The demolition of an asphalt roller rental at a former asphalt mixing factory in San Diego, California, is one of several projects underway at the facility.
The project was announced by the city of San Diego in January, as part of a $4.2 million bond program.
It includes the addition of about 400,000 square feet of asphalt to the city’s streetscape.
Asphalt is a widely used building product, with a variety of applications ranging from sidewalks to roads.
The company that owns the plant in San Pedro, which was purchased in 2002, operated from 1998 to 2004.
In 2011, the company sold the plant to another company, with plans to redevelop it into a construction site.
The San Pedro project will be a mixed-use building, with retail, offices and residential spaces.
San Pedro is not the only project underway at a defunct concrete mixing plant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The city is also renovating the building at the former Kaiser Steel plant at the intersection of Market Street and Market Avenue.
This article was first published by The Huffington Posts on January 28, 2019.