North End Regional Pond, City of Bellingham, WA

North End Regional Pond Bellingham

Status: Completed 2016

Construction Cost: $4.52 Million (Local Funding)

Description: The North End Regional Stormwater Facility provides flow control and enhanced treatment which will support development of approximately 80 acres in the commercial area north of Bakerview, between Pacific Highway and Northwest Avenue. Wetland mitigation for the pond impacts to wetlands is also being constructed within a City parcel to the North. Stormwater treatment is performed through the use of a Stormwater Constructed Wetland, which was found to be the most economical and functional method.

Main Street Improvements & Neubauer Stormwater Facility, City of Ferndale, WA

Stormwater Design and Construction Management

Status: Completed 2004

Construction Cost:  $5.2 Million ($5.0 Million TIB and BRAC)

Description: Work for the Main Street Improvements included design, permitting, funding administration, signal and interconnect design, channelization, contract administration, and project inspection.  Project provided for bridge widening, bridge seismic upgrades, ADA facilities and bike lanes, reconstruction of 3,200 LF of downtown streets through a historic district, storm drainage, detention and treatment facilities.  This project required coordination with over 10 public utilities and City staff response tracking. This project also included the construction of a wetpond servicing 60 acres of commercial property, street and bridge drainage.  A new stormwater outfall was constructed to the Nooksack River.  Dale Buys was the Design Engineer.

Stormwater Comprehensive Plan Update, City of Lynden, WA

Comprehensive Stormwater Plan Design

Status:  In progress

Description:  This plan involves an inventory of the municipality’s existing facilities and characterization of the general drainage system, both basin level and specific conveyance.  With this information an existing condition model will be created to verify the capacity of the existing system. Based on the municipalities zoning a “full build-out” model will be created.

This “full build-out” model allows the city to predict the future sizing requirements for conveyance features.  A table will be created which lists system deficiencies in both the existing and future condition; it also identifies the predicted size in the full build-out scenario.  Associated with the identified capital improvements, a cost estimate is then provided.  The end result of this analysis gives the municipality information to plan system upgrades for their own projects, developer projects, and to establish a stormwater utility fee.  It becomes a critical tool for both capital projects and during the development review process.  In addition to these benefits we will identify potential locations for regional stormwater mitigation facilities.

West Lynden Conveyance System and Regional Stormwater Facility, City of Lynden, WA

Stormwater Design and Construction Management

Status: Completed 2003

Construction Cost: This $2.1 Million project was privately funded and eventually taken over by the City.

Description: After performing the Comprehensive Plan for the 200 acre West Lynden Commercial and Industrial Area, which recommended regional stormwater, R&E contracted with a group of West Lynden property owners to design and monitor construction of a 30 acre regional stormwater facility which serves the entire West Lynden Area (200 acres).  The project consists of 4,000 LF of 60-inch diameter CPDP conveying stormwater to a 60 acre-foot detention facility with wetpond, filter strip and infiltration for enhanced treatment.   The project also serves State Route 539 and ownership has been transferred to the City of Lynden.

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