Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, 11/13/12. "AIMCO allowed to construct concrete tie-back wall for The Bluffs apartment building."
|The Bluffs at Pacifica apartments, 380 Esplanade Avenue|
"The California Coastal Commission has unanimously decided to give the owner of The Bluffs apartment building on Esplanade permission to construct a concrete tie-back wall. The wall will effectively stabilize the otherwise unstable soil slope and prevent further damage from erosion. Bars of concrete will be inserted into the slope and secured into place.
|Cliff erosion problem|
Owned by AIMCO, The Bluffs at 360-380 Esplanade is near two apartment buildings that were condemned and evacuated during the 2009-10 winter storms.
.... "The original estimate was $10 million, but the way our costs are looking, it may double that amount," said Cindy Duffy, spokeswoman for AIMCO. "The investment is one that is needed to do this work. We are committed to our residents and to the community. We also appreciate the support of the Coastal Commission." Read Article.
Related - 360 Esplanade video, 13 seconds. Several Yelp photos of the viewed damage.
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