FEMA housing construction underway

An excavator digs up soil from the north side of the parking lot near Logan Road RV Park in Lincoln City so workers can begin installing infrastructure for a 21-unit temporary housing site to house victims of the Echo Mountain Complex fire. A trench has been dug into the south parking lot near Logan Road RV Park in Lincoln City so workers can begin installing infrastructure for FEMA’s 21-unit temporary housing site. (Photos by Mathew Brock)

LINCOLN CITY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) temporary housing project for victims of the Echo Mountain Complex fire broke ground at Logan Road RV Park in Lincoln City last week, and construction is well underway.

The project is scheduled to be habitable by next Friday, Feb. 26, and families should start to move in within five days of completion.

Heavy machinery began cutting up the north and south parking lots outside the RV park last weekend in order to install infrastructure for the 21 manufactured temporary housing units set to be installed.

“It might not be very exciting looking right now, but it’s a good lot, and it’s in a good location,” said Jeremy Hollen, FEMA media relations specialist. “The lot is huge and it’s way bigger than most of our other sites. There’s plenty of space for everyone. All the units will be the manufactured style, not trailers, and as of right now, two will conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

Although the work will be substantially completed by Feb. 26, a larger pump for the project will be installed and should be operational by March 16 to resolve minor water pressure issues. Logan Road RV Park will be open and unaffected by the construction.

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