719-725 W. Pratt St. construction updates
Dover Street closures continue
Work that requires the 700 block of Dover St. to be closed will unfortunately continue tomorrow (Friday) and Monday. It is taking longer than originally expected.
Change in schedule
The 700 block of Dover St. will remain open today (July 19). The subcontractor had to push the conduit street work until tomorrow, (July 20) and Wednesday (June 21). The project manager apologizes for the change.
Extended work on Dover Street
Additional street work to install conduits will take place tomorrow (15th), Friday (16th), Monday (19th) and Tuesday (20th). The 700 block of Dover St. will be closed to traffic but the townhome parking lot will remain accessible from Fremont Ave.
Car access to the 700 block of Dover St.
On Tuesday (July 13) and Wednesday (July 14), the 700 block of Dover St. will be blocked to allow for a sewer connection for 725 W. Pratt St. apartments. Residents who live on the corner of Fremont and Dover will still be able to access the parking lot behind their houses, but they must enter and exit from Fremont Ave. instead of Dover. The developer apologizes for the inconvenience.
The construction crane blocking Dover St. yesterday was not part of the 725 Pratt St. project. It evidently was there to repair roof damage on 730-734 Dover St., not related to the Zahlco development. Notifications concerning 725 Pratt St. will continue to be posted on this site.
Accident on Dover and Penn St.
Last night, a contractor working on the Pratt St. project foolishly thought he could maneuver our narrow neighborhood streets with his trailer full of lumber. Needless to say, it did not end well. He was not authorized to pick up the materials at that hour, nor was he authorized to go the wrong way down our one way streets. This is an excerpt from the project manager’s email to the subcontractors, after the accident:
"1. Under no circumstances should anyone be working on site before 7am or after 7pm. This is something we have all discussed before. If a contractor is found to have been working outside of the hours of 7am-7pm. There will be repercussions. 2. Do not go the wrong way down one way streets (e.g. Dover Street, Penn Street). This is common sense. It is dangerous. It is impolite. It is illegal. Do not do it. I can not stress this enough. We are building in a residential neighborhood. Our neighbors have been very patient with us and we need to respect that."
Typically, the construction crew at 725 W. Pratt will not be working in the evenings. Last night was an exception. They were working with concrete and they needed to finish what they were doing before it hardened. The cold weather and wind affected the drying time and delayed their departure. There will be one more day next week that they will be pouring concrete. But they hope to complete it during business normal hours. They thank everyone for their patience during the construction process.
733 West Pratt St. plans for community review
Proposed plans have been submitted to the RDA for 733 West Pratt. Click here to view
Update on current and new project
The construction of 725 W. Pratt St. has been progressing as planned. The roof is scheduled to be completed by the end of January.
The same developer has plans to develop the adjacent abandoned properties (733 W. Pratt and 207 S. Fremont) for short term rentals. They will be attending the community meeting on January 6, with plans and will take questions from the community.
Masonry Sawing Timeline
The masonry sawing is scheduled through this week, but it will not be as continuous as it was last Friday and today. They apologize for the noise.