EV Grieve reader Eric writes to say that work at 132 Fourth Ave. and 13th Street (the site of the former Plaid and Spa) has seemingly stopped. (Again.) It's the 11-story, 162-unit hotel brought to you and me by Sam Chang.
There is a stop-work order on the site.
And looking at the DOB records:
Interesting. One complaint: "CALLER FEELS THAT THE BUILDING MAY BE EXCEEDING THE HEIGHT THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT,APPEARS THEY MAY BE 2-3 STORIES OF ELEVATOR TOWERS."
In fact, one of the open complaints notes the the "new building construction is exciding (sic) the level limits permitted and is a violation of the zoning regulations."
Well, OK. Now what?
For further reading:
McSam Hotel Rises At Union Square, Gotta Hate Those Lot Line Windows (A Fine Blog)