Saturday, February 19, 2011
Hot sheets hotel permit yanked
From the Times Ledger:
A developer’s plan to build a controversial motel near Springfield Gardens High School was blocked by the city Friday just weeks after the community was alerted that the construction was continuing.
The city Department of Buildings revoked the permits for the construction of the lodge at 219-05 N. Conduit Ave.
Residents have been protesting the building of the motel and its developer, Saliesh Ghandi, because several of his other establishments in Brooklyn have offered rooms at hourly rates and community members fear it might attract illicit activities to the area.
In October, the department had initially given Ghandi the green light to restart his construction, which started two years ago, but reversed its decision when the agency discovered he did not adhere to new zoning rules.