With nothing much happening here, we'll head south, where our friends are pressing on valiantly with their
Work at 318 has got further along than next door's, despite, at one point, a stop-order, and all-too familiar complaints for unsafe worker conditions, after-hours construction and the like.
On to 298 20th Street. I really need some advanced real estate know-how to unpack the flurry of transactions concerning this address in late 12/early 13 (see ACRIS here), but two deeds of sale on 8th November 2012 involve a sequence of Party 1 William C. Thompson (father of the would-be-mayor) as Referee, to Party 2 (Gamoto Enterprises) for $420,000 and Party 1 (Gamoto Enterprises), to Party 2 (UV Properties) for $370,000. On the DOB website Gamoto Enterprises LLC are still listed as owners as of last month, though 246 Quincy Street LLC are the owners posted at the lot:
Really, this one just gives me a headache. In 2010, IMBY wrote about 298 and two other properties caught up in an affordable housing debacle involving Just Homes LLC, and I could do with some IMBY expertise to explain how the story has continued. Certainly the City's still involved as Gamoto (listed as Gamato) has a $580,000 mortgage from HPD. Anyway, let's turn to more practical matters. How are things going for Gamoto/Gamato/246 Quincy Street LLC/The Neighbors viz-a-viz construction? Not too well, I'm afraid. Work on the four-storey-plus-penthouse is stalled right now, with a partial stop-order in effect:
|FULL STOP WORK ORDER SERVED
|SWO ISSUED MISSING TR1S NO PRE-CONSTR SURVEY MISSING GUARD RAILS NO APPROVED PLANS
|STOP WORK ORDER PARTIALLY RESCINDED
|OK TO INSTALL GUARD RAILS INSTALL ACCESS DOOR IN FENCE ONLY EX/ID
The projected completion date for work at 318 and 298 is summer of 2014. We'll come back and take another look as the months roll around.
Update: Workers reappeared next door this morning!