There was action on our block on Tuesday! Site cut happened as planned. I did a drive by after I picked the kids up from daycare. They were in the car so I couldn't really get out and get a good look but here is a photo I took with my phone.
The front will have a two tier retaining wall, retaining along the right side as you look at it and a small wall in the back as well. The contractor is meeting us on site next Tuesday to finalize plans and hopefully he'll be able to start ASAP after the long weekend. The land is currently handed back to us until the retaining is completed they can not continue any further work.