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. For weekly project updates, click here. Access the current project schedule here.
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.
- Conditions of Approval
- BDS Memo
- PBOT Responses
- Residents Opposition to Proposal
- Street Parking Chart
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.
Learn more by accessing a related article from East Portland News on City ECC staff.
For information about the Water Bureau’s section of this project, contact Tim Hall, Public Information, at 503-823-6926 or 503-381-0056 (cell).