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Type IV Demolition Review Application - December 15, 2014

APPLICATION 

Part 1: Background Information and Context

  • Section 1-1: History & Context
  • Section 1-2: Washington Park Reservoirs Historic District
  • Section 1-3: Project Drivers and Locational Considerations
  • Section 1-4: Public Involvement, Community Values & Design Options

Part 2: Proposed Demolition Review Findings

  • Section 2-1: Introduction
  • Section 2-2: Historic Resource Demolition Review
  • Section 2-3: Comprehensive Plan Goal and Policy Evaluation

Appendices

Figures

  • Figure 1: The Bull Run pipeline to Portland (Page 5)
  • Figure 2: Portland’s Drinking Water System (Page 6)
  • Figure 3: Olmsted view over Reservoir 4 toward downtown Portland (Page 7)
  • Figure 4:  1981 Master Plan cover (Page 8)
  • Figure 5: Historic District with contributing resources (Page 12)
  • Figure 6: Early landslide damage to Reservoir 4 (Page 21)
  • Figure 7: Outline of ancient landslide (Turner Schuster) (Page 21)
  • Figure 8: Plan and section views of landslide (Clarke, 1904) (Page 22)
  • Figure 9:  Photo of reservoir basin deterioration due to aging and slide movement (Page 23)
  • Figure 10: CSB rating design concepts (Page 24)
  • Figure 11: “Opportunities” themes from stakeholder interviews (Page 25)
  • Figure 12: Attendees at a public open house (Page 26)
  • Figure 13: Sample paired concept for Open House #3 (Page 27)
  • Figure 14: Community members on a reservoir tour (Page 27)
  • Figure 15: Concepts for Reservoir 3 & Reservoir 4 (Page 29)
  • Figure 16: Public preferences for design options (Page 30)
  • Figure 17: Public preferred design options (Page 30)
  • Figure 18: Gatehouse 3 preservation assessment (Page 31)
  • Figure 19: Washington Park changes in use and function (Page 35)
  • Figure 20: Washington Park changes in visible water (Page 36)
  • Figure 21: Washington Park changes in access (Page 37)
  • Figure 22: Washington Park changes in historic character (Page 38)
  • Figure 23: Washington Park changes in views (Page 39)
  • Figure 24: Washington Park summary of restorative objectives (Page 40)
  • Figure 25: Design Concept Plan (Page 41)
  • Figure 26: Map of Washington Park Reservoirs Historic District (Page 45)
  • Figure 27: Reservoir 3 (National Register Nomination, 2004) (Page 46)
  • Figure 28: Reservoir 4 (National Register Nomination, 2004) (Page 46)
  • Figure 29: Weir Building (NR Nomination 2004) (Page 46)
  • Figure 30: Contributing Historic Resources Proposed for Demolition (Page 52)
  • Figure 31: WPR Historic District in Relation to Park and Area Potentially Affected (Page 56)
  • Figure 32: Potentially Affected Area Zoning Map (Page 57)
  • Figure 33: Portland’s Gravity Flow Water System (Page 67)
  • Figure 34 Reservoir Landslide Stability Strategy (Page 69)
  • Figure 35: Proposed Design Concept (Page 76)
  • Figure 36:  Proposed Access and Circulation (Page 81)
  • Figure 37: Reservoir 4 Current View vs Design Concept (Page 83)
  • Figure 38: Reservoir 3 Reconstruction (1976) (Page 87)
  • Figure 39: Marking existing Reservoir 4 Edge (Marking Time) (Page 89)
  • Figure 40: Lenticular (Merging Past with the Present) (Page 89)
  • Figure 41: Reservoir 3, Dam 3 and Gatehouse 3 soon after construction (Page 91)
  • Figure 42 Fountain to be  preserved and rehabilitated (Page 92)
  • Figure 43: Utilitarian Weir Building next to Gatehouse 3 (Page 93)
  • Figure 44: Existing Reservoir Site Plan versus New Design Concept Site Plan (Page 98)

Type IV Demolition Review Application

Approved February 9, 2015