Saturday, January 24, 2015

Corralitas Drive: The Joys Of Hillside Living

Photo: Kristina Wagner, January 22, 2015.  This week, earth work began for a duplex at 2612-2614 Corralitas Drive.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

After only 3 days of construction, the neighbors are already fed up.  Complaints came in a steady stream to me from neighbors... street blocked; not allowing neighbors to drive up the hill to turn around; failure to control "fugitive dust" in an area where the wind comes up every day around 1:30 PM, carrying the dirt all the way up the street; no water of their own because it's not hooked up yet; workers' trucks parked on the sidewalk completely blocking it, including parking in the red zone on a blind corner; no sidewalk access on the blind corner.  

A couple of the neighbors asked to speak to an on-site supervisor about parking & street access.  Workers ignored their request.

Neighbors began calling Parking Enforcement and Building & Safety.  At least one neighbor has called the contractor with these issues.  According to the neighbor, none of his promises have been kept.

Corralitas Drive is a narrow, winding ,substandard Hillside street.  It is not a through street,  with limited parking.  It's also a No Parking on Red Flag Days street.  Let's hope they hired people who've built in the hills before or this could be one of those projects that takes 5 years to complete.