The owner of 86-40 Range St, Bellerose Manor, applied for and subsequently received an alteration permit for an extension.
The property received its certificate of occupancy in August 2006, and slightly more than a month later, it received a violation for an illegal cellar apartment. What a surprise.
Compare the two photos. Does it look like an alteration, or a totally new building? This is what happens when self-certification goes wild. The extension at the rear of the building blocks the driveway so badly that it's nearly impossible to get a vehicle into the garage.
It's very convenient that toilets and wash basins always end up in the cellars of these places, even though the cellars are designed for 'storage purposes."