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.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

149 Kane Street, Cobble Hill

(between Henry Street and Hicks Street)

Project Type: Existing building

Project Description: Extensive repairs required, not addressed

Status: Vacant and sealed

UPDATE: DOB declared "Stalled": 2/16/2010

Background: This townhouse has received 36 violations since 2005, with the vast majority due to unsafe conditions and continuing deterioration, including numerous fa├žade cracks, a hanging cornice, cracks in the stairs, roof decking separation, and blocked exits. A full vacate order was served in May 2009 and a full Stop Work Order was served in July, with violations for failure to comply with the vacate order.

In September permit applications were filed for a full interior and exterior renovation, but the plans were disapproved. All windows and doors are cemented, a sidewalk shed is up, the scaffolding company’s sign indicates that the permit was valid 12/31/2009, but no DOB permits are posted and there is no activity.

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