They actually put up a temporary cell tower at the corner of the site. So I think its just a matter of time before that smoke stack comes down.The smokestack appears to have a cell tower on it, so perhaps they are letting the cell lease time out (rather than buying it out).
It's very cool but don't those things run into lots of maintenance issues?They need a last second change to keep the smoke stack. Little pieces of history like that that dont take up much room are always welcomed and make developments more interesting. It would be like a marker saying that something else from another time was once here where you stand and live today.
We are excited to announce that our environmental work on site is coming to an end and approvals have been secured with all departments, pending one final hearing with the Property Improvement Commission in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further updates!
I don't think it's actually taken three years. This was approved by the BRA two years ago (August of 2016), and environmental work began more than a year ago. Others are no doubt better informed than me, but this last approval could just be a required part of the process, maybe a last check-in to make sure the environmental cleanup meets spec. (This is a guess, since they're meeting the "Property Improvement Commission.")Wow, over three years later from the original proposal and still, just one more committee to appear before. I get that you just can't come into a neighborhood and start bulldozing but three years later and still looking for approval from a committee. Maybe I'm not seeing something here (it does take time to demo a site) but there has to be a happy medium for the city, the neighborhood, and the developer for a project to begin construction.
Just pointing out that the three year comment wasn't entirely accurate and that no one knows exactly why it took so long from the date of approval, though environmental remediation - an absolutely necessary step - is a pretty good guess for a large chunk of it. Given all that I don't see the point in comparing unless we have relevant info. Cheers!Just for comparison, the first post for the South Bay Development was 2/11/2015 (Approved 5/13/2016) and it's practically finished. The first post for Washington Village was 4/1/2015 (approved 8/11/2016) and, yes, the ground is cleared with just one final committee to pass inspection but that's it. Granted, there are major differences between the two, Washington Village is massive but South Bay is quite the large project in itself. But why is one practically finished while the other still has one committee to get through? Oh well, glad both are being built. Will add lots of housing and retail to both areas which is a great thing.
I live a quarter of a mile away, and as far as I can tell, it's been idle since last year when they put up that scaffold tower.FWIW I've driven by this site for the last year about 3 times a week.... its been moribund for seemingly 6 months or maybe more I wasnt keeping track... I didnt see a worker or a truck or anything on it. After they demo'd everything it just sat.