Tuesday, January 17, 2012

We're paying for shoddy development


From the Daily News:

A developer with a long history of construction and safety lapses tapped by the city to build dozens of new homes in Ocean Hill stuck buyers with problem-plagued, leaking buildings, homeowners say.

First time homebuyers sunk their savings into the 42 homes at the Ocean Hill South development built by Transcorp Construction for a city Department of Housing Preservation and Development program - only to find water leaks pouring through windows, walls, and basements and leading to mold, cracks in walls, no insulation, and electric outlets and plumbing not working.

City officials acknowledged the problems last March and told homeowners they would clean up the developer’s mess - but the repairs haven’t happened.

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