Update – September 4, 2019: The City has approved that KB Home workers may resume interior-only activities beginning Thursday, September 5. This interior work will occur only on the homes where the buildings are done, streets are paved, and the landscaping is complete. No digging or external dust is anticipated with this work.
Update – September 6, 2019: The City has received a Technical Memo from Golder
Associates, Inc., a consulting firm with expertise in asbestos. Golder reviewed
the methodologies used to analyze the air quality data at the construction site and compiled the health risks using this data, based on federal
guidelines. Please contact Sam Yung at the number or email listed below if you
have questions about this memo.
Update – September 13, 2019: The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has reaffirmed KB Home’s approved Asbestos Dust Mitigation Plan for construction. KB Home will resume construction activities on September 16, 2019. Perimeter air monitoring will continue for the duration of the construction, and results are published on KB Home’s webpage every Wednesday by 2:00 p.m. The City has scheduled a community meeting for Wed., September 18, 2019 (location to be determined), including representatives from BAAQMD and Ramboll (KB Home’s environmental consultant), who will answer questions relating to naturally occurring asbestos.
Update - September 17, 2019: Councilmember Maya Esparza is hosting a community meeting to provide an update on the construction activity on Communications Hill. City staff and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will be at the meeting to answer questions. Meeting logistics: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Location - Fire Station 33, 2933 Saint Florian Way, San José.
For questions on the KB Home Project and asbestos issue, contact: