November 4, 2022
Recent weeks at The Parcel have seen the completion of concrete foundations, walls, and second floor podiums for both buildings. The installation of the structural steel for the Building 'A' community space and childcare center is in progress along with the interior plumbing and electrical utilities.
Most significantly, and as the photos show, installation of the modular building units began this past week. A total of 24 modules (approximately one-quarter of the total number of modules) have been placed beginning at the southwest corner of Building 'A'. The placement of all modules for both buildings is expected to be completed in about 3 weeks.
Phase 1 of The Parcel affordable housing project, aka “The Sawyer”, incudes 81 apartment units within 2 buildings at several affordability levels and with a variety of unit sizes between studio and 3 bedroom.
Anyone interested in living at "The Sawyer" can contact the Town’s developer, Buckingham, at (855) 452-8250 (option 0).
July 30, 2022
Progress continues to be made on the construction of Phase 1 of The Parcel, aka “The Sawyer.”
Over the last couple of weeks, “Building A” perimeter and stair/elevator core concrete walls were completed using a method called “shotcrete” where the concrete is sprayed onto a single-sided form and then hand-finished. The forms for the exterior walls contained wood slats to create the “board-formed” texture. Forthcoming work on “Building A” will consist of utility installation and final backfill around the foundations and placement of aggregate base in preparation for the concrete slab on grade.
This first level of “Building A” will contain the main lobby, childcare, community space, and parking podium containing approximately 57 interior parking garage spaces. Placement of concrete for “Building B” footings is also complete, with the forming of concrete columns and walls expected in the coming weeks.
On the site, the new sewer main has been completed within the new Inyo Street and the portion of the Tavern Road extension just south of the new park. Current and ongoing work involves connection of a new water main and storm drain to existing utilities within Center Street.
Phase 1 of The Parcel affordable housing project, aka “The Sawyer”, incudes 81 apartment units within 2 buildings, at several affordability levels and with a variety of unit sizes between studio and 3 bedroom. Anyone interested in living at "The Sawyer" can contact the Town’s developer, The Pacific Companies, at (855) 452-8250 for additional information and to be placed on the waiting list.
Construction has begun on Phase 1 and the majority of the tree removal has been completed. The street connections from Center Street through to Tavern/Laurel Mountain Road have been cleared and grading is beginning on the road infrastructure and building pads. The anticipated occupancy of the project is Fall 2023.
The public road network (Tavern Road, Center Street, Chaparral Road) will be largely completed as a part of Phase 1. Funding for the road improvements will be provided by the Infill Infrastructure Grant as well as local sources. On October 20, 2021, the Town Council allocated $1.2M in local funding for public infrastructure associated with The Parcel. Town staff continues to work with TPC to determine funding gaps and will seek out grant funding for Parcel infrastructure prior to allocating the $1.2M for this purpose.