Carousel Remediation Update 2021-10-08

October 11, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 18:

  • All of the major scope of work on restoration of landscaping on cluster 18 homes will be completed by 5PM today.
  • All homes will be cleaned up by the end of the day, we will remove all trash, materials and equipment and pressure wash every home.
  • Next week we will still have crews onsite to work on punchlist and other minor items that have been identified.
  • As of today Friday, October 8th at 5 PM all homeowners in cluster 18 are free to start accessing your properties.
  • Move backs have been scheduled with each homeowner for next week between Monday, October 11th and Friday, October 15th.
  • We will maintain our security guards patrolling the cluster 18 homes in the evenings until all homeowners have moved back at the end of next week.
  • Cluster 18 homeowners will be removed from this distribution list going forward, if you have any questions or need to reach us please use any of the communication channels listed below.

Cluster 19:

  • Excavation and backfill are complete.
  • Work is underway in restoration of utilities (gas, water, etc) that were removed during excavation.
  • For the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system we have drilled all the wells that are required on the street and on several properties and we have excavated a trench along Neptune Ave to install piping associated with this system.  Work will continue over the next couple of weeks on piping and connection of all wells to the system and then backfill and paving of the trench.
  • Work is underway on installation of Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems on the homes where this applies.
  • We have also started building the property line block walls that were removed and the beginning of the project.
  • All work is currently on schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update |Sept. 24, 2021

September 24, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 18:
• Hardscape work including installation of concrete on driveways, walkways, etc as well as decorative walls is about 70% complete.
• Landscape work is about 50% complete with installation of irrigation systems and preparation of areas for planting as well as placement of finish materials (decorative rock, wood mulch, etc).
• Deliveries of plant material and natural grass are scheduled starting next week.
• Each homeowner has been contacted individually to book several appointments: one to reinstall gas meters the week of September 27th, a second one for post-construction inspections the week of October 4th, and then a third one for moving back into your homes after work is completed the week of October 11th. Please attend your appointments at the scheduled date and time, we have planned this sequence of events carefully and it involves coordination with utility companies, various contractors and additional project staff and it will be difficult to reschedule any missed appointments.
We are on schedule to complete all work on cluster 18 on Friday, October 8th at 5 PM.

Cluster 19:
• Excavation has been completed on all the yards that require.
• Backfill has also been completed on all the areas that were excavated.
• We have started work restoring the utility pipes (gas, water, etc) that were removed during excavation.
• We have also started work on the installation of remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) on the homes where each system is applicable.
• Next week we will begin excavating a trench along Neptune Ave to install piping associated with the SVE system.
All work is currently on schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com. You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update 2021-09-10

September 10, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 18:

  • All excavation and remediation systems work is complete.
  • All lots have been turned over to our landscape restoration contractors.
  • Our hardscape contractor has started installing concrete on driveways, walkways, patios, etc. and that work is about 30% complete.
  • Landscape work follows behind with installation of irrigation and preparing surfaces for planting and installation of finishing materials.
  • We are in the process of contacting each homeowner individually to book several appointments: one to reinstall gas meters, a second one for post-construction inspections and then a third one for moving back into your homes after work is completed.  Please attend your appointments at the scheduled date and time, we have planned this sequence of events carefully and it involves coordination with utility companies, various contractors and additional project staff and it will not be easy to reschedule any missed appointments.
  • We are on schedule to complete all work on cluster 18 on Friday, October 8th at 5 PM.

Cluster 19:

  • Excavation on the yards that require it is +90% complete and will be finished early next week.
  • We have started backfilling the areas that were excavated.
  • Installation of remediation systems will start the week of September 20th.
  • All work is currently on schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update |08-31-2021

August 31, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 18:

  • All of the remediation work is complete including remedial excavations and installation of remediation systems where applicable.
  • Construction of the new property line block walls is complete.
  • We are working on grading each property to give all surfaces the right elevation and slope in preparation to receive hardscape and landscape.
  • As grading is completed the properties get turned over to our restoration contractors, six properties have already been turned over to restoration and the remaining six will be turned over on September 7th, after Labor Day.
  • Our hardscape contractor is onsite preparing to install concrete on driveways, walkways, patios, etc.  Drainage pipes are being installed and forms are being set in anticipation of starting concrete pours tomorrow, September 1st.
  • Once hardscape work is complete at each property our landscape contractor will start to prepare areas for planting and installing finishing materials.
  • All work is currently on schedule.

Cluster 19:

  • Demolition and removal of all hardscape and landscape is complete on all yards.
  • Excavation on the yards that require it is approximately 40% complete and will continue into next week.
  • Backfill of excavated areas is scheduled to start after Labor day.
  • Installation of remediation systems will start the week of September 20th.

Please note we will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday September 6th and there will be no work onsite that day, however our security team will continue to provide coverage to the entire worksite as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.comYou may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update Aug 13, 2021

August 13, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 18:

  • We have completed the installation of all remediation systems including the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) and Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems on the properties where each applies.
  • We have completed work on the trench on Neptune Ave that we excavated for header pipes associated with the SVE system, piping is complete and the trench has been backfilled and paved.
  • We are finishing the restoration of utilities (gas, water, electrical) that were removed at the beginning of the project.  Please note all utilities will remain physically shut and service will not be restored until homeowners are present in their homes near the end of the work.
  • We have made about 50% progress on construction of the property line block walls between lots.
  • As we complete the walls on each lot we start working on grading to give all surfaces the right elevation and slope in preparation to receive hardscape or landscape.
  • We will start turning properties over to our restoration contractors the week of August 23rd.
  • All work is currently proceeding on schedule.

Cluster 19:

  • All of the mobilization and setup work is complete, all utilities have been disconnected from all homes.
  • We have made about 70% progress on demolition and removal of all property line walls, driveways, hardscape and landscape areas on all yards.
  • Excavation on the yards that require it is scheduled to start next week.
  • Backfill of excavated areas is scheduled to start the first week of September, after Labor day.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update |July 20, 2021

July 20, 2021

Greetings cluster 19 and adjacent residents,

Welcome to this distribution list, you can expect to receive a similar email approximately every 2 weeks where I will provide an update on the progress of all ongoing remediation work and any other information that may be relevant.  I sent an update to cluster 18 residents last Friday but since we started work on your properties this week I thought I would send a separate note just for folks on cluster 19 to get you some information about the project.  The following is a highlight of the work that is ongoing and planned on your cluster 19 properties as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

  • We have started installing the temporary wall surrounding the cluster 19 work area, concrete barriers and most sound attenuation panels are in place, we will finish installing gates and closing the entire perimeter later this week.
  • We have started mobilizing all our equipment and supplies to the worksite including heavy excavation and construction equipment but also tools, materials and support facilities.
  • All utilities are being disconnected from all homes: we have already shut down water service, electrical wires will be physically disconnected tomorrow and gas meters will also be removed.
  • Next week we will start clearing vegetation and removing gates and other smaller items from yards.
  • Demolition of property line walls, driveways, hardscape and landscape areas on all yards is scheduled to start the first week of August.
  • Excavation on the yards that require it is scheduled to start the third week of August.
  • Please note that we have private security who patrol the worksite in the evenings, motion sensitive cameras pointing inside the worksite and a Sheriff from the local police department is posted outside the site every night in order to protect your property.
  • Also, please note that the site is an active construction site which poses risks to anyone who enters, we ask homeowners to refrain from entering the site without authorization for their own protection.  If you need access to your home for any reason please contact us and we will arrange for someone to escort you and provide you with some personal protective equipment so that you can access your home safely.  We ask that you provide us with at least 48h notice to arrange access.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update | July 16, 2021

July 19, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 18:

  • Excavation and backfill are complete on all the yards that require it.
  • We have started work on installation of the remediation systems: Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) and Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) on the properties where each applies.
  • We have completed drilling all the wells required for the SVE system.
  • Excavation of the trench on Neptune Ave for header pipes associated with the SVE system was completed today, installation of piping will begin next week and the trench will be backfilled and paved the last week of July.
  • Installation of SSD systems is underway on the properties where it was required or requested.
  • Restoration of utilities in underway including re-installation of gas and water pipes.  Please note all utilities will remain physically shut and service will not be restored until homeowners are present in their homes near the end of the work.
  • Construction of property line walls is scheduled to start next week.
  • All work is currently proceeding on schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.comYou may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 17:

  • All of the major scope of work on restoration of landscaping on cluster 17 homes will be completed by the end of the day today.
  • All homes will be cleaned up by the end of the day, we will remove all trash, materials and equipment and pressure wash every home.
  • Next week we will still have crews onsite to work on punchlist and other minor items that have been identified.
  • Grinding and repaving of the street inside Cluster 17 was completed today.  This work was delayed by one day and the asphalt is still drying so we are asking homeowners not to drive on the newly paved street until tomorrow, Saturday June 19th at noon in order to prevent damage to the asphalt or tracking black residue onto your new driveways.
  • As of today Friday, June 18th at 5 PM all homeowners in cluster 17 are free to start accessing your properties, however please note that we will keep the street blocked to prevent cars from driving on the fresh asphalt until tomorrow at noon, so if you intend on visiting your property before then we will ask that you park outside and access on foot.
  • Move backs have been scheduled with each homeowner for next week between Monday, June 21st and Friday, June 25th.
  • Cluster 17 homeowners will be removed from this distribution list going forward, if you have any questions or need to reach us please use any of the communication channels listed below.

