Thomas Groundwater Treatment Facility
The City of Scottsdale’s new Groundwater Treatment Plant at Pima Park includes site planning for several buildings and spaces: chemical storage, water filtration plant, maintenance area, and community room. The design is informed by tight traffic flow off of Thomas Road, which includes City Bus access, alongside service vehicles. Key components involved intensive public participation with City of Scottsdale staff and addressing existing flood plain changes. Consensus occurred via thoughtful engagement with neighbors, close collaboration with engineers who led the project, and creating a quiet aesthetic addition to the neighborhood on the back of a utilitarian need.
Currently under construction, the new 18,000 square foot two-story building features an equipment enclosure outfitted with light-emitting Kalwall panels that emit a soft glow during nighttime hours - a level of aesthetic quality requested by the active neighborhood stakeholders. The Thomas Groundwater Treatment Facility is a prime example of public works facilities that successfully engage their adjacent communities & are receptive to neighborhood desires for integrating public infrastructure with public community space.
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