Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stalled Development Week: 2463 & 2467 Corralitas Pits of Doom

Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 11, 2009. Corralitas Pits of Doom (a dozen 8 -12-foot deep holes) remain covered by plywood alone. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Photos: Diane Edwardson. Above left: August 1, 2006. Right: March 12, 2008. Beginning in August 2006, after cutting into the hillside, they built houses, but not the required retaining wall adjacent to the public staircase. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photos: Diane Edwardson. Above left: October 3, 2008. Building & Safety cited unsafe conditions. Above right: July 30, 2009. Corralitas Pits of Doom remain covered with plywood and no fence around the site as required by B & S order to comply. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

Three years after breaking ground, 2463 & 2467 Corralitas Drive are still unfinished. The developer obtained a building permit for the retaining wall in January this year. There has been no significant activity on site for the past 16 months. Only after LAFD issued a Red Tag notice, they finally did the brush clearance this past weekend.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, January 18, 2008. Of course, this is the same developer who refused to paint out graffiti for months, instead of the 24 hours as required by the City. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

You may remember, the same developer also gave us Ugly Rooftops and an Illegal Billboard. Developers wonder why neighbors get hostile.

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