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Providence Road Offline Storage Facility and Woodstock Park Improvements

Virginia Beach, VA

Providence Road Offline Storage Facility and Woodstock Park Improvements


2022 | National Award — Merit | Water / Wastewater

Photo Credit: Hazen and Sawyer

Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) selected Design-Builder Crowder to construct a partially-buried, 5.2 MG offline storage facility with an integrated skate park. The project supports decommissioning of HRSD’s Chesapeake-Elizabeth Treatment Plant and provides critical infrastructure to reduce the risk of sanitary sewer overflows during wet weather events. The facility is located within Virginia Beach’s Woodstock Park and required significant coordination with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (VBPR) to incorporate upgraded park features along with the new 30,000 sq. ft. skate park.

The project sought to balance operational and recreational needs while seamlessly blending the tank into the park setting. Crowder worked closely with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve their goals and make this an innovative and functional facility for future generations. Ultimately, the project’s success was supported by a culture of partnership, collaboration and trust among the team that was established from the project start and continued to completion.

Unique Community Benefit

It’s not every day that wastewater infrastructure and skateboarding go hand-in-hand, but this unique project brought the two together. The $31 million Providence Road Offline Storage Facility and Woodstock Park Improvements project resulted from a strategic partnership between HRSD and the VBPR Department. The project benefits public health, the environment and park users, all while saving taxpayer dollars by constructing the storage facility and much-needed park upgrades concurrently.

Crowder Construction was Design-Builder with engineer partner Hazen and Sawyer. The team continuously sought to balance operational needs with the needs of park users. A portion of the tank top is blended into the overall skate park layout, while the remaining portion includes green roof components, educational displays and artwork. Additional scope included a drain pump station and deluge pumping system; odor control system; sustainable features, including rain harvesting and skylights; and upgraded park facilities.

Design-Build Team

Clients/Owners: Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) and the City of Virginia Beach Department of Parks & Recreation
Design-Build Firm: Crowder Construction Company
General Contractor: Crowder Construction Company
Engineer: Hazen and Sawyer
Specialty Contractors: Team Pain Enterprises
Construction Duration: 24 Months
Project Cost: $31.1 Million