Friday, December 9, 2011
Maspeth developer shut down by DOB, runs to BSA
From the Queens Gazette:
The next monthly meeting of Community Board 5 (CB5) will be conducted on December 14 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King Regional H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. The agenda includes a public hearing regarding BSA Cal. #173-11-A, for property at 68-10 58th Ave., Maspeth. This is an application to the city Board of Standards and Appeals seeking a determination that the owner of said property has a vested right to complete construction and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy for a proposed three-story alteration (enlargement) to an existing mixed-use building at this location. (Block: 2777; Lot:11).
Let me translate: If DOB catches you building something they didn't authorize, you can just run to BSA and they'll help you out. Didn't follow the architectural plans? No parking? Have outstanding violations? No problem!
Revolting R-4 residence (Jan. 7, 2007)
Return to Revolting R-4 residence (Aug. 6, 2008)
BSA: Bailing out shady developers since 1991!