Friday, October 15, 2010

Corralitas Pits of Doom: Actual Progress!

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 10, 2010. Last week, a big pile of rocks was delivered to 2463 & 2467 Corralitas Drive and soil compaction began. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

Almost exactly two years since a neighbor accidentally discovered the Corralitas Pits of Doom, work began to backfill and compact soil and finish the retaining walls at 2463 & 2467 Corralitas Drive. While construction of the homes began in August 2006, the Corralitas Pits of Doom had no protective covering since spring 2008. The neighbor discovered his dog in the bottom of a pit in October 2008. Luckily the dog was unhurt.

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 13, 2010. Concrete was poured into a drainage swale and the retaining wall.

For the past two years, we documented the lack of action on the Pits of Doom, sending routine updates to CD13. This was an enormous failing of Building & Safety to do their job and protect the public from falling into the Pits of Doom from the uneven Corralitas Public Staircase.

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 14, 2010. Soil compaction continued. Two weeks ago, there was still a good 12-foot drop from the Corralitas Public Staircase into the Pits of Doom (where these workers are standing).

Now, if Building & Safety would only enforce the rule on shielding rooftop equipment in Hillside Areas...see Ugly Rooftop Watch.