Saturday, June 16, 2007

27 Lincoln Road: No active permits...yet

In response to Gary's question on the previous post...according to the city's Department of Buildings, it appears that 27 Lincoln Rd. does not have any active building permits on file. The lot, which also includes 35 Lincoln Rd., also doesn't have a C of O; at the moment, it's zoned for a 2-story business/office. (Of course, there's enough pro-development sentiment that that wouldn't likely present a problem.) This doesn't necessarily mean anything one way or the other: a sale might not have gone through yet; the phantom developer could be waiting to finish up with the asbestos removal; the permits could still be working there way through the pipeline. But it is worth noting...

(In other development news: it looks like the former PPLG HQ doesn't have any active permits out either...)

1 comment: said...

Is anyone else noticed that the workers who have been coming in and out of this building are completely unprotected? As far as I can tell, the workers have no lighting, no masks, and no proper ventilation. Before raising a toast to the developer, let's first take care of these workers, local residents, and pedestrians in the surrounding area, who are at risk of having an asthma attack and developing repiratory problems, due to the overpowering smell of mold (and the asbestos!) emanating from the building for blocks. Anyone who has walked past there in the last two weeks has smelled the mold, which is so strong, it has made its way into the park.

You can help by calling 311 and making a report with these organizations: Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), Dept. of Buildings, and Dept. of Labor (OSHA),

I've left a complaint with the first two and expect to leave one with OSHA tommorow, when the offices are open. Because of the nature of the work--asbestos abatement--the DEP will prioritize your report. Additionally, the working conditions under which the laborers are employed will prioritize your call to the Dept. of Buildings.

The more calls we make, the more likely something is to be done about SeƱor Cheapo, who risks the health of his workers and our community on the way to the bank.

Tina Green