Current Site Construction
(updated February 22, 2022)
February 15, 2022: With over 50 calls to 311 reporting an “unstable building” at their residential address, the Department of Buildings issued a temporary stop work order, deeming the construction to be noncompliant with safety protocol.
February 14, 2022: Residents are literally jolted by heavy equipment on site, a mobile ram. Construction is creating a seismic shaking effect in building as far west as Nostrand Avenue, east at Kingston, south at Lincoln Place and north at Prospect Place.
February 3, 2022: “No Parking Anytime” signs erected on both the north and south side of Sterling Place. The parking regulations remove more than 50% of usable street parking space, to detrimental effect for elderly, physically disabled, and family residents on the block. Noise from idling cars, honking, and the bottleneck created from the blocked street begin at 7AM every morning.
December 23, 2021: Fences and excavators showed up two days before Christmas to start digging.
December 15th, 2021: Four new building permits were approved by the Department of Buildings which can be seen here. These were filed under a different address than the 959 Sterling Place address presented to the LPC, which we assume was an intentional move to fly under the community’s radar.
December 9, 2021: LPC approved the developer’s request to build phase 1, “constructing the curb cut and excavation and installation of the foundation for the new building.”