It has been more than five years since the demolition of an auto repair shop at the northwest corner of NE 75th Street and 25th Ave NE. The site has been vacant until, on the weekend of May 11th, environmental clean-up work began.
The clean-up work may mean that the site owner is going to build something, or simply that he is preparing the property for sale.
The Kane Environmental Services company which contracted to work on the site, is doing soil and groundwater remediation and system design. Project Permit #3013392 describes the work as “grading of 5,000 cubic yards of material for soil remediation which includes the removal and replacement of 2,500 cubic yards of soil. Project also includes installation of an underground hydraulic barrier wall 133 linear feet.”
On Saturday, May 11th sunny skies added to the ability to work at the process of scooping out large amounts of muddy goop, using heavy construction equipment. A police officer helped direct traffic around dump trucks as they exited the site, and the work provided Saturday entertainment to children who enjoyed watching the trucks, tractors and scoop shovels.