Date of Meeting: May 11, 2021 @ 6 PM
Reasons for Demolition:
It is important for Chicago Southwest Development Corporation (CSDC) to start demolition now for the following reasons:
1.) To remove three unsafe vacant structures currently at the property; and
2.) Removing the existing structures allows CSDC to complete key pre-construction activities such as surveying, geotechnical work, and environmental testing, which are all important steps for the Focal Point Community Campus project.
Demolition Scope of Work and Approach:
The structures scheduled to be removed can be seen in the image below. Included are a 2-story brick building, 2 partially enclosed structures, and sections of concrete wall. There is no abatement required as no asbestos was encountered during inspection. There will be no implosions and no excavation. It will be a straightforward process and should take 2-3 weeks to complete, with an anticipated start date of May 26, 2021. Page 2 of 2
Air Quality Monitoring and Dust Control
The demolition contractor has a dust suppression plan and will use techniques to prevent dust from leaving the site.
CSDC has engaged an environmental consulting firm, True North, to complete air quality monitoring throughout the demolition work to monitor dust and air emissions. Daily reports will be reviewed and made available to the public and our team will respond right away to any abnormal readings.
–American Demolition Corporation– an established 52-year-old minority-owned, women-owned demolition and remediation company.
- • Maria Palafox- President
- • Roberto Manon- Asst. Project Manager/Logistics
- • Alfredo Palafox Jr.- General Superintendent
- • Alfredo Barragan- Director of Safety
–True North Consultants– an environmental consulting company with professionals in science and engineering who focus on mitigating environmental risks.
- • Brian Mihelich- Executive Vice President
- • Mike Brennan- Executive Vice President
For updates on the demolition, please visit www.FocalPointChicago.org. Periodic updates will be provided.