Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Actual renovation work continues at the long-dormant 32 Avenue C
[EVG photo from March 2012]
As you may have noticed this fall (going back to September), there's actual renovation work going on over at 32 Avenue C, the three-level building on the southeast corner at Third Street... these next two photos are from the weekend...
The building has sat in disrepair, surrounded by a sidewalk bridge for the past six-plus years. A full-vacate order has been in place since August 2012. To paraphrase the DOB, the building is leaning/sagging.
At one point, there were plans for this corner... with the filing of permits with the city in July 2005 for a new 6-floor residential building here. The city disapproved the plans in May 2006, and nothing more happened with the project.
Some 32 Avenue C watchers (you just missed our Cyber Monday sale) felt as if the owner — listed as Fairfax Management — would let the property rot away to the point demolition was the only option.
However, the landlords filed a permit last fall with the DOB to "rebuild exterior walls; replace windows and sistering of floor joists to address" the various violations on file.
No word yet on what the plans are for the renovated retail-residential space.
Previously on EV Grieve:
There's activity at the long-dormant corner of Avenue C and East 3rd Street
Concern for 32 Avenue C
[Via Google in 2010]