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Type III Historic Review Application - June 19, 2015

APPLICATION 

Approved July 2015

Part 1: Background Information and Context

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

Part 2: Historic Resource Review Findings

  • Section 2-1: Introduction
  • Section 2-2: Design Proposal
  • Section 2-3: Historic Resource Review Approval Criteria
  • Section 2‐4: Conclusion

Appendices

Figures

  • Figure 1: National Register Nomination Map (Page 9)
  • Figure 2: Existing Reservoir and Proposed Design Concept (Page 11)
  • Figure 3: The Bull Run pipeline to Portland (Page 12)
  • Figure 4: Portland’s Drinking Water System (Page 14)
  • Figure 5: Olmsted View over Reservoir 4 of Vista Bridge and Downtown Portland (Page 15)
  • Figure 6: 1981 Master Plan cover (Page 16)
  • Figure 7: Historic District with contributing resources (Page 19)
  • Figure 8: Early landslide damage to Reservoir 4 (Page 25)
  • Figure 9: Outline of landslide (Turner Schuster) (Page 25)
  • Figure 10: Photo of reservoir basin deterioration due to aging and slide movement (Page 26)
  • Figure 11: CSB members rating design options (Page 27)
  • Figure 12: Attendees at a public open house (Page 29)
  • Figure 13: Community members next to reservoir tour (Page 29)
  • Figure 14: “Opportunities” themes from stakeholder interviews (Page 30)
  • Figure 15: Design Options for Reservoir 3 & Reservoir 4 (Page 31)
  • Figure 16: Public preferred design options (aka Design Concept) (Page 32)
  • Figure 17: Design Proposal (Page 36)
  • Figure 18: Design Proposal: Restorative Objectives (Page 40)
  • Figure 19: Illustrative Design Proposal (Page 41)
  • Figure 20: Proposed Changes to Contributing Resources within the Historic District (Page 45)
  • Figure 21: Design Proposal: Annotated Schematic Design (Page 46)
  • Figure 22: Landslide damage to Reservoir 4 (Page 52)
  • Figure 23: Dam 4 1894 Icon (Page 57)
  • Figure 24: Dam 3 Broken Segment of Baluster Coping (Page 58)
  • Figure 25: Proposed changes to Dams 3 and 4 (Page 59)
  • Figure 26: Proposed changes to Gate House 3 and 4 (Page 61)
  • Figure 27: Proposed changes to Pump Station 1 & Generator Building (Page 64)
  • Figure 28: Fountain 1 Remnant (Page 65)
  • Figure 29: Fountain 2 (Page 65)
  • Figure 30: Marking Existing Reservoir 4 Edge (Page 70)
  • Figure 31: Contributing resources to be rehabilitated (Page 73)
  • Figure 32: Upper Reflecting Pool Concrete Work, Gate House 3, and Dam 3 Illustration (Page 76)
  • Figure 33: Differences between Short and Tall Fences and Walls (Page 77)
  • Figure 34: Design Proposal: Grand Stairway with Rehabilitated Urns (Page 78)
  • Figure 35: Proposed Access and Circulation (Page 79)