SCS Engineers Awarded COMM22 Lot 7 Remedial Excavation, Demolition and Grading Contract

September 7, 2016

Project is part of a transit-oriented, master-planned community and provides much-needed affordable housing

Paseo at COMM22 is part of a transit-oriented, master-planned community in the Logan Heights neighborhood of San Diego. EBJ Business Award – 2016 Project of Merit Comm22. Photo: Ted7 Photography, used with the permission of BRIDGE Housing.

SAN DIEGO, CA — SCS Engineers, an environmental consulting and contracting firm, will provide remedial excavation, demolition, and grading services at the COMM22 Lot 7 site located on the Southwest corner of Commercial Street and Harrison Avenue in San Diego. SCS will also provide environmental consulting and soil management services for the project and install a bio-detention basin providing stormwater capture with a storm drain connection. The firm continues their work with the local regulatory agency and the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health to ensure the safety, environmental quality, and achievement of the site mitigation goals in preparation for redevelopment.

The site was formerly part of the San Diego Unified School District maintenance facility. Following mitigation activities, the site is slated to be redeveloped by Habitat for Humanity into affordable housing units that will be complementary to the existing adjacent mixed-use affordable housing development completed by BRIDGE Housing Corporation and MAAC in 2015. This redevelopment project includes infrastructure upgrades including streetscape improvements, storm drains, sewer lines and underground power lines completed in an environmentally friendly manner.

“Our team’s vast experience with environmental remediation and urban infill projects made this a perfect development for us to be involved with,” said Dan Johnson, vice president of SCS Engineers. “We are committed to projects that bring affordable housing to San Diego, and applaud the work of BRIDGE and MAAC to bring an award-winning development to the Barrio Logan neighborhood.”

“COMM22 is envisioned as a model for repurposing underutilized, transit-oriented land with a mix of housing opportunities and community-serving spaces,” said Jeff Williams, senior project manager for BRIDGE. “We’re thrilled that the Lot 7 site preparation brings the entire master plan one step closer to completion.”

Chris Crosby, project manager and Dan Johnson, project executive lead the SCS team ensuring that the project meets all environmental quality standards, stays on time and on budget.