Cluster 18:

  • Excavation on the yards that require it will be completed early next week.
  • We are starting to backfill excavations on Monday, June 21st.
  • Next week we will also start working on installation of the remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) on the properties where each applies.
  • All work is currently proceeding on schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

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Carousel Remediation Update | June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 17:

  • Hardscape work is about 75% complete (new concrete surfaces on driveways, walkways, patios, etc)
  • New sidewalks and curb/gutters are complete.
  • Our landscape contractor has started installing grass and plant material on the lots where hardscape is complete.
  • Each homeowner has been contacted to book several appointments, one during the week of June 7th to reinstall gas meters, a second one during the week of June 14th for post-construction walkthroughs and then a third one after June 21st for moving back into your homes.  Please attend your appointments at the scheduled date and time, we have planned this sequence of events carefully and it involves coordination with utility companies, various contractors and additional project staff and it will not be easy to reschedule any missed appointments.
  • Grinding and repaving all of Marbella Ave inside Cluster 17 will be done the week of June 14th.
  • We are on schedule to complete all work on cluster 17 on Friday, June 18th at 5 PM.

Cluster 18:

  • Demolition of property line walls, hardscape and landscape is complete on all areas.
  • Excavation started on schedule on June 1st and will continue over the next 3 weeks.
  • We expect to start backfilling excavations the week of June 21st.
  • The next few weeks are the phase of the project that involves the highest traffic of heavy vehicles as trucks are brought in to get loaded with material to be exported and then other trucks are used to bring import backfill material, please continue to be mindful of the modified traffic patterns in the neighborhood and respect all traffic signs and instructions from staff around the worksite.
  • All work is currently proceeding on schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update |May 21, 2021

May 24, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 17:

  • All 20 lots on cluster 17 are undergoing landscape and hardscape restoration.
  • Our hardscape contractor has completed about 60% of the work on installing new concrete surfaces on driveways, walkways, patios, sidewalks and gutters.
  • Our landscape contractor is following behind as hardscape is completed and they have made about 25% progress on installing irrigation and preparing surfaces for planting.
  • Over the next two weeks we will start receiving deliveries of plant material and grass to install on homes that are ready for it, more deliveries will come in June.
  • We will grind and place new asphalt on the entire street of Marbella Ave inside Cluster 17, from 247th St to the end of the cul-de-sac the week of June 14th.
  • We have started contacting homeowners individually to make several appointments, one appointment during the week of June 7th to reinstall gas meters, a second appointment during the week of June 14th for post-construction walkthroughs and then a third appointment after June 21st for moving back into your homes. If you have any questions on your appointments please contact Laurie Ludwig at (310) 367-0327 Monday to Friday during business hours.
  • We are on schedule to complete all work on cluster 17 on Friday, June 18th at 5 PM.

Cluster 18:

  • The temporary wall surrounding the cluster 18 work area is complete and all equipment, tools and support facilities are in place.
  • We have made about 50% progress on the demolition of property line walls, driveways, hardscape and landscape areas on all yards.
  • Excavation is scheduled to start on June 1st after the Memorial Day holiday.
  • We expect to start backfilling excavations the week of June 21st.
  • Please remember that the site is an active construction site which poses risks to anyone who enters, we ask homeowners to refrain from entering the site without prior authorization from us.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update | May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

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Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 17:

  • All remediation activities are complete.
  • All of the property line block walls separating the lots have been re-built and as of today all 20 lots on cluster 17 have been handed over to our landscape restoration subcontractors.
  • Our hardscape contractor has completed about 30% of the work on installing new concrete surfaces on driveways, walkways, patios as well as sidewalks and gutters that were damaged during our work.
  • As hardscape is completed on each lot our landscape contractor moves in to install irrigation and prepare surfaces for planting.
  • Our landscape architect Harry Clarke has reached out to some of you to make final decisions regarding landscape restoration at each of your homes.  Please work with Harry at your earliest convenience in order to make the necessary decisions in a timely manner to keep the work progressing on schedule.
  • As of today we are still projecting to complete all work on cluster 17 on Friday, June 18th.

Cluster 18:

  • Welcome to this distribution list to Cluster 18 residents, you can expect to receive a similar email approximately every 2 weeks where I will provide an update on the progress of the remediation work and any other information that may be relevant.
  • We have started installing the temporary wall surrounding the cluster 18 work area, concrete barriers and most sound attenuation panels are in place, we will finish installing gates and closing the entire perimeter next week.
  • We have started mobilizing all our equipment and supplies to the worksite including heavy excavation and construction equipment but also tools, materials and support facilities.
  • All utilities have been disconnected from all homes including removing electrical wires, shutting down water service at the meter and removing the gas meters.
  • We have started locating, cutting and capping underground gas lines that extend into the properties and need to be removed before we can start any demolition or excavation work.
  • Next week we will start clearing vegetation and removing gates and other items from yards.
  • Demolition of property line walls, driveways, hardscape and landscape areas on all yards is scheduled to start the week of May 17th.
  • Please note that we have private security who patrol the worksite in the evenings, surveillance cameras pointing inside the worksite and a Sheriff from the local police department is posted outside the site every night in order to protect your property.
  • Also, please note that the site is an active construction site which poses risks to anyone who enters, we ask homeowners to refrain from entering the site without authorization for their own protection.  If you need access to your home for any reason please contact us and we will arrange for someone to escort you and provide you with some personal protective equipment so that you can access your home safely.  We ask that you provide us with at least 48h notice to arrange access.

Please visit the following link which contains information about the protective measures we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our worksite:

COVID-19 UPDATE/AVISO – Carousel Neighborhood Restoration Program

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.comYou may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update |April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

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Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 17:

  • All remediation activities are complete including excavation and Installation of all remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) where applicable.
  • All work is complete on the trench that was excavated on Marbella Ave to install piping associated with the SVE system and the trench has now been backfilled.
  • Our masonry contractor has built about 75% of the property line block walls that were removed at the beginning of the project.
  • As the walls are completed each lot is graded to give all surfaces the final elevations they need in preparation to receive hardscape and landscape.
  • The first lot of 5 homes has been handed over to our landscape restoration subcontractors and by the first week of May all lots will be in this phase.
  • We have started work on hardscape including installing new concrete surfaces on driveways, walkways, patios as well as sidewalks and gutters that were damaged during our work.
  • Based on progress to date, and as a result of weather impacts during the winter and absences and delays during some of the worst months of the pandemic in December and January, we are now projecting completion of work on cluster 17 homes for Friday, June 18th.  This revised date will also provide enough time to repave the entire street on this cluster.  Please keep in mind that all temporary housing arrangements and provisions are automatically extended to the new projected completion date for remediation in each of your homes.

Please visit the following link which contains information about the protective measures we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our worksite:

COVID-19 UPDATE/AVISO – Carousel Neighborhood Restoration Program

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 16:

  • All hardscape work (concrete surfaces, walkways, patios, etc as well as decorative walls) is complete on all cluster 16 homes.
  • All landscape restoration work is being completed today.
  • We have finished the removal of the temporary construction wall that was placed along Neptune Ave and by the end of the day will repaint the traffic lanes and remove all the temporary traffic signs that we had installed.
  • All homes will be cleaned up by the end of the day, we will remove all trash, materials and equipment and pressure wash every home.  The street will also be cleared and swept.
  • All work is on track to be completed today Friday, April 9th by 5 PM.
  • Once work is complete homeowners will have access to their homes.
  • Move backs have been scheduled with each homeowner for next week between Monday, April 12th and Friday, April, 16th.
  • Cluster 16 homeowners will be removed from the update distribution list going forward, if you have any questions or need to reach us please use any of the communication channels listed below.

