GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
The 30,000 square foot building was designed by MWA Architects to meet Essential Facility and LEED Gold standards.
The $19.8 million ECC will house the entire PBEM staff and the Water Bureau’s Emergency Management and Security personnel.
The stormwater collection, on-site storage, natural daylighting, generators & other structural features will help provide enough potable water, sanitation & electricity to keep the facility functioning off the grid for up to 10 days after a disaster.
Happy Valley-based contractor Emerick Construction Co. has worked side-by-side the City of Portland to construct a seismically strong two-floor building.
Access additional information regarding the project schedule and view updated site photos on Emerick Construction Co.’s website.
In June 2012, the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) and the Portland Water Bureau broke ground on the City’s new state-of-the-art Emergency Coordination Center (ECC).
The ECC will serve as a multi-agency coordination hub supporting on-scene response to an emergency. This building - located at 3732 SE 99th Avenue, adjacent to the current Portland 911 center and Ed Benedict Park - will harness the City’s response resources, support elected officials and provide helpful information to the public during all phases of a significant emergency: readiness, response and recovery.
The need for a new ECC was first discovered during a large-scale, emergency-response drill conducted in 2007. During this exercise, key agencies were found to be underequipped, undersized, and too geographically spaced apart to accommodate an effective response to a regional disaster. Since then, Portland has been planning the development of a new ECC to address these needs.
The new $19.8 million ECC will house PBEM and the Portland Water Bureau’s Emergency Management and Security offices. There are four main components to the project: a new building, a parking lot, a 150-foot telecommunications tower, and the relocation of a section of SE Bush Street. Work on the street relocation is underway and construction of the ECC is in progress.
Emerick Construction is expected to complete the project by spring of 2014.
Land Use Hearing
In December 2000, a public hearing was held before the City of Portland’s Hearings Officer in association with LU 10-167491 CU AD: Emergency Coordination Center.
Portland Bureau of Transportation Conducts Street Vacation
The Portland Water Bureau is the petitioner for a city-initiated street vacation case. If adopted, this vacation will remove a portion of SE Bush Street and SE 100th Avenue as public right-of-way. The street vacation area was recently expanded to include a portion ofSE 100th Avenue. Because of this expansion, a new round of notification letters was mailed on March 29, 2010 which explains the change. Notified neighbors, City bureaus, government agencies, and private utility companies have until the end of April to provide comments on the proposed vacation. The Bureau of Transportation's Development Review section is requiring that a new portion of SE Bush Street be constructed in order to replace that section that will be vacated. This new portion of street will be built to the south of the existing SE Bush Street. This street will be built to current City standards with sidewalks and stormwater treatment features. The new portion of street will be built prior to the closure of the existing street.
For information about the Portland Water Bureau’s section of this project, contact Tim Hall, Public Information, at 503-823-6926 or 503-381-0056 (cell).