Estacada Industrial

Project Completed: In Progress

City of Estacada & Park Development, Inc.

Estacada Industrial is a 130-acre site being developed for industrial use. The City of Estacada proposed the site development with the goal of creating jobs for the local community. Our team assisted the developer in getting the land added to the Estacada Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). We then worked with the City to annex the property into the City and rezone it for industrial development. The property became the largest piece of land zoned for industrial use in Clackamas County. With that accomplished, a Local Improvement District (LID) was created and approved early in 2013 to construct public roadways and utility infrastructure. Funding for the public improvements was provided through the State of Oregon to jump-start the project. The land received Oregon’s Industrial Site Certification. A ribbon cutting for the new roadway was held in December 2013 at the site and was attended by dignitaries from City, County, and State offices. With the best interest of the community’s job sourcing, Estacada has continued developing infrastructure, including office buildings and commercial spaces. Our team has continued to provide additional services through the multiple phases of this project.

Overhead photo of the project site with the project plans overlaid onto the photo


Our land use planners coordinated the annexation of the property into the City, prepared a comprehensive plan amendment for approval, prepared zone change applications, and prepared the subdivision application for dividing the property.  


Our surveying services for the project included property boundary surveying, topographic surveying, legal descriptions for off-site storm drainage easements, platting and monumentation, construction staking, and as-built surveying.   


This remote location was extremely flat. To ensure the accuracy of their work, the construction survey crew took extra care to check the level on the stakes to specify extremely critical elevation measurements. This project had very little room for error, with a 0.5 percent margin due to the placement of the sanitary sewer utilities, which required the pipes to be stacked. The surveying crew also had to work within tight constraints under the roadways and culverts being constructed simultaneously, creating a bottleneck for certain driveways with culverts designed underneath them.


Our natural resource team accurately delineated this large, agriculturally manipulated site for potentially jurisdictional wetlands. The site had been in active agricultural use since as early as 1937, presenting atypical soil and vegetation conditions. Our team relied heavily on the presence of wetland hydrology at the appropriate time of year to accurately determine the extent of jurisdictional wetlands. We prepared a Joint Permit Application (JPA) to receive authorization from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) for unavoidable wetland impacts. 


As the project went into design, our engineers continued to lead the effort by providing project management and coordination with subconsultants for geotechnical services, wetland delineations and permitting, and the traffic impact analysis. Civil engineering services included roadway and sidewalk design, storm drainage conveyance system design, stormwater facility design, sanitary sewer system design, water system design, construction cost estimates, and performing the role of city engineer for the LID created for this project.  

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We designed all of the infrastructure improvements for this project, including 3,075 feet of new roadway, 5,673 feet of storm drain, 3,262 feet of sanitary sewer, 3,785 feet of water pipe, 42,349 square feet of storm drainage facilities, and 7.75 acres of site grading. The roadways were designed to American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) design standards.


Our construction support team provided constructability reviews, prepared project specifications, managed the bid process, and evaluated bids, as well as provided on-site inspections during construction, construction management, and reviewed contractors’ pay applications.