Albany Street Stormwater Facility
Herrera helped Thurston County design a stormwater facility that doubles as an open-air amphitheater in Rochester, Washington. After development of project alternatives, feedback from the community was solicited through a workshop and a project website. The project manages runoff from a 30 acre drainage basin, addresses local flooding problems, and provides a community amenity. The work involved installation of approximately half a mile of storm drain pipe and an infiltration basin that will soak up the water. In addition to stormwater treatment, the project includes amphitheater, a walking trail, boulders for play, and drought tolerant native plants that will attract butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Herrera helped the County obtain a $1.1M stream flow restoration grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to fund a portion of the project and the facility went online in 2019.