Thursday, April 9, 2009

Red Car Property: Adelbert Landslide Zone

Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 9, 2009. Here we go again. There's always something happening on Lot C of the Red Car Property. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

This morning, I was surprised to discover significant grading of the most unstable slope on the Red Car Property. Since this is the infamous Lot C, where neighbors feel free to dig out the hillside at will, I snapped photos and made a few phone calls, after checking addresses of the homes above on Adelbert.

The crane operator said they were putting in caissons to stabilize the slope. According to the Building & Safety website, permits were granted to an Adelbert address, as well as 2129 W. Silver Lake Ave. (Lot C of the Red Car Property), for "proposed remedial repair of the surficial slope failure."

Photo; Diane Edwardson, May 2005. The same slope made homeowners nervous during record rainfall in 2005. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

This section of the Red Car Property is within the USGS identified Adelbert Landslide Zone. Photographic evidence of the crumbling slope dates back to 1904.