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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Sunday, March 14, 2010

231-233 Ocean Parkway, Kensington

(between Church Avenue & Beverly Road)

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Project Type: New Building

Project Description: Demolition of house and garage; Construction of 8 story, 12 unit residential building with below-grade parking

Status: Update 714/10: Portion of fenced collapsed.

Vacant Lot, Excavation backfilled, DOB “Stalled” classification

Background: In early 2008 plans began for demolition of a home and garage and construction of a new 8 story building. During demolition and excavation, there were numerous complaints and violations concerning defective and missing fencing.

The site was idle, permits expired in April 2009, and in July 2009 the DOB declared it as a Stalled Site.

In September 2009 the DOB filed an Emergency Declaration noting that the partial foundation had inadequate bracing and water had not been drained. The DOB ordered it backfilled to grade. The owner did not comply, so the city backfilled the excavation and installed a chain link fence.

As of an early March 2010 DOB inspection and our site visit, the lot was graded and fenced, with no activity.

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