Author Topic: BFR Manufacturing Facility in San Pedro (Los Angeles)  (Read 32079 times)

Offline IntoTheVoid

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Re: BFR Manufacturing Facility in San Pedro (Los Angeles)
« Reply #320 on: 10/12/2018 04:52 PM »
The start of this tread mentions the project proposal for a rocket manufacturing facility in San Pedro which became public 6 months ago. Construction was described to be spanning 12 months and that work would begin with the demolition of one of the buildings on the Southwest Marine site (the compressor building). The compressor building is still standing as can be seen in Pauline Acalin's photos in a recent Teslarati article. We can conclude that work on the rocket manufacturing facility has been stalled and possibly is still stalled.

You're making schedule presumptions based on a portion of the document that starts with "For purposes of estimating project emissions..." and ends with a footnote which states in part "Assuming the earliest start date for construction represents the worst-case scenario for criteria air ... emissions because ... factors for later years would be slightly less...".
The portion referenced is an emissions analysis, not a project schedule. Though the analysis references a start in 2017, the final version of the document was not even submitted until early 2018. Further, page 39 of the PDF states that the site is under toxic remediation and "the 2016 Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is under way by LAHD and would be completed by LAHD prior to any construction activities associated with the proposed Project". The map on PDF page 43 identifies the compressor house as part of phase II, and the wharf area as phase I. On PDF page 52, the document further states:
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To address the greatest possible construction activity intensity and thereby worst-case scenario from an
impacts perspective, this document addresses a single-phase construction approach, assuming the full
building construction from the outset and demolition associated with the Compressor Building. In
actuality, the smaller building would be constructed and then incorporated into the larger building at a
later time reducing the intensity of construction activity and equipment on site compared to that evaluated
herein.
In (not so) short, the pace of SpaceX is evidenced by their activities in and around their sprung structure, and overall site construction will proceed at the pace of industrial construction in a big city. No conclusions on anything being "stalled" can be made.

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Re: BFR Manufacturing Facility in San Pedro (Los Angeles)
« Reply #321 on: 10/12/2018 04:58 PM »
Draft proposal from December 2017 found by u/abledanger.

Edit: Here is the final version.

I found that the final document is no longer available at this link, though I did dig around and find it elsewhere. Attached for permanence.

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Re: BFR Manufacturing Facility in San Pedro (Los Angeles)
« Reply #322 on: 11/14/2018 07:23 PM »

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