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The developer of three new buildings found to contain numerous violations to building and zoning codes has had permits revoked on two of them following a New York City Department of Building’s (DOB) audit, a spokesperson there said on Tuesday, December 26.
According to DOB spokesperson Kate Lindquist, the agency sent a letter to Mike Soroush of Jamaica-based Javid Homes Corporation on December 22 stating that it had revoked permits for the Bellerose buildings located at 249-23 and 249-27 88th Road after the objections raised in the building audit were not addressed.
The permits for the third building located at 249-21 were allowed to stand.
The DOB audit resulted from complaints to the agency by State Senator Frank Padavan and Richard C. Hellenbrecht, chairperson of Community Board 13, among which included violations of the minimum distance between buildings and inadequate parking. Padavan labeled the buildings as &#8220an abomination” and called for their demolition in a letter to the DOB’s acting borough commissioner, Derek Lee, dated November 27.
The new action came after the DOB sent a letter to Soroush requesting that steps be taken to address the department’s objections in order to bring the buildings into compliance with building and zoning regulations, Lindquist said.
&#8220The owner now has an opportunity to reinstate his application and revised plans,” she said. &#8220The permits will be reissued if they come into compliance with existing regulations.”
Soroush would not confirm receipt of the December 22 letter, and said, &#8220The permits have never been revoked. Everything has been done legally and with valid permits at all times.”

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