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Sep 07

Town Center Update - September 7, 2019

Posted on September 7, 2019 at 11:07 AM by grodericks grodericks

Overall Project Activity

Work this week focused on finishing the new sewer line and laterals, continued work on the new water line, installation of the final paving for the temporary roadway from Fair Oaks into the Police Department parking area, and drilling of the piers for the new Library. 

Live webcams for Library site work and the City Hall/PD site work are now active on the Town's website. There is also a project progress photo gallery

City Hall/Police Building

PD Parking AreaS.J. Amoroso this week finalized the roadway from Fair Oaks into the secure Police Parking lot. Parking for the Police Department has to be relocated as work on the new building moves forward. 

S.J. Amoroso also completed finish grading for the new building pad. Once the finish grade was certified, S.J. Amoroso began installation and layout of batter boards and will begin drilling for the building piers. There are 105 drilled piers for the Admin/PD building. Once the piers are drilled and installed, S.J. Amoroso will begin excavation of the elevator pit and layout and excavation of the grade beams for the building. 

Adjacent to the main City Hall and Police Building is the new Secure Police Parking Lot. Within that lot (between the new building and the Caltrain tracks) is the Police Ancillary Building. After finalizing the main building pad, S.J. Amoroso will finalize the pad and layout for the Ancillary Building. 

Historic Town Hall

Demolition of the interior of the historic Town Hall building is complete. This building will ultimately become a part of the new Library connected via a deck and patio doors that spill out from the side of the building onto the new deck. The front doors of the entry way area are being saved and refinished for reinstallation at the end of the remodel. 

Work on this building will be sealed up for the winter season as work continues elsewhere on the project site. Once the interior work begins, work will resume on the historic Town Hall building. 

New Library

Library PadWork this week continued with drilling and installing the piers for the new building. There are 64 piers for this building. There were several issues encountered that have caused a slight delay in moving forward. These were quickly remedied.

Once the piers are complete, work will begin on layout and excavation of the grade beams and installation of the rebar. At this point, you should be able to see the layout of the new building taking shape. 

Site Work

Overall site work was focused on utilities. The new sewer line work completed. CalWater is on site working to finish installation of the new water line.

The Look Ahead

Work Areas for the Week of September 9
  • Secure Police Parking Area and Ingress/Egress to Fair Oaks (installing gates/fencing)
  • Finish Sewer Line Lateral Work
  • Water Line Work between Fair Oaks and Maple
  • Finish Drilling of Piers for the Library
  • Begin Drilling of Piers for Admin/PD Building
  • Begin Storm Drain Installation Throughout Project Area
  • Excavate Grade Beams for Library
Work Areas for the Week of September 16
  • Water Line Work between Fair Oaks and Maple
  • Storm Drain Installation Throughout Project Area
  • Form and Pour Pile Caps for Library
  • Excavation of Elevator Pit
Work Areas for the Week of September 23
  • Water Line Work between Fair Oaks and Maple
  • Excavation of Elevator Pit and Pit Walls
  • Layout and Excavate Grade Beams for Admin/PD Building
  • Install Rebar for Library

George Rodericks
City Manager