Very pleased to see the "restart" of the assisted living project on Chiesa Road. Substantially more grading and forming has been done. Some lanes/parking are now ready for steel.
One of the things I never did understand was the grading of "berms" around the project. Essentially, a lake was built during the recent rainy season. After a heavy rain (which we've had much of), the moisture was retained on the project because it's drainage was impaired by berms. Therefore, this project dried out much slower than normal. Of course, that played havoc with setting reinforcing steel and final grading of parking and fire lanes. Understandably, that compounded the problem of concrete delivery. With concrete in short supply, there is a two week lead time on delivery. If you miss that delivery because you are not ready for the trucks, you get placed back in line for another two weeks. A couple of missed concrete delivery dates because the forms and steel weren't ready, because it was too wet, because of the berms, can add significantly to the production time. So, the question of the hour is......who ordered the berms built? The general contractor? Hardly likely. The borrower's engineer? Not if he wanted an endorsement for future work. Then, who? The city engineer? Hummm. The berms don't add anything to the project. They should be part of the final landscape, anyway. With a little break in the weather, framing should start soon......say, a couple of weeks. Got to pour the approach soon. Then, rain will be less of a problem. Rowlett really needs this project. It will be a great addition to the city and the neighborhood.........in spite of what some think.