Columbus Village could be halted

TRD New York /
May.May 06, 2008 08:22 AM

The Buildings Department has threatened to shut down the construction of Columbus Village in 10 business days if developers do not respond to charges that the Upper West Side project has violated zoning regulations.

“At this time the permits are active and the developer has the opportunity to address these zoning issues within the 10-day time frame,” the department said in a statement “If the developer does not do so, then the buildings department will revoke the permit.”

In two days, a court will hear a lawsuit against the Buildings Department that claims the project on both sides of Columbus Avenue, between 97th and 100th streets, has committed several zoning violations. The project would include at least 320,000 square feet of retail space and five residential towers of up to 29 stories.

The lawsuit claims the Buildings Department failed to respond to an appeal by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to determine the project’s legality. Jack Lester, the plaintiff’s attorney, said in a statement that the lawsuit “compelled the DOB to finally act after months of delay.” The DOB recently issued a report blaming the developer for the collapse of a retaining wall at the site last summer, which caused an evacuation of the adjacent building. TRD


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys
Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio
Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out
SL Green CEO Marc Holiday and 420 Lexington Avenue with Scabby the Rat (Getty; Google; SL Green)

Peace prevails: SL Green, Local 79 settle dispute over protests

Peace prevails: SL Green, Local 79 settle dispute over protests
Passing the crown: Jon Paul Pérez to be Related Group prez

Passing the crown: Jon Paul Pérez to be Related Group prez

Passing the crown: Jon Paul Pérez to be Related Group prez
Starwood CEO Barry Sternlicht, InTown Suites CEO Ash Kapur and 1071 NE 28th Avenue in Homestead (Getty, Google Maps)

Starwood scores $265M refi for portfolio of InTown, Uptown hotels

Starwood scores $265M refi for portfolio of InTown, Uptown hotels
217 West 57th Street with Extell Developement's Gary Barnett and Corcoran's Pamela Liebman (Photos via Extell; Barnett via Anuja Shakya)

Extell brings on Corcoran Sunshine to help market Central Park Tower

Extell brings on Corcoran Sunshine to help market Central Park Tower
Rendering of the 124-125 White Street jail (Courtesy of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice; iStock)

City moves forward with first design-build contracts

City moves forward with first design-build contracts
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...