Percival Landing Major Rehabilitation

The City of Olympia sought to re-energize its downtown waterfront with a closely integrated set of waterfront improvements at Percival Landing. The site combines a nearly 1-mile-long pedestrian shoreline access and recreation opportunities with a commanding view corridor. With a long and significant history, the “landing” is central to the state capitol’s history, economy, and identity.

Anchor QEA led site design and engineering, participated in public involvement meetings, and provided permitting support for the project. We also provided full construction management and oversight, and led the environmental cleanup of the site. Construction included demolition of structures; removal of shoreline debris; other major park design, civil, shoreline, structural, and utility improvements; and a new building and pavilions that feature restrooms, showers for transient boaters, and a public space that can be rented for private parties or events. The sustainable and durable new facilities have a 50-year design life and are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible. The project successfully restored nearshore habitat for juvenile salmon, treated runoff from the parking area with low-impact development techniques, protected and enhanced view corridors, and planned for sea level rise. This LEED Gold-certified project received the American Planning Association “Great Places in America” award, in addition to five other planning, design, engineering, and construction management state and national awards.

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Olympia, Washington