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Updates at Pacific Gardens Apartments: Looking Forward

On our last post, we talked about some construction projects that were being done along a vast stretch of 78th street right behind our community. A public meeting has been held, and there have been some updates, as well as changes made to the timeline of the projects from our original post. Please find the link to the website documenting these changes here. We will try to be up-to-date with all of this work, and continue to let our residents know so that their are no surprises. That said, construction like this is bound to throw us all for a loop, and we ask that everyone, including our neighbors be patient with the city while it is completed.

Similarly noted will be work that we are going to be completing over the coming weeks! Going back to last summer, a hail storm happened that caused a lot of damage to siding, windows and roofs of our lovely buildings. We were crushed. Hearts broken. However, our office could not let this stand, and over the last few months, we have gotten windows and screens replaced on many of our buildings. We also started re-shingling our damaged roofs, with the rest of this work being completed in Spring. Finally, the time is here! We are now starting to replace siding on buildings that were damaged by hail.

This work is set to begin on Tuesday, February 4th, with crews coming in to work on building 21. After this, they will head over to building 1, and tackle one/two buildings a week. Soon, we will have any buildings with damaged siding fixed. Our excitement is immeasurable, and we hope that this is something that our residents will be happy with, too.

There is other work that is set to take place, too! Much of it is tentative, so for now, we cannot say much. Still, we are looking forward to the time in which we can roll out these improvements. Pacific Gardens is something that we are really proud of; we are blessed everyday with large and open grounds, and comfortable, private apartments for our wonderful residents to enjoy. We know our residents and guests deserve this, so we are more than willing to continue this work to shape the community into something everyone loves. Thanks go out to every person who make Pacific Gardens what it is, and we look forward to positive changes, both large and small.

Presentation on Updates to 78th St Construction Project

Chaos is Coming! Preparing for Construction on 78th Street

Many of our residents here are very familiar with 78th street. If you want to quickly exit the property and head down towards the hospital, escape the rush of Pacific St or visit our neighbors at Villa Vinee, you take 78th. If you live on Pierce St, and want the quickest way out of the community, you go down 78th. Also, and unfortunately so, if you want to drag race down a street, you pull off from 78th and head on down to Pierce St, whizzing through with reckless abandon (this is not advised).

 

It is no secret that this street is an important thoroughfare for our residents and drivers alike. It is a wonderful side street that allows a little bit of overflow to avoid the major traffic on streets like Mercy or Pacific. However, there are ominous murmurs in the distance that…

 

CONSTRUCTION

 

… is on the way.

*Gasp*

How will we all ever make it through? What will that mean for the community? Who would ever do something so heinous?

For now, our office can tell you that work will start around the 27th of January. At that time, northbound lanes on 78th will be closed as MUD works on gas and water lines that run down the length of the road from Bergen to the end of Pacific Gardens. This work is expected to be ongoing into the Spring, but an end date has not yet been confirmed. We also know that work will be conducted by the city to build a sidewalk that spans the length of the previous work. Along with this, new retaining walls will be erected on the west side of the property. However, this will be taking over even more of the street, and will be lasting from Spring to late Summer (again, no official end date to say).

For us here in the community, we will be losing the garages West 17-43. This is incredibly unfortunate, although there is some good news to come out of this. With their removal, we will be replacing them with some standard outside parking, and new electric garages! All of this is very tentative for now, as we are still waiting for a greater idea on the schedule of this work, but for now, their is some good, and some bad, that is heading this way.

We ask that everyone in the community, as well as our neighbors nearby, be vigilant when using 78th for the next few months. It makes us very sad to see this happen, but also overjoyed to hear that we will be getting a new sidewalk, and some fun renovations to our already beautiful property. Please hang in there with us, and we will continue to try to make all of our residents/guests lives as smooth and convenient as possible while this work is on-going.

For more information, please continue to check in here. Thank you all for being our wonderful residents. We are all in this together, and once it is all done, 78th and our community will be even better than they were before!