Council Meeting 12/20 & Recent Online Open House

On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 3 p.m., Lake Oswego City Council will consider approving a Resolution to Declare a Public Necessity, an amendment to the Interim IGA with Portland, and additional consulting spending regarding the Wastewater Treatment Facility Project. The Resolution of Necessity describes the land to be acquired for the new facility and the public interest in acquiring the land. The Resolution would authorize the City to move forward with property acquisition and relocation of existing businesses by commencing he eminent domain process needed for building the new facility.

Here is a link to the council report and the agenda. You can view this meeting livestreamed on the City’s YouTube channel.

For more information about property acquisition, review the FAQs on the project website.

Recent Online Open House

Thank you to the more than 480 people who recently engaged with our online open house sharing the 60% design concepts! The open house was available from November 9 through December 11. It featured videos, renderings, a virtual tour, graphics, frequently asked questions, and a survey about the proposed new facility.

20 people completed the survey, and the majority of those identified as interested community members.

A link to the open house summary and survey results can be found here.

Project Next Steps & Online Open House

The cities of Lake Oswego and Portland are preparing to extend the Preliminary Services Agreement (PSA) with EPCOR Foothills Water Partners (EFWP) for a period of up to 12 months. During this period, EFWP will advance project designs from a 60% level to a 90% level. This also allows more time for securing all necessary permits and purchasing properties for the new facility.

Lake Oswego City Council will consider approving the PSA extension at their regular meeting on December 20, 2022.

A final decision by the Council on whether Lake Oswego will enter into a long-term Public-Private-Partnership (P3) project agreement with EFWP for the construction, financing, operation, and maintenance of the new facility is now expected in late 2023.

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

Online Open House – Available Through December 11

Our online open house sharing the 60% design concepts is available through December 11. The open house features videos, renderings, a virtual tour, graphics, and frequently asked questions about the proposed new wastewater treatment facility. Check out some of the highlights and share your thoughts! 

Online Open House – Now Live Through December 11

Our online open house sharing the 60% design concepts is now live! The open house features videos, renderings, a virtual tour, graphics, and frequently asked questions about the proposed new wastewater treatment facility.

Check out some of the highlights and share your thoughts from November 9 through December 11 here.

Online Open House – Coming Soon!

Our online open house sharing the 60% design concepts and renderings will be live on November 9 through December 11!

The open house will feature videos, renderings, a virtual tour, and frequently asked questions about the proposed new wastewater treatment facility. Stay tuned for more information!

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.