From what must be a spectacular view above Palm Avenue, over the last two weeks carpenters and framers working on the American Legion's 8.5 million project dwarfed all nearby buildings when they raised The Post to it's fourth and final story.
At Palm Avenue and Florence Street, currently a huge tower of red'ish wood at the main enterence to Imperial Beach, The Post is expected to be completed next June, and will reportedly be thirty small one-bedroom senior veterans apartments.
"Twenty-nine units will be reserved for low income residents", said Greg Wade, Imperial Beach's Community Development Director, during a project update presented at the city's most recent Chamber of Commerce Monthly Networking Breakfast.
Bob's Cranes made it possible for workers to raise the fourth-floor's pre-fabricated walls and nail them in place in a matter of seconds.
Construction workers from the project said that drywall may be hung as soon as December.
Watching the construction from accross the street has been an impressive show of skilled constuction. I've been taking daily pictures of the progress, and plan to use them to produce a time-lapse videos of the exterior constuction. I think it'll be a cool video to watch.
Once the bulding is complete, Post 820, currently located next door, is expected to relocate to the first floor of the new building - the old building will be leveled to become a parking lot.
Patch reported that Mayor Janney led the city's Housing Agency to approve giving $4.4 million to the project. Considering how small the units will be, I wonder if Mayor Janney understands that some disabled veterans will need a local safe access collective dispensary?
If you see the mayor, thank him for providing a safe place for retired vets to live in Imperial Beach, then ask him to make sure they have safe and reliable access to doctor recommended cannabis - if they require it - for their health.