Fort Collins Water Storage Tank
City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, Colorado.
A new 2 million gallon (2MG) water storage facility was under design for the City of Fort Collins Water Utilities in Colorado. The new facility called for a large semi buried concrete tank to replace a smaller aged above ground tank. Public reaction to the project was a concern.
POITRA was contracted to make an illustration the new design. The illustration would be used by the project team to garner comments from stakeholders that included area residents and travelers on the nearby local highway.
The above ground tank was abandoned and scheduled for removal. The new tank was to be located farther up the hill towards the center of the ridge and partially buried to help minimize view impacts. The existing access road also needed to be extended up the slope to the new tank site.
Take a closer look! POITRA sometimes uses 3D modeling in difficult natural locations to help in accurately determing visibility. (click to magnify).