SAN DIEGO–Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC), working on behalf of the San Diego Redevelopment Agency, will begin environmental remediation work on January 4, 2010 on the Agency-owned Seventh Avenue and Market Street site in downtown.
Expected to take five months, the project will remove contaminated soils from a significant portion of the site (currently a 187-space surface parking lot) and will reconstruct and improve the surface parking lot to meet current design standards. Some parking lane closures will occur on Seventh and
Eighth avenues during excavation activities.
“CCDC was glad to receive the state grant and will work as efficiently as possible to clean up the site and return it to its current use as a public parking lot,” said CCDC Chairman and CEO Fred Maas.
The grant for $1.5 million was awarded from the Orphan Site Cleanup Account Program (OSCA) in September 2006. The OSCA Program, established in January 2005 by the State of California Water Resources Control Board, provides grants for cleaning “brownfield” sites contaminated by petroleum underground storage tanks when responsible parties cannot be identified.
The construction contract awarded to West-Tech Contracting Inc. from Escondido was for $1.7 million. The Redevelopment Agency will fund the remaining costs of the cleanup effort.
Questions regarding the project can be directed to William Yee at 619-533-7139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.