Thursday, March 26, 2009
Huang House site now treacherous for pedestrians
"As you can see from the pictures, this construction fence is near collapsing. The owners of the property and their subcontractors, piled very heavy construction material on the poorly constructed fence, causing it over time to begin collapsing.
Over the winter, numerous calls made to the D.O.B. through the 311 system have gotten the residents of Mazeau Street nowhere in resolving this issue.
With the high winds and more high winds to come, it is only certain that this fence will fall, and if anyone is anywhere near it, they will be very badly injured, or killed. The weight of the material, plus the force of weight when it falls is sure to be serious.
Many children pass this site, to and from their elementary school every weekday. I personally filed a complaint and from what I can tell from the link, it is sort of active? Are the D.O.B. waiting, as usual, for a fatality?
It isn't bad enough that the owner "Tommy Huang" has felony charges against him for destroying the landmarked "R K O Theater" and is still allowed to build. Now he can - and has for years now - put the residents of Mazeau Street and their children in danger and the city - especially the politicians - allowed this to happen with overdevelopment and not enforcing their own rules at the D.O.B.
And lets not leave out the D.O.T. They will quickly ticket a home owner for a little crack in their sidewalks but the D.O.T. has yet to ticket this land owner, and as you can see from the pictures the side walk is in poor shape.
If the fence falls, one will trip by the sidewalk as they try to avoid it.
As you can see, the 311 system doesn't really work when the D.O.T. and D.O.B. don't do their jobs properly by enforcing their own rules and regulations. If someone can help me I would greatly appreciate it 'cause I am sick and tired of calling 311 and having nothing done. I have to pass this everyday, to and from work, and it sickens me everyday. Someone please help before somebody gets hurt." - anonymous