We hope this message finds you safe and well. Below are the latest updates on our progress at "The Emery".
Power Connection Work
We anticipate a power interruption when we connect our permanent power to the site; estimated July/August 2021. We will continue to request clearer communication and more careful planning by PG&E for future planned outages that affect the neighborhood.
Sidewalk Removals (Horton Street west side)
Sidewalks along the west side of Horton Street between Sherwin Avenue and 45th Street were removed in order to investigate potential tree conflicts with the joint trench and curb/gutter/sidewalk work to be installed. The joint trench installed in this area is also tied to the "undergrounding" work required on Horton Street. We also removed sidewalks north of 45th Street where large utility boxes are to be placed close to trees. Our engineers staked and marked (w/ spray paint) the facilities to be installed along this frontage so we can identify any conflicts with existing tree root structures, etc. It is anticipated these sidewalks will be out of commission for roughly 8 weeks and southbound pedestrian traffic will be diverted to the east side of Horton Street as a result. Thanks for your patience as we prepare to complete this important joint trench/undergrounding work on Horton Street.
Sherwin Avenue Sidewalk Construction
Sidewalks are under active construction on the North side of Sherwin, please be aware of extra traffic controls in this area.
Once this work is complete we will be shifting sidewalk construction to the South side of Sherwin, east of Hubbard. This work will probably start in 4-6 weeks.
45th & Hollis Intersection
One of the improvements we are constructing as part of the development is a traffic signal at 45th and Hollis. That work is scheduled to begin 6/2/21 after a preconstruction meeting with all parties. This work will take place in stages over a few months. Please look out for traffic controls in that area temporarily. We have worked with shuttle providers to temporarily relocate their pick up locations.
ON SITE WORK:
Building B1 stucco/plaster/ brick installation ongoing. Drywall has started to be placed inside the building.
Building B2 wood framing continues. Window installation is in progress. Mechanical trades are working inside the garage and the wood frame structures. Roofing work is progressing.
Building D Wood framing is in progress. Fire Sprinkler and plumbing installation continuing.
Building C (last bldg!) Our next to last structural concrete placement occurs this Wednesday 5/26/21 at the Building C podium area South. It will be a busy day with concrete truck traffic, etc. and we are hopeful we will be able to perform this structural concrete work without any noise ordinance time extensions from the City.
Structural Concrete placement remaining:
There is only 1large structural concrete placements left for Building C (and the site) expected this Wednesday May 26th. Lately due to the volume of work in the industry we have been dealing with excessively slow concrete supply issues on days when we do this type of work so while we hope to avoid future noise ordinance waivers (finishing by 6pm) it is possible we may need a waiver to complete this remaining work. We won't know until the work is under way on the day in question so please stay tuned...
Please keep in mind that with the rainy season upon us there will be a greater need for street sweeping so we are compliant with local and state stormwater management ordinances.
Have a safe week and we will be in touch with additional updates as the work progresses.