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

255 4th Avenue, Park Slope

(between Carroll Street and Garfield Place)

Project Type: New building

Project Description: Construction of new 12 story, mixed use and residential condo building, 41 units

Status: Stalled superstructure. Partial Stop Work Order in effect, building significantly complete.

UPDATE 2/3/2010: DOB reports work in progress

Background: Started in 2005, this building was designed by the controversial architect Robert Sarano. Work proceeded but numerous violations were issued due to site safety issues, failure to safeguard the public, and inadequate fencing, among others. The site was declared Stalled in September 2009, and it was declared unsafe. Remedial repairs were made, and as of late December the DOB reported that there was no immediate threat. Some work has been permitted to proceed.

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