Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nightmare on Corralitas Drive

Photo: Diane Edwardson, November 18, 2008. 2562 Corralitas. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

For years, the developer of this single family home kept coming to neighbors asking for their blessing to build a duplex on a lot with roughly 27' of street frontage on the narrowest portion of Corralitas Drive, where parking is the most difficult on the street. The neighbors would not support his request for variances.

Construction started in February 2007. Unfortunately, the developer hired a contractor who admittedly had never built in the hills before. The owner/developer died this summer and the DWP disconnected the power in August. At least a roof was put on it last week so perhaps there won't be too much of a mold problem later. With the economic downturn, it's likely we'll have this view for a while.