Location: Bellingham, WA
OCI is responsible for the design and PS&E for the bioretention system and community support. Located along 25th St, between Bill McDonald Pkwy and Douglas Ave, the project includes adding bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the street, intersection improvements at Taylor Ave and Douglas Ave, and a bioretention system. The bioretention system provides stormwater treatment and flow control, and consists of a series of small level pools and weirs. This system will integrated with the pedestrian walkways and WWU park, and will offer educational opportunities. OCI also developed a slideshow detailing the problems and solutions for a public presentation for the City of Bellingham. As the project is located in the Happy Valley Neighborhood, OCI coordinated with the neighborhood association, as well as the City of Bellingham, WWU, Whatcom Transit Authority, and the Bellingham School District.