Reader Report: Sunday Work at 100 Norfolk Without After-Hours Variance

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 at 5:16 am by
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It seems that construction work related to 100 Norfolk is again running afoul of the Department of Buildings. An upset reader informed us yesterday that a team of contractors blocked off the street north of Delancey and spent the better part of the day jackhammering for sewer related work. Despite the deluge.

According to DOB records, there are no after-hours variances on file that would allow for Sunday work, which is outside the scope of the original permits.

An excerpt from the dispatch:

I don’t know why the DOB exists when developers/landlords seem to walk all over the rules. We consistently see violations of the laws and rarely hear anything is done about it.

[These are] million dollar developers with huge investors debating whether or not they should move forward with the permits and get the work done with the likelihood that no one will complain, or follow up and thus receive no fine – even if they do get fined it’s what? $5k – $10k? These guys don’t care. I wouldn’t care.

This isn’t the first time 100 Norfolk has skirted the system, either. Neighbors have spotted after-hours work on several occasions since the fall.

The cantilevered eyesore proposed for 100 Norfolk Street – brought to you by Adam America Real Estate and the Horizon Group – carries 30 units split between studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences (44,000 square-feet). It’ll offer amenities including private and public terraces, bike room, fitness center (with yoga), and auxiliary storage facilities. The project is essentially the prelude to Essex Crossing across Delancey, and won’t bow until “late 2015” (give or take a couple years).

Prices will range from approximately $800,000 to over $4 million.

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