Lincoln City, Oregon
Northwest Public Utility Company Lincoln City
Construction cost$13.3 million
The new Northwest Public Utility Resource Center in Lincoln City is a highly-resilient resource hub and administrative office, designed as a “50 year” facility that will serve coastal communities for generations to come. The project provides 22,000+ SF of flexible, economical office space, material and vehicle storage, and a truck wash and maintenance facility with drive-through bays. The pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB) are designed to Risk Category IV seismic resilience standards to ensure rapid recovery in a wide variety of emergency situations. Nestled into a sloping, heavily forested 4-acre site in a residential neighborhood outside the tsunami zone, the design leverages the landscape to preserve privacy for nearby homes.
In addition to the buildings, the Lincoln City Resource Center’s open-air campus includes staff and fleet vehicle parking, pipe storage, spoils, a decant station, a fueling island, an emergency generator, and a telemetry lattice-type tower with associated cathodic protection elements. The site also provides a detention pond, 500 linear feet of retaining wall, and public right of way improvements to help integrate the Resource Center with the neighborhood.