Oak Harbor Clean Water Facility

Oak Harbor, WA

MWA is the Architect for this new membrane bioreactor (MBR) Clean Water Facility.

The City of Oak Harbor, Carollo Engineers, and MWA conducted a multi-year public outreach plan to address the location of the new plant on Whidbey Island, Washington.

The new Clean Water Facility will be located within a commercial district on the waterfront, directly adjacent to Oak Harbor’s celebrated Windjammer Park. With plans for further commercial development and new public use facilities along the perimeter of the site, this project will involve a groundbreaking approach to integrating economic development, recreational uses, and wastewater treatment into an urban environment.

Included in the design is a master plan for a revitalized Windjammer Park. The park plan weaves the new development into the existing context, and will provide numerous park amenities including water features, accessible facilities and vehicle/pedestrian connectors to the surrounding community.

As landscape architect, Greenworks designed the landscaping, storm water integration and park master plan. In addition, Greenworks helped MWA co-facilitate numerous community outreach meetings to help inform the overall design. A large Community Advisory Group and project web site were established to foster an outcome inclusive and well-received by residents and the general public.

Designed with green building technology, the facility will incorporate urban site, building, and process sustainability measures adapted to Washington State’s updated energy code compliance. The Administration and Maintenance buildings are designed to LEED Silver certification. In addition, the administration facility will harvest heating and cooling from plant processes to increase the mechanical efficiencies of the buildings.

Client: Oak Lodge Sanitary District
Cost: $91 Million
Estimated Completion: 2018