Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Back on Friday, a section of the plywood that surrounds the empty lot on Avenue C at Sixth Street came down in the wind... providing a nice view of the 10-by-12-foot hole inside...
Seems like a good time to check in on the status of the lot, a former gas station, which has been empty since the early 1980s. There have been efforts to build on the corner dating to 2003.
There are amended plans on file with the city now for a five-story building with retail space on the ground floor and 9 residential units on the upper floors. According to the DOB, the city disapproved these plans last October. (Previous disapproved plans called for for a six-story, 14-unit building.)
As for the fallen piece of plywood, it was last seen Sunday waiting for garbage pickup...
Thanks to Steven for the photos!
Previously on EV Grieve:
Hole watch 2016: Still no sign of a new building on Avenue C and East 6th Street