“Speaking of blights…does anyone have any information on the development at the corner of third street and 19th street in the central waterfront? Development started years ago (taking a very long time to get framed etc.) and stopped over a year ago. (note – I’m not referring to the nicer development still being developed at 3rd and 18th).”
UPDATE: A plugged-in reader reports: “This building is a complete disaster. The latest is that they have to not only remove all the insulation but all the plumbing, electrical, sheetrock – and – strip off all the stucco and re-do it all.”
UPDATE: And the full scoop:
This property has been in construction for 4 years and has seen 2 shoddy contractors come and go. 2 months ago a reputable builder was brought on board and indeed the whole building must be redone, including all the rough electrical and rough plumbing. Much of this has been done over the last 2 months. Fortunately only about 5% of the sheetrock was hung.
The roof is coming off and the ENTIRE stucco too. Scaffold will be erected in the next few weeks so there will be a more visible sign of activity. This project will be rented out and there is no question of foreclosure. Lots of litigation though! Completion late Summer ’09.
Cheers Wayne. And as always, thank you for plugging in.
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