Cluster 17:

  • Installation of all remediation systems is complete including wells and piping for the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system, as well as installation of Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems on the homes that require it or requested it.
  • We are finishing backfill on the trench that was excavated on Marbella Ave to install piping associated with the SVE system.
  • Our masonry contractor has built about 40% of the property line block walls that were removed at the beginning of the project.
  • As the walls are completed each lot is graded to give all surfaces the final elevations they need in preparation to receive hardscape and landscape.
  • We will start transitioning lots to landscape restoration in the next 2 weeks and by the first week of May all lots will be in landscaping.
  • On our next email in 2 weeks we will provide an update on the projected completion dates for remediation on cluster 17 homes.

Please visit the following link which contains information about the protective measures we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our worksite:

COVID-19 UPDATE/AVISO – Carousel Neighborhood Restoration Program

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

Deny Gomez

Principal Program Manager

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Carousel Remediation Update | March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 16:

  • All homes are undergoing landscape restoration.
  • Work on hardscape (concrete surfaces for driveways, walkways, patios, etc as well as decorative walls for courtyards, etc) is +75% complete.
  • As hardscape is completed on each lot our landscape crew starts work on installing irrigation systems, preparing areas for planting and installing finish materials like decorative rock, mulch, etc
  • Plant material is scheduled to start arriving next week including natural grass, trees and shrubs.
  • Each homeowner has been called to schedule two separate appointments in the upcoming weeks: one for installation of gas meters the week of March 29th and another for a post-construction inspection the week of April 5th.
  • Work is on track to be completed by Friday, April 9th at 5 PM.
  • Once work is complete homeowners will have access to their homes.  Move back is scheduled for the week of April 12th.

Cluster 17:

  • All excavation and backfill work are complete.
  • Drilling of all wells for the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system is complete.
  • Installation of Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems is +80% complete on the homes that require it or requested it.
  • We have finished the installation of new utility pipes (gas, water, etc) to replace those that were removed at the beginning of the project.
  • We are currently working on a trench on Marbella Ave to install piping associated with the SVE system.  Excavation of the trench will finish today and next week we will start installing piping.
  • Our masonry contractor has started building the property line block walls that were removed at the beginning of the project.
  • As of today there is no change to the projected completion dates for remediation on cluster 17 homes.

Please visit the following link which contains information about the protective measures we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our worksite:

COVID-19 UPDATE/AVISO – Carousel Neighborhood Restoration Program

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.comYou may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

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Carousel Remediation Update Feb 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 16:
• All remediation work has been completed including excavation and installation of remediation systems.
• We have finished the installation of new utility pipes (gas, water, etc) and also reconnected the electrical wires to each home that were removed at the beginning of the project. Please note that gas and electrical service are still turned off at the meter on each home and will not be turned on until homeowners come back during an appointment that will be set up near the end of the project.
• Our masonry contractor continues to build the property line block walls that were removed at the beginning of the project.
• 4 out of 12 lots have been handed over to our landscape contractor this week.
• Landscape contractor has started work installing drainage pipes for rainwater and preparing the lots to install hardscape, i.e. pour concrete surfaces like driveways, walkways and patios.
Work is on track to be completed by the revised target date of Friday, April 9th.

Cluster 17:
• Excavation is about 95% complete on the areas that require it and projected to finish this week.
• Backfilling of excavations is about 90% complete.
• We have started the installation of remediation systems (SVE – Soil Vapor Extraction and SSD – Sub-Slab Depressurization) and restoration of utilities.
• As of today there is no change to the projected completion dates for remediation on cluster 17 homes.

Please visit the following link which contains information about the protective measures we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our worksite:

COVID-19 UPDATE/AVISO – Carousel Neighborhood Restoration Program

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com. You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

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Information about Carousel remediation dates for cluster 18 residents

February 18, 2021

Dear Carousel resident,

This email is being sent to residents of homes located in what we have designated as Cluster 18 and Cluster 19 “buffer” homes for the environmental remediation project.

Please be advised that as a result of weather impacts during the winter months as well as delays associated with the pandemic we have made some changes to the schedule of the environmental remediation work currently taking place in the Carousel tract. The estimated dates for start and completion of work on your homes has changed compared to the dates we communicated to you during individual meetings held in November of 2020, updated dates are provided below:

Move out week: April 26th to 30th (specific appointment to be arranged during that week in consultation with you)
• No access date: Sunday, May 2nd at 5 PM
• Start of remediation work: Monday, May 3rd at 7:30 AM
Completion of work: Friday, October 8th at 5 PM
Completion of work for buffer homes: Friday, December 24th at 5 PM (buffer homes are 24518 and 24522 Neptune as well as 24519 and 24523 Ravenna)
• Move back week: The week following completion of work, Monday through Friday by appointment

We continue to make our best efforts to complete the work in a safe and timely fashion. We remain committed to communicating with you and keeping you informed of all relevant information before and during remediation of your property.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com. You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Regards,

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Carousel Remediation Update |Feb 5, 2021

February 8, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 16:
• All excavation and backfill work is complete on all areas that require it.
• We have finished installing the wells and piping associated with the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system.
• We are finishing the installation of Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems on the homes where it is required or where the homeowners opted in.
• We have finished the installation of upgraded gas utility pipes to comply with current construction codes. Work continues on restoration of other utility pipes that were removed at the beginning of the project (water, electrical, etc).
• Our masonry contractor has started building the property line block walls that were removed at the beginning of the project.
• Once the walls are completed we will finish grading the lots and preparing all surfaces to receive new hardscape and landscape.
• We anticipate transitioning the first few lots into the landscape restoration phase the third week of February.
Based on progress to date, and as a result of weather impacts and absences and delays associated with the pandemic, we are now projecting completion of work on cluster 16 homes for Friday, April 9th. We will continue to make our best efforts to recover time and expedite the work and if there is any other change to the schedule I will communicate that to you promptly. Please keep in mind that all temporary housing arrangements and provisions are automatically extended to the new projected completion date for remediation in each of your homes.

Cluster 17:
• Excavation is about 85% complete on the areas that require it and projected to finish next week.
• Backfilling of excavations is about 65% complete.
• Installation of remediation systems (SVE – Soil Vapor Extraction and SSD – Sub-Slab Depressurization) and restoration of utilities will start in mid February.
As of today there is no change to the projected completion dates for remediation on cluster 17 homes.

Please visit the following link which contains information about the protective measures we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our worksite:

COVID-19 UPDATE/AVISO – Carousel Neighborhood Restoration Program

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com. You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

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Carousel Remediation Update- January 15, 2021

January 18, 2021

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 16:
• Excavation is complete on all areas that require it.
• Backfilling of excavations is +95% complete and will be finished next week.
• We have started work on restoring utility pipes that were removed at the beginning of the project (sewer, water, gas) and all are being installed in compliance with current construction codes and under permits from the relevant government agencies.
• We have started working on the installation of remediation systems (SVE – Soil Vapor Extraction and SSD – Sub-Slab Depressurization).
• Construction of the property line block walls that were removed at the beginning of the project is scheduled to start next week.
• The rain event during the last week of December delayed our progress and we are currently tracking about 4 days behind schedule but we are working to recover that lost time in the upcoming weeks. I will keep you posted in case there is a change to the estimated date to complete the work.

Cluster 17:
• Excavation is underway on the yards that require it and we have reached about 50% progress.
• Backfilling of excavations is scheduled to begin later this month.
• Work on cluster 17 remains on schedule despite the days lost to rain in late December.

Please visit the following link which contains information about the protective measures we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our worksite.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com. You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

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Carousel Remediation Update 12-18-20

December 18, 2020

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 16:
• Excavation is about 75% complete, we expect to finish excavation on all areas that require it around the end of the year.
• We have started backfilling the areas that were excavated.
• We are scheduled to start working on the installation of remediation systems (SVE – Soil Vapor Extraction and SSD – Sub-Slab Depressurization) the last week of December.

Cluster 17:
• Demolition of landscape and hardscape is complete.
• We have started excavation on the yards that require it and have reached about 10% progress.
• We have also started some initial work on the installation of SSD systems on the properties that require it or requested it.

All work is proceeding on schedule.

Please note our entire crew will take holidays on the following days and no work will occur on site on those dates: Thursday December 24th, Friday December 25th, Thursday December 31st and Friday January 1st.

