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September 30, 2010
If you’ve had the opportunity to drive by the Fairbanks Ranch Fire Station construction site during the past month, it should have been pretty apparent that the site preparation for the fire station construction is in full swing. Since the official ground breaking ceremony on July 1st, 2010, the site has undergone a significant transformation.
The remedial grading and soil stabilization process has been completed and the ground beneath the fire station has now been certified safe for construction by our geotechnical engineer. If you recall, a geotechnical analysis of the site was conducted early in 2009 and the final report indicated a substantial soil liquefaction potential in the sub-grade. According to our Civil Engineer, Mike Shapouri, approximately 480 tons of ¾” gravel has been utilized to form 192 stone columns, 40 feet deep into the soil to help support and stabilize the fire station from any future seismic activity.
The hillside located on the east end of the property has also been dramatically changed as well. In order to provide a larger employee parking and driveway access onto the property, approximately 20 feet of hillside was removed which added a sizeable amount of square footage to the overall site. A new shoring wall is also being constructed to provide structural strength to retain the hillside. When completed, this wall will have a natural rock finish and will blend in with the rest of the hillside.
Other work that is currently underway includes the installation of underground utilities, extension of the concrete culvert, and final grading in preparation for the final building pad. According to our construction superintendent, Steve Zieman, “If all goes well, we should be ready to construct the fire station foundation and footings within 3 weeks.”
The contracted completion date of May 2011 is still on schedule pending any unforeseen delays. We anticipate that a building permit will be issued by the County sometime within the next month which will allow us start construction of the fire station itself.
|September 9, 2010|
|July 30, 2010|
July 1, 2010 - Groundbreaking
On Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 4:00 p.m., the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) broke ground at 6424 El Apajo, the site of the new Fairbanks Ranch Fire Station. On hand at the groundbreaking were the Fire District Board of Directors James Ashcraft, Thomas Hickerson, Nancy Hillgren, Randall Malin, and John C. Tanner, as well as the District Fire Chief Nicholas Pavone. Representatives from Jeff Katz Architecture, Ledcor Construction, Inc., and Shapouri Civil Engineering also participated in the groundbreaking.
|July 1, 2010 - Photographic Timeline|
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