Active Projects

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Below is a list of City-budgeted Capital Improvement Projects that are currently or approaching construction. This does not include projects constructed by private developers.  If you have any questions or would like to comment, please contact the Public Works Department at 253-851-6170.
 
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Functional Utility Plans Update:

Stormwater Comprehensive Plan

Description

Continue the implementation of a comprehensive city-wide Stormwater Management Program in accordance with the city's current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase 2 municipal stormwater permit. The Stormwater Management Program includes the ongoing assessment for identifying and prioritizing sources of stormwater pollution, development of a capital improvement program to identify and resolve storm drainage problems, a formal program for coordinating drainage basin issues, community outreach and education, and a program for inspection and enforcement of storm drainage and pollution regulations.

Update Schedule

  • Draft Plan presented to State agencies (Departments of Ecology, Health, and Commerce) with the Gig Harbor city-wide Comprehensive Plan on 3/26/18 through the integrated SEPA/Commerce Review Process.
  • Draft Plan presentation to Public Works Committee on 5/14/18.
  • Draft Plan presentation to Planning Commission on 5/17/18.
  • Public outreach dates to be determined.

Stormwater Update Primary Contact

Wayne Matthews, Engineering Technician at 253-853-2646


Wastewater Comprehensive Plan

Description

As required by the State, this update will initiate and complete the 6-Year Plan Update and update the Comprehensive Plan's demographic forecast allocation wastewater model. The results of this updated Plan will be utilized in the city-wide Comprehensive Plan update. The model results will also be utilized to update the flow data.

Update Schedule

  • Draft Plan presented to State agencies (Departments of Ecology, Health, and Commerce) with the Gig Harbor city-wide Comprehensive Plan on 3/26/18 through the integrated SEPA/Commerce Review Process.
  • Draft Plan presentation to Public Works Committee on 5/14/18.
  • Draft Plan presentation to Planning Commission on 5/17/18.
  • Public outreach dates to be determined.

Wastewater Update Primary Contact

Marcos McGraw, Project Engineer at 253-853-2647


Water System Plan

Description

The City's Water Department is preparing a routine update which is performed every 10 years and reviews the maintenance needs and anticipated impacts due to population growth in our community. The Water System Plan is reviewed by Pierce County and the Washington State Department of Health for consistency with their respective rules and regulations. 

  • Draft Plan presented to State agencies (Departments of Ecology, Health, and Commerce) with the Gig Harbor city-wide Comprehensive Plan on 3/26/18 through the integrated SEPA/Commerce Review Process.
  • Draft Plan presentation to Public Works Committee on 5/14/18.
  • Draft Plan presentation to Planning Commission on 5/17/18.
  • Public outreach dates to be determined.

Water System Plan Update Primary Contact

Trent Ward, P.E., Senior Engineer at 253-853-7637

Donkey Engine Placement and Donkey Creek Drainage Improvements

Project Description

Donkey Engine: Placement of the historic Donkey Engine at Donkey Creek Park. 

Drainage Improvements: Install/expand drainage system at Donkey Creek Park to reduce standing water in lawn to increase usable area.

Project Schedule

Donkey Engine: Placement scheduled for summer 2018.

Drainage Improvements: Summer 2018.

Primary Project Contact

Katrina Knutson, AICP, Parks Manager at 253-853-8253 or 

Marcos McGraw, Project Engineer at 253-853-2647

Civic Center ADA Ramp Replacement 

Project Description

Remove and replace 23 existing pedestrian walkway ramps with ADA compliant ramps on the Civic Center campus.

Project Schedule

Construction of the ramps and the installation of railing have been completed.  Painting of the new curbing will occur as weather permits. 

Primary Project Contact

Aaron Hulst, P.E., Senior Engineer at 253-853-7620

Cushman Trail Phase 5 Planning Study

Project Description

Complete a planning study, working with stakeholders, to identify the preferred route alignment and begin design on the trail extension to the city's northern limits.

Project Schedule

Consultant selection is in process.

Primary Project Contact

Katrina Knutson, AICP, Parks Manager at 253-853-8253 

Eddon Brick House Remodel

Project Description

Remodel and rehabilitate the historic Eddon Residence.

Project Schedule

Pre-design structural analysis and permit considerations are complete.

Design surveying complete.

Primary Project Contact

Katrina Knutson, AICP, Parks Manager at 253-853-8253 or 

Marcos McGraw, Project Engineer at 253-853-2647

Gig Harbor Sports Complex (Harbor Hill Park)

Project Description

Develop city and partner-owned properties into a 17-acre sports complex with lit and turfed baseball and multi-purpose sports fields through a phased approach so that all area residents have access to outdoor facilities. The project also proposes trail connections, playground facilities and potentially a splash-pad.

Project Schedule

Public outreach began in February 2018.

Primary Project Contact

Katrina Knutson, AICP, Parks Manager at 253-853-8253

Harbor Hill Drive Extension

Project Description

Construct the extension of Harbor Hill Drive to Burnham Drive

Project Schedule

The roadway alignment on Burnham Drive has been modified at the new Harbor Hill Drive extension area in order to shift traffic to the east through the construction zone, and allow for the construction of a new roundabout at Burnham Drive, Harbor Hill Drive, and Gig Harbor Sportsman's Club intersection.

Construction completion is anticipated December 2018.       

Primary Project Contact

Trent Ward, P.E., Senior Engineer at 253-853-7637

Well #11 Deep Aquifer Well Development

Project Description

Construct a new well house, water treatment facility, telemetry, and associated appurtenances at the location of the drilled Well #11 well casing and place into service. 

Project Schedule

Construction completion anticipated in late spring or early summer 2018.

Primary Project Contact

Trent Ward, P.E., Senior Engineer at 253-853-7637