Please visit the following link which contains information about the protective measures we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our worksite:

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com. You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

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Carousel Remediation Update – Dec 4, 2020

December 4, 2020

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 16:

  • Demolition of landscape and hardscape is complete on all areas.
  • Excavation is underway on the areas that require it and we have reached about 30% progress.
  • We anticipate to start backfilling the areas that were excavated on December 15th.
  • We have started work on the installation of Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems on the properties where it was required or requested.

Cluster 17:

  • Demolition of landscape and hardscape is about 80% complete and will finish next week.
  • Excavation is scheduled to start on the yards that require it next week.
  • We have also started work on the installation of SSD systems on the properties that require it or requested it.

All work is proceeding on schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. or via phone at (310) 367-0327 and email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Also, please visit the following link which contains information about the protective measures we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our worksite.

CAROUSEL REMEDIATION UPDATE -11/20/20

November 23, 2020

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 16:
• All utilities have been disconnected.
• Demolition of property line walls, driveways, hardscape and landscape areas on all yards is 95% complete.
• Excavation is scheduled to start on the yards that require it on Monday, November 23rd.
• We have started work on the installation of Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems on the properties where it was required or requested.

Cluster 17:
• All utilities have been disconnected.
• Demolition of property line walls, driveways, hardscape and landscape areas on all yards is 30% complete.
• Excavation is scheduled to start on the yards that require it on Tuesday, December 8th.

All work is proceeding on schedule.

There will be no work on site on Thursday November 26th or Friday November 27th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Please note that the site is an active construction site which poses risks to anyone who enters, we ask homeowners to refrain from entering the site without authorization for their own protection. If you need access to your home for any reason please contact us and we will arrange for someone to escort you and provide you with some personal protective equipment so that you can access your home safely. We ask that you provide us with at least 48h notice to arrange access.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. Laurie can also be reached via phone at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com. Next week Laurie will be taking vacation starting Tuesday November 24th, her phone line will be re-directed to someone else who will be able to assist you in her absence, she will return on Monday November 30th. You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

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Carousel Remediation Update 10/29/2020

October 29, 2020

Greetings,

Residents of the Carousel neighborhood whose home is in either cluster 16 or 17 as part of the environmental remediation project have been added to this distribution list, welcome! You can expect to receive an email from me on this distribution list approximately every 2 weeks for the duration of the project and I will provide an update on the progress of the work and keep you updated on any developments that may be relevant.

The following is a highlight of the work that has been completed recently and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Clusters 16 and 17:
• All residents from clusters 16 and 17 were moved into temporary housing between September 12 and September 23.
• We have started installing the temporary wall surrounding the entire work area, we should finish that work next week.
• We have started mobilizing all our equipment and supplies to the worksite including heavy excavation and construction equipment but also tools, materials and support facilities.
• All utilities have been disconnected from all homes including removing electrical wires, shutting down water service at the meter and removing the gas meters. The only exception to this are a few homes where power was kept connected in order to keep pools in operation.
• We have started locating, cutting and capping gas lines that extend into the properties and need to be removed before we can start any demolition or excavation work.
• All air conditioning units have been removed from the yards and placed in storage.
• Next week we will start clearing vegetation and removing gates and other items from yards.
• Demolition of property line walls, driveways, hardscape and landscape areas on all yards is scheduled to start the second week of November.
• Please note that we have private security who patrol the worksite in the evenings, surveillance cameras pointing inside the worksite and an on duty Sheriff from the local police department is posted outside the site every night in order to protect your property.
• Also, please note that the site is an active construction site which poses risks to anyone who enters, we ask homeowners to refrain from entering the site without authorization for their own protection. If you need access to your home for any reason please contact us and we will arrange for someone to escort you and provide you with some personal protective equipment so that you can access your home safely. We ask that you provide us with at least 48h notice to arrange access.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. Laurie can also be reached via phone at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com. Please note that all visitors to our outreach office will be asked to wear a face covering and we will limit the number of visitors to a maximum of two people at any given time.

You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Carousel Remediation Update 10/09/2020

October 9, 2020

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been completed recently and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 15:
• Our hardscape and landscape crew made tremendous progress and overcame issues with supply of concrete and other materials, as well as extreme heat and other challenges, and we were able to substantially complete landscaping and restoration work on cluster 15 by Friday, October 2nd 2020 at 5 PM.
• We will continue to address some minor punch-list items on a few properties over the following days and our landscape architect will start scheduling individual meetings with each cluster 15 homeowner to review the punch-list and sign off on completion of landscape restoration. Once homeowners sign off on acceptance of their landscape restoration we will process their final checks which include their inconvenience fees as well as any unused landscape budget.
• On a few properties we have yet to install alumawood patio structures because our contractors have been unable to source materials due to shortages in the supply of aluminum caused by the pandemic. This will not prevent occupancy of the homes and all families will still be able to move back into their homes. As soon as the materials become available we will schedule a time to install the alumawood patios.
• Last week we removed the temporary construction wall, cleaned and pressure washed all homes, swept the streets and removed all our vehicles and materials from the cluster 15 area.
• Homeowners were able to access their properties starting on Friday, October 2nd at 5 PM.
• Our movers started moving families back into cluster 15 homes on Tuesday October 6th, and all moves will be completed by the end of the day today.
• From this point forward cluster 15 residents will be removed from this distribution list, if you need to contact us in the future please use any of the communication channels indicated at the bottom of this message.

Work on cluster 16 is scheduled to start on Monday, October 19th and the following week on Monday, October 26th we will add cluster 17.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St. Laurie can also be reached via phone at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com. Please note that all visitors to our outreach office will be asked to wear a face covering and we will limit the number of visitors to a maximum of two people at any given time.

You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

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September 25, 2020

Carousel Remediation Update 09/24/2020

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been completed recently and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 15:

  • Our hardscape crew has made tremendous progress recovering the time lost a few weeks ago due to concrete supply issues by working overtime and Saturdays as well as securing a second concrete supplier.
  • Hardscape work is nearing completion, all major concrete pours will be completed by the end of this week and for next week we only have some masonry and tile work remaining.
  • Our landscape crew continues to follow right behind as hardscape is completed with installation of irrigation systems and preparation for planting.
  • Natural and artificial grass has already been installed on 12 out of 18 homes, we will continue to work on the remaining homes this week and next.
  • We received a large delivery of plant material (trees and shrubs) today and have started planting them, other smaller deliveries are expected in the next few days.
  • Next week we will begin removing the temporary construction wall, cleaning and pressure washing all homes and sweeping the streets.
  • We are still projecting to finish all major work on cluster 15 homes by Friday, October 2nd at 5PM.  After this point homeowners will be able to access their properties with no restrictions.
  • The only activity that is unlikely to be completed by that date is the installation of alumawood patio structures that several homeowners have included on their landscape design.  Our contractors for these structures have been unable to source materials due to shortages in the supply of aluminum caused by the pandemic.  This will not prevent occupancy of the homes and all families will still be able to move back into their homes.  As soon as the materials become available we will schedule a time to install the alumawood patios.
  • Move back has been scheduled starting on Monday, October 5th with individual appointments throughout that week.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St.  Laurie can also be reached via phone at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  Please note that all visitors to our outreach office will be asked to wear a face covering and we will limit the number of visitors to a maximum of two people at any given time.

You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

September 17, 2020

Remediation Updates: September 11, 2020

The following is a highlight of the work that has been completed recently and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 15:

  • All 18 homes (15 homes on cluster 15 plus 3 buffer homes from cluster 14) have been turned over to our restoration contractor.
  • Hardscape work is complete on 11 homes and ongoing on several others.
  • The situation with a shortage of cement powder that was reported last time has improved but the availability of this key construction material is still reduced compared to normal levels.  We have added additional suppliers of pre-mixed concrete to increase the volume that we are able to source and with that we have been able to make progress on construction of hardscape surfaces.  We have also added staff and are planning to work some Saturdays in order to be able to make up the time that was lost due to concrete supply interruptions.
  • Our landscape crew has finished installation of irrigation systems and preparation of surfaces for planting on 9 homes.
  • Next week we will start receiving deliveries of plant material and we will also start installing artificial turf on the homes where this applies.
  • As of today we are still projecting to finish all work on cluster 15 homes by Friday, October 2nd 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St.  Laurie can also be reached via phone at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  Please note that all visitors to our outreach office will be asked to wear a face covering and we will limit the number of visitors to a maximum of two people at any given time. You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

September 17, 2020

Carousel Remediation Update: August 25, 2020

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been completed recently and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 15:

