Tomorrow at 11:30 am, Randy will speak at the ground breaking of the City’s new state-of-the-art Emergency Coordination Center, a joint effort between the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) and the Portland Water Bureau. 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 under-equipped, 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 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 set to begin. Emerick Construction is expected to complete the project by spring of 2014.
WHAT: ECC groundbreaking ceremony
WHEN: Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: 3732 SE 99th Avenue, Portland
- Site Size: 2 acres
- Total Building Area: 79,130 square feet
- Registered for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and on-track to achieve a Gold certification
- New SE Bush Street built to the City’s Green Street standards
- Water use reduction of 30-40% beyond the Energy Policy Act of 1992 baseline
- Over a 30% energy cost savings beyond the LEED baseline
- Installation of an eco-roof
- Installation of a solar photo voltaic system on the roof and a thermal hot water system to supplement the building’s hot water demand
The total project budget is $19.8 million and includes the following main categories of work:
- Construction contract
- Architectural and engineering design services
- Property acquisition
- Furniture, fixtures and equipment
- State-of-the-art data and telecommunications infrastructure
- Required 2% contribution to the Regional Arts and Cultural Council for art at the facility
For questions regarding funding sources please contact Aaron Beck at (503) 823-5208.