Monday, November 14, 2016
Activity again in the empty lot at 89 1st Ave.
[Photo Friday by Michael Hirsch]
Several times (here and here, for instance) in the past few years, workers have come into the long-empty lot at 89 First Avenue between Fifth Street and Sixth Street and whacked down the weeds/trees growing in the space.
All this usually — and understandably — brings out the "here comes the new development" thoughts. There still aren't any permits on file with the DOB noting any new-building construction.
As you may recall, we heard a rumor in the fall of 2014 that there were preliminary plans in place to build a 7-floor residential building here. In September 2015, workers were on the property drilling and soil testing.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Will this long-empty lot on 1st Avenue yield to affordable housing?
Drilling and soil testing commences at the long-empty lot at 89 1st Ave.