A Flushing building, which has sat vacant for years, remains empty despite being approved recently by the Department of Buildings, after having earlier been deemed illegal.
Flushing Building Stays Empty Despite Approval
The DOB did in fact find that the “application does not comply with the legal requirements for approval,” and informed the applicant, Sam Suzuki of Suzuki Associates Ltd., of its objections. Suzuki revised the plan and it was approved in November.
No application has been submitted for a Certificate of Occupancy yet, according to the DOB.
The building, located at 143-17 38 Ave., has been a subject of controversy since construction began in 2000.
Work stopped when the DOB issued two violations and a stop work order in the late summer of 2000, for failure to provide proper protection at the sides of the excavation site. Fines for both violations are still overdue, according the DOB Web site.
In December 2000, three violations were issued for performing construction without a permit, but were later dismissed.