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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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

960 50th Street, Borough Park

(between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Project Type: New building

Project Description: Demolition of a house and garage and construction of a new 5 story, 8 unit residential building

Status: Update 8/2010: No application on file for lighting power 7/23/10.


Background: Plans were filed in 2007 to build a new 5 story residential buidling. A Full Stop Work Order was issued in November 2008 because the excavation was causing damage to an adjacent property. The contractor was allowed to shore up and the foundation was pour a concrete foundation, the SWO was lifted in December. Additional SWOs were issued – February 2009 due to inadequate fencing to prevent public access to the excavation, and May 2009 because of additional site safety problems, including site fence defects and missing guardrails and handrails around the excavation. A violation was issued in October due to lack of permits for scaffolding at the top floor.

Permits were renewed in December 2009, and the building exterior is nearly complete.

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