Aerial views of Avon Commons construction, 6-19-00
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Construction Notes by Richard L. Carlisle
June 19, 2000
Development Manager, First Interstate Development Company
Since our last update in mid-May, we have had poor
weather conditions for the completion of the engineered
fills required for the site improvements. Since May 15,
the site has experienced ten (10) substantial rainfalls
with six (6) of those rainfalls being over an 1'' and four
(4) of those events were over 1-1/2''; three (3) of which
qualified as 5-year storms.
The total precipitation in May, 2000,
was 6.59'', which was 188% of the Cleveland weather service
average of 3.49'' for the month of May. As of June 18,
of this year, the site has experienced 7.6'' of rain in
the month of June, which his 322% of the Cleveland weather
service average of 2.36'' for the entire month of June.
These facts notwithstanding, we have made some progress
and continue to make progress as best we can.
Over the last month, the following work has been completed:
- The sanitary trunk sewer line has been completed in total,
tested and inspected.
- The western section of the gas line along I-90 has been
abandoned by Columbia Gas of Ohio allowing us to proceed
with work in that area.
- Permanent electric service has been extended onto the site
and is proceeding in a counterclockwise direction around
the site from Detroit Road and is currently at the Target
building, approximately half way around the project.
- Target has completed the construction of their building
foundations and masonry work for the building is
- Notwithstanding the weather conditions
over the last month, we have completed the undercut
associated with the northern phase and are in the process
of completing the engineered fill which continues to be
very weather sensitive.
- SE Johnson Company has commenced with the off-site
improvements, including utilities along Detroit Road and
portions of the road widening on Chester Road, Route 83
and Detroit Road.
As the result of the inclement weather, the project
schedule has slipped by several weeks, although it is
our expectation with the oncoming month of July, that the
rain will eventually stop and that we should be able to
get back on schedule.
June 19, 2000
I-90 on the North Side
Detroit Road on the South Side