3/07/2007

Artspace(d)

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While leading a late afternoon tour of Coe Place on Wednesday, noticed this...
Artspace(d)?
The work site was strangely quiet and a few neighbors told me nothing had been going on around the site on Wednesday. Wonder what the explanation is. I mean plans and permits, even smart people think of these things. Non?

I'm sure there is a good explanation. I'll call the building inspector on Thursday.

update...24 hours later - number of people stopped by today to offer various explanations. Seems as though it'll get straightened out sooner rather than later...
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6 comments:

bill said...

the concerned parties will straighten this out very soon. delays cost money.

denny said...

Somebody not getting a sufficient bribe? (I observed someone trying to open a restaurant in the city ... the demands for payoffs were constant )

Mark Williams said...

The permit states “new construction” but cites that this is the second posting of structural alterations (yeah, so what?); removal of gable roof assembly (truss?); fire damaged ceiling joists (why would you leave a fire damaged floor joist?); No permits/no plans/no specifications (perhaps not posted but must exist since Savarino is in the business of construction).

Another building inspector flexing his muscles or just more mindless games by another mindless City of Buffalo inspector?

Anonymous said...

Seems like whenever someone tries to do something positive to make Buffalo a better place, Mayor Bozo and his roving band of morons step in and muck it all up. Thus the for sale signs all over city and bombed out warzone chic of most neighborhoods.

BuffaloRox said...

On an unrelated topic, I just read in Buffalo Business First that Crystal Peoples said that she has secured $5 million from NYS to take down the abandoned Kennsington Height projects. Preferred developers of that site claim to have secured private financing to develop senior housing. Hopefully, the housing will be of the high-end variety like Asbury Pointe in Amherst (fully occupied).

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm just naive, but isn't it possible that this could be a case of somebody in the inspections department actually doing their job? Savarino is a construction company with purely financial modivations behind this project so why is it impossible to believe that it couldn't it be guilty of legitimate violations, questionable practices, misc. corner cutting, or occassionally have an employee or two that "drops the ball" concerning something important?