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December 2013: Construction Process Updates

Here are a few important updates to keep you informed:

TRUCK ROUTING: Fill Dirt Coming to the Site via Riverside Drive – mid-January

Starting in early 2014, our earthwork subcontractor will begin moving dirt to the site to raise the site out of the flood plain, up to 8 feet in some places. Heavy dump truck traffic is part of this process.

Accommodating our request to alleviate trucks along Haywood Road, the vast majority of the earthmoving dump trucks will be using Riverside Drive.  Please be aware that some trucks may have to navigate along Haywood or Amboy Roads at some point in the process, so you may see some trucks on Haywood or Amboy Roads as well.

We are proud to be working with Tennoca Construction Company in Candler for earthwork on the site.

 

NEIGHBOR MEETING: Neighbor Construction Update Meeting – January 10, 2014, 5-6:30 p.m. at Dr. Wesley Grant Center, 285 Livingston Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Neighbors within one mile of the site will receive more information about this meeting and more through mailed letter by the first week in January. We have scheduled this meeting to share the construction timeline, answer construction questions and provide an opportunity to ask questions of NC Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (NC DENR) about their brownfields program and process.

Please note: This is an informational meeting most relevant to those who live, work or own businesses near the brewery site. Capacity is limited, no refreshments will be served.


LOCAL SUBCONTRACTOR MEET + GREET-- January 9, 2014, 3-7 p.m. at Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Our contractor, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, will hold their second meet and greet for local construction subcontractors and suppliers interested in opportunities to provide services for the New Belgium construction process. It will be at the Isis Music Hall from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014.


SITE PREPARATION: Brownfield Agreement – early in 2014

We are revitalizing a brownfield site -land requiring clean up due to past uses- to build our brewery.  To do this, we have partnered with the state Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (NC DENR) and their Brownfields Program, as well as the City of Asheville. 

By early in 2014, you will see signs posted on the site. These are notice of intent to redevelop the property. The notice will also be posted on NC DENR’s website, a notice will be printed in the Citizen-Times and if you live or own property directly adjacent to the site (along Craven Street), you will receive the notice via mail. This is part of NC DENR’s public comment process.

NC DENR Brownfields program overview

NC DENR public comment process

The 30-day public comment period allows for relevant and technically substantial comments to be submitted to NC DENR.  An NC DENR representative will be present at our Neighbor Construction Update meeting to answer questions about the brownfield process.

A monthly January Site Work Update will be posted by Friday, December 20, 2013. Subscribe to this blog to have them sent to your email.