Thursday, February 12, 2015

City settlement with AIMCO, plus disclosed cliff repair fees

Image result for 380 and 400 Esplanade Avenue pictureImage result for 380 and 400 Esplanade Avenue picturePacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, Staff Writer, 2/10/15. "City and AIMCO settle on terms of Esplanade repairs."

"An AIMCO-owned apartment building, The Bluffs, next door at 380 Esplanade Ave., suffered ground subsidence. The city's rock revetment next to The Bluffs was also damaged.

Image result for 380 and 400 Esplanade Avenue pictureImage result for 380 and 400 Esplanade Avenue pictureAt that time, a city storm drain ran under the AIMCO property. AIMCO blamed the city for damaging its property. The city disagreed, but in Sept. 2010 entered into a settlement agreement with AIMCO. The city rerouted that storm drain to the 500 block of Esplanade Avenue, pumped out the storm water from AIMCO's parking lot, and repaired the revetment and the parking lot at the The Bluffs."    Read article.

Reference -  From Fix Pacifica article reprint, City Council Meeting Agenda, 2/9/15.  

Item 3.  Continued 4/12/10 proclamation of the existence of cliff erosion, landslide ground substance and failure of revetment supporting the storm drainage at 380 and 400 Esplanade Avenue. 

Item 5. "Approval of the 380 Esplanade AIMCO  Esplanade Avenue Apartments, LLC Settlement Agreement, lateral drain construction and parking lot restoration contract, 380 and 400 Esplanade Avenue.  Award construction to Casey Construction, Inc., $72,880. Approve the management and inspection services to CSG Consultants, Inc., $14,100. Award the 380 Esplanade Avenue asphalt parking lot restoration to American Asphalt, $15,040. Report,   Settlement Agreement, pdf pages 353. Note:  380 and 400 Esplanade Avenue property condemnation by the City of Pacifica, some price comparisons, computer pages 342-343. 

Note photographs by Chris Dant Adequate Bird:  Apartments and single cliff water drain pipe from 8/16/10.  Cliff erosion (double photograph)  11/28/10.  Asphalt 11/4/10.

Related - AIMCO, Esplanade Avenue Apartments - State of California, pdf 146.  PlainSite, Lhalaine Asino v. City of Pacifica, Superior Court Case CLJ462790.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Kathy Meeh said...

If anyone knows more about the AIMCO settlement with the City, and has additional information-- that would be appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Put in a public records request.

Anonymous said...

Kathy, it's all buried in the supporting docs for the settlement agenda item for the 2/9 council meeting. Read it and weep.

Kathy Meeh said...

1218, since you've read the Item 5 settlement agreement, 353 pages, and wept-- how about giving us a summary of what you understand from what you read? Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Kathy, just scan for dollar signs... although some of the engineering stuff from GeoSoils is very interesting. Keep in mind this settlement process has been on-going since 2010. AIMCO says the city's drainage pipe which previously went under the AIMCO property was a factor in the loss of their apt bldgs. City Pipe had to be relocated and repairs made. Pacifica has set aside funds in some account and will be reimbursed to some extent by something or other, sometime. Grants. And Mother Nature agrees to leave that section of coastal cliff alone if the city will agree to the same. That's about it.