Just days after a chunk of concrete fell from a row of apartments along a cliff in Pacifica, two building owners must formulate a plan to save the apartments or decide to demolish them all together, a building official said today.
Thursday is the deadline for the owners of 320 and 330 Esplanade Ave. to offer a formal submittal of a repair plan for the apartments, which have been evacuated due to their instability atop the crumbling cliff, or opt to have the buildings demolished, Pacifica building official Doug Rider said.
The owner of 320 Esplanade Ave., which was evacuated in late April, has submitted a request for a 30-day extension, according to Rider.
Rider said he will meet with the Pacifica city manager and city attorney Thursday to discuss whether to grant the extension.
As for 330 Esplanade Ave., which was evacuated shortly before Christmas last year and lost a chunk of concrete over the weekend that left the balcony teetering on the edge of the cliff, that owner has suggested that repairs will continue even though they have not submitted anything formal yet, Rider said.
The concrete that fell was part of the apartment building and left the upper balcony hanging by nail and wood. The concrete had previously been supported by a chunk of earth, but that plunged into the ocean below three months ago, leaving the concrete hanging in mid-air.
Rider said it is the building owner's responsibility to remove the concrete that fell, but said he doesn't know where the concrete is.
Construction to save 330 Esplanade Ave. was halted mid-repair in February due to lack of funding, contractor Tony Fortunato said.