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December Month in Review

The abatement and demolition of the Apple Valley and Summitview buildings were major milestones for December and January. Our Construction team has worked with local demo contractors to successfully clear the sites on schedule. The selection of the GCCM delivery method for these projects has allowed us to bring our construction team on early and move forward with demo. Other delivery methods would have prevented us from even starting the demo process until later in February.

Other recent highlights include an update to the schedule. Our design team has submitted drawings to the City of Yakima to begin the review process one month before originally scheduled. This additional month will ensure the completion of review and permitting coincides with the proposed construction start date.

Playground equipment from both sites have been removed and inspected. A playground safety audit report has determined many pieces as being salvageable. The district will store these pieces until a future home is determined and the pieces can be reinstalled.

Both sites are secure with fencing and informational signage. District security conducts regular surveillance of the areas. Additionally, a live video feed of the sites can be viewed on the homepage of this site.

Looking Ahead

With the completion of demo the sites can be tackified when the weather permits. Because the process uses a liquid material it is important to ensure the temperature is not below freezing. Once complete this will protect the ground from erosion and keep dust down. The sites have been prepped and surveyed and will sit until permitting is complete and construction can begin in April.

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