  • All remediation work including excavation and installation of remediation systems is complete on all homes in this cluster.
  • We have finished construction of the new property line block walls on all homes in this cluster.
  • 15 homes out of a total of 18 (15 homes on cluster 15 plus 3 buffer homes from cluster 14) have been turned over to our restoration contractor.
  • On the remaining 3 homes we are finishing grading and they will also get transitioned to our restoration contractor by next week.
  • Hardscape work is complete on 6 homes and our landscape crew has started installation of irrigation systems and preparation of surfaces for planting.
  • The heat wave in Southern California and increased demand for power for home air conditioning has led to power outages for cement kilns (high consumers of energy) and is causing a shortage of cement powder in the region.  This has affected the plants that produce pre-mixed concrete and is impacting their ability to fulfill orders for this key material from all construction projects in the region including our project.
  • Despite the shortage of pre-mixed concrete our hardscape crew has continued to make progress by working on masonry and by building forms and tying steel in order to prepare areas to install concrete as soon as we start receiving our deliveries again.  Depending on the severity and duration of the issue with cement powder we may be able to work around it, we will continue to monitor the situation and I will keep you posted if there is any impact to our schedule.
  • As of today we are still projecting to finish all work on cluster 15 homes by Friday, October 2nd 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our outreach office on 337 E 244th St.  Laurie can also be reached via phone at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  Please note that all visitors to our outreach office will be asked to wear a face covering and we will limit the number of visitors to a maximum of two people at any given time.

You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Cluster 15 Remediation Update

July 1, 2020

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 15:

  • Excavation is complete on all the properties that require it.
  • Backfill is complete.
  • We are nearing completion on the restoration of utility pipes (sewer, gas, water, etc) that were removed at the beginning of the project.
  • We have finished drilling all the wells associated with the SVE (Soil Vapor Extraction) system that needed to be installed during this cluster.
  • We have started excavation of a large trench on Marbella Ave where we will install piping associated with the SVE system.
  • Re-construction of property line block walls began this week.
  • We will start transitioning properties to our landscaping and restoration contractor towards the end of July.
  • We are on schedule based on the revised timeline that we announced as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still projecting to finish all work on cluster 15 homes by Friday, October 2nd 2020.

Please note we have re-opened our outreach office at 337 E 244th St.  Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator will be available there for you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., she can also be reached via phone at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  Please note that all visitors to our outreach office will be asked to wear a face covering and we will limit the number of visitors to a maximum of two people at any given time.

You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Cluster 15 Remediation Update

June 22, 2020

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 15:

  • Excavation is complete on all the properties that require it.
  • Backfill is +80% complete and we are finishing the last few homes by early next week.
  • As backfill is completed on each property we have started restoring the utility pipes that were removed at the beginning of the project: sewer, gas, water, etc.
  • Work is underway on the installation of remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) on the homes where backfill is completed.
  • Drilling of wells associated with the SVE system and directional drilling for new gas lines started this week.
  • Excavation of a trench on Marbella Ave where we will install piping associated with the SVE system is scheduled to start the last week of June.
  • Re-construction of property line block walls is scheduled to start the first week of July.
  • We are on schedule based on the revised timeline that we announced as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still projecting to finish all work on cluster 15 homes by Friday, October 2nd 2020.

Please note we have re-opened our outreach office at 337 E 244th St.  Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator will be available there for you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., she can also be reached via phone at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  Please note that all visitors to our outreach office will be asked to wear a face covering and we will limit the number of visitors to a maximum of two people at any given time.

You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Cluster 14 & 15 Remediation Updates

May 19, 2020

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 14:

  • All landscaping and restoration work was completed on cluster 14 by Friday, May 15th 2020 at 5 PM.
  • The scope of work for remediation and restoration of cluster 14 homes is considered substantially complete.  We will continue to address some minor punch-list items on a few properties over the following days.
  • We have started moving all cluster 14 families back into their homes as of this week, all moves will be completed by this Friday, May 22nd.
  • From this point forward cluster 14 residents will be removed from this distribution list, if you need to contact us in the future please use any of the communication channels indicated at the bottom of this message.

Cluster 15:

  • Excavation is +60% complete and we continue to increase the pace of work in order to reach the same level we had before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Backfill of excavations is scheduled to start later this week.
  • Once backfill is completed we will start restoring the utility pipes that were removed at the beginning of the project: sewer, gas, water, etc.
  • Installation of remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) is scheduled to start the first week of June.
  • Re-construction of property line block walls is scheduled to start the first week of July.
  • After reviewing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the project including the time that the project was suspended and no work was conducted, as well as the slower pace of work that is now required to follow the new health and safety guidance associated with the pandemic, we are now estimating that work on cluster 15 homes will finish by Friday, October 2nd 2020.  That is currently our best estimated completion date, if we are able to recover any time and that date changes as we move forward we will certainly keep you informed.

Please note that our outreach office at 337 E 244th St will remain closed for the time being.  Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who usually staffs the office, remains available to you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Stay safe!

Cluster 14 & 15 Remediation Updates

May 5, 2020

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 14:

  • We are currently working on hardscape on the last few homes in this cluster including installation of concrete surfaces like driveways, walkways, courtyards, etc.
  • Once hardscape is completed on each home we transition to installation of irrigation systems, preparation of soils for planting, installation of plant material and placement of various landscape finish materials.
  • As we near completion of the work we will pressure wash the outside of all homes and yards, streets and sidewalks will be swept and our crews will clean the entire area before demobilizing.
  • We are currently on schedule to finish all work on cluster 14 homes by Friday May 15th at 5PM, from that point forward homeowners will be able to access their homes with no restrictions.  However, access remains restricted until such time and we ask homeowners not to enter the construction site unless you have a specific appointment previously arranged with us.
  • We will move cluster 14 homeowners back into their homes during the week starting May 18th.
  • Each homeowner has been contacted individually and we have scheduled various appointments during the following weeks for re-installation of gas meters, completion of the post-construction property inspection and for moving back into your homes.  Our team will contact each resident and provide some guidelines to be followed during these appointments associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the guidelines include practices of social distancing, increased sanitization and additional personal protective equipment such as face covers that we will ask you to follow during these visits.  The guidelines are designed to protect the health and wellbeing of the homeowners as well as of our workers and we ask for your cooperation and compliance.

Cluster 15:

  • We have resumed all activities associated with remediation on cluster 15.
  • Excavation is ongoing on the homes that require it and we continue to increase the pace of work in order to reach the same level we had before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Backfill of excavations is scheduled to start on May 18th.
  • Once backfill is completed we will start restoring the utilities that were removed at the beginning of the project and installing the other remediation systems including Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) and Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems.
  • We will keep you informed about the progress of work and the impact on the schedule as we move forward.  On our next update we expect to be able to provide a revised date for completion of work on Cluster 15.

Please note that our outreach office at 337 E 244th St will remain closed for the time being.  Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who usually staffs the office, remains available to you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Stay safe!

Cluster 14 & 15 Remediation Updates/COVID-19 Update

April 16, 2020

Greetings,

The Carousel Neighborhood Restoration project has been designated by our regulatory agencies as an essential activity or function during the COVID-19 response; and as such, we have resumed work on the project following CDC recommendations.

The safety of our community, contractors and employees remains our number one priority. Over the past few weeks, our team has worked to understand and incorporate health guidance surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic on our project; particularly the new Health and Safety practices that have been issued by the CDC and various other regulatory and governmental agencies and how they apply to our work.  We have incorporated these guidelines into our program including the practices of social distancing, increased sanitization, additional personal protective equipment such as face covers and gloves, new training for our workers, new signage, etc.  As such, we have re-started work with a reduced crew to ensure we are in compliance with the new Health and Safety requirements.  Over the next few weeks, we will increase the size of our crew and the amount of work gradually to ensure we remain in compliance.  We recognize progress will be slower than our pace before the pandemic, and we remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our workers as well as that of the Carousel community.

The following is a highlight of the current status of work and the plans over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 14:

  • A small crew from our landscaping and restoration contractors have resumed work on cluster 14 homes.
  • We are currently working on masonry and construction of decorative walls (courtyards, planters, etc.), as well as some landscape work including installation of irrigation systems and preparation of soils for planting.
  • Today we resumed our hardscape work and are once again pouring concrete to install concrete surfaces including driveways, walkways, etc.
  • As mentioned above, progress will be slower than before the pandemic and we are currently estimating that restoration work on cluster 14 homes will finish around the middle of May.  We will continue to communicate with cluster 14 homeowners about the progress of our work and the estimated dates when you can expect to move back into your homes.
  • We are currently working to re-schedule dates for the re-installation of gas meters with the utility company, and once we have dates from them we will start contacting cluster 14 homeowners to schedule an appointment to come into the construction site for that, as well as a second appointment to complete the post-construction property inspection.  Both of those appointments take place before construction is completed on your properties, and we are currently estimating those will take place in early May, though we will communicate with you individually once we are able to secure firm dates.

