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Hood River, OR 97031
Budget: $5.4 million
Completion: June 2015


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Bell Design Company provided all design, contract administration and compliance monitoring services during construction for the significant Urban Renewal Project located in beautiful downtown Hood River, Oregon.

This $5.4 million 8-block renewal project included complete reconstruction of all underground utilities, streets, sidewalks and curbs.
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This project included extensive coordination with the city of Hood River, the public works department, and local businesses and utilities in order to relocate existing overhead utilities to newly engineered underground facilities.

Significant efforts were required to coordinate traffic control and organize the scheduling of the various project stages throughout the 2-year contract duration.

Bell Design Company and Crestline Construction were honored by the Hood River Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Paul Blackburn by a dedication ceremony and honorary plaque which was placed at First and State Street.

Great care was taken in order to preserve the historical significance of this major arterial through one of the oldest business districts in the city of Hood River, while also offering major improvements to traffic flow, parking availability, and pedestrian and biker safety.

Project highlights for this City of Hood River Urban Renewal Project included newly designed restroom facilities, a new community biking hub, tree planters and benches, larger and higher-visibility pedestrian walkways and crosswalks, integrated art and sculpture spaces, better drainage and utility routing, and over 600 linear feet of custom-engineered retaining walls which provided additional building spaces above State Street.
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BDC is a proud business partner of Crestline Construction, Schuebach Construction, and Peterson Brothers Construction companies, the major contractors on this project for the City of Hood River.

Hood River was voted the "Best Adventure Town in the West" by Sunset Magazine in 2015, and is rated in the 2014 top ten best small towns by livability.com.

You can read more about the Hood River Urban Renewal project in The Hood River News.






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State Street Renewal Project Map


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  • Bell Design Company is a civil engineering company with 20 years experience in the Portland metro area, and also servicing the Columbia River Gorge. We provide planning, design and permitting consultation for all sizes of company. We also use advanced surveying techniques, CAD modeling, Hydraulic Modeling, GIS and GPS surveying and mapping for all of our projects. We do Structural Analysis, Structural Design, Gravity and Lateral Design and Code Review, Bridge Design & Evaluation, Foundation Design, Retaining Wall Design, Seismic Retrofits, Failure Investigations, Peer Reviews, Agency Reviews, Water or sewer or Storm Analysis, Water and Sewer and Storm Master Plans, Water and Sewer and Storm Design, On-Site Septic Design, Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling, Surge Analysis, Scour Analysis, Flood Elevation Studies. We are also a Oregon Certified Water Rights Examiner. We perform Public and Private Road Design, commercial and municipal, Plat and Subdivision Roads, Site Design and Site Plans, Drainage Plans, Horizontal and Vertical Curves, Pavement Design, Guardrail & Appurtenances, Storm Water Facilities, Falsework, Formwork, Cost Estimating, Contract Management, Construction Inspection, Project Start-up & Close Out, Safety, Quality and Work Plans, Delay and Comp Claims, CPM Scheduling, O&M Manuals, Change Order Management, Progress Payment Verification, Land Divisions and Adjustments, Topographical Mapping,ALTA Surveys, Boundary and Legal Surveys, As-built Surveys, Construction Layout & Staking, Corner Location, GPS and GIS Surveys or Mapping, Mining Reclamation Plans, Site Plans, Legal Description Prep and Review. We also provide AutoCAD Services, CAD Standards Development, As Built Updates, Geotechnical Investigations, Erosion and Sediment Control, Lab Services & Field Testing, Shallow Foundations, Deep Foundations, Braced Cuts and Sheet Pile Design, Soil & Ground Modifications, Slope Stabilization and Slope Analysis. We provide all Environmental Consulting and Training, Material & Waste Recycling, Remediation Design, Reclamation Design, Permitting & Planning, Compliance & Monitoring, Pollution Prevention and control for your project. Bell Design Company is the Civil Engineering and land survey company of choice for SE Washington State, Portland Metro, Hood River, Stevenson, the Dalles, Goldendale, Trout Lake, Gresham, Troutdale, Vancouver, and Oregon State. We service the PDX, SEA and Bend DMAs and honor all government, federal, municipal, state and regional contracts on time and under budget.