|361 13th Street readies for demolition.|
Twenty four is the magic number. That's the minimal street front width required by real property developers in order to build something profitable within the South Slope's R6B zoning rules.
Modest 361 13th Street awaits its demise, as a pre-demo;ition application has been filed. This "1920" two story semi-detached wood frame home sold this past July for the tear down price of $795,000. Once it's obliterated, it will allow for construction of our typical 50' tall, four family infill condo building, the kind sprung all over Brooklyn in the last decade.
This residential 24'wide by 100' deep lot is about as big as they come in the neighborhood. In 2006, just down the slope at 353 13th Street, Marie Grasso's infamous MMG Contracting wrecked a similar 2 story woody to make way for a Betancorp 50' tall 4 story ( with mezzanines) condo completed in 2008.
Currently no building plans have been filed and no permits have been issued for Thirteenth St. BAHRAM TEHRANI and BTE DESIGN SERVICES are filing this job. Anyone know what the future holds?
|As required, literate rats are given notice. "The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."|
|Betancorp developed this property at 353 13th Street. 2008 sales records indicate all 4 units sold for a total of $4,253,000.|
Q. Just what is required to demolish a house in NYC?
A. Many government agencies and lots of paper work.
For example... There is the Department of Buildings, The B.E.S.T. Squad, The Environmental Protection Agency (asbestos testing), NY Fire Department and The Department of Transportation just to name a few. The local Coimmunity Board as well as all adjoining neighbors have to be notified.
There is also Con Ed, Brooklyn Union and Verizon as the building's utilities, all the wires, lines and pipes, have to be disconnected prior to the start of work.. And don't forget about the rats.
Sample paper work:
EPA Pre-demolition File
DOB Pre-demolition File