Pearl Street project now under way

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Ojai Valley News photo by Bill Warner
Heavy equipment has begun moving dirt at the Pearl Street site.
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
Dozers and backhoes were busy this week as construction got under way in Ojai on the long-awaited Craftsman Village. “We're digging trenches for plumbing and grading off areas for concrete,” said Aaron Emery, owner of the Santa Clarita-based Emery Construction, the builder contracted for the project. The concrete, he said, would probably be poured by Oct. 13.
“It's been a long time coming,” said Rick Nielsen. “We're really excited to finally be here.” Nielsen and business partner David Schuman are the principals in Raven Ridge Development, the Westlake Village owners of the forthcoming mixed-use property. Both men were onsite Oct. 12 as the trenches were cut at 611 Pearl St.

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