2530 9th Avenue Demolition
California Affordable Housing Initiatives Inc., an affiliate of the Oakland Housing Authority, owns the vacant property located at 2530 9th Avenue in Oakland. CAHI will be conducting hazardous materials abatement and then demolishing the vacant apartment buildings at 2530 9th Avenue from February through April 2022. Demolishing these buildings will remove the ongoing risk of having vacant and unsafe structures on this property.
There will be some impacts on the neighbors of 2530 9th Avenue during the abatement and demolition process. CAHI and its contractors will work diligently to minimize these impacts.
What to Expect
The project will be carried out in two phases. First, materials containing asbestos, lead, and PCBs will be separated and removed from the buildings. This phase is called hazardous materials abatement. After the abatement is completed, the buildings will be demolished using heavy equipment and the debris will be removed from the site.
Here are some things that you can expect during this project:
- Abatement and demolition work will be conducted between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
- Some parking spaces on Ninth Avenue will be blocked off.
- There will be truck traffic coming to and from the site.
During the Abatement phase (February through mid-March):
- All abatement activities will be done in accordance with CalOSHA, U.S. EPA, and other applicable regulations for safety, containment, and disposal.
- All asbestos that requires abatement is inside of the apartment units. Containment measures will be set up, and the asbestos-containing materials will be safely removed, sealed in bags, and taken out of the building for disposal.
- An environmental testing consultant will conduct air testing during the abatement work to make sure that hazardous materials are not being released into the air.
- You may hear humming noises from fans and vacuums.
- You may see workers in protective suits and respirators working in and around the building.
During the Demolition phase (mid-March through April):
- The demolition contractor will use excavators and other heavy equipment to demolish the building.
- The demolition contractor will spray water on the building to reduce dust as much as possible.
- The demolition process will generate some dust and debris that will fall on neighboring properties. The demolition contractor will pick up any debris that falls on neighboring properties.
- You may hear noise from the demolition equipment. The use of heavy equipment will be limited to the hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
- You may see parts of the building sway and wobble while it is being demolished. While this may be alarming, it is normal. The demolition will be conducted by experienced equipment operators who will bring the building down in a safe and controlled manner.
What’s Next for 2530 9th Avenue?
We believe it will benefit the neighborhood by removing this vacant building. In the next couple of years, CAHI expects to develop new affordable homes at 2530 9th Avenue. CAHI will provide periodic mowing and litter control at 2530 9th Avenue while the site is vacant.
If you have any questions or concerns about the abatement and demolition project or if issues come up during the on-site work, please contact Jonathan Young, CAHI’s Program Manager, at (510) 587-2190 or email to: 2530NinthAve@oakha.org.