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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Monday, February 1, 2010

161 East 7th Street, Kensington

(between Kermit Place and Caton Avenue)

Project Type: New building

Project Description: New 5 story building

Status: Stop Work Order (non-conforming under new zoning district)

UPDATE 1/07/2010: DOB reports site found safe; previous fence issues resolved

Background: The project was initiated in 2007. Following a zoning amendment in March 2009, the plan was determined to be non-conforming and a Stop Work Order was issued. Approximately 20% of the foundation was complete.

Our site visit in late October revealed that the site is in poor shape, with significant debris inside, the plywood fence deteriorating and overgrowth outside. Most of the overgrowth was removed in November. Permits are expired and the excavation is deteriorating.

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