online survey. The online open house will be available through mid-August. Stay tuned for more information.

In addition to the upcoming online open house, the Wastewater Treatment Facility project team will also be providing an in-depth study session and update to the Lake Oswego City Council at their July 19 meeting. The council report and agenda will be available at this link about a week prior to the meeting. You can also view the meeting livestreamed on the City’s YouTube channel.

Council Meeting 2/15 & Recent Neighborhood Meeting

Thank you for your interest in the recent Neighborhood Meeting for the proposed Lake Oswego Wastewater Treatment Facility. A total of 58 people attended the meeting on 2/3/22! We hope you found it informative and we appreciate the feedback and dialog provided during the session. Below are links to the meeting recording and materials.

These materials can also be found on the project website under “Materials and Documents.” A meeting summary will be posted soon.

On Tuesday, February 15 at 3 p.m., Lake Oswego City Council will hold its next regular meeting. Included on the agenda is a study session update on the Wastewater Treatment Facility project from members of the project team. Here is a link to the council report and the agenda. You can view this meeting livestreamed on the City’s YouTube channel.

 

Building for a Better Tomorrow

Lake Oswego and Portland are proposing to build a new, modern wastewater treatment facility to replace the aging Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new facility will deliver significant added benefits for the community, at a similar cost as making necessary upgrades to the existing plant. Watch the video “Building for a Better Tomorrow: Innovative Wastewater Treatment in Lake Oswego” to learn more about this innovative project, which features state-of-the-art technology and a unique public-private partnership form of project delivery. 

 

Virtual Neighborhood Meeting: February 3

Lake Oswego and Portland, in partnership with EPCOR Foothills Water Partners, are proposing to build a new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility to replace the aging Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The proposed new facility will deliver significant added benefits at a similar cost as making necessary upgrades to the existing plant.

The proposed site for the new facility is located at 99, 101 and 113 Foothills Road, respectively. Prior to applying for a land use application, the project team would like to discuss the proposal in more detail with the recognized neighborhood associations, adjacent neighborhood associations, property owners, residents, and members of the public. 

Join the project team at a virtual neighborhood meeting on February 3 to learn more and share feedback on the proposed development. 

Date: Thursday, February 3
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Virtual using Zoom: https://bit.ly/LONeighborMeeting
Meeting ID: 834 6864 2666
Passcode: 722338
Phone in: +1 669-900-9128 US (San Jose) or +1 253-215-8782 US (Tacoma)

To access a narrative of the proposal, preliminary site plans, elevation drawings, and pre-application materials prior to the meeting, please visit www.lakeoswego.city/planning/online-neighborhood-meetings.

Please note, this will be an informational meeting on preliminary development plans. The plans may be altered prior to submittal of the application. 

For more information about the project, or to sign-up for e-news visit www.lakeoswegowastewaterfacility.org