BSA Permits New Commercial Building on Unmapped Street

Eric Palatnik testifies before the Board of Standards and Appeals. Image credit: BSA

Eric Palatnik testifies before the Board of Standards and Appeals. Image credit: BSA

Board approved construction after assurances from FDNY.  On January 13, 2015 the Board of Standards and Appeals approved a special permit for Carlo Saccheri to construct a two-story commercial building at 44 Marjorie Street in Charleston, Staten Island.  The building will be used for the receiving and storage of plumbing supplies, as well as associated office space and commercial truck parking.

On April 18, 2014 the Department of Buildings denied Mr. Saccheri’s application for a permit on the grounds that the street giving access to the proposed building was not listed on the official map of New York City, in violation of General City Law Article 3, Section 6, as well as section 502.1 of the 2008 Building Code.  On May 23, 2014 Mr. Saccheri applied to the Board for a special permit to allow construction as planned.

The Board held a public hearing on October 28, 2014.  At the hearing, Eric Palatnik testified for the applicant that the Fire Department of New York had no objections to the building, provided the building was sprinklered and a hydrant installed in conformance with the City Fire and Building Codes, and necessary signage was posted.  The Board questioned whether the proposed building’s loading berths would conflict with FDNY parking restrictions, which the applicant later received assurance from the FDNY that they had no objections.

On January 13, 2015 the Board voted 4-0 to approve the permit.

BSA: 44 Marjorie Street, Staten Island (109-14-A) (Jan. 13, 2015) (Eric Palatnik, P.C., for Carlo Saccheri, owner).

By:  Michael Twomey (Michael is the CityLaw Fellow and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2014).

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