During all this time, the large empty lot has amassed an impressive amount of violations from NYC Department Of Buildings, including violations for 'failure to maintain construction fence." In fact, the wooden construction fence, when not in the process of collapsing, has blocked most of the sidewalk along Smith Street, which has become a pet peeve amongst many local residents.
Finally, in 2015, Commercial Observer reported that "Madison Realty Capital provided Brooklyn-based Second Development Services with a short-term $9 million loan for the acquisition and development of 232 Smith Street." Louis Greco of SDS told the Observer that he is planning a 15,000-square-foot retail building on the site. In recent months, D.o.B. permits have been filed by OCV Architects for a two story structure.
A few days ago, reader Mary reached out to PMFA to say that equipment has been moved into the empty lot. Yesterday, a crew was working on the site.
Are you glad to see that something is finally being done with that lot?