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Carroll Gardens homeless shelter project stalls amid violations

Robert Scarano-designed building faces order to vacate

July 25, 2014 02:50PM

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165 West 9th Street in Brooklyn, and Robert Scarano

In the wake of a notice to vacate, a homeless shelter project in Carroll Gardens is in danger of falling apart.

The vacant, Robert Scarano-designed building at 165 West 9th Street has been hit with 18 open violations filed by the Department of Buildings. The most recent one was filed Wednesday regarding the submission of a false notarized statement and failure to fix an elevator problem, Brownstoner reported.

The city was in talks last October to award a contract to Bronx-based homeless-shelter operator Aguila to construct a 170-bed, 10-unit building on the site. A month later, the city issued a vacate order, alleging that work was being done without a permit.

Scarano was hired to design the conversion of a warehouse in Greenpoint into a hotel, as previously reported. [Brownstoner]Mark Maurer

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