Good Shepherd Construction update

A note from the construction company doing the Good Shepherd development:

Councilor McHattie:

As part of Good Shepherd’s commitment to provide updates to you and your constituents on the construction activity at the Good Shepherd Square, please be advised as follows for the week ending August 28th:

Work Underway: the installation of caissons for support of the excavation along Pearl is almost completed. Along Pearl Street a number of mature trees were removed. These trees were part of the tree preservation plan but were removed due to safety concerns. Hand dug test pits revealed that the roots of these tress were intertwined with the gas service. There is also an issue with soil stability along Pearl requiring the extension of the caissons along the street. Without the caissons the site could not be excavated and the caissons had to be placed at the location of the trees. Good shepherd will replace the trees as part of the landscape requirements for the site.

Work next week: It is anticipated that the caisson installation will be completed. Work will also begin with the installation of the storm sewer piping along the property line of Pearl Street. Other site offices or trailers may also be installed.

Next few weeks: The installation of shoring behind the caissons will begin. Installation of services on Pearl will begin and site excavation will follow.

I trust this information will assist you and your constituents.

Peter C Lampman

Housing Development Consultant

Good Shepherd Centres