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.
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.
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.
3D CAD flyover model of Project: