Stalled Development in the 39th Council District

We need to make these sites into assets for the community. Many of these developments are causing real hazards for their neighbors, with fences falling down on sidewalks, loose construction debris that can become deadly in high winds, and unsecured sites that are dangerous for children and an invitation to squatting.

Help the effort to convert local blight to community benefit by providing feedback and tracking the progress of each site.
Leave comments below on a individual site to update us on the conditions. If you call 311 about an issue, please leave a complaint number in the comment.

Monday, February 1, 2010

1218 Prospect Avenue, Windsor Terrace

(between Vanderbilt Street and Reeve Place)

Project Type: New building

Project Description: Construction of a new 4 story 9 unit building

Status: Proceeding

Background: Started in 2008, this project has received violations and Stop Work Orders but was not declared stalled. Problems included a failure to undertake the demolition in a safe and systematic manner, failure to safeguard the public, water damage caused to an adjacent building, and lack of guardrails. A Stop Work Order was issued in November because expired permits were posted, but permits were being renewed and the SWO was rescinded in December.


  1. The scaffolding around the site over the sidewalk contains lighting, but it is never turned on, and the scaffolding itself blocks any light coming from the street lights. Seems dangerous.

  2. I was going to note the same thing. The lights under the scaffolding have NEVER been on. This is an obvious safety violation. There is also graffiti on the walls.