Contract awarded for vault's removal

DOWNEY - SoCal Engineering, Inc., was awarded a contract this week to remove an abandoned Southern California Edison electrical vault located on 2nd Street in downtown Downey, where the city plans to build an affordable housing complex.Removal of the electrical vault is considered the first step towards eventual demolition of the existing Verizon building. According to Brian Saeki, director of community development for Downey, demolition is expected to begin "Julyish" and last about three months. SoCal Engineering was awarded the contract on a 4-0 vote. Councilman Fernando Vasquez, a former employee of developer National Community Renaissance, abstained from the vote.

********** Published: May 12, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 4