Construction Driveway Slope
Late afternoon view of construction drive from middle of Pierce Court.
Note that all the construction equipment usually parked in the construction driveway is presently gone.
Note also that the Portico prevents a fire truck from getting to this side of the house. Without a 2nd driveway entrance, they would have to bring fire hoses from the Pumper parked in Pierce Court. This Portico design was included in the very original plans, but without getting permission for the 2nd driveway.
Similarly, stone wall entrance foundations were in place for about a week or more (Week of Sept 17) before the 2nd driveway request was ever made to the City (Week of Sept 25).
Note the large difference between the original landscape (denoted by Collar's green yard on the left) compared to the present construction driveway–nearly a 3 ft drop.
Also seen is that, when the southward downward slope (indicated by Collar's yard) is extrapolated to the house, quite a bit of fill has been used for the Ground Floor level in order for the landscape to mate with the River Front Court height and deal with drainage issues.
This Ground Floor necessity level has made the construction driveway slope even higher.