Jackson denudes hillside; City calls a halt

Jackson Development said at the last Land Use Committee meeting that they wouldn’t have complete drawings available for 3 months, yet over the last few weeks they’ve killed most of the trees on the lot, and begun moving earth.

At first, neighbors assumed they were doing just enough to do test borings on this difficult site, but as it became clear that the work closer to excavation, they called 311.

Buildings Department inspectors came out on 5/9/11 and imposed a stop work order. The next day, it was partially rescinded to allow certain backfill work to continue, as detailed below, and then to allow only test borings to take place.

Neighbors are reminded that if they see illegal work taking place at this site, or dangerous conditions, they should call 311 and notify FIPNA.

Here’s the record from the Buildings Department:

05/09/2011     A3 FULL STOP WORK ORDER SERVED       0702      05/09/2011
  EXCAVATION IN PROGRESS, NO PERMITS, STOP ORDER FILED

 05/10/2011     L3 STOP WORK ORDER PARTIALLY RESCINDED       2397      05/10/2011
  P.RESCIND TO IMMEDIATELY CUT TOP SOIL TO BACKFILL 10″ HIGH BEAM @ EXPO# 3 ROCK RETAINING WALL,AND PROVIDE SILT FENCING

 05/10/2011     L1 PARTIAL STOP WORK ORDER       0262      05/10/2011
  OK TO RESCIND FOR A PARTIAL LIFTING TO ALLOW BORING TESTING ONLY,AS PER BORO COMM.W.DEFOE

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One response to “Jackson denudes hillside; City calls a halt”

  1. Bob Drake

    Resident of 3489 Fort Independence St since 1994.

    Called 311 to complain today (5/13) about the continued excavation on 3482 Fort Independence lot.

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