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

527 Court Street, Carroll Gardens

(between Garnet and West 9th Street)

Project Type: New building

Project Description: Demolition of 3 story building and construction of new 7 story, 18 unit building

Status: Proceeding

Background: This building was started in 2007. Multiple Stop Work Orders were issued throughout the history of the project. A Stop Work Order for the New Building was issued in April 2008 and violations were served for failure to protect people and properties affected by the demolition. Demolition was allowed to proceed. A full Stop Work Order in September 2008 cited failure to protect adjacent buildings during the demolition and excavation, inadequate means of exiting the excavation (10 feet deep), lack of guard rails around the excavation and hanging electrical wires, and the excavation was dug into the adjacent property. Additionally, the construction fence was found to be inadequate and the site was not properly secured. After a violation for failure to comply with the SWO, remedial safety measures we

re undertaken and the SWO was lifted in October 2008. Another SWO was issued in April 2009 due to lack of handrails throughout the site and guardrails at various locations, and an SWO was issued in June 2009 for failure to extend the chimney to protect adjacent roofs. This SWO was rescinded in December, but less than one week later an SWO was issued due to inadequate scaffolding and the lack of a licensed rigger. As of the end of December, the SWOs had been rescinded and the building was nearing completion.

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