Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Board decides Huang created his own hardship
From the Times Ledger:
Community Board 11 voted unanimously to oppose the completion of several homes that were constructed in Bayside more than five years ago by controversial developer Tommy Huang.
The board voted 37-0 against allowing Huang to finish the project, which has drawn numerous complaints, violations and stop-work orders since the developer acquired the property in 2002 and began constructing four homes at the site.
The developer could not be reached for comment. The four buildings are located at 39-39 223rd St. and along Mia Drive near the Cross Island Parkway in Bayside.
The site’s lot had previously held one lot.
The homes had mostly been completed several years ago, but Huang’s application to CB 11 asked the board to allow him to complete the project on the grounds that he had incurred considerable financial expenditures.
But Christine Haider, the board’s first vice chairman, said CB 11’s zoning committee believed “it was a self-created hardship.”
Huang has been attempting to obtain certificates of occupancy for the homes.
Why not vote "yes", but "with conditions", like CB7? Oh that's right, CB11 members didn't just fall off the turnip truck.