Background informationProject Created: June 18, 2009
Winter Park FL Swoope Water Plant
Year in Operation:
Water & Waste
The project replaced a 50-year-old dilapidated water plant located next to 27 rental homes. The city purchased this land, relocated its residents, and built the new state-of-the-art water plant. As part of the effort, 30 mixed-income apartments were opened.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located:
Is the project still active:
The City of Winter Park contracted with a company for total design-build services for the construction of the water plant.
United States of America
Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)
Land: The City of Winter Park purchased the land adjacent to the old water plant, which previously contained 27 rental homes. Due to growing property values, residents of the local homes reportedly felt they were in danger of being pushed out by private buyers. The City, after purchasing the land, relocated these residents to 30 mixed-income apartments, Railroad Avenue Residencies.
Access to Land: The plant is built on land owned by the City of Winter Park.
Environmental Clearance: The project has received accolades for its sustainability and low impact on the surrounding environment.
Souces of Project Support (Monetary)
From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: The City of Winter Park funded the water plant.
Project Delivery & Finance Method
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for both initial design and construction with a single entity. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.