Cluster 15:

  • A small crew from our remediation contractor resumed work this week to load out soil that had been excavated before work was suspended.
  • We will increase our remediation crew starting Monday, April 20th in order to resume excavation activities on that date.  We will do so with about 1/3rd of our regular crew size in order to ensure we remain in compliance with COVID-19 related health and safety guidance.
  • On subsequent weeks we will continue to re-introduce additional crew members and increase our level of activity on site.
  • We will keep you informed about the progress of work and the impact on the schedule as we are able to resume activities. We do expect progress to be slower than before the pandemic, as we strive to ensure the health and safety of our workers and the community and follow the new health and safety guidance that has been issued by the CDC and other regulatory and governmental agencies.

Please note that our outreach office at 337 E 244th St will remain closed for the time being.  Laurie Ludwig, our Community Outreach Coordinator who usually staffs the office, remains available to you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at (310) 367-0327 or via email at lludwig@cwshousing.com.  You may also reach us via the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Stay safe!

Temporary Suspension of Carousel Remediation Project

March 23, 2020

Greetings,

In the wake of COVID-19’s growing impact, we want to assure you the safety of our community, contractors and employees remains the number one priority at the Carousel Neighborhood Remediation Project.   In response to the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, we are suspending all construction and remediation activities, and communicating with the Water Board regarding when they will continue.  Our goal is to ensure we are good neighbors in all we do. Through this time of challenge and uncertainty, we will remain available to you. Please feel free to reach out to us through the Information Line at (310) 857-2335, or info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com if we can be of assistance in any way.

Cluster 14 & 15 Remediation Updates

March 10, 2020

Greetings,

The following is a highlight of the work that has been recently completed and what we have planned over the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 14:

  • Property line block walls have been completed and all lots have now been turned over to our restoration and landscaping subcontractor.
  • Hardscape work including installation of concrete surfaces (driveways, walkways, etc) and construction of decorative walls (courtyards, planters, etc) is about 50% complete.
  • As we complete hardscape on each property our landscaping crew moves in to install irrigation systems, prepare soils for planting, install plant material and perform a thorough cleaning of each lot.
  • We lost one day of work today due to rain, however we are still aiming to finish all work on cluster 14 properties on schedule on Friday April 3rd at 5PM.  If the weather over the next few weeks has an impact on our schedule we will communicate with homeowners promptly.
  • We have started contacting cluster 14 homeowners to schedule appointments related to moving back including an appointment to re-install gas meters and smoke detectors, another to complete the post-construction property inspection, and finally the individual dates and times to move back into your homes starting Monday April 6th once the work is complete.

Cluster 15:

  • Demolition of concrete, walls and landscaped areas is nearly complete, we only have a few truck loads planned for later this week to remove the last of these materials from the site.
  • Excavation is scheduled to start tomorrow March 11th (weather permitting) on the homes that require it.
  • We lost one day of work today due to rain, we will monitor the weather as work progresses on this cluster and will keep you informed if there are any impacts on the schedule.

Please note that our outreach office has moved from its former location at 24628 Marbella to its new location at 337 E 244th St and will remain in that new location for the remainder of the project.  If you have any questions, you can visit us at 337 E 244th St Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

Clusters 14 & 15 Remediation Updates

February 4, 2020

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 14:

  • Excavation has been completed at all the homes that require it.
  • Backfill of excavations is ongoing and will be completed by January 31st.
  • We have started re-construction of the property line block walls that were demolished at the beginning of the project.
  • Work on restoration of utility pipes (sewer, gas, water) that were removed during excavation is ongoing.
  • We have started installing Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems on the homes where it is required or requested.
  • We are also drilling wells and installing piping associated with the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system.
  • We expect to start turning over properties to our landscape restoration sub-contractor in mid-February.
  • We are still tracking a few days behind schedule due to rain events over the winter, but we have continued to work overtime and are doing some limited work on Saturdays in order to recover lost time.

Cluster 15:

  • Backyard cleanup day was completed on January 25th.
  • Residents are scheduled to move out of their homes the week of February 3rd to 7th.
  • On schedule to start work February 10th.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

Please note that our outreach office will move from its current location at 24628 Marbella as that home is scheduled to enter the remediation program together with Cluster 15.  The new location of our outreach office will be 337 E 244th St starting February 6th, 2020 and for the remainder of the project.

Cluster 13, 14, & 15 Remediation Updates

January 16, 2020

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 13:

  • All landscaping and restoration work was completed on schedule on Friday, January 3rd, 2020.
  • All families were moved back into their homes by Friday, January 10th.
  • The scope of work for remediation and restoration of cluster 13 homes is considered substantially complete.  We will continue to address some minor punch-list items on a few properties.
  • From this point forward cluster 13 residents will be removed from this distribution list, if you need to contact us in the future please use any of the communication channels indicated at the bottom of this message.

Cluster 14:

  • Excavation is +50% complete, targeting to finish the homes located on Marbella this week and those on Neptune by next week.
  • Backfill has already started and is underway.
  • Work on restoration of utility pipes (sewer, gas, water) has started on the properties where backfill is complete.
  • Installation of remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) is also getting underway.
  • Re-construction of property line block walls is scheduled to start on January 27th.
  • We are tracking a few days behind schedule due to rain events over the past few weeks, but we have worked overtime and are planning to do some limited work on Saturdays in order to recover lost time.

Cluster 15:

  • Backyard cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday January 25th.
  • Residents are scheduled to move out of their homes the week of February 3rd to 7th.
  • On schedule to start work February 10th.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

Please note that our outreach office will move from its current location at 24628 Marbella as that home is scheduled to enter the remediation program together with cluster 15.  The new location of our outreach office will be 337 E 244th St starting February 10th, 2020 and for the remainder of the project.

Cluster 13 & 14 Remediation Update

December 4, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 13:

  • 8 out of 12 homes have already been turned over to our restoration and landscaping subcontractor and the remaining 4 are getting handed over this week.
  • Hardscape work is ongoing with construction of driveways, decorative walls, walkways and other concrete surfaces.
  • Once hardscape work is completed at each property our landscape crew follows with installation of irrigation systems, preparation of soils for planting and placement of other finishes and landscape materials.
  • We have lost two days of work in the past two weeks due to rain, but we continue to find ways to make up for lost time.  We may need to do some work on Saturdays over the next few weeks depending on rain delays to try and meet schedule.
  • At this point, we remain on schedule to finish all work on cluster 13 by Friday January 3rd, 2020.

Cluster 14:

  • Work started on cluster 14 on Monday, November 18th.
  • The temporary (green) sound attenuation wall around cluster 14 homes has been completed, utilities have been disconnected and all our equipment has been mobilized to the area.
  • Demolition of property line walls, hardscape, and landscape features started this week.
  • Excavation of the Cluster 14 properties that require it is scheduled to start on December 18th.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

Cluster 13 & 14 Remediation Updates

November 25, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 13:

  • Installation of all remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) is complete.
  • Work is ongoing on construction of the property line block walls that were demolished at the start of work.
  • As the walls are completed on each property we grade all areas and prepare the lots to turn them over to our restoration and landscaping subcontractor.
  • The first 4 properties have already been handed over to our restoration and landscaping subcontractor and hardscape work is ongoing on those properties which includes pouring of driveways, walkways and other concrete surfaces.
  • Another 4 properties will be turned over to our restoration contractor at the end of this week and the final 4 homes are scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving.
  • We lost a day of work today due to rain, but we remain on schedule to finish all work on cluster 13 by Friday January 3rd, 2020

Cluster 14:

  • Cluster 14 residents have been added to this distribution list that provides an update on the progress of the remediation work, you should expect to receive these emails every 2 to 3 weeks.
  • All cluster 14 residents moved out of their homes and into temporary housing the week of November 11th to 15th.
  • Work started on cluster 14 on Monday November 18th.
  • We are currently building the temporary (green) sound attenuation wall around cluster 14 homes, disconnecting utilities and mobilizing equipment to the area.
  • Demolition of property line walls, hardscape and landscape features is scheduled to start on December 4th.

There will be no work on site on Thursday November 28th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will have a reduced crew working on Friday November 29th on some relatively minor tasks, mostly to prepare work for the following week.  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

Cluster 12, 13, & 14 Remediation Updates

November 7, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 12:

  • All remediation and restoration work in cluster 12 is substantially complete.
  • All cluster 12 families (except those that are in the buffer with cluster 13) moved back into their homes the week of October 21st

Cluster 13:

  • All excavation and backfill on the properties that require it is complete.
  • We are finishing the installation of remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) and restoration of pipes for utilities (gas, water, sewer) that were removed during excavation.
  • The trench on the street for piping associated with the SVE system has been excavated, piping has been completed and it will be backfilled and paved over the next few days.
  • We have started re-building the property line block walls that were demolished at the start of work.
  • As the walls are completed on each property we grade all areas and prepare the lots to turn them over to our restoration and landscaping subcontractor.
  • Our restoration and landscaping subcontractor is back on site this week to start work on the first 4 properties that are ready for them.  The rest of the properties will be turned over to landscaping over the next few weeks.
  • We are on track to finish all work on cluster 13 by Friday January 3rd, 2020

Cluster 14:

  • Cluster 14 residents will be moving out of their homes the week of November 11th

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

Cluster 12 & 13 Remediation Update

October 9, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 12:

  • We are in the final two weeks of landscaping and restoration on all properties.
  • We are on schedule to finish all the hardscape work (pouring concrete on areas like driveways, walkways, etc and building decorative courtyard walls) early next week.
  • This week we received our first shipment of plant material and we will be planting those over the next few days.  Delivery of natural turf and some additional plants is scheduled for next week.
  • Next week we will begin removing the temporary (green) construction wall around cluster 12 homes and we will power wash all homes and sweep the streets.
  • Individual appointments have been made for every resident to come into the worksite this week for installation of gas meters, opening water meters and installation of smoke detectors.  Another round of appointments has been set for the week of October 14th to complete post-construction walkthroughs.
  • All work on cluster 12 is on schedule to be completed by Friday October 18th at 5 PM.  After this date/time cluster 12 residents are free to access their properties.
  • Move-back is scheduled for the week of October 21st, every resident has been contacted to assign a specific date and time during that week to move with the assistance of our movers.

Cluster 13:

  • Excavation on the properties that require it will finish this week.
  • Backfill of excavations is ongoing and will continue for another two weeks.
  • Work has started on installation of remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) and restoration of pipes for utilities (gas, water, sewer) that were removed during excavation.
  • We are scheduled to start installing wells and excavating a trench on the street for piping associated with the SVE system later in October.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

Cluster 12 & 13 Remediation Update

September 30, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 12:

  • All properties are undergoing landscaping and restoration.
  • Hardscape work is progressing well with forming and pouring of hardscape surfaces like driveways, walkways and other concrete areas.
  • Once hardscape is completed at each property we move into landscaping with installation of irrigation, planting and other features.
  • All landscape and restoration work is on schedule and we remain on track to complete all work on cluster 12 by Friday October 18th at 5 PM.
  • Residents will be contacted to set up individual appointments before the end of construction during the week of October 7th to come open your house for the installation of gas meters, open your water meter and install smoke detectors, and then another appointment during the week of October 14th for your post-construction walkthrough, an assessment of the conditions of your entire house similar to the one that was done before moving out to assess any damage.
  • Move-back is scheduled for the week of October 21st, we will also start contacting residents shortly to schedule their specific move-back date and time.

Cluster 13:

  • Excavation is ongoing on the properties that require it.
  • Backfill of excavations is scheduled to start in early October.
  • We are scheduled to start working on installation of remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) the week of October 7th.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com \lsdlocked

Cluster 12 & 13 Remediation Update

September 16, 2019

Cluster 12:

  • All remediation work including excavation and installation of remediation systems including Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) and Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) is complete.
  • Building of the property line block walls that were demolished at the beginning of the project will be completed by the end of this week.
  • Our landscape restoration contractor is back on site and work has started on landscape restoration.
  • 8 out of 12 properties have already been turned over to our landscape restoration contractor and work has started on those with installation of drainage systems, forming and pouring of hardscape surfaces like driveways, walkways and other concrete areas.
  • The rest of the properties on Cluster 12 will be turned over to restoration by next week.
  • We are still projecting to complete all work on cluster 12 by Friday October 18th.

Cluster 13:

  • All utilities (gas, power, water, etc) have been disconnected from the homes.
  • Demolition is underway including the removal of all hardscape (driveways, walkways and any paved surfaces), property line block walls, plants and all landscape features outside of the homes as discussed individually with each homeowner.
  • Excavation is scheduled to start on the properties that require it on Monday September 16th.
  • Backfill of excavations is scheduled to start in early October.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

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Cluster 12 & 13 Remediation Update

September 9, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 12:

  • Installation of Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems is complete on the homes that require or requested one.
  • All work associated with the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system is complete including installation of all wells and piping.  The trench that was excavated on Marbella Ave for SVE piping has also been completed, backfilled and re-paved.
  • We are finishing the re-installation of pipes associated with utilities (gas, water, etc) that were removed at the beginning of the project.
  • Building of the property line block walls that were demolished at the beginning of the project is underway.
  • Our landscape restoration contractor is due to return to the site next week after Labor Day to start work on the first four properties on Cluster 12 that will be ready for them at that time.  The rest of the properties on Cluster 12 will be turned over to restoration in mid-September.
  • We are still projecting to complete all work on Cluster 12 by Friday October 18th.

Cluster 13:

  • Work started on Cluster 13 properties on Monday, August 19th with mobilization and installation of the temporary construction wall.
  • We have been working on disconnecting all utilities to the homes including termination of gas and water pipes and removal of power cables that are rolled back to the poles.
  • We have been doing “light” demolition like removal of gates, plants and trees.
  • The full scope of demolition is scheduled to start on September 3rd once all utilities have been safely terminated and disconnected.  Demolition includes removal of all hardscape (driveways, walkways and any paved surfaces), property line block walls, plants and all landscape features outside of the homes as discussed individually with each homeowner.
  • Excavation is scheduled to start on the properties that require it in mid-September.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

Cluster 11, 12 and 13 Remediation Update

August 19, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 11 Update:

• Cluster 11 work was completed on Friday, July 19th and all cluster 11 residents (except for buffer homes) moved back into their homes the week of July 22nd to 26th.

Cluster 12 update:

• All excavation and backfill work on cluster 12 homes that require it is complete.

• Installation of Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems is underway on the homes that require or requested one.

• Drilling of the wells associated with the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system is complete.

• We are currently excavating a trench on Marbella Ave where we will install piping associated with the SVE system. Excavation will finish later this week and piping will start thereafter.

• We are working on re-installing pipes associated with utilities (gas, water, etc.) that were removed at the beginning of the project.

• We have started re-building the property line block walls that were demolished at the beginning of the project.

• As we finish building walls on each property we will move to grading and preparing the surfaces of each lot to receive landscaping and we will start turning over lots to our restoration subcontractor the first week of September.

• We are still projecting to complete all work on cluster 12 by Friday, October 18th.

Cluster 13 update:

• Families from cluster 13 have been moving out of their homes into temporary housing throughout this week and have been added to this distribution list, you should expect to receive an email from me with project updates approximately every 2 weeks.

• Move-outs will be completed by tomorrow, August 16th and this Sunday, August 18th at 5 PM is the “no access” time when cluster 13 homes will no longer be accessible.

• Monday, August 19th at 7:30 AM we will mobilize into the cluster 13 area and start building the temporary construction wall and disconnecting utilities.

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Cluster 11 and 12 Remediation Update

July 29, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 11 update:

  • All properties are undergoing restoration including installation of hardscape (driveways, walkways and concrete surfaces) followed by landscape work (irrigation, plant material and other features).
  • All residents had an appointment this week to reconnect utility services as well as re-install smoke detectors inside their homes.
  • Every resident will have another appointment next week to complete a post-construction inspection of your property, similar to the pre-construction inspection that was carried out before move out.
  • Removal of the sound attenuation panels (temporary construction wall) started July 12 and will continue next week.
  • Cleanup and sweeping of streets around cluster 11 will take place next week as work is getting completed.
  • Cluster 11 work remains on schedule to be completed by Friday, July 19th at 5 PM, after that point residents can access their properties with no restrictions.
  • Cluster 11 residents will start moving back into their homes on Monday, July 22nd.

Cluster 12:

  • Excavation on the homes that require it is progressing well and tracking for completion by July 26th.
  • This week we started backfilling homes on cluster 12 where excavation is complete.
  • Installation of remediation systems (Soil Vapor Extraction – SVE and Sub-Slab Depressurization – SSD) is scheduled to start on July 22nd.
  • We are currently projecting to complete work on cluster 12 by Friday, October 18th, as previously noted this is one week later than originally planned to account for the complexity of the excavation work in this area which includes a larger volume of soil requiring excavation than prior clusters.

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Cluster 11 and 12 Remediation Update

June 17, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 11 update:

  • All of the well installation, piping and trenching work associated with the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system in cluster 11 is complete.
  • Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems have been installed at all properties where they were required or requested.
  • Work is ongoing to re-build the property line block walls between the homes, once this work is complete the yards are graded to give all surfaces the final elevations in preparation to receive hardscape and landscape.
  • Six properties have already been turned over to our restoration contractor to install hardscape and landscape, the rest will be turned over by next week as the walls and grading work are completed.
  • Our restoration contractor has started installing hardscape (driveways, walkways and concrete surfaces) on some properties.
  • Landscape work (irrigation, plant material and other features) will follow as the hardscape work is completed.
  • Cluster 11 work remains on schedule despite some time lost to rain events this winter, we are tracking to complete all work by Friday, July 19th at the end of the day.

Cluster 12:

  • All utilities (electricity, water, gas) have been physically disconnected from the homes with either pipes cut or power cables rolled back to the poles.
  • Work has started on the demolition of all hardscape and landscape features outside the homes and that work will continue into next week.
  • We are scheduled to start excavation on the homes that require it on Monday, June 24th.
  • We have extended the schedule of cluster 12 by one week to account for the complexity of the excavation work in this area which includes a larger volume of soil requiring excavation than prior clusters.  We are currently projecting to complete work on cluster 12 by Friday, October 18th, one week later than we had previously estimated.  We will keep you updated on the progress of the work and advise any other changes in the schedule as we move forward.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., call the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, or email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

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Cluster 11 and 12 Remediation Update

May 28, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 11 update:

  • All excavation and backfill work on residential properties on Cluster 11 is complete.
  • Drilling of all wells associated with the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system in Cluster 11 is complete.
  • Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems have been installed at all properties where they were required or requested.
  • Two trenches need to be excavated on public streets in cluster 11 to install underground piping associated with the SVE system, all work on the trench along E 244th St is complete including piping, backfill and paving.
  • Work on the second trench along Marbella Ave is currently underway, excavation is nearly complete and we are starting work on the piping inside that trench, once that is complete it will be backfilled and paved.
  • We have started re-building the property line block walls between the homes, once this work is complete the homes will be graded to give all surfaces the final elevations in preparation to receive hardscape and landscape.
  • We will start turning properties over to our restoration contractor to install hardscape and landscape on June 3rd.
  • Cluster 11 work remains on schedule, we lost some time with the rain events over the past week but we are currently working to recover that time.

Cluster 12:

  • Welcome to cluster 12 homeowners who have been added to this distribution list and will start receiving this email every 2-3 weeks with updates about the progress of the Carousel remediation project.
  • Backyard cleanout day (when trash bins are placed on the street to remove unwanted items) was completed for cluster 12 on Saturday May 11th.
  • Cluster 12 families are currently in the process of moving out of their homes into temporary housing, that process will continue through the rest of this week until Friday, May 24th.
  • Work on cluster 12 will start on Tuesday, May 28th the day after Memorial Day.
  • Work will start with installation of the temporary (green) sound attenuation wall around all cluster 12 homes and disconnection of all utilities from the homes.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please note that Laurie Ludwig continues to be our Community Outreach Coordinator at that location, you can continue to reach her at the same phone number (310) 367 0327 and the only change is her email address which is now lludwig@cwshousing.com.

Alternatively, you can also contact the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335, email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com or visit our information website at www.carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com

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Cluster 10, 11 and 12 Remediation Update

May 1, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 10 update:

  • All work on cluster 10 properties was substantially completed by Friday, April 19 at 5PM.
  • All cluster 10 families were moved back into their homes between April 22 and 26.
  • We are now addressing minor items that were identified after completion and will be finishing those in the course of the next several days.
  • Cluster 10 homeowners will be removed from this email distribution list going forward, if you have any questions please contact us using the communication channels indicated below.

Cluster 11 update:

  • All excavation work on cluster 11 is complete.
  • Backfill of excavations has been nearly completed as well, with only minor work remaining over the next few days.
  • We have started work on excavation of a trench along E 244th St. where we will install piping associated with the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system.
  • We have also started drilling and installing wells associated with the SVE system on residential properties and city streets.
  • Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems are being installed at properties where they were required or requested.
  • We will start re-building the property line block walls between homes the week of May 13.
  • Cluster 11 work remains on schedule.

Cluster 12:

  • Backyard cleanout day (when trash bins are placed on the street to remove unwanted items from cluster 12 homes) will take place on Saturday, May 11.
  • Cluster 12 families are scheduled to move out into temporary housing the week of May 20 to 24.
  • Work on cluster 12 will start on Tuesday, May 28 the day after Memorial Day.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also contact the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335 or email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

Cluster 10 and 11 Remediation Update

April 8, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the environmental remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 10 update:

  • All lots have been turned over to our restoration contractor.  We have finished installing concrete surfaces and hardscape on homes located on Ravenna Ave. and Neptune Ave. and are currently working on homes located on E. 244th St.
  • We have started installing plant material and other miscellaneous landscape items (patios, etc) at the homes where the hardscape work is complete, and will continue with that work over the next two weeks.
  • Residents have been contacted individually by our temporary housing team to schedule various appointments required before the end of construction, including:
    • Appointments have been scheduled between April 9 to 11 to re-connect gas meters, light gas pilots and re-install smoke detectors inside the homes.
    • Appointments for post-construction property inspections have been scheduled between April 15 to 19.
  • We will start removing the sound attenuation panels (green construction wall) around Cluster 10 homes starting on April 12.
  • All work on Cluster 10 is scheduled to be completed by Friday, April 19 at 5PM, after that homes will be accessible to homeowners but we will continue to provide security via our private security contractor and Sheriff until homeowners move back.  For homeowners who intend to access their homes or do any work to their homes before moving back, please notify our security personnel to make sure they are aware.
  • Cluster 10 homeowners will start moving back into their homes on Monday, April 22.

Cluster 11 update:

  • Excavation on Cluster 11 is nearly complete, with only minor work remaining for next week.
  • We have started backfilling the areas that were excavated.
  • Once backfill is completed we will start work on installation of remediation systems including Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) and Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) systems.
  • Cluster 11 work remains on schedule and so far has not been impacted by weather delays.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also contact the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335 or email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

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Cluster 10 and 11 Remediation Update

March 18, 2019

The following is a highlight of the work that has been conducted over the past few weeks and to begin in the coming weeks as part of the  remediation of the Carousel neighborhood:

Cluster 10 update:

  • We have finished all the excavation, piping and backfill work on the second trench for this Cluster along E. 244th St. associated with the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system.  That trench will be paved later this week.
  • All remedial excavations, as well as the installation of remediation systems (SVE – Soil Vapor Extraction and SSD – Sub-Slab Depressurization) have been substantially completed in Cluster 10.
  • Five lots along Ravenna Ave. have already been turned over to our restoration contractor.  We have started pouring concrete and installing hardscape surfaces on driveways, patios and side-yards on these properties.
  • On the remaining lots along Neptune Ave. and E 244th St we continue building the new property line block walls and preparing/grading each property to receive hardscape and landscape.  All properties will be turned over to our restoration contractor in the next two weeks.
  • Multiple rain events over January and February caused delays on the schedule for Cluster 10.  We are currently projecting to complete all work on Cluster 10 by Friday, April 19, two weeks later than originally planned.
  • The schedule for Cluster 10 residents to move back into their homes is now the week of April 22 to 26, we will communicate with you directly if there are any further changes in dates.
  • Over the next couple of weeks our temporary housing team will start contacting Cluster 10 residents individually to set up your move-back appointments including a post-construction inspection, an appointment to install your gas meter and light your pilots, and your moving day.

Cluster 11 update:

  • We are finishing the demolition of all plant material, property line walls, driveways, concrete surfaces, patio structures, etc. this week.
  • Excavation started today on Cluster 11 and is scheduled to continue over the next 3 weeks.
  • Once we finish excavation we will move on to backfill and installation of remediation systems.
  • Cluster 11 work remains on schedule and so far has not been impacted by weather delays.

If you have any questions, you can visit 24628 Marbella Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also contact the Carousel Community Information Line at (310) 857-2335 or email us at info@carouselneighborhoodrestoration.com.

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