The demolition of the Gastineau Apartments will stop temporarily for the holidays on Dec. 17 and resume on Jan. 4, according to city officials.
In the most recent demolition update, Rich Ritter, the Chief Architect overseeing the project, said that the demolition of the three apartment buildings is on schedule to begin on Jan. 12.
So far, CBC Construction, the Sitka-based contractor tasked with demolishing the decrepit apartments, and its sub contractors have removed the portion of the Rawn Way stairs that connects with Franklin Street. They have also installed security cameras at the site.
CBC has also begun working to drain the water that has collected in the basement of the building closest to Franklin Street. In order to complete this process, the contractor will need an “excavation/dewatering permit” from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, according to the release.