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.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

3705 14th Avenue, Borough Park

(between 37 Street & Old New Utrecht Road)

Project Type: New building

Project Description: Construction of a new 3 story ambulance garage, dispatch and training facility

Status: Foundation construction to restart, site is secure.

Background: A car repair shop and car wash was demolished, and permits for a new commercial building for the non-profit volunteer ambulance corps Hatzolah were issued in 2006. The foundation was begun but a stop work order was briefly issued in July 2009 because of issues with the construction fence. As of our visit in November 2009, a tractor and miscellaneous construction equipment were on site, the fence was intact, and the site was secure. Work on the foundation is supposed to restart soon.

Hatzolah is a non-profit volunteer medical service that works to save lives in the Borough Park community and beyond. If you would like to find out more about the organization, visit

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