Architect Gerald Caliendo on Thursday told Queens Borough President Melinda Katz that the owner of a South Ozone Park home needed a variance on the property so that he could receive a certificate of occupancy from the city.
“There is a two-story building directly behind it,” Caliendo said during a land use public hearing. “So it is still in context with the neighborhood.”
He said the second floor of the house at 106-02 Sutter Ave. was constructed by a previous owner and is against the current zoning laws for the area.
The owner of the house never received a variance for the addition, Caliendo said.
Community Board 10 unanimously voted in favor of allowing the variance back in April.