Friday, November 15, 2013
CB3 not into Ben Shaoul's zoning variance for 515 E. 5th St.
variance application filed by Shaoul's reps.
Members of the Tenants Association of 515 East 5th Street say that the CB3 vote will clear the path for the case to be heard at the BSA. "It might take a month or two for all the necessary paperwork to change hands, but the decision probably won't be made until the middle of next year," said one Association member.
A recap on the situation here: The BSA had previously ruled that Shaoul needs to remove the 6th and 7th floors. However, his attorneys had requested that the city grant a zoning variance to "permit the constructed enlargement, minus the penthouse, to remain."
Given the seven-plus-year history here, this is likely far from being resolved. The extra floors were added in 2006.
You can read more about the history here at the Post, Curbed, DNAinfo and The Villager.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Never-ending battle wages on over additional floors at 515 E. Fifth St.
CB3 hearing on illegal rooftop additions at 515 E. 5th St. re-scheduled for another month
Never-ending battle over additional floors at 515 E. Fifth St. promises to keep being never-ending