After gaining feedback through workshops, open houses, and an online forum, City Council approved the final Clean Water Facility architectural design on May 5, 2016.
Community members prioritized glass and vertical windows to create an inviting space.
The project team used wood materials and angular lines inspired by Oak Harbor’s architecture and Pacific Northwest design.
Fences will use vertical, separated elements instead of solid material. The fencing breaks up the building façade, reducing its visual impact.
The future Clean Water Facility will include an interpretive center where visitors can learn about the facility, Public Works, and reclaimed resources. Additional content for the interpretive center will be decided as the facility nears completion and will be based on community input received during design.
Charette (focus group) members encouraged the design team to move forward with an open and transparent concept showing buildings that appear separate, but cohesive.