Tuesday - August 29, 2017

WTP construction is complete; new public areas now open!

Newly completed rain garden and sidewalks along the Kenthorpe frontage.

Entrance to the new pedestrian pathway, park-area and sidewalks along the Mapleton frontage.

Final Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

This is it! We have reached the end of construction. The temporary chain link fence is down, and the public areas are now open. To say this has been long-awaited, is an understatement. We are pleased to announce that we finally made it!

Long-term construction is exhausting and disruptive. WTP neighbors, we thank you for your endurance, patience and understanding throughout this project. Water is life. We are grateful to you for allowing the City of Lake Oswego and City of Tigard to secure a safe and reliable water supply for our communities’ future.

Over the past month, crews have been busy working on the finishing touches and clean-up items. More than 1,000 yards of soil, 600 yards of mulch, 100’s of trees and 20,000 native shrubs and plants have transformed what was an active construction site, into a beautifully landscaped, completed facility.

The site features new areas which are open to the public, including a pedestrian pathway linking Kenthorpe Way and Mapleton Drive, two-acres of park-like setting on the Mapleton side, and a rain garden on the Kenthorpe side. The area that will be an open meadow on the south side of the plant will be seeded this fall, along with the grass pavers on the sides of the pathway. Click here to download a map of the new public features at the plant.

Pathway Ribbon-Cutting Reminder

The official opening of the new pedestrian pathway takes place this Thursday, August 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please join your neighbors to commemorate the new pathway and end of construction by enjoying a BBQ dinner, fun games and giveaways for kids, and tours of the new plant. We hope to see you and your family there!

Parking is limited – please walk or ride your bike to this neighborhood event.

Recent vandalism at the site

On a very disappointing note, several acts of vandalism took place over this past weekend, in the newly opened public areas on the south side of the plant. More than 100 plants were uprooted and thrown across the two-acre park-area on the Mapleton side, along the new pedestrian pathway and over the plant’s secure perimeter wall. Irrigation boxes were also tampered with, and plants were stuffed inside the boxes.

An incident report has been filed with the West Linn Police Department. The Partnership has begun monitoring the site more intensely.

The pathway and public areas were created and intended to be used for the benefit and enjoyment of the community. We are asking neighbors to please keep an eye out and report any suspicious activity to the West Linn Police Department.