The lot at 255 Columbia Street, the former Sokol Bros. Furniture store, may remain empty for a little while longer. The Department of Buildings hit the developers with a Full Stop Work Order a few weeks ago because the work being done requires a new building permit, which developers do not have. (Looks like the developers only filed for a partial demolition permit and were planning on building something new with alteration permits only.) Last week the DOB lifted the Full SWO to a Partial SWO, which allows grouting but no other work. The developers will need to get new building permits in place before major construction begins. This situation is similar to the demolition at 200 Smith Street, a lot in Carroll Gardens that remains empty more than a year after its SWO.
Sokol Brothers Building on Columbia Street Leveled [Brownstoner] GMAP
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