9/27/2006

Another one bites the dust...Demo News

As I was saying last week - Meeting Bradley - the buildings here at 85 and 91 Genesee Street are a complete and total mess, presenting a long list of public health and safety hazards.
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I met-up with Greg Heeb, lead attorney from the City on matters impacting these sorts of issues, yesterday. He informed me that in the last few days, the Dept. of Inspections has submitted an affidavit requesting permission for a demolition of 85 Genesee Street. It's in Judge Nowak's hands.

My initial research indicates that Triangle Development, LLC is the owner and responsible party for this building and that Jessie Schnell, President of Forever Elmwood, is Triangle Development's representative. I stopped in at the office today desiring to speak with Jessie. Left a message. I hope to have a statement from her regarding her plans for the building, their tenant and the place next door at 91 Genesee Street. I'll post it. In case you missed it, here's the 85 & 91 Genesee slide show from last week. This should be interesting. Stay tuned.

Oh, and that's Bradly, huddled-up behind the board. He was there again, last night.
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5 comments:

STEEL said...

It would be a shame to loose this. The building was very beautiful before it collapsed. As long as this remnant remains there is hope that it could be reconstructed so that this block remains intact.

WestCoastPerspective said...

Wonder if the engineer who designed the bracing used when the building was being gutted is still practicing? Should have been run out of town.

Good job covering this David. What's the future hold for the homeless man?

fix buffalo said...

Steel & West...

Seems like there's a chorus yelling at the guy on the other side of Eddie Brady's for the condition of his place, which upon inspection is sealed and very difficult to enter - got to climb a rather secure fence. Yet on the downtown side of Eddie Brady's here at 91 & 85 Genesee the rules seem to be "They [the rules] apply to thee and not me." Righteous? No.

Agree with the structural elements. Lots of research going into the follow-up posts in the next few days, weeks...

Meanwhile, I still haven't heard back from Jessie Schnell or her attorney.

Anonymous said...

There's no excuse for Triange to let those remnants get demolished just because they can't manage to clean up and secure the site. I'm sure the total price tag couldn't be more than a couple of thousand dollars and/or a few hours with a wheelbarrow, hammer and nails.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting your blog on the "Slumlords" behind Triangle Development. I only wish I had found it sooner as I have mistakenly got myslef tied up in a lease with them for an apartment we were told would be as good as new come move in time. Little did we know they are the responsible party behind these eyesores right here in our own city. Shame on you Jessie Shnell for taking the lazy approach to property ownership and management and allowing what could be an amazing city development opportunity to sit and rot. As far as the filthy excuse for an apartment goes, I'll see you in court!