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

561 11th Street, Park Slope

(between 7th and 8th Avenues)

Project Type: New building

Project Description: Demolition of a 2 story residential building and garage and construction of a new 4 story 4-unit building

Status: Proceeding, nearing completion

Background: Demolition was undertaken in 2008 and plans were filed for a new residential building. A violation was issued in February 2009 for the lack of guardrails around the perimeter of the second floor, and a partial Stop Work Order was issued in April 2009 because there was no overhead protection at the entrance of the job site and no roof protection provided for adjacent properties. The safety measures were installed quickly and the SWO rescinded, but another partial SWO was issued in August because the workers using the scaffolding were not qualified. As of January 2010 the building was mostly complete and construction was proceeding.

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