Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Build first, get permission later

From the Queens Chronicle:

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.


Anonymous said...

There are supposed to be real estate agents, lawyers, title agents, etc. when you buy and sell a home.

No variance.

The owner should sue all the licensed professionals involved in the purchase and the closing to recover.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the Architect that falsely files alterations instead of new buildings ? If you demo 50 percent or more of a house you are required to file for 1. Demo permit 2. New building filing. However dishonest Architects claim it to be a renovation. Unbelievable. This Architect designed a house on corner of 72 ave and 160 st for a investor. See for yourself. !! Then maybe you can send a complaint to DOB/IAD and maybe DOI for making false representations to NYC. It worked out better for him because it was less than half the work. He would have to pay his expediters less also.