On June 4th, 2014, San Luis Obispo residents where invited to the Ludwick Community Center to help shape the future of the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) Project and the surrounding property on Prado Road. The workshop was led by Debbie Rudd, of RRM Design Group, to solicit feedback from the community on their vision, ideas, priorities and concerns for the WRRF Project, including potential public features and amenities. Community members, both residents and businesses, participated in a discussion concerning the site and the surrounding amenities. This was a great opportunity for the community to learn about the WRRF project, share their ideas about what the project should include and discuss how it might be delivered. Many topics were covered, including water treatment approaches, interface with the Bob Jones bike trail, odor reduction, and wildlife viewing opportunities.
A visual preference survey was conducted which allowed the attendees to “vote” on which architectural themes they liked best. An issue identification exercise was also carried out to allow individuals to identify elements of highest priority and issues of concern.
The WRRF Project Team is taking this feedback and incorporating it with the broader project objectives to shape the future WRRF. After all, the mission of the WRRF Project is to “deliver a Water Resource Recovery Facility in partnership with stakeholders that provides economic, social and environmental value to our community”.