Asbestos discovery leads to indefinite halt of Oakland mall construction

A hulking, half-demolished, now-defunct Chase Bank now sits at the corner of a prominent corner in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood. And it will continue to sit there indefinitely. That’s because the developer of Shops at the Ridge at the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Valley, in one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods, found asbestos in April and had to stop all construction. Cristina Rendon